Getting up when slow sales take you down

Every now and then, we find ourselves in a bad patch. Sales slump and it becomes that much harder to get motivated to get going again.

When that happens, it’s important to know how to pull yourself up and get inspired. Here are some tips to get through the down times:

1. Long-term goal setting

Rather than focusing on the immediate future, look beyond it and figure out what you want to achieve further down the line.

Certain goals might not be achievable today, tomorrow or by next week, but by setting your sights several months ahead, you give yourself the chance to deal with current challenges and come back successfully.

2. Surround yourself with encouragement

Lean on other people for support – particularly those who know what it’s like to be stuck in the rut.

Use networking opportunities to develop connections with others in the industry who can help you maintain a positive attitude and encourage you to keep going when things are down.

3. Review and refocus

Those same people aren’t just great for encouragement, they can give you advice about where you may be able to improve.

Getting a mentor to watch your presentation, then give you clear feedback can help you freshen up and can be a great source of inspiration.

3. Celebrate success

It’s easy to forget when you’re constantly working to be better, but it’s so important to celebrate your achievements.

Take the time to focus on what has gone right for you, and what goals you have already reached. Being aware of your successes is certainly a key to having more.

If you’re looking for a great networking opportunity and advice for great sales results, the upcoming Impact Training Asia event in Kuala Lumpur on September 24 has been set up to offer support for established businesses, as well as up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

Registrations are now open at

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