Provided courtesy of Chris Conrey:
Everyone knows the old salesman maxim: Always Be Closing. Made famous by Alec Baldwin’s Glengarry Glen Ross performance (watch here – some foul language) which has been shown in 20% of sales meetings across the world since the movie’s release in 1992 – any professional salesperson has heard this term approximately 4,576,861 times over the course of their career.
But there are other things you should always be doing.
- Always Be Learning – get better at something every day. Read books, blogs, magazines, anything. Put what you learn into practice. Try something new.
- Always Be Giving – I spent a week away on a business trip, then launched right into volunteering my time for WordCamp Phoenix this weekend. Sure the easy choice would be to sit at home with my girls and rest, but I wanted to support a great organization who has helped a ton of people learn about and use WordPress.
- Always Be Listening – you never know when you may hear someone who has a problem you can solve. I was in a certification class this past week and overheard people a table over from mine talking about all sorts of development and agile culture problems. Oddly enough, those are the problems we solve at Integrum. Made for a nice way to intro myself and add a lead to my pipeline.