The Mary Poppins Career Philosophy

Mary Poppins said, “In every job that must be done, there’s an element of fun. You find the fun and ‘SNAP’ – the job’s a game!” This applies to multiple areas of life and career. Case in point: I’m not really a fan of going to the gym 2 hours every day at 4:30 AM. I sacrifice sleep and energy. That said, I do enjoy the comments from my wife about the results and I also like moves and music. I’ll stream shows while on the treadmill that I would not have watched otherwise in my female-dominated home. I come up with some of my best ideas in these times before the madness of my home and work roles sweeps me away. And I am prepared to face the day. Apply this to your life and career: do you hate cold-calling and prospecting? Challenge yourself or peers to a contest of some sort to ascertain who can drum up the most leads or if you can better your best prospecting day with a concerted effort. Change up your usual calling “script” – have fun with a unique approach and laugh with prospective clients. Hate the paperwork and admin stuff? Schedule a call with someone else on your team who may be part of the process and do it together. Crank up the music. Play a movie in the background. Add something enjoyable to everything you’re less than enthusiastic about and you’ll dread it less.

About cvheady007

I am a Christian, Husband, Dad, workaholic and author. Biography Carson Vincent Heady was born in Cape Girardeau, MO, graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and moved to St. Louis in 2001. He has served in sales and leadership across Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Carson is best-selling author of the Birth of a Salesman series, the first book of which was published by World Audience Inc. in 2010. He released The Salesman Against the World in 2014, A Salesman Forever in 2016 and Salesman on Fire in 2020. He is also featured in Scott Ingram’s B2B Sales Mentors: 20 Stories from 20 Top 1% Sales Professionals. Carson is a 7-time CEO/President’s Club winner across 5 roles at AT&T and Microsoft and National Verizon Rockstar winner. He has been recognized as a top social seller at Microsoft and is consistently ranked in the top 25 sales gurus in the world on Rise Global. He is included among the Top 50 sales authors on LinkedIn. With over 330K social followers, Carson has also been interviewed on over 30 sales and leadership podcasts, by such luminaries as Jeffrey & Jennifer Gitomer, Jeb Blount, Brandon Bornancin, Sam Dunning, Larry Levine, Darrell Amy, Scott Ingram, Thierry van Herwijnen, Jim Brown, Sam Jacobs, Luigi Prestinenzi, Donald Kelly, Marylou Tyler, George Leith, Pat Helmer, Eric Nelson, Ron Tunick, Jeff Arthur, Mary Ann Samedi, Jean Oursler, Andre Harrell, Marlene Chism, Bill Crespo, Matt Tanguay, Josh Wheeler and Chad Bostick. He has also co-hosted the Smart Biz Show on EG Marketing Radio. His articles have appeared in several noteworthy publications such as SalesGravy, Smash! Sales, Salesopedia and the Baylor Sports Department S3 Report. Carson lives in St. Louis, MO, with his wife Amy and daughters Madison, Sidonia and Charlotte.
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