Which means I love hockey.
Which means I REALLY love the Detroit Red Wings.
And a former Red Wing, Slava Kozlov, offers a simple trick to help you break out of any business slump faster than you otherwise might.
Because, whether you sell for a living or run your own business (in which case, you still sell for a living), we all hit slumps.
Just like a batting slump in baseball, or a scoring slump in hockey, some days (or weeks) it seems like you'll never make another sale or land another client.
So, here's what Slava Kozlov told an interviewer about how he solved scoring slumps while playing for the Red Wings under Scotty Bowman:
Russian Reporter: In Detroit they used to give you a disk with your best playing moments as a medicine, when things went bad.
Slava Kozlov: It wasn’t a disk, it was a tape! Those were the times. They told me: “If you can’t score, have a look at it. Tomorrow you’ll score.” It’s important to feel good to rebound back, to have your intuitions again. You’ve got to believe.
Reporter: Did it help?
Kozlov: Yes, it did. You just watch the tape and you believe again in yourself. It’s very useful.
Did you get that? By watching a highlight video of himself scoring goals, Kozlov got his self-confidence back. On demand. And it helped him rebound from slumps.
Now, of course, you probably don't play pro hockey or have videos of yourself making sales ...
But you probably do have one thing you can look at right now to boost your self-confidence and snap out of any slump: Testimonials.
If you need to feel good and believe in yourself again, take a minute to review all of the testimonials on your web site. Then go read the recommendations on your LinkedIn profile. And re-read any thank-you notes in your desk. It works like a charm.
Like all humans, sometimes I get down about myself and my abilities. But with 26 testimonials on my web site ... 16 pretty nice recommendations on my LinkedIn profile ... and nearly 100 thank-you notes from clients in my desk, I've got plenty of nice reminders to look at for an instant boost of self-confidence.
As a result, I'm able to banish slumps, as easily as scoring an empty-net goal.
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