Regardless of the industry you are in, or hope to be in, I think the most successful people in the business world are those than handle change while adapting to change quickly. We live in a very fast paced world, adapting to change is a lynch-pin to ones success, in my opinion. For example, I not only deal with customers, but I deal with Sales Consultants, accounting, operations and a personal life. Everyday you wake up, have your day planned, often the plan has to change due to issues that pop up. Adapting to the ever changing environment is critical, while this will also help personally and professionally.
For me, my typical day is looking at current volume and revenue numbers, looking to see if we're on pace, if not, then changing the path with my team, starting that day. My days also consists of meeting that are centered around developing plans for the future and reviewing prior sales results. The most important thing I do everyday, regardless of what is thrown at me (that wasn't expected) is checking in with my people! My people are critical the my success, the success of the company and are my family! I cant accomplish a single goal/task without my people!
I have a full time day job and a business. So while it may not be exactly what you're looking for, it does matter. I own my own digital marketing agency. If you're starting on your own, you have to wear many hats (unless you are a direct sales rep for a company).
There is no typical work day. But whatever you do, you need to be consistent. This could include:
- making new connections
- following up (fortune is in the follow up)
- creating funnels for leads and/or purchases
- creating content for your target market
Kassandra recommends the following next steps:
I have spent my entire career in management so I've been able to develop some good habits and eliminate or minimize some bad habits.
- My days are typically filled with speaking to multiple people, some face to face, but many others via one on one calls or conference calls.
- I dedicate some time to review my team's performance to see what, if any adjustments need to be made for that day and adjusting long term strategy as necessary.
- I set aside time for working on my own business or personal development by reading, speaking with peers and mentors and sometimes simply watching videos on subject matter that intrigues me and will add value to my career or my life.
Most importantly I ALMOST always find time to review what I've done for the day to see if I would have changed anything and what I accomplished with my team to see what I need to do next.
- Meetings w/ clients
- Internal team meetings
- Making power points, looking at spreadsheets
As a individual Contributor in a large corporation a lot of your time during the day is spent on trying to balancing/prioritizing your workload. During everyday you have meetings either ones you setup or ones you need to attend. Additionally, you may have requests from your boss to provide them information on a project. You will need to be proficient using various software tools like Excel, Word, and Powerpoint as a start in order to perform your job. You get requests all the time from your management or from your internal clients so you need to balance your workload