Here's the inside scoop on my work life:
Location: Fort Meadow Lake, Hudson, Massachusetts
Current devices: Dell Inspiron, Samsung Galaxy 4, iPad 2
Apps/software/tools can’t I live without?
I LOVE technology get ready!
Must Haves for Work – use them all day, every day:
LinkedIn (feel free to join our Inside Sales Expert group!)
TimeTrade (why anyone would set meetings any other way is beyond me)
Apps I love in my personal life:
- Evernote (great for work and personal)
Shazam (have a Sonos and Pandora is always playing great music I need to know about)
Vivino (share great wine finds with friends)
Waze (great GPS with traffic avoidance)
What’s my workspace like?
I and my team work out of home offices. People get so annoyed because I don’t like to do video calls. My standard response, "I'm sitting here in cat hair covered fleece.” Here's the source: Jake.
In the winter, I work at my desk which has a great view of the lake. In the summer I work on the porch, which has an even better view.
What’s my best time-saving shortcut/life hack?
Set email to receive once an hour. It is amazing what you can do in one hour of uninterrupted time. Email is a distraction, people!
What everyday thing am I better at than anyone else?
Switching gears. At any point in time we have 15 active clients. I have my finger on the pulse of every project and can switch from one to the next with no problem.
What’s your favorite to-do list manager?
Paper. How weird is that? This is the only thing I do not use an app for.
What do I listen to while I work?
I found this great 'French Riviera' radio station called ABC Lounge. I stream it all day long. Cool vibe.
What am I currently reading?
Agile Selling, Jill Konrath’s soon to be released book. Can you say awesome!?
The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. Who doesn’t love a historical romance combined with time travel?
What’s my sleep routine like?
In bed by 10pm. Read for ½ hour. Nighty night.
What’s the best advice I’ve ever received?
"You know what to do, so just do what you know." When I first started this business 16 years ago, we hit a sales slump. My friend Kristin Lembo said this to me and it just resonated. I went back to my office and got on the phone and the rest is history!
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I’d love to see A Sales Guy - Jim Keenan answer these questions. Hopefully, he’ll take me up on this to keep the ball rolling.
And ... hopefully you enjoyed the inside scoop on how I really work.