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August 27, 2019

How Novak Djokovic Views Success (And 2 Tips Salespeople Need to Know)

Novak Djokovic made history as one of the best tennis players in the world. Decades of hard work stand behind his success.

Despite having been on top all this while, he’s still working as hard as ever.

Djokovic believes that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all strategy when it comes to success.

Everyone has their own set of strengths and weaknesses, and success is all about identifying your full potential.

Salespeople can learn a lot from Djokovic. He’s managed to thrive in an environment that resembles that of sales.

Here are two tips for all salespeople:

  1. Hold Yourself Accountable


To push through hardship that you’re certain to encounter along the way, you need to know that you’re in control.

For Djokovic, he always inspects his own mistakes instead of trying to pin the blame on others.

This ensures that he can continue to better himself. What’s more, it minimises the stress of feeling helpless, which can crop up if you think it’s everybody else’s fault.

Whether it’s a dry spell or any other sales slump, look in the mirror before you look for an excuse. In a majority of cases, there will be something that you can do to improve your situation.

  1. Embrace Failure


Like any other successful athletes, Djokovic knows and acknowledges the importance of failure.

Instead of obsessing over failure, look at it as an opportunity to learn something new and develop a thicker skin.

Djokovic stresses that you shouldn’t be afraid to fall on your nose. This can be a wake-up call for pushing yourself harder.

Figure out what caused you to fail. Remember it and try to learn as much as you can from your mistakes.