February 19, 2024

What Salespeople Can Learn From Their Parents

If You Want to Understand Yourself, Study Your Parents

Over the past few months, I've been making some difficult decisions regarding the welfare of my aging parents. They are in a period that requires looking at alternative living conditions.

Sitting on the couch, I observed both my parents and with my background, started to piece together all my behavioral patterns and why I do the things that I do, the good reactions, and also the ones that weren't helpful. Importantly, how to correct them. If you analyse your triggers you'll insights that could change the way you are and impact your existing relationships and life for the better.

A piece of advice to you is don't wait too long, otherwise you'll probably repeat unhelpful patterns and pass them on to your children unwittingly! If these patterns are unconscious they will also affect your business life in how you respond to pressure, and deal with self-doubt. Importantly you may struggle to see the benefit of struggle and learn the lessons to accelerate self-awareness.

I see many people in the mid to late 40s,50s,60s, and beyond hesitate to make changes..changes to their habitual patterns.

The reality of life is you're on the part of the runway which is diminishing. What are you waiting for?

If you want to change don't wait until the last minute.

What I have realised, is sometimes progress in any aspect of your life, requires the ability to see reality for what it is.

Have you the capability to reflect on those patterns and do you have the ability to change those patterns?