Day#335 – December 1st Holiday Vacation Sales Advice

Hip Hop Affirmation of the Day#335

“I gave you fair warning…beware” ~Mobb Deep (Shook Ones)

Listen to the Hip Hop Song: Shook Ones

Affirmation of the Day: I know what is coming so I am prepared

Each year, Halloween tells me that the holiday season is quickly approaching.  Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and any company-out-of-office time make meeting deadlines or sales quotas extremely difficult and unpredictable.  New Years is less happy when you missed a quota or messed up a project because of others being unreachable.

In my experience, the most important factor in missing the holiday slump is to be proactive before the second week of December.  Find out when your coworkers, partners, prospects, or anyone you rely on to get your work done are going to be out of the office or unavailable.  Plan ahead so you are not shocked by last minute ‘Tracy is out of the office for the company Holiday Party at TGI Fridays.  She will return on January 2nd.”

The second and final piece of advice: build the necessary relationships to ensure that if you must contact people outside of normal business hours or during holiday breaks that you won’t be out of line or risk the deal / project / deadline.

Don’t let the holidays get the best of you!  Peep the music recommendations below.

BONUS MUSIC RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • M-Dot & DJ Jean Maron – Run MPC
  • Statik Selektah and Termanology Are – 1982
  • J. Period and Black Thought – Live Mixtape Manifesto (Illadeph Edition)
  • J Cole – Friday Night Lights Mixtape
  • Skyzoo & !llmind – Live From the Tape Deck

Question of the Day: What are your tips for making sure you hit deadlines during the holiday time?

Action of the Day: Listen to the advice provide by Scott 🙂

Run the Point, from where you are, with what you have!

by my man and guest blogger Scott Rossow (@scottrossow)

Scott Rossow is a passionate Hip Hop Head, emerging Technology Sales/Marketing/Renaissance Man     with a passion for soulful music that sticks to your ribs, ribs that stick to your ribs, and the combination of all of the above.  Every 1st of the Month Scott with bring you information on Marketing so you can triple your worth.  Check him out on Twitter: @scottrossow, on facebook: facebook.com/scottyrossow , Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/scottrossow or send some love to scott.rossow@gmail.com