Why Texting While You Workout Will Hurt You Inside The Gym As Well As Your Sales Results
This week at the gym I noticed many people texting, while they worked out. Not just texting
in-between their sets and exercises, but literally texting as theywere exercising.
I saw one person doing seated calf raises, as he was texting, another texting while on the
treadmill, and yet another texting while doing leg extensions. Texting
while working out, though not as dangerous as texting while driving,
could hurt you in many ways.
There is is the obvious risk of injury, but the risk of thinking multi-tasking is effective
is even more dangerous. If you are not focused on your calves when you
are working your calves, the results will greatly suffer. If you are
not focused on your prospect or client when you are meeting with them,
you are sacrificing and jeopardizing the relationship. The bottom line
is, you are wasting your time. Multi-tasking simply fails.
What does this mean
in terms of focus when you are selling? Well, if you are not in the
moment and truly focused on your client, you are wasting their time
Here are some questions
to ask yourself to help increase your focus on your prospect to avoid
wasting their time and yours, and to increase productivity within every
1. Am I thinking about
my next meeting or the meeting I am in right now?
2. Am I waiting for
my prospect to finish speaking so I can speak next? Or, am I listening
to what they have to say?
3. Is my phone or blackberry
on or off? (It should be off or on silent and put away)
4. Am I checking my
phone during the meeting?
5. Am I focused on
anything other than my prospect?
Texting while you workout
is just one example, but start paying attention to wherever else you
may be multi-tasking or not focused on the job at hand. Remember, multi-tasking
simply does not work in the gym or anywhere else. Start being in the
moment and you will see improved results in all areas of your life and
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About The Author:
Coaching Expert, Jeremy Ulmer, has helped hundreds of sales professionals, sales leaders, and business owners just like you overcome sales challenges to increase
productivity and win more clients faster.