How the Future Can Inspire the Present

by Juliana Dixon, Social Media & Marketing

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“When people think about traveling to the past, they worry about accidentally changing the present, but no one in the present really thinks they can radically change the future.” 

I saw this unattributed comment in my internet travels and was moved by it. Yes, I love time travel movies like FAQ About Time Travel, 12 Monkeys and, of course, Back to the Future but I couldn’t help but think of this quote in terms of sales. So many times we get into a mindset rut of routine and we think it will always be this way- “I’ll never be able to get this product off the ground.” “No one wants to hear from me.” “In 5 years time, I’d like to be doing something different but I probably won’t.”

This kind of thinking holds us back from really changing our future by acting in the present. How different would your future be if you stopped worrying about if you looked the part of a confident salesperson and just acted in confidence? What if you were less concerned with it being the right time to initiate with your customer and more concerned with the fact that your offering is exactly what they need? Would changes in thinking lead to change in behavior? Would you pick up the phone more often? Would you ask for referrals? Would your business grow? Yes. And it would radically change your future.

 

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