Don’t stop believing



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I’m not ashamed to admit that yesterday I had a “bad day”

I’m generally not one for believing in “bad days” as, personally I see a bad day as purely being my negative reaction to my circumstances but, whatever the reason, I did not enjoy yesterday.

Perhaps, being the first day back after a bank holiday weekend, yesterday wasn’t a good day to try and speak to people.  Perhaps I got frustrated at the amount of effort I was putting in versus the return that seemed to produced as a result.  Perhaps I questioned my very existence on a couple of occasions.   I certainly briefly questioned why I was in business, whether it might be best to throw it all in and go get a job.    But then I remembered all the positive aspects of owning and running a business and that idea soon vanished from my mind.

Besides, having been in business for 5 years now, I’ve probably rendered myself pretty much unemployable.   Yes I’ll do a brilliant job but, you try telling me what to do.  Five years of calling the shots, that would be a big shift in my psyche, going back to having a boss again.

Throughout all of this though, what pulled me out of my sense of malaise (I used that word a lot yesterday), was my belief.  Belief in myself, belief in my business and belief in my team.

With all the hassle that comes with running a business, it is often difficult to see through all of that and to take note of the good that your organisation creates.  The sales opportunities we generate, the huge amount of highly professional telephone calls we make and emails we send, the new markets we’ve helped our clients to break into.

I’m a great salesperson and, I’d like to think, a great manager and leader (you’ll have to ask the people I manage and lead for the true opinion on that) but, sometimes, when I’m having a bad day, my faith in myself and my business diminishes.

The best advice I can give – Don’t stop believing!

And, if there’s any way we can help to demonstrate our brilliance by driving more sales for your business, give us a call on 0330 20 50 500 or drop an email to


Dan Smith

Inspired Business Development Ltd

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