Friday, October 12, 2012

Impress Yourself Every Week


Every project starts at the beginning. Every customer visit has a starting point.
In better businesses, you have a guideline or timeline for your efforts.

Get a lead, enter the lead in your CRM, start the sales team on calling, emailing, tweeting, track everything, and if all goes well, get through and then have a meeting. And on and on.

There are parts of the sales plan that are really great and exciting and there are parts that are not so exciting.
Your boss makes it a big deal when you accomplish something such as signing a new client, other times it is not so exciting and just part of business.

When God created the world, the intention was of course to set in motion a grand plan. A long range plan. And as God created the different pieces required, some of it was good, some of it was very good.

People and land animals were very good and were created on the sixth day. The last day of the work week, just prior to Shabbat when God rested on the seventh day, God impressed himself.

Every item created from day one leading up to the sixth day built upon itself, just as we do in business. And once the project or deal is done, you can breath a sigh of relief, take a quick vacation or a day off and then get ready to do it all over again next week.

Every week Shabbat comes, no matter if we are ready for it or not. Everything we do all week should prepare us for it. Sometimes, just like business, you have things happen which are beyond your control. By the end of your week, accept what was done, see it as very good in some way and gather yourself together to start again afresh next week.

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Parsha Bereishit in the book of Bereishit, Genesis 1:1-6:8 It is said that the Torah or Bible
could be interpreted in over 70 ways. More likely these days 100's of ways. In light of this idea, I am writing some posts that bring  business sense to what we can learn on a weekly basis. Enjoy, Shabbat Shalom