Prioritizing Yourself- Host Monologue


Thanks for tuning into the Catapulting Commissions Podcast with your host, Anthony Garcia. On today’s monologue episode, Anthony is breaking down a major aspect of your sales practice that could be holding you back from achieving your goals this year–that’s being selfish. But it isn’t that simple–it’s about prioritizing just that. Join Anthony as he outlines what this means, how to avoid the pitfalls, boost yourself into next year, and catapult your commissions. 

Whether or not you achieved your 2021 goals, you’re not alone. Either way, you need to understand that 1) yes, you either hit your goals or you didn’t. 2) You can’t give up on yourself. So, what is it that could be holding you back from your 2022 goals? What if you put yourself first? What if you were the priority, and the goal was secondary? We’ve dived into how you can achieve those goals before, but consider this the asterisk. 

There are four ways you can show love to yourself that will help you get over the hump and power through adversity when it arises. You’re carrying a heavy load on your shoulders, so it’s critical that you take the time to do so. You weren’t the person you were 12 months ago.

The first way you can show yourself love is through taking care of your physical health. So many other aspects of your life–your relationships, your work, and your mental health will all suffer. Moving in any way you can will benefit you greatly. This is more of a mental health exercise than it is physical. Taking it seriously will offer you clarity and motivation. 

Second, evaluate your personal relationships. Personal relationships in your life that bring out negative energy can have a detrimental impact to the overall process of success and goal setting. Consider who you spend the most time with within your day-to-day. Colleagues, co-workers, peers, and even significant others. If that person brings negative energy into your life, it may be time to take a closer look at what serves you from that relationship. If you love yourself, the way you’re supposed to love yourself, you’re not going to allow a relationship to have that type of impact on your life. If it’s not there, are you willing to do the work to get there? If not, that relationship has got to go. 

Another way you can love yourself is to love your finances. When you’re stressed about money it negatively impacts personal and professional relationships. Your skills as a sales manager, partner, parent, and entrepreneur all slide when your attention is honed in on how you’ll pay your bills. The consequences are grave when you are consumed by that stress. Get a finance coach if you can–if not, there are plenty of free resources that can help you get your money in order. 

Finally, and this one is tied into many of the other steps, is to prioritize your mental health. It shouldn’t be secondary. What can you do to better your mental health? Is it a staycation? Is it one of the other aspects we talked about earlier? Don’t be too proud–this is something necessary for the health of you, your relationships, and your work.