Surviving the Dog Days of Summer

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If you were close to where I lived this weekend and today, then you had a very hot and humid weekend. Summer is truly a magical time of year, everyone is outside enjoying pools, lakes, rivers, etc. to play in or cook out around. Vacations seem to very popular around this time of year, thanks to the kids being off school and business more flexible to let you go play. As a employee, employer, sales rep, etc. how do we survive these dog days of summer.

The first part is hearing about all your friends who either work late in the day, have summers off, or stay at home with the children.  You hear about trips to the pool and how much fun everyone is having, while you are at your desk.  Sometimes you can get jealous and your mind wonders with the work load piling up and the work production going down. This is a hard issue to deal with and it’s not an easy thing to get through.

One thing to remember about the hot dog days of summer is to stay focused! You want to leave early and go to the pool to play, but relax and remember the weekend is right around the corner. Till then, you have to just focus working on your job. These means, turn of facebook and ignore your friend’s texts throughout the day to help you stay focus. Don’t listen to what the world is doing, focus on the task in front of you.

To all my sales people out there who find it hard to book meetings or get in front of people during the summer, here is some advice…Keep Going!! Don’t stop the calls, e-mails, etc. If the person is not there because of vacation, they have to come back someday and they will listen and read. At least 50% will. These calls and e-mails lead to more meetings in sales for the fall, which lead to more deal closings.

Major trick to really get through these long hot days, is to keep going and do what you always do. They may seem longer, hotter, and really don’t want to be at work anymore, but you need to keep going. Summer is a great time of year as long as you stay focus at work. Remember do the work first and play in the sun second!

Knowing how to survive the dog days of summer is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!!


About J F Savage
James Savage is a young business owner in the city of Lexington, Kentucky. In 2006, James earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati. Two days after he graduated, James moved down to Lexington, KY as a business partner for Savage Syndications. Here we are years later and James is becoming a force in the business world. He is now CFO and partner of the company. Not many can do what he can do with list building and client relations. Also James was married to college sweet heart Alyssa in August 2008. The happy couple is working hard on making the house perfect and making sure the two puppies are always happy.

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