2014NewYearsHere are six ways to be more successful (in your sales career and your life) in 2014.

As we ring in the New Year, now is the perfect time to pay attention to what’s really important—in our work as well as in our personal lives.

Don’t Let Technology Ruin Your Relationships

With all the cool tech toys we have at our disposal, it’s far too easy to get stuck in a digital un-reality. But our relationships are what really matter. If you’re too busy staring at a screen to look at the person in front of you, that’s a problem.

Stop and ask yourself if your dependence on technology has gone too far. Is it taking away from your ability to connect with and talk to others, or even to look people in the eye?

Disconnect to Really Connect

It’s time we remember the value of getting personal. We don’t regret the text messages we don’t send. We regret the time we don’t spend with the people we love. Put down the gadgets and really be with the people who matter—your spouse, children, boyfriend, girlfriend, family, co-workers, or friends. They’ll love you for it.

Ring in the New Year

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions, but I do believe in setting goals. Here are six ways to get more out of your career and your life in 2014:

  1. Make time for yourself
  2. Make time for your family
  3. Eat healthy and exercise
  4. Step away from your computer
  5. Look people in the eyes
  6. And yes … Pick Up the Damn Phone and have a personal conversation

Never forget that we ultimately do business with people, not with companies. Your connection is not technology. Your connection is a person, just like you.

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2014!

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What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in 2013?