Happy New Year 2021


Happy New Year everyone.  

Whilst the media, and so many of your social feeds, will be full of phrases such as ‘good riddance 2020’ and ‘new year, new me’ promises I wanted to welcome in 2021 with a plea for you all to take all pressures off yourself and just BE.

Last year was hard. 

Really hard.  

Businesses have failed.

Loved ones lost or fallen ill.

Others of you may have spent the best part of last year alone.

Many of your plans will have been cancelled.  

The last thing any of us need right now is to start the year by putting unrealistic goals and pressures on ourselves.  

What we actually should do is to start this year in whatever way we choose/need/want to.  

So many people start the year by saying ‘I’m going to lose weight, get fit, find the person of my dreams, travel the world, make loads of money, get a new job’. While I’m all for goal-setting and I love an extensive to-do list, let’s remember the pressures we’ve all been under in the last year and continue to be under.

Just getting through is good enough – you’re good enough as you are.

Take the pressure off

After the year we have all had I think one thing we can all agree with is that this year we want to be able to see more of our family and friends. To hug them. To go out and eat again, travel, go to the theatre and cinema, and do all the things we have all taken for granted.

Now it may be that none of those simple pleasures will be available to us for a few more months yet but I would look at the last few winter months as recuperation time.  Whilst many of us are back in a national lockdown maybe it’s a good time just to write a few lists.  Maybe just to explore what, if anything, we would like to do this year, without putting unrealistic timeframes on any of them. 

This time last year I made unrealistic goals to get fitter, put money aside to do work for my home, and go on some exciting holidays with my family but I’m not sure I would’ve addressed it with as much vigour, had it been this year. 

That being said, I know that January often is the motivational ‘fresh start’ that many of us need to kickstart something new or build new habits.

So, whatever you choose to do (or not do!), please just focus on what makes YOU feel good and doesn’t add additional pressure to your life.

As ever, we want to be here to support, educate, and share knowledge on all things for salespeople – and more!

Look out for more virtual webinars on LinkedIn and our resources page on our newly refreshed website. Plus posts and advice from our team of sales coaching experts.

We are kicking off the first in our 3-week series with another exciting 6 x 1-hour classes.

Lead, Coach, Win! Starting Monday 11th January

Join Shelley Lavery and Gavin Sumner talk about sales management topics from hiring coachable reps, through to coaching under pressure. This course will give you the practical knowledge required to coach people to the top of their game.  Read more about Shelley and Gavin below

If you would like me to ask Shelley anything on your behalf please email her in advance on shelley.lavery@jiminny.com or join us on the day to ask your questions live.

Whatever you do this year, just be kind to yourself :)

All the Best,

Jodi @ Jiminny