Last year as I trained for a UFC fight I spent time in the gym pretty much every day running on the treadmill, pushing some weights, and hitting the heavy bags (The speed bag is still a challenge…). After I got out of the ICU from the staff infection that I caught, all the time in the gym was wasted. I had lost about 15 pounds in 4 days and for several months after I left the hospital I was weak and exhausted (from what I still don’t know).
This year I have been back to my roots — running. I will think about getting back into fighting shape later. Right now I am working on the cardio aspects of my training.
To keep myself h0nest, I have been using RunKeeper on my iPhone 3GS (which uses the internal GPS) to manage my entire running process. It then posts it to the web where I can measure calories burned and times and even track the direct link between a specific climb and the speed of attack. It does not however add in the temperature….
Unfortunately, Greenville is a hilly place. A really hilly place.
So is SELLING…
Most of sales is attacking a hill — a challenge, a target, a opportunity, a commission quota… There is no level playing ground and if you should be worried if it feels like you can do your job while coasting (that means a “cheaper” someone else can probably do the same thing).
Getting in fighting sales shape is about training on the hills. You practice on a slope and challenge yourself to run the course faster and more efficiently each time.
You become a master of winning where other people get “winded”…