Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.– George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss
Days of cold calling, closed-losts, and Salesforce updates seem to pass on without effort when I’m distracted with music.– Each one of our Sales folks
Music helps transform our moods and brings a sense of relief to our day-to-day lives.
To be honest there are very few professions in the world that are as polarized as the profession of a salesperson.
Due to this fact, salespeople are always on the edge of exhaustion and burnout. In times of high stress, one of the best stressbusters is music.
If Darth Vader had access to music, the Death Star might still exist; who knows! 😋
To ensure that your own personal Death Star (read: life and work) does not implode, we’ve put together some fun playlists for different moods and situations a salesperson might encounter.
Give these curated Spotify playlists for work a whirl and let us know how we did.
#1 The New Quarter, New Me Playlist
Sales is tough. Period.
Every new quarter brings with it a new set of challenges.
With emails, presentation decks, Zoom meetings, motivating yourself and your teams, new goals for the new quarter, and the pressure to always be closing deals day in and day out needs a hell lot of strength.
Research says that listening to high-tempo music helps one to stay alert and productive (Research is me; I am research 🙂). Introducing music to all the stress, challenges and a few repetitive tasks that tag along with the new quarter is a wonderful way to tackle it.
So, while you prepare yourself to take on the new quarter with the same kind of zeal that Harry, Ron, and Hermione would begin every school year (aka, a new face-off with Voldemort) with, we bring you a carefully curated playlist!
This one will help you stay motivated and pumped up for the start of a new quarter, and make you feel like the hero you are!
#2 The Bounce Back Playlist
This one’s for all the curveballs, the straight balls, the cutters, the knuckleball, and for just about everything life as a sales professional can throw at ya!
So here’s a playlist to help you beat the blues— it’s designed to uplift you, motivate you, and remind you to keep coming back to do what you do best—smash those targets!
One of my personal favorite songs to listen to when I need a little pick me up is Not Afraid, by Eminem.
#3 Give Me A Raise! Playlist
Conversations that revolve around asking for a raise can be nerve-wracking. Taboos surrounding money and salary continue to exist. In such times, learning how to flex our money asking muscles is something we all need to learn.
A very renowned author, entrepreneur, and champion of women in tech, Alexis Maybank said, “When it comes to asking for a raise, you need to do it the right way. You may get a no, but that’s fine, but ask and make sure you know when you can come back and ask again.”
Finding the right words and stating your request can be quite challenging. But if you are one of those people who believe that every situation in life should have a playlist, then this one’s for you.
Here’s the “Give me a raise!” playlist for when you need a few beats and a little motivation when asking for a raise.
Hit shuffle to keep things interesting!
#4 It’s Me vs. Me Playlist
There are times when logging in to work starts to feel like we’re entering a battleground.
This is because the world is designed to be one giant race track. Some days you lose, some days you win. But you learn on all these days.
So, you can either let the competition get to you, or you can simply wake up and choose violence. Or maybe NOT.
In any case, it never hurts to have a playlist at hand to vent some of the emotions you are feeling.
Here’s a playlist that’s designed to help you deal with the pressure of competition while you sharpen your axes to hit your goals on the first strike.
Enjoy, dear friend!
#5 The Time-off from Sales Calls Playlist
One of the things that salespeople cannot do without is sales calls. We all know that cold calling is an integral part of sales prospecting and no one can deny it.
While days, where you have back-to-back meetings without any breathing space, can be extremely taxing, there are few days where you get some much-needed respite between the calls.
So, we decided to curate a playlist for you all to help handle some of the Zoom fatigue we all feel when we are on calls all day long.
Go ahead and test-drive this playlist and let us know what you folks think.
#6 The Closed Lost Playlist
The saying, you win some and lose some ain’t applicable for Sales. Here, you win some and lose a lot.
Closed-lost can be painful for salespeople. Dealing and coping with closed lost opportunities can be taxing. Salespeople often grieve over their closed lost opportunities.
To help you process your grief faster, the Spotify playlist below is filled with songs that make it easy to get over heartbreak and come out stronger.
We hope these Spotify playlists for work can help you de-stress from work and lift your moods.
Let us know in the comments below if you liked these playlists. It’d be great to have you follow these on Spotify and get a few shoutouts on LinkedIn!