As I write this on a 14-degree sunny Saturday morning, I'm just in from snowblowing deep in the woods of Winhall (or Bondville) Vermont (pop.647). Known by the State of Vermont, the town of Winhall is-according to the Feds-also the village of Winhall in the town Bondville. Or maybe it's the other way around. Hard to figure.
After 40 years of living here-sometimes as a Vermonter and others as a Flatlander, plus five generations before and one after me, I know one thing by now about living in Vermont. It's wicked hard work, and I also love Vermont. Absolutely no "but" in that sentence!
Take the weatha' in the last 24 hours:
-death-defying driving Thursday in "wintery-mix"
-pouring rain all night even though it was in the 20's
-sheet ice Friday morning with white knuckle driving
-blinding snow Friday afternoon dropping 6" in 4 hours.
-3 more inches overnight
Not much is "easy" in Vermont until you hit July and August, but even then the tough sleddin' of the winta' is replaced trying to avoid the blood-lust of angry mosquitoes just when all you want to do is to soak in the beauty of Vermont .
Working Hard into February...
Working hard in a Vermont winta' in February has to do with keeping warm, driving super carefully and walking daily out to the woodshed avoiding ice, snow, rain, and roaring winds...and that's on a good day.
Working hard in Sales in quota-critical Q1 is about Checklists:
Sales Plan written, presented & accepted
Sales Meeting completed, territories & quotas aligned
New hires onboarded and assigned to coaches
Marketing aligned & new SLAs & MQLs agreed to
Travel schedules planned out for March & April
T All of us are already out in the field doing February deals, traveling way too much and constantly on the phones rounding out our weeks and weekends.
Just one more thing you could be doing...