As competition increases in nearly every industry, it has become more important than ever for sales professionals to be at the top of their game. This has created an obsession with enhancing productivity and reaching peak performance levels every day.

However, productivity is far from a one-size-fits-all concept. In the following  post, you’ll get a glimpse at the productivity habits of some of the leading thought leaders in the sales industry. Maybe you’ll adopt Mark Hunters habit of laying out your objectives for the week every Saturday, or Deborah Sweeney’s daily practice of meditation to help her stay focused.

Try some of the ideas in this article for yourself and find a routine that keeps you at peak sales performance:

#1. “Coffee and lots of it!”

Mark Hunter
Speaker and Author of High-Profit Selling

#2. “Weekly review and planning. I capture everything I need to do for the coming week on Saturdays, and I plan my upcoming week on Sundays.”

Anthony Iannarino
Speaker, Author, and Entrepreneur

#3. “I do the most important tasks in the morning, which is when I’m most creative and productive.”

Joanne Black
Founder of No More Cold Calling

#4. “Capture and triage every idea or task. This frees my brain to think about the task at hand or the next idea.”

Matt Heinz
President at Heinz Marketing

#5. “I meditate. It gives my mind time to let go and re-focus.”

Deborah Sweeney
CEO of MyCorporation

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#6. “DON’T Multi-Task. It doesn’t work.”

Pete Gracey
President at AG Salesworks

#7. “If I am stuck on a strategy - I walk. If I am trying to bring a complex idea together - I walk.”

Dionne Kasian-Lew
CEO Social Executive, Speaker, and Author

#8. “Avoid electronic distractions for large chunks of time. The Internet is a treacherous killer masquerading as a seductive lover.”

Jason Jordan
Partner at Vantage Point Performance

#9. “Every morning, I use a form of self-hypnosis to get centered, focused on my goals and excited about what I’m doing.”

Stu Heinecke
Founder & President of CartoonLink

#10. “Proactive Time-Blocking — making appointments with myself to tackle important, non-urgent, high-value activity.”

Mike Weinberg
Author, Founder of The New Sales Coach

#11. “Always be helping. Everyone I interact with. Beyond their expectations.”

John Cousineau
CEO of Innovative Information inc.

#12. “I find filling my calendar with blocks with very specific focus helps a great deal.”

 Paul Alves
Co-founder and CEO of AG Salesworks

#13. “Listen to Mozart when doing projects that require deeper thought.”

Alice Myerhoff
Author and Business Development Executive

#14. “I have an action folder for emails that I must do.”

Dave Kurlan
Speaker, Author, Sales Development Expert

#15. “I’m a big list-writer. I‘ve been known to refresh it three times a day. It works. I get a lot done.”

Josiane Feigon
President, TeleSmart Communications

#16. “Add everything to a to-do list — as soon as you think of it.”

Dan Waldschmidt
Speaker, Author, Managing Partner at Waldschmidt Partners

#17“At the end of the workday, carve out ten minutes - even if you just want to get out of there - to jot down a to-do list for the next day.”

Jesse Noyes
Sr. Director of Content Marketing at Kapost

#18. “I manage email 'like a boss' and plow through Kindle books like a machine.”

Kyle Porter
Founder and CEO of Salesloft

#19. “My favorite is SMART goal setting.”

 John Barrows
Sales Trainer

#20. “Go for a hike because it’s physically and mentally refreshing.”

Jeff Toister
President of Toister Performance Solutions

#21. “Find a virtual assistant through or and let your assistant do the dirty work.”

Marc Wayshak
Author of Game Plan Selling

#22. “No multitasking, period!”

Dave Brock
Speaker and Sales Coach

#23. “When I first read email on my computer or my phone, I flag the important ones with color flags to help me prioritize what needs to get done.”

Denise Brosseau
Founder and CEO of Thought Leadership Lab

#24. “Be diligent about unsubscribing to superfluous emails.”

Michael Gerard
CMO of Curata

#25. “I’m a voracious reader. I love learning, so I’m always reading.”

Rajat Paharia
Founder and Chief Product Officer at Bunchball

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