We now have laws prohibiting distracted driving. It’s proven to be dangerous and sometimes fatal. If you’re not using your phone while you’re behind the wheel, it still leaves ample opportunities to stay connected with the wireless world. Once you’ve conquered the demons of distracted driving, your next challenge is distracted listening. This occurs when you’re physically with another person but your attention and interests are elsewhere.
Whether you’re selling products, services or ideas, your success depends on your ability to lead and influence the actions of others. That ability requires a sense of timing. In the words of the late sales guru and author, Bill Brooks:
“People buy when they’re ready to buy. Not when you need to make a sale.”