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We could all use a bit of a health boost right about now. The problem is that getting healthier feels like something that takes a lot of time and effort.

Let’s be honest. 2020 is not the year to start exerting extra energy doing things we hate. We’re here with some simple changes you can make to your daily routine that will help you live healthier with minimal effort.

1. Drink More Water

Often ignored and neglected, water is essential for our health. Drinking more water every day will ensure that you are properly hydrated and can prevent headaches, fatigue, digestive issues, and weight gain. If you don’t like the taste, add fruits to your water to make it more enjoyable to drink. Start by having one extra glass of water per day, until you are getting at least the recommended amount of 6 – 8 glass per day.

2. Put Food Away After You Serve Yourself

If food is sitting out, you’re probably going to eat it. If it’s already packed up in the fridge, though, it’s a lot of work to get it out again. If your health goal is to eat less or lose weight, start packing food up immediately after you have served yourself dinner to reduce the amount of food you consume. Plus, you’ll have leftovers ready for lunch tomorrow!

3. Get Up

Sitting for long periods of time has been shown to be bad for your physical and mental health. Make sure you don’t spend your entire day glued to your chair. For every hour you spend sitting, get up and walk for at least five minutes. Invest in a standing desk, and walk around during calls instead of sitting at your desk all the time.

4. Cut Out One Drink Per Night

We aren’t going to judge you for indulging in your alcoholic drink of choice at night, especially during a pandemic. If you want to be healthier, though, try cutting out one drink per night. If you normally have three beers at the end of a long workday, try having two with a tall glass of water in between. You’ll be extra hydrated, plus you’ll fill up on fewer calories. If cutting one drink every night is too much, start with doing it just one or two nights a week.

5. Read a Book Before Going to Bed

A lot of us are used to nodding off to the TV or reading the news on our mobile before bed. However, the blue light from TV and phones can wreak havoc on your sleep patterns. Plus, reading negative news or watching an exciting TV show can cause stress on your brain and make it difficult to fall asleep. Try reading a good book instead. According to research, you’ll be more relaxed in just six minutes. You’ll also fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Bonus Tip: Get Organised

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Getting organised with your workday can make a big difference in your ability to manage your day and stay on top of your health. The Recall app helps you organise your daily calls by scheduling them around your schedule and sending reminders, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting them.

See how Recall can help ease your workday stress by downloading the app today!

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The year 2020 has certainly thrown us a fair number of curveballs. From the Australian wildfires to the COVID-19 pandemic and a myriad of random, apocalyptic-like events in between, it feels like the world might be ending.

Ok, maybe we’re being a little dramatic.

The truth is, we’re all feeling restless, anxious, and, well, bored. When the pandemic started and work moved out of the office and into our homes, many of us enjoyed the extra time to spend with our families, clean out our closets, and tackle all those nagging household chores we never had time for.

Now, the novelty has ended, and we’re faced with a seemingly endless number of unknowns.

It can be hard to feel motivated to make sales calls during this time. You might even have started to wonder if your job matters anymore.

We’re here to tell you that yes, your job does matter, perhaps now more than ever, and to give you some tips to keep your motivation up even when things seem dark.


Five Motivation Hacks to Get You Through the Pandemic


If your motivation is dragging, try these five hacks to be more productive as the pandemic continues.

1. Partner with a Sales Buddy

Whether you’re working from home or the office, having a weekly check-in with someone who will hold you accountable can make a huge difference in your motivation and productivity. Make it interesting by putting together a friendly competition, like whoever has the most dials for the week buys the other coffee.

2. Get Back on a Schedule

Working from home has the perk of flexible hours. It also has the detriment of being available all the time. If you’re starting to feel like all you do is work, sleep, and eat, then it’s time to get back to a routine. Treat your day at home as though you were going into the office every day. Make time for breaks, lunch, exercise, and relaxing. Schedule your calls to fit your workday, and let yourself be “off” the rest of the time.

3. Get Creative

The pandemic has brought a lot to light about how companies work. Take time on your sales calls to find out what new challenges your customers are facing and how you can help them in creative and useful ways. If you can help customers see the light at the end of the pandemic, you will become an invaluable resource they will turn to when this is over.

4. Set Daily Goals

If you’ve been letting your daily goals slack, it’s time to get back to them. Having something to strive for every day will keep you going and let you know when you’ve fallen behind or when you’re crushing it.

5. Give Yourself Rewards

Set high goals and reward yourself when you achieve them. These can be anything, like ordering from your favourite takeaway for dinner instead of cooking or paying yourself an extra $5 every time you crush a goal and then treating yourself to something on your wish list when you’ve hit enough goals.

We can’t force you to get out of bed, but we can help you stay organised with call scheduling and call reminders. See how Recall can help you smash your sales goals by downloading our app today!

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Making call after call only to get hung up on or get sent straight to voicemail can take its toll after a while. It can start to feel personal, as if there’s a reason your prospects are avoiding you specifically.

The truth is, people just don’t like to answer the phone anymore. In a matter of just a few short years, we went from a culture that rushed to pick up the phone to one that has no problem clicking “end-call” when we don’t recognise the number.

We can blame several things for people’s reluctance to answer the phone. The prominence of text messaging through SMS text, Facebook Messenger, and a plethora of other texting apps is undoubtedly one reason why so many people, especially millennials and younger, ignore phone calls.

More significantly, the number of so-called robocalls has skyrocketed in the last few years. The number of spam calls globally jumped over 325 percent from 2018 to 2019 to an unprecedented 85 billion. The UK is one of the countries that has seen the sharpest increase worldwide, at 22 percent of all calls.

The result of these spammers is that people assume all unknown numbers are spam calls. How are you supposed to get through to prospects when they think you’re trying to scam them?

Making Connections Through Smart Calling

The increase in spam calls and decrease in the amount of time people spend on the phone could lead you to believe that calls are dead. But that isn’t entirely true. Phone calls themselves aren’t dead—meaningless phone calls that lead nowhere are what’s really dying.

We live in busy times, and people want to spend time doing things that provide value to them. As a salesperson, you need to make sure that your prospects’ time is well spent when they pick up the phone. Here are a few ways to do that.

Call at the Right Time

Timing is crucial for sales calls. If you make calls when your prospects are busy, you’re never going to get them on the phone, no matter how interested they might be in your products or services.

Recall can help you schedule calls for the right time for all your contacts by using AI technology to predict the most likely times when your contacts will be available. The more you use Recall, the smarter it will get and the more accurately it will predict the perfect timing for your calls.

Get to the Point

Start talking as soon as your prospect answers the phone. Pausing too long can cause a prospect to hang up because they think that either nobody is on the other end or that you are a robocall. When you start to speak, be friendly and get to the point as soon as possible, so your prospect knows who you are and how you plan on making their life easier with your phone call.

Stay Organised

Keep track of your contacts, including your call attempts and notes about the prospect so that, when you do finally connect, you can have a meaningful conversation. Knowing exactly how you can help a prospect can make it more likely that they will engage with you and convert into a customer.

Recall can help you stay organised with call notes and automatic logs so you can quickly view the history of each one of your contacts. With call scheduling and automated reminders, you’ll never miss a call. See how Recall can improve your answer rate by downloading the app today!

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