On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 12:48 PM Julie Schmitz <> wrote:
Team –

Last week I was on my annual fishing trip in Lake Erie. (I love fishing!) Being on the lake is my reset button, especially when its great weather, catching tons of monster walleyes, sippin’ some beer, and just relaxing in the boat on beautiful blue water.

But this year… things were different; Super rough waters, small fish, and cold/rainy weather. So, what does one think about as they’re battling 4′ waves and tangled lines? Work. It dawned on me how similar fishing is to being a sales director…
You have to trust that the captain will guide you safely through rough waters.
have faith in your account manager and team
You should know when to grab the net before they tell you to.
be prepared on their behalf
You sometimes have to tell *not suggest* your captain they need to put a life vest on.
don’t be afraid to put them in their place/push back – *within reason
If you need to get out of the cabin, make the guys take you to the bar.
get out of the office for a bit and bond
If your co-angler takes your board off with slack in your line and your fish gets off, show them the correct way.
If you or someone messes up, take the time to learn/explain the hows and whys… just because it’s second nature for you does not mean everyone knows how to do it 
**this one I need to work on. Totally yelled at the guy.
Not catching any fish? Try something else (different lure brands/colors/depths)
just because you have been doing something one way for a long time, does not mean it’s the best way. change can be a good thing!
‘There’s a fine line between fishing, and standing on the shore like an idiot.’ – Steven Wright

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