Sales Meeting Recap - Baby Steps in High Heels

Friday, January 16, 2015

Sales Meeting Recap

What a week, y’all! My sales meeting was great … fast-paced, informative, and fun.

Today I feel a little like I’m back in the newborn baby fog, though, because we were always ‘on’ from 7:00 am until midnight (or later!). With almost every waking minute schedule for us, we worked through every meal, had 2 minute bathroom breaks, and took in more information in 4 days than most kids do in an entire semester.

So, for today, I’ll just do a little recap on the week …

-Business travel can be hard on a family. All the planning and coordinating can really be stressful, but the travel can also be beneficial. I’m working on a larger post around this topic for you in the coming weeks, but I’ll give you a hint: I read an entire book, plus half of another. And I didn’t do dishes once in five days. That’s a big win for mommy sanity.

-I thought a lot about professional advancement this week. Spending several, intense days together with your colleagues can really get inside your head, and it’s hard to balance professional goals with personal, family priorities. It was a mixed bag for me this week, and I have a lot to consider … which means you’ll probably also be hearing from me about this in a future post.

-Our meeting had a ‘strike gold’ theme, so we had tons of those little gold chocolate coins throughout the week. Instead of a random airport gift, I brought these little treats home for the kids. Seriously, you’d think I had built an ice castle for Miss Mighty. Lesson learned: We don’t have to overdo it to make up for our absence. They just want to know we were thinking about them while we were away. Or they just really like candy.

-In the future, I need to remember to prepare clothes for after my sales meeting, and not just for the trip itself.  I literally packed 3 outfits per day this week Sunday-Thursday, but today I’m in a wrinkled sweater and jeans from the back of my closet … I forgot that I’d need to wear something other than pajamas when I returned!

-I tried; I really, really tried to keep up with my fitness priorities and my goal to MOVE in 2015. But hotels gyms vary tremendously, and the one I had this week was definitely more sketchy than most. Half of the equipment was out of order, and it was tiny. Plus, there were carbs. Glorious carbs. Laid out on tables, free for the taking. All. Day. Long. So, time to get back on track …

-I need a nap.

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!


  1. Do a Leslie Sansone walk video (YouTube) in your hotel room--beats the heck out of a hotel gym, and there are several distances/times to choose from!

  2. I've never heard of her, but I've been looking for online videos. Thanks!