Here’s the countdown of the best blog articles posted on our careers website in 2020. Our blog posts include a wide variety of topics that are of interest to people who have or who are considering a career in sales, lead generation, sales appointment setting, cold calling, business to business sales, or working from home. Our blog articles often feature real life stories of real-life people who have built a successful career working from home for our virtual call center and have gained a greater work life balance. Our blog articles contain tips about productivity and better ways to work from home. We hope you enjoy these top 10 blog posts from last year, 2020:

  1. Fringe Benefits of a Career in Cold Calling, Appointment Setting

Lessons learned from a career in cold calling are featured in this article that explores multiple ways how skills developed through a career in cold calling can help people in many other aspects of their lives, such as shaking off negative experiences and moving forward toward goals. Without the ability to overcome fear of failure, people may play it safe and miss opportunities instead of moving toward their dreams and goals.

  1. The Rush Hour Commute to Your Home Office

Holding a vision of the ancient Greek principle of balance, is a worthy ideal for life in general, and working from home can be a key component of how that ideal can become a reality. This article discusses how sometimes we can get stuck in rush hour traffic on the commute to our own home office. If a commute to work of 20 feet is looking like a longer, harder road to travel than a commute of 20 miles, this article is for you. It’s easy to get lulled into the casualness of working from home and the mindset of – Oh, I can do that anytime now that I’m working from home. You are not alone in your work from home challenges.

  1. Rural Workers, The Original Remote Workers

Working from home has come around full circle. Today’s technology makes it possible for people to leave the rat race behind in the city, move to rural areas, but retain the equivalent earning potential they had in the metropolitan areas through the ability to work from home. Over the years our company has seen some of the most successful long-term relationships with our own business development specialists who have enjoyed the best of both worlds, the more laid-back lifestyle of country living, while achieving excellent earnings with a flexible schedule working from home.

  1. A Job for the Sandwich Generation – Working from Home

The Sandwich Generation is a group of people responsible for bringing up their own children and at the same time, caring for their aging parents. There are an estimated one in seven Americans between the ages of 40 and 60 that make up this group – an estimated nine million people in the U.S. This article discusses the benefits of how working from home can provide solutions to members of the Sandwich Generation.

  1. Appointment Setting – The Swiss Army Knife Tool for Sales Leadership and Self Leadership

Appointment setting is the Swiss Army Knife of tools for both business life and personal life. It’s portable, useful, multifunctional, and adapts well whether you are working from home or in a skyscraper. This article is about the concept of appointment setting as a tool, a tool for business leadership, such as sales appointment setting, or a tool for life for just about anything you need to achieve. Appointment setting is one of the best tools in the universe to not only achieve business success, but personal growth and development as well.

  1. Home Office Hoarders Nightmare – DIY Home Office Common Sense Feng Shui

This article is a common-sense do-it-yourself (DIY) approach to creating a practical, functional and successful home office environment and is based on the premise that clutter is the enemy of creativity, and being uncomfortable is the enemy of being productive.

  1. Affirmations for Cold Calling

Cold calling kick starts sales, which in turn kick start the wheels of commerce. The profession of sales is not only the bedrock of free enterprise, it is the soul of free enterprise. These affirmations are intended to support individuals involved with and who play a role in the front end of sales in the field of cold calling. Cold calling is generally viewed as the hardest part of sales and the most effective way to gain new customers. These affirmations are for you.

  1. Think You’re Too Jurassic to Start a New Career

Hey -Yo mama so old Jurassic Park brought back memories. Some of us are late bloomers. There are a great many amazing success stories about late bloomers who changed their careers and achieved great things later in life. This article is about people who were successful later in life, such as Louise Hay who was almost 60 when she founded her publishing empire after overcoming cancer.

  1. Anatomy of An Exceptional Day

The fact that some people can achieve above normal the majority of the time suggests they are doing something different than the rest of the herd. It seems that achieving excellence on a more consistent basis involves going above and beyond what everyone else is doing, or at least doing so more often. They say managers know how to do things right, while leaders know the right things to do. As independent contractors we must be both managers and leaders of our own time and efforts. We must know the right things to do in order to excel, and – once we know what we should do – we must also know how to do them!

  1. The Boss Looking Over Your Shoulder is You

In a culture of self-management, the boss looking over your shoulder is you. Self-management is the ability to plan, direct and control your own efforts. There are many work environments in which the ability to self-manage is vital to success, and our work from home job is a good example. In our virtual call center, you are the boss looking over your shoulder. You set the pace at which you work. You decide your own goals. You decide how much time you devote to developing or honing your skills.

About the Author

Tracie Chancellor, CEO and Founder of TeleReach Corporate, national business to business call center specializing in sales appointment setting and lead generation, based in Houston, Texas. Chancellor is an MBA graduate of the University of Houston with over 20 years hands-on sales and marketing experience, working with privately-held businesses, universities, non-profit organizations, as well as Fortune businesses in the business to business marketing space.