Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting. ~ Yogi Berra
I hope nobody told you the travel business was easy.
I’m just back from a travel conference in the great city of Dallas. The travel professionals in attendance seemed upbeat about business prospects, affirming the general sentiment that pent-up demand for travel is taking hold of the general public. One agent, however, indicated things had not been going her way lately and everyone else’s enthusiasm was just making her feel worse. Her business was down and she didn’t know why.
We have all experienced a slump in our business activity. Suddenly things grow quiet… too quiet. The reasons for a slump can be purely individual and unpredictable, but down-turns in business can be reversed if you take appropriate measures. Immediate action is the key. The worst thing you can do is “wait and see”- a slump is psychologically tough to handle, but giving into depression is self-defeating and prolongs the misery. Read the rest of this entry »