Why do I get emotionally exhausted after cold calling someone?

Mar 2021
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Portugal
I am a life insurance agent and do cold-calling for a living. But lately, I struggle doing 1 phone call a day.

I don't have any problem or anxiety or reluctance getting on the phone, and the phone experience is fine as I usually get them to talk, and the conversation goes fine as these are business owners and see you are hustling, so respect is usually there.

What happens is afterward. I get emotionally super-drained and quickly find that one hour passes by like a minute and so productivity goes down the drain, as the day quickly ends without me doing the volume I need. I want to be doing better, but something is wrong as I need to constantly recharge between calls.

Can anyone help? Thank you in advance.
 
Mar 2021
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indianapolic
It is maybe a chicken and egg situation. On one hand you want to achieve the volume you need, putting pressure on yourself. On the other hand you have to have calls in a courteous and professional (patient?) on a constant pace to achieve your daily target. I am no expert but managing both things is not easy and might create a challenging mental load, which appear in the form of anxiety? I am no expert, just trying to guess. When I have too many stressful targets to manage, I try to detach myself from some tasks to take a load off my mind, I mentally picture those tasks being done and 'boxed in' to better move onto the next - sometimes it works ^^
 
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Mar 2021
2
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Portugal
It is maybe a chicken and egg situation. On one hand you want to achieve the volume you need, putting pressure on yourself. On the other hand you have to have calls in a courteous and professional (patient?) on a constant pace to achieve your daily target. I am no expert but managing both things is not easy and might create a challenging mental load, which appear in the form of anxiety? I am no expert, just trying to guess. When I have too many stressful targets to manage, I try to detach myself from some tasks to take a load off my mind, I mentally picture those tasks being done and 'boxed in' to better move onto the next - sometimes it works ^^
Thank you for your words.