At the recent CEB conference in Las Vegas for sales leaders, I participated in a Sales Roundtable with Brent Adamson and Nick Toman, the authors of The Challenger Sale and The Challenger Customer, and Lori Richardson, CEO of Score More Sales.

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Is it really possible to meet your goals working fewer hours? Even if you feel like it's virtually impossible to get everything done—despite working round the clock?

The answer is YES. It's time to kiss crazy busy good-bye!

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I was sipping a large frosty glass of beer in the hotel lobby, getting ready to head home after speaking about business growth for a group of entrepreneurs. That's when Chris approached me.

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Lots of people have been sharing their #firstsevenjobs on Twitter recently, so I thought I'd chip in. I initially started with short stints working as a babysitter (not my thing), helping in a bakery (fattening) and selling snow cones at the state fair (fun).

My sales career really kicked off, however, when I landed a job as a server at Uncle John's Pancake House. Three restaurants and seven years later, I capped off my waitressing career at the Ground Round. (Yes, that's me on the left. It was on the front page of our local newspaper when I was 21 years old.)

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