As I rode along with Steve Trevillion Wednesday…
I realized, by something he said, that…
I’ve a net after all.
My mother reminded me also when she sent me this e-mail…
There’s no way I can fail!!!
A young guy from Wisconsin moves to Seattle and goes to a big
everything under one roof department store looking for a job.
The Manager says, “Do you have any sales experience?”
The kids says “Yeah. I was a salesman back in Wisconsin.”
Well the boss liked the kid and gave him the job. ” You start tomorrow.
I’ll come down after we close and see how you did.”
His first day on the job was rough, but he got through it.
After the store was locked up, the boss came down. “How many customers
bought something from you today?”
The kid says “One.”
The boss says “Just one? Our sales people average 20 to 30 customers
a day. How much was the sale for?”
The kid says, “$101,237.65.”
The boss says $101,237.65? What the heck did you sell?”
The kids says, “First I sold him a small fish hook. Then I sold him a
medium fishhook. Then I sold him a larger fishhook. Then I sold him a
new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he
said down the coast, so I told him he was going to need a boat, so we
went down to the boat department and I sold him a twin engine Chris
Craft. Then he said he didn’t think his Honda Civic would pull it, so
I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4×4
The boss said ” A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold
him a BOAT AND A TRUCK?”
The kid says “No, the guy came in here to buy Tampons for his wife,
and I said, ‘Dude your weekend’s shot, you should go fishing.’ “
You’ll never be a failure if you keep trying.
We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual experience. We
are spiritual beings going through a temporary human experience.
See what you’re getting into…before you go there.
Until next time…
a Student of Sales