Thursday, August 02, 2012

Sales Joke of the Day (August 1) Confidence

A salesman walks into a therapist's office looking very depressed.  "Doc, you've got to help me.  I can't go on like this."

"What's the problem?" the doctor inquired.

"Well I'm 35 years old and I still have no luck with the ladies.  No matter how hard I try, I just seem to scare them away," replied the salesman.

"My friend," said the doctor.  "This is not a serious problem.  You just need to work on your self-esteem.  Each morning, I want you to get up and run to the bathroom mirror.  Tell yourself that you are a good person, a fun person, and an attractive person.  But say it with real conviction.  Within a week you'll have women buzzing all around you.

The salesman seemed content with this advice and walked out of the office a bit excited.  Three weeks later he came back with the same downtrodden expression on his face.

"Did my advice not work?" asked the doctor.

"No, it worked alright," replied the salesman.  For the past several weeks I've enjoyed some of the best moments of my life with the most fabulous looking women."

"So what's your problem?" asked the doctor.

"I don't have a problem," the salesman replied.  "My wife does."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that confidence is a major source of power that fuels their success.  Such raw power in the the wrong hands, or if used carelessly, can have devastating results.  So use your confidence wisely my friends.

"Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance.  Without them it cannot live."               - Franklin D.  Roosevelt