Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sales Joke of the Day (August 21) The Gut

A modest salesman is in the hospital for a series of tests.  One of the last tests left his system quite upset.  Upon making several false alarm trips to the bathroom, he decided his latest gut  feeling was just another false alarm.

He was wrong.

In a few seconds he had filled his bed with human waste and was embarrassed beyond anything he could possibly face.  Losing his presence of mind, the salesman jumped out of bed, gathered up all the bed sheets, and threw them out of the hospital window. 

A drunk was walking by the hospital at the time.  When the soiled sheets landed on him he started yelling, cussing and swinging his arms wildly.  This drew the attention of a nearby security guard who ran up to the drunk and asked, "What's going on here?"

To which the drunk replied, "I just beat the "crap" out of a ghost."

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals know to always trust their gut.  They know from experience that failure to do so, can result in a messy situation.  And it's usually those on the ground floor of the operation that get hit the hardest from any bad news.

"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."           -Steve Jobs