Monday, August 06, 2012

Sales Joke of the Day (August 6) The Mansion

A successful salesman and a taxi driver were both killed in a car accident and went to heaven.  Saint Peter was at the Pearly gates waiting for them.

"Come with me," said Saint Peter to the taxi driver.

The taxi driver did what he was told and followed Saint Peter to a mansion.  It had everything you could imagine from a bowling alley to an Olympic sized swimming pool.

"Wow!  Thank you!" said the taxi cab driver.

Next, Saint Peter led the successful salesman to a rugged old shack with a bunk bed and a little old television set. 

"Wait a minute!" said the salesman.  "I think you are a little mixed up here.  Shouldn't I be the one who gets the mansion?  After all, I was a successful salesman.  I sold lots of products, created jobs for Americans and donated thousands to charities."

"Yes that's all true," replied Saint Peter.  "But during your presentations people slept.  However, when the taxi driver drove, everyone prayed."

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals know that while success on the job is good and huge commission checks are great, there's simply more to life.  Ultimately, you won't be remembered by the number of zeros in your bank account.  You will be remembered by the time you put into helping others, and the efforts you made to make this world a better place.

"The vision that you glorify in your mind, the idea that you enthrone in your heart...   this you will build your life by.  This you will become."             -     James Allen