Monday, December 09, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (December 9) Envy.

After twenty years, with a reunion just around the corner, the salesman decided to track down his three best friends from high school.  He was shocked at what they had become. 
Dave was an alcoholic who hasn't worked since 2004. 

Ben was in prison for robbery.

However it was when he saw Tim that the salesman began to feel sick to his stomach.

Tim had an expensive sports car, a huge house, a cottage, a fantastic job and a really attractive wife.

"That's the last time I'm using facebook!" the salesman thought to himself as he deleted his account.

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to be successful in sales, they need to maintain a positive mental attitude.   Being envious of others accomplishments can turn a positive outlook on life into a negative one.  Obsessing over others successes while thinking they should have been yours, or asking why others seem to be always getting the lucky breaks and you're left out in the cold, is not going to bring success your way.   Successful sales reps don't have time for envy or jealousy.  Instead, they focus on what's important to them and they invest their time with laser-like precision on projects that are important to their immediate goals and their own future.   

"The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch."      -     Jim Rohn