Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (January 30) The Super Bowl.

After working hard all week long, the salesman couldn't believe it was Super Bowl Sunday.   This was his one day in the year where he was allowed to do whatever he pleased.

The day before he had arranged for a pizza delivery just before the game, and an order of chicken wings to arrive at half-time.   His new 80 inch flat screen TV made the players seem almost life-size!   He had four bags of different flavored potato chips, one for each quarter and a case of his favorite beer to keep him hydrated.

Prior to the game itself, the salesman had watched a full seven hours of pre-game coverage, and after fully weighing all the information against what his gut was telling him to do; he finally placed the bet with his bookie.   He was good to go.

Unfortunately for the salesman, he fell asleep halfway through the first quarter during an official time out and play review.

His wife woke him the following Monday morning, from his favorite Lazy-boy recliner in the middle of his man cave, when she yelled at the top of her lungs, "It's twenty to eight!"

"For who?" asked the salesman sleepily.  "Denver or Seattle?"

Moral of the story.    True sales professionals know that in order to succeed at sales they need to establish priorities and stick to them in order to achieve their goals.   That's why between now and Super Bowl Sunday, sales professionals everywhere will be scaling back their usual activities and resting up for the big game.   Remember if you find yourself a little bit tired during the big game, add in a couple cups of coffees between beers.   Enough caffeine and you can stay awake through anything.  Don't give being able to get into work the following Monday a second thought.  Vegas odds are 9 - 4 against any salesmen making in on time Monday anyway.   Statistically,  the Monday after the Super Bowl is one of the biggest sick days of the year, and every knows only losers bet against the odds.   In fact, a pair of medical doctors have researched the situation and have almost officially named this new disease, NFLuenza.

"You may not win the Super Bowl.  Your kids may not go on to be doctors and lawyers and everything may not go perfectly.  That doesn't mean it was a bad plan or the wrong thing.  It's just like a football season.  Everything's not going to go perfect."         -  Tony Dungy