A drunken salesman, after visiting several drinking establishments, walks into another tavern, sees a woman sitting at the bar and goes up and kisses her.
She slaps him, "I'm sorry," says the drunken salesman, "but you look just like my
"You are drunk, disgusted, perverted and despicable" yells the
The salesman replies, "Funny, you sound like her too!"
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that in order to succeed at sales you need to have your life in order. You need to be in control. Control comes from asking questions first, and fully understanding the situation BEFORE taking action. Reverse the order and get ready to be slapped back into reality, really quick and really hard.
"Sometimes those fears creep into the back of your head, but then you slap yourself and think, 'Oh, woe is me! People actually like me.' What a silly thing to worry about. This is a huge opportunity, and I'm excited." - Ben McKenzie