Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (March 19) The Counterfeit.

The banknote salesman was sent to prison for going into business for himself part-time.   While behind bars, the warden made arrangements for the salesman to learn a trade.  In no time, the salesman became known as one of the best carpenters in the area.  He often got day passes to do woodworking jobs for people in town.

When the warden started remodeling his kitchen, he called the salesman, now carpenter, into his office and asked him to build and install new cabinets and counter tops.

The salesman refused.

"Gosh, I'd really like to help you," the salesman replied, "but counter fitting is what got me into prison in the first place."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to succeed in sales, they have to be themselves rather than someone else.  They need to be genuine, not counterfeit.  Remember, always be true to yourself, your values, your principles and your beliefs.  The perspective you bring to any situation is unique and just as valuable as anyone else's point of view.   Stick up for yourself!   Never let anyone else holdup your own sense of self worth.   For if you do counterfeit yourself, you'll end up in your own prison.  And that would truly be the toughest sentence of them all.

"True glory takes root, and even spreads;  all false pretenses, like flowers, fall to the ground;  nor can any counterfeit last long."    -  Marcus Tullius Cicero