Sunday, March 02, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (March 27) The Best Hunter.

Two salesman on a hunting trip were sitting in a tavern, arguing about who was the better hunter. They decided to bet a tall glass of beer each that they could kill and return with a killing first. 

One took up his hunting rifle and went out, and the other got into a fighter plane, found a lion, and killed it no problem. 

Forty-five minutes after the first hunter returned, the second returned. In disbelief, he asked how he did it so fast. The first hunter replied "Everyone knows that a strafed lion is the shortest distance between two pints." 

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals know that in order to succeed in sales, you need to be a hunter, not a farmer.   The shortest distance between you and your quota?  Sorry, no fighter planes to take a short cut here.  Nothing but hard work and a lot of cold calling will get the job done.

"You need to hunt something that can shoot back at you to really classify you as a hunter.  You need to understand the feeling of what it's like to go into the field and know your opposition can take you out."       -  Jesse Ventura