Saturday, March 08, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (March 8) The Commute.

Three salesmen from Jersey drove into the same Manhattan office each day via the Lincoln Tunnel.

With gas prices rising, they decided to commute together, each one taking a turn driving in. One of them had to drop out though, because his eyes were bothering him. 

The optometrist told him he had developed carpool tunnel vision.

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to be successful at sales they have to be able to make the most out of every minute, every day.   One way professionals can get more time out of each day would be to reduce their commute time.  This can be accomplished by moving closer to your place of work, taking public transit or car pooling.  Instead of driving yourself, you have the option of catching up on paperwork while others assume the task of driving for you.

"For many people, commuting is the worst part of the day, and policies that make commuting shorter and more convenient would be a straightforward way to reduce minor but widespread suffering."               -  Daniel Kahneman