Three drunk sales executives hailed a taxi. The taxi driver seeing that they were so wasted when they got in just switched on the engine, idled for a minute, switched the engine off, and said "we are here."
The sales rep gave the taxi driver money.
The sales manager said "thanks."
But the Vice President of Sales slapped the cab driver on the back of the head.
The taxi driver was stunned because he was hoping that none of them would have realized the car didn't move an inch.
So "what was that for?" asked the cab driver.
"Control your speed next time, you almost killed us." responded the VP of Sales.
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that in order to succeed at sales, you need to celebrate your successes now and then. But one should never over do it. When it comes to your own energy, remember that your meter is always running. It's always your choice whether you just stay idling in the same place or whether you focus, get busy, and move forward. And that just wouldn't be 'fare' to anyone.
"To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle." - Henry David Thoreau