Thursday, April 03, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (April 3) The Homecoming.

Show me a salesman who is greeted with smiles and compliments every evening, has his jacket hung up and his shoes taken off, has cushions arranged for him before he sits down, is made to feel comfortable and welcome in every way and is then served a delicious meal  -  and I'll show you a man who is a regular in a Japanese restaurant.   Or a star in a 1960's TV show.

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals never forget that the number one priority in their lives is their family.  Work comes second.   If coming home isn't the highlight of your day, it should be.   And when you are at home are you engaged with your family?  Are you plugged in?   Or are you tuning them out in the vague hopes that by staying connected to the office 24 X 7 you'll somehow get noticed and promoted for your dedication?  Get tuned in to your family now and get recharged, before you burn yourself out.

"The love of family and the admiration of friends is more important than wealth and privilege."                                     - Charles Kuralt