Friday, April 04, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (April 4) The Condition.

The salesman's wife asked the hospital doctor:  "How is my sick husband, he was admitted yesterday?"

"Ah yes," said the doctor.  "Since he has been here, he has done nothing but complain.  He has complained about his bed, he has complained about his food, he has complained about the temperature in the room, both too hot and too cold, and he has complained about the nurses."

"The salesman's wife frowned, looked down at her shoes, her eyes started to tear up as she looked again at the doctor and pleaded:  "So you mean....?"

"Yes, interrupted the doctor.  "He's still critical."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals understand that while critical thinking can be an asset when it comes to problem solving, a constant critical attitude can be hazardous to your sales career.  Just think, would you want to do business with someone who whines all the time?   A constant complainer will eventually alienate his customers, his boss, his co-workers, his family, his wife, his kids and even his dog.  At some point, he'll lose his house and end up living out of his old pickup truck listening to country music on the radio.   So remember, either pick up your attitude or it could be a pickup truck in your future.

"Criticism is always easier than constructive solutions."     -  Jaron Lanier