A doctor at a local asylum for stressed out sales professionals, had decided to take his patients out on a road trip to a baseball game.
For weeks in
advance, he coached his patients to respond to his commands. When the
day of the game arrived, everything went quite well.
As the National Anthem started, the doctor yelled, "Up Nuts," and the patients complied by standing up.
After the anthem, he yelled, "Down Nuts," and they all sat back down in their seats.
After a home run was hit, the doctor yelled, "Cheer Nuts". They all broke out into applause and cheered.
When the umpire made
a particularly bad call against the star of the home team, the Doctor
yelled, "Booooo Nuts," and they all started booing and cat calling.
their response, the doctor decided to go get a beer and a hot dog,
leaving his assistant in charge. When he returned, there was a riot in
Finding his tizzied assistant, the doctor asked, "What in the world happened?"
The assistant replied, "Well everything was going just fine until this guy walked by and yelled, "PEANUTS!"
Moral of the
story. True sales professionals know that in all situations to never
blindly follow orders. To be truly successful you have to break away
from the pack and strike out on your own. If you simply blindly follow
everyone else, the best results you can hope for are mediocre at best!
So have the courage today to 'strike out' on your own and boldly move
forward. Today will not be the day for you to have a yellow streak down
"There are three
types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it
happen and those who wonder what happens." - Tommy Lasorda