Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (June 3) Going Fishing.

Not too long ago there was a salesperson who had two sons named Toward and Away.  Every Saturday the salesman would go fishing early in the morning and return late at night always talking about the giant fish he almost caught.  One Saturday he took his two sons, Toward and Away with him.

That night he returned home more excited than ever.

"Sally," he yelled to his wife, "you should have seen the fish I saw today!  A tremendous gray fish ten feet long with horns and fur all overs its back.   It had legs like a caterpillar.  It came crawling out of the water, snatched our son Toward and swallowed him in one gulp!"

"Good gracious!" exclaimed his wife.  "That's horrible!"

"Oh, that was nothing," said the salesperson.  "You should have seen the one that got Away!"

Moral of the story:   Whether it's fishing, sales or jokes....   people just don't appreciate stories about the one that got Away!  Folks, don't waste your life away discussing what might have been.   Instead focus your efforts on improving what is.  

"Don't dwell on what went wrong.  Instead, focus on what to do next.  Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer."    -  Dennis Waitley