There is a great story about two brothers. Harry is a pessimist and Larry is an optimist.
Dad bought Harry a bike, basketball, rifle, everything to make him happy. He bought a pile of manure for Larry.
Harry said, “If I ride this bike, I might get hit by a car. If I take my basketball outside, someone might steal it. This rifle is dangerous. I will probably shoot someone’s window out.”He got worse from there and turned his birthday to gloom and doom.
When Larry saw the pile of manure, he began to look through all of the rooms in the house. His dad caught him by the arm and said, “Son, what are you looking for?”
Larry replied, “Dad, with all the horse manure you gave me, there’s got to be a pony around here some place!” (Thank you Kayleen Townsend for the above story.)
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Sir Winston Churchill
I would like to challenge the entire sales team to think of the hot, slow days of summer as an opportunity and be optimistic in what you can achieve during the hot days of summer.
Most of the competition has stopped working and offices/facilities are slow. Decision makers can see you now and you will get longer then 30 seconds to deliver your messege and rebuild your relationships in accounts that you may have overlooked while you were busy.
It’s all in how you look at things. Keep your glass half full and turn your obstacles into victories.
Article submitted by: Debbie Myogeto, RVP Sales