Richard Vegas ©2002
Yea, I know........I hear you saying "that's easy for you to say".! Well......why don't you just pout about it then? You know, I want to tell you a funny story about a salesperson in a BIG slump. This person I actually trained before she moved on to another job many years ago.
Now, you know what a slump is, right? Don't ya? If you have ever been in outside sales you know what a slump is. But, now, on this wild thing we call internet, we think we don't have to worry about "slumps" because we're big internet tycoons. Yeah! Right. More like typhoons. A big bag "o" wind.
Well, anyway, this particular salesperson was in presentation with a very wealthy businessman and trying her best to make a 5 million dollar sale. Talk about pressure. And, we sweat over $50 bucks.
Well, this sales lady had given her finest presentation, she had polished it, she had smoothed it, she had rehearsed it till all rough edges were off, and it was round as a bowling ball. She just knew this sale was in bag. She had already spent commission so she had to make this deal fly.
As presentation rolled on, after an hour and a half, she began feeling that she was not making a connection with this prospect. And, you know that nagging little voice inside your head that says, "Hey dummy" you ain't gonna make car payment next month? Well, it started talking to her. And, she say's of all times, right in middle of my presentation I just yelled out, "oh sh**".
Her prospect, being an elderly sophisticated gentleman and just a little bit hard of hearing says, what? What? She said, in her most humble tone of voice, "oh excuse me sir, but could you direct me to lady's room". He said, OHHHH! Certainly.
She says to me, with a look of total confidence on her face, like she knew exactly what she was doing and saying all time, she walked right into that lady's room and took a big load off her mind. She say's and not a second too soon.
After composing herself she remembered what I had told her several years before about laughing. About how good it is for soul. She thought to herself, that's my medicine.
So being as quite as she could she started laughing.
So really guys, come on now listen, slumps are nothing more than a part of life on and off internet. I know you've heard it said a thousand times by every hot dog seminar promoter that comes to town with his little bag of tricks that's going to get you making a zillion dollars by time you complete his program and of course fork out your fourteen hundred dollars.