The phone calls are pretty important, and I arrive at breakfast meeting #2 a little unfocused, but the meeting goes well. We finish the meeting, and I go on about my day. Meet with one of my coworkers to discuss strategy. Make some appointments. Clear out some e-mails. At some point, I realize it’s 10:30am and we have a lunch date with more customers to go shoot our league, so jet to the house to pick up my shotgun, etc., pick up my customers, and off we go. We have a great time. Head back to the office for yet another meeting, some more phone calls, and so goes the day in the life of a salesperson. It’s never boring!
As MLH and I reviewed our days, I realized that portions of my day seemed to be filled with politics and/or people portraying portions of the animal kingdom. You know, jacking their jaws, marking their territory and beating their chests. Not literally, but, well, you know what I mean.
I love people. And I love the uncertainty of a group. One thing is certain about any group of people – you never know what is going to happen when they are gathered. Get a certain set of personalities together, and sometimes things just explode. And I seem to inspire the best to show their stuff. Sometimes I wish I could flash a sign that says something like:
“NOTHING TO GAIN, DON’T BOTHER!”
“BREATHE. WE’RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE HERE.”
Maybe I should just yodel. Like Tarzan. Think that would shut them down?
People. Gotta love ‘em.
Pardon me while I go get Cheetah, play Tarzan and mark my territory.
Oh…wait… I’m Jane.