“It’s been good knowing you, Mike. Now you have to leave.” It had been over a week since we left El Paso in their old, beat-up, converted school bus. I kind of knew Kim and Kim – yea, a married couple with the same first name. They said, since they had room on their trip … Read moreOnto the Bus
I was miserable. Totally. Completely. Miserable. All my life, I had wanted just to do my art, to help a few people along the way, and to have some fun. What I was doing now felt like mud-wresting with a hippo. In the winter. “Salesman” was way down on the list of life paths I … Read moreWhy Wimps Don’t Sell – Part 2
Sometimes it sucks. It just does. No matter how hard you try to keep your fecal matter in one pile it just does not want to stay put. Each plan gets derailed. Creative juices run dry. Goals get stalled. Tempers flare. Yeah, it sucks. I admit that I don’t handle it as well as I’d … Read moreSometimes things suck. Here’s what to do about it.
Do you want selling to be easy? So do I. But in every career I’ve had, people just keep finding ways to get in their own way. It’s stunning in it’s frequency. Then there is almost always a small sub-set of people for whom things seemed to work very naturally and almost effortlessly. The first … Read moreWhat if Selling Was… Easy?
When you’re a kid, small, even insignificant, things can teach you to dial it back and play it safe. We were poor Not dirt poor, not sharecropper poor, but we didn’t have much money. My father had been gone a long time, my now-single mother, and her mother, and my older brother were now my … Read moreStop Dialing It Back