06-27-2012 06:09 AM
Three salesmen were sitting around talking about what being really, really famous would be like. The first salesman defined it as being invited to the White House for a personal chat with the President.
"Nah," disagreed the second salesman. "Real fame would be being in the White House and chatting with the President when the hot line rings and he doesn't take the call."
The third salesman claims the other two were close but still had it wrong. "Fame," he declared, "is when you are in the White House and the hot line rings, the President answers the phone, listens for a second, and then says, 'It's for you.' "
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that success in sales requires hard work everyday. If you're good you can make a decent living. Merely talking about being famous won't get you there. Just talking? Keep on walking. You've got to roll up your sleeves and get busy in order to make it in this business!
"Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful." - John Wooden