They nicknamed me “Teflon Todd” several years ago because difficult things just seem to slide off. I REST ON THIS PHILOSOPHY and THIS IS MY BASIS…Bad things can cause a greater good.
Many times in a business relationship, especially with a boss and employee, we don’t know why? We don’t know why because many times as an employee, can’t see the Boss’s picture, not seeing the company’s end from the beginning. With that said, the Boss is not always right either.
Jimmy Stewart’s, It’s A Wonderful Life, basically conveys that our life is wonderful because we have an impact on other people and we don’t even know what that is. We don’t even know what the greater good our actions have caused others.
We do know, given the ripple effect, it’s powerful when we engage. Apply this to a client as a Sales Pro… By Visiting, Talking, Engaging, Inspiring, Motivating, forming a Contract of Agreement, performing an Advertising Campaign, getting him business – this is all very powerful. We do that at Great Lakes Radio daily.
Sometime as workers, we always think it’s always about us, and really in our day to day it’s always bigger than just us.
As the boss, I need to grow the business. To grow the business, I need to grow the employees. Since 7 out of 10 sales happen because we showed up, I need to manage activity.
I need the Sales PRO to show up, and I need to know daily if they did or not, and to help that Sales PRO win, I need to know who was talked to and what that marketing manager wishes to get done marketing wise in the next 30 days.
When a young or seasoned Sales PRO is onto growth and change, there’s initially no comfort there. So I realize, to meet my goal as a manager, and as a seasoned PRO, I need to help my team navigate the waters. I have been there and have faced the adversity and have persevered. SO my extra job is to help the Sales PRO work it through.
I know that we as Sales PRO’s can’t develop Perseverance without Obstacles. They come.
We can’t develop Patience without Tribulation. I feel this weekly.
We can’t develop Character with out Adversity.
As manager, I continually try and extend Grace and to take the high road, but the tough calls have to happen. Somebody has to manage and to manage you need data. But as you gather the data, you want to have your employees feel like they want to work for you, and then they will be the most loyal of all.
We also can’t develop Faith in the Business model, without a Financial Need. We need $’s. This is motivating in itself.
These growth scenarios all require Pain…
We know from watching the example of stars playing at a Collegiate or NFL level, that if you have more pain, you have more gain. These difficulties are really enhancing our capacities. This is hard to remember as we seek comfort over adversity and growth.
If we go through all the trouble and all the adversity , we will enjoy the Victory.
If there was no possibility for defeat, we couldn’t have the Victory. That would be depressing.
In this world, we can’t get our problems solved every time.
In this world, nothing works perfectly.
It doesn’t always go the way we want it to go.
But, if bad things don’t happen to us, we don’t grow.
Who you become through this process, is what’s important.
Difficulties are necessary. And my job as manager is to comfort folks in their trouble and help them come out on the other side. I have had the trouble, so I can show comfort and help others work through those trials since I have persevered through similar business trials.
We know in this world, to achieve Another level, there’s Another Devil.
Another level – Another Devil
Actually, since we grow through adversity, the world is better with the Devil in it, as long as we keep our foot on his neck.
A little bit of evil is necessary to cause us to grow.
So, together, let’s get through the thorns, trials, troubles, show perseverance, conquer, & grow! As a Sales PRO this is hitting the pinnacle.
SPIRITUALLY, the final HOPE… Some day, in the end, I believe it all will change. Because History-Science-The Bible, all convey the big guy’s son showed us 2,000 years ago, that He had Power OVER Sickness, Death, & Nature. At the upcoming future time of return, He cures the Big 3, basically all of our troubles. When He comes back as spelled out in the prophetic book of Revelation, then sickness, death, and natural disasters will go away. His miracles 2,000 years ago show He is the Messiah and what he said was real.
Until then, I will Persevere and Grow, seeking to move to the next level and encouraging others along the way.