Having a bad day? Look around!

Written by Posted On Monday, 08 April 2019 07:49

Many years ago, I worked as an outside salesperson selling to manufacturing, government and businesses.  One rainy dreary day I was calling on a company that our company had fallen way short on expectations the customer needed and deserved.  So, I humbly met with the Purchasing Manager to throw myself at his mercy and attempt to save the account.  Well he wasn’t going to have it, after my apology speech and how I was going to make sure it never happened again he stood up took my business card and information I brought and tossed in trash can and told me to leave.

So, I head out the door and it’s one of those Pennsylvania winter days, gray, raining temperatures in the low forties, did I mention how happy I am now living in Florida?  Anyway, I get to my car and the wool sports jacket I was wearing was wet and smelled like a dog, the car windows were steamed up and I just had my head handed to me on a platter.  What a miserable day, maybe one of the worst days of my professional life.

As I am driving I am in one of the most serious pity parties for myself I have ever had.  The company screwed up I didn’t, maybe I need a change, maybe I need to look for a better job, doesn’t matter this is just a terrible day!  As I am driving down Main Street I get to a red light and stop, I look out the side window and there is a coffin being carried out the front door of a church followed by all the mourners.  I thought I was having a bad day!

It’s probably been 30 years since that dreary rainy day but it taught me a life lesson, when you think you are having a bad day look around somebody is having a far worst day then you are!  Next time a deal falls through or something in your career or personal life happens, hope you remember my story or have one of your own.

Dick Betts

National Speaker

National Director of Seminars

New Home Co-Broker Academy

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Dick Betts

Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, FL with Touchstone Real Estate, Addie Owens, Broker, Mount Dora FL.  Dick has been working in the real estate industry for more than 20 years and brings his experience and expertise to help you find the best solution for your real estate needs.  Moving to Florida in 2008 he started in Ocala and began searching where in the state of Florida he wanted to call home, Florida has so many options, Beaches, Southeast, Southwest, the Panhandle.  After weighing his options, he found where he wanted to call home just 20 miles south of Ocala, The Villages!  Living fulltime in The Villages since 2011 his only regret was not moving there sooner.

Dick has traveled across North America since 2000 speaking, training and helping REALTORS® in 47 states and 5 Canadian Provinces hone their skills to better serve the public.  He now brings those years of experience to The Villages to help folks who also want to call The Villages home.  People looking to buy in The Villages are from around the world and need a tech savvy REALTOR® to serve their needs.  Selling in The Villages you want to list your home with somebody who knows how to market your home to the Facebook Generation and bring the most exposure possible to attract a buyer.

Want to really learn about The Villages Lifestyle?  Want to see what The Villages has to offer?  Let Dick Betts be your guide and help you call The Villages your NEW HOME TOWN!


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