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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 is a National Speaker who brings four decades of business experience to his classes and seminars.  For the past 19 years he has traveled North America presenting to all types of businesses.  His down-to-earth style of speaking and understanding the subject material he covers has led Dick to be one of the industries top speakers.  He practices what he teaches in his own business life which includes coordinating his busy schedule and client management.   Dick’s topics include Mobile Technology (he’s known as the guru of Smartphones); Web Presence/Marketing, and Business Management which includes Time and Customer Relationship Management.  He understands the Facebook Generation and how to market on the web to reach the intended audience.

Dick has joined New Home Co-Broker Academy as a Strategic Partner and will be the National Director of Seminars.
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