60, not 25, 30 or 40

My Sales Staff had a goal these past 5 business days. 400 appointments out of 5000 businesses to come to a 1/2 hour marketing presentation of which there were 16 different times available over the next 3 days. The Goal for each person was to set 40 appointments, that’s only 8 per day. Some of us wanted to be above average. I set 60. Some did as little as 20. Why? Well some were not able to participate every day for 8 hours of telephone calls each day. So What, I say. I missed the first 5 1/2 hours and then set 15 in 2 1/2 hours.

Do what you need to do, not just what is expected of you. As one of my managers says, ” Don’t let our goals hold you back!”

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Relationships Big and Small

My last post on this blog was the morning of September 13th. Later that day I was in the hospital for a life threating condition that thankfully was taken care of. More details can be found at my other blog under the subject of Falling down.

3 weeks later and I am preparing for my return to work tomorrow. Because of the relationships that were built before my trip to the hospital, and because of the time, efforts and belief in me that my higher ups have in me, things will be fine. During the time I was in the hospital I saw an outpooring of concern and love like no othertime in my life. From the Business Networking International group I belong to, from the Lions Club I am a director of, from church pastors, to the workplace from co-workers, bosses, clients, and even potential clients, came calls, cards, and more.

I urge each of us to nurture ALL the relationships no matter how big or small, with genuine care and concern because when all is said and done, that’s what it’s all about!