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Old January 7, 2018, 04:18 PM
TommyBoy TommyBoy is offline
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Default Re: I believe you are right.

Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post
NO, what I am saying is, if you don't get a NO, then you just take the order, right?

OK. Now going to back to my original post and premise, I believe you TommyBoy represent the 99% of people who don't want to sell and would rather not even see the people.

So, I would agree, 100% that these people should not get involved in selling, but find other things to do which don't require any person to person contact.

The difference between being obnoxious and continuing to gather information is night and day. There are lots of reasons for a NO, and it isn't impolite or obnoxious to find out their reason, and some can't even tell you what it is, they just want to be left alone, so in those cases, leave them alone.

Thanks TommyBoy, I think you are right, most people need to stay away from selling. I encourage a study of REMOTE direct marketing in these cases.


Thanks for your detailed response, Gordon.

In the case of my obnoxious sales friends, in one instance I knew how hard he pushed for the name of the person in charge of my company's representative for cleaning contracts. It wasn't a simple no on my part but quite a few before I said, "let it go. I'm not telling you his name."

Even I would be hard pressed to make 800 bux cleaning headlights for 30 hours of work in a week.

I plan to do this by developing a route / network of used car dealerships throughout a large metro area. I'm gonna give it a shot at least.

It's actually not correct that I don't WANT to sell, but don't think I could ever get over the hurdles necessary to be effective. It's probably 90% (or more) psychological hurdles but they're still hurdles.

It's like the people who have said they could never learn another language. I'm a testament that it's quite possible under the right circumstances. Uncle Sugar taught me Russian in 47 weeks and I gave him a solid 4 years after that in the job. I was highly motivated NOT to fail (in language school) because I would've ended up being a cook or truck driver in some remote area of the world (nothing wrong with those jobs, but just not what I signed up for). It may take longer to learn a language but it's certainly doable for anybody.

I don't know, is the maxim, "Those who say they can and those who say they can't are both right" appropriate here?
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