Whatever Fridays, I'm not looking to impress anyone!
|Whatever Fridays, I'm not looking to impress anyone!|
So when I hear a person in any type of business say(write) those words.
It makes me lift a brow, and take a long hard look at the person.
For anyone in sales, be it on or offline.
First impressions have a big impact on the people you cross paths with.
People determine in the first 5 minutes if they like you or not, in face to face meetings.
|I'm not looking to impress anyone!|
They are looking for something that they have in common and can relate to you with.
Sales Pitches won't give them something to relate to you.
I will admit to playing to the 5 minute rule when it comes to business people.
I am out to impress a certain type of business people and marketers.
I have an attitude of :
|Some Will, Some Won't, So What?|
My most recent About Me is:
They use that to make their decisions.
|Don't Judge a Book by it's Cover.|
My first impression of the man:
|Just a Train Hopping Hobo.|
The man laughed at me and dug out his business card and handed it to me. Told me, my local library should have the book of Who's Who. I was a teen I really didn't care who the dust cover 3 piece suited guy was, I passed the business card to my father, told him whatever it was my mother wanted me to tell him, then headed off to do my thing.
My father was excited, and he dragged me to the library the next day so I could read the page in Who's Who about the man. I don't remember which store it was the man had built. It was one of the big named ones in New York, and there was no question it was indeed the man in the flesh since there was a picture of him in the book as well. So my father dragged me with him to the coffee shop to meet the man again.
|I once meet and Old School, Businessman From New York.|
To get back to my roots. To get a feel for the real world. To talk to the average Joe, learn what problems they are facing these days. I can't do that if I'm traveling in style.
|Wonder if that Old Man crossed Paths with the guys Behind UnderCover Boss?|
So my next question of him was:
|How was he getting by with an Empty Wallet?|
I shrugged my shoulders and told him I didn't know. He looked at my dad who answered it had to be worth a good twenty, which is something you need because our town has a vagrant law. He said as he took the man's wallet from me to give back to him.
He asked my father if he knew who the owner of the store was, dad pointed him out. I watched as the man stood up and headed off to talk to the store owner. He came back a few minutes later to take his suit jacket off and get busy washing the windows and picking up trash.
|A ruined $3,000 Business Suit.|
He got a chuckle out of me telling him he was crazy for running around in such a good suit that he would certainly have to destroy when he got home, cause there is just some smells that won't come out, and I knew that he had crossed paths with a skunk. He then asked me what I learned. My face made him laugh again. Cause I bet like you, I didn't get the question. And the question wasn't about me checking out his suit. Once he stopped laughing he explain it to me.
While I was washing the windows and picking up trash what did you see?
|Just a man working|
He again asked me what did I learn? I shrugged my shoulders at him.
There are jobs all around you, if you bother to look. Look out the window and tell me if you see how you can make some money, just like I did. That time I laughed at him.
I'm not going to go out there and pick up trash.
Why not? I did it, Why can't you? What makes you any different from me? is what he asked me.
Your worth millions I'm not. Was what I told him, he smiled and chuckled at me and said one word to me before he sipped on his tea and chatted with my father.
|Pride. It's having a Vacation.|
Reminding myself of that old Business Tycoon from New York.
So with my story coming to an end.
I can tell you that I have only found Two Men, so far,
that are busy leading by their actions instead of words.
I know there has got to be more than just these two, and I could sure use your help in becoming aware of them.
|I'm not looking to impress anyone T-shirt|