You are struggling, you are allowing situations to control your paycheck, you are trying to blame others for your troubles and you are considering getting out of sales and getting into something with a steady paycheck but limited income. If no one has "The Balls" to tell you the truth then I will....THE PROBLEM IS YOU! Now you can choose to get all upset which will make your struggles even worse or you can choose to listen and do something about it!! The solution is simple stop being trapped in the box that is handcuffing your success and start being creative with your actions and "Think Outside The Box" for success beyond imagination.
You are in sales and you control your own destiny but you struggle from time to time because you are not thinking past traditional means. Here are just a few creative ways to get your creative juices flowing:
-REFERRAL TREE: Instead of just calling your sphere of influence to touch base call them to give you 2 names of people that you can introduce yourself and proceed to do so. Those become warm calls.
-GIFT CARDS: The gift card is perfect anytime, not only after you complete a sale. Get a bunch of $5 Gift Cards to Starbucks and get them to your most stubborn prospects with a note that says "I want you to be fully awake when we finally get a chance to meet.....Does Wednesday at 4:00 or Thursday at 11:00 work best for you?"
-MAIL THEM A SHOE OR A FOOT: Easy now....do not cut your foot off!! If you can get your hands on some old Manequin feet or better yet just get some slightly used shoes at Goodwill and put one in a box and send it signature required with a note "Now that I have my foot in the door, please let me know when would be a good time for the rest of me to join it?"
-SEND A SINGING TELEGRAM: Send a singing telegram with a song that details exactly what you are selling, why you are great and when you want to meet with them.
-SEND A CARD: Not to the prospect, but to the prospects spouse or significant other asking: "Hello....would you mind having (name) call me when they get home, for some reason (he/she) is not getting my calls at their office and I am trying to schedule a meeting with them in the next week.
I know some of you are saying that wow these things are very Corny and my reputation is more important than doing things like that. I will look you straight in the eyes and tell you that if you are not going to use every creative effort imaginable to make sure that your income is always in excess of $150K++++ every year can you please step aside so that the good sales people can get through and maintain their reputation....THANK YOU.