Today, I noticed a droopy face in the office.
Later I caught Mr. Droopy face in the elevator. After 90 seconds of banter about his "difficulties" and "challenges", I asked him the following three things:
- Are OTHERS successful at what you do? Answer, a solid yes.
- Can YOU learn what he successful people do? Answer, a solid yes.
- Do you BELIEVE in yourself? Answer, a soft…sure.
“Ok, then”, I said to Mr. Droopy. “Being sad SUCKS, let’s turn that frown upside down.”
He smiled hesitantly as we stepped off the elevator. He looked up at me (I’m 6’10” he could not help it) with those puppy dog eyes, waiting…
Droopy, what I am about to tell you is harder than it sounds. But, it will work for you, because it has worked for many others who took these 5 steps:
- Model (copy) the behavior you admire in others, that is getting the result you want. Salesmanship, or parenting – it does not matter- you can copy success.
- Learn the skills you model so well that you can teach them. Commit to mastery.
- Have absolute, dogged belief you will achieve your goals. If you don’t believe, nobody will.
- Peruse goals with energy so high; you become admired for your energy and work ethic.
- Understand sometimes things take time. Be happy with you have, while you pursue what you want. Just don’t get complacent!
Before he walked away, I gave Mr. Droopy some parting advice I was given as a young salesman Age 14:
“Your attitude, energy and belief levels are contagious. If you are not excited
about what you do and believe in you, no one will buy from you.”
Lesson taught to me while selling snow removal services - age 14.
(Thanks Frank Dziabuda)
At the end of the day…it doesn’t matter if you’re asking for dates, raising children or selling snow removal, if others are successful, you can learn their skills. If you believe in yourself, you will attract others who also believe you.
Your confidence, desire, willingness to take action, fantastic attitude, belief and persistence will turn your frown upside down.
Can you help? Feel free to comment and add your own advice for Mr. Droopy.