The pursuit of happiness

With about 30 yrs of direct performance based selling, I remain taking back by scheiters who try and sell their snake oil and magic potions claiming they have the ‘secret’ to make it ‘easy’. ‘Only work a little’ and ‘make a lot’. Get real.

Quantity x Quality = Success


That will never ever change. Maxing both is the way to truly succeed. No ifs, ands or butts.

Once your sales ship is flying high then perhaps you can go faster without the ginormous effort but building a sales career is NEVER easy. If anybody tells you otherwise, run!

Building anything great takes tremendous effort, smart thinking and a positive attitude.

But that doesn’t sell much nowadays.

If you can come close to hanging with the likes of Chris Gardner (who Will Smith played so well in Pursuit of Happiness) then you got it!

Watch and reflect upon Chris’s drive and passion to succeed.

What a beast!

“The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.”

Benjamin Franklin

Plough deep… Benjamin Franklin

My Pondering

Here is some classic advice to some ‘modern’ thinking people who value leisure over accomplishment.

Yes, all work and no play is dull. Yes, you can work too much where the productivity and quality declines to sub par levels. Yes, there is balance to life. But there is also something hard work and all out effort ensures; that’s accomplishment.

There is a trend that’s starting to infiltrate into America from Europe; the four day work week. They want to get paid the same for 20% less work.

You work 4 days a week (32 hrs) and I will work double that (60 hrs) and lets see you get more work completed. It won’t be close. Keep up that little output for an extended period and see who gets left in the dust.

Here is a fantastic quote from the GOAT of basketball:

The person who gives the most sustained effort is less likely to fail and more likely to win and become successful.

Yes, work smart.

Yes, work hard.

And double yes when you work smart and hard.