I’ve been to a seminar last Saturday, training for a new job. Sort of a promise for better future.
It was about a job that I needed to do in my own terms – no fixed hours in the office, no boss, no fixed payment. Sales job for life insurance policies. You get paid for the job you’ve done. Kind of an affiliate marketing thing – it’s not so much about sales as it is for engaging new people in the business that will continue doing what I’ve been trained to do that very same day.
I’ve been embraced with positive energy as highly successful people held the seminar sharing their own experience and emphasizing the crucial points that were critical for their success.
Data base for my future sales would be my contacts starting from my closest family, friends and acquaintances.
I immediately pushed my mother and sister that they had to make a contract.
I put an add on the internet for people that are interested in this kind of job and I got so many phone calls of prospect employees, that I arranged a couple of meetings. As I was new in the job, my mentor held the meetings and I was just an observer. And a learner.
I got so much pressure from my mentor (I guess that was the principle of running the business) to sign the contract with my family that in one moment I realized that I haven’t even asked my mother and sister if they really needed or wanted one.
My sister refused to have a policy when I gave her a choice and my mother said that if I choose to be in this business, she would sign the contract.
Initial feed back from people that attended the meetings was doubt that they would be successful in this job. Of course they never called after the meeting.
So here I am after a week – no longer enthusiasm to do the job. I do not agree with the concept of constant pressure over people, because sales is about creating need and making people desperate for the product you’re selling and not being desperate for people to sign a contract and drive them crazy until they do it.
I confronted my mentor about this issues and he again explained that he just wanted me to be successful. But signing those two contracts for my mother and myself does not make me successful.
So until I bump into a person that’s really interested in doing the business I won’t sign any papers. That’s my plan.
Would I be a good salesman with this attitude? That is about to be revealed.
Anyone interested in this job? Just kidding 😉