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Building the Bridge While You’re Walking On It

This is the year! This is the year that The Irreverent Sales Girl makes her big splash, becomes a REAL business, and places her mark on the world.

I will be building the bridge while I’m walking on it and I’d love to keep all of you who are interested “in-the-loop” about how we’re doing and what we’re up to!

So many of you have been a part of this journey. Some of you have posted your thoughts and insights. Some of you have shared your knowledge and advice. Some of you have done work on my site, my marketing, my business plan.

Some of you may be wondering……what is the Irreverent Sales Girl working on these days? How is the business going? Is she still around?

SO, I am designing a newsletter that I will send out once a month. It is called:

The Irreverent Sales Girl – UNDER CONSTRUCTION

The newsletter will contain shouts out to people who have helped me, news on what I’m building and how things are going. It will illuminate the hurdles I am overcoming. And it will allow me to connect with you – because you have been so generous to connect with me!

If you would like to start receiving this newsletter via email…..please send a message to salesgirl@irreverentsalesgirl.com and ask to be put on the list. Some of you will receive the newsletter whether you write to me or not – you probably know who you are…..of course, you can unsubscribe if you’d like under my I HATE SPAM policy.

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I could not do any of this without YOU and I LOVE doing this!

Gratefully,

The Irreverent Sales Girl

Bonus Weekend Post – not for the easily offended!

The story of a young guy from Missouri

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A young guy from Missouri moves to Florida and goes to a big “everything under the roof department store” looking for a job.

The manager says ” Do you have any sales experience?”

The kid says ” Yeah, I was a salesman back home in Missouri.”

Well, the boss liked the kid so he gave him the job. “You start tomorrow, Il come down after we close and see how you did.”

His first day on the job was rough but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the boss came down, “How many sales did you make today?”

The kid says “one.”

The boss says, “just one?!! Our sales people average 20 to 30 sales a day! How much was the sale for?”

The kid says ” $101,237.64″

The boss says, “$101,23764? WHAT THE HELL DID YOU SELL?”

Kid says, ” First I sold him a small fish hook, then I sold him a medium fish hook, then I sold him a larger fish hook, then I sold him a new fishing rod, then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down at the coast, so I told him he was gonna need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him that twin engine Chris Craft. Then he said he didn’t think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4×4 Expedition.”

The boss said, ” A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a BOAT AND A TRUCK??”

The kid says, ” No, he came in here to buy a box of tampons for his wife and I said, “Well, your weekend’s shot, you might as well go fishing..”

An unauthorized guest post from an amazing MUSE…..

I saw this post today from: www.daniellelaporte.com

Danielle LaPorte does not know that I am re-posting this. I don’t know her, but BOY would I like to! Ready. It’s pretty long, but it is ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ON!!! Frankly, I wish I’d said it myself!

the grand pep talk: decide to rise  (refer to this when in doubt, or sick & tired.)

I’m all for mental health days. And gentleness. And I think the world should take the month of December off. And for the love of God, a 4 day work week would revolutionize the collective human spirit and thusly, healthcare. But this pep talk isn’t about taking it easy, this is about another form of self care: doing whatever it takes.

Just got dumped? Lace up your runners and move your body. Under the weather? Go in to work any way, wearing your favorite sweater. Up to your earrings in deadlines? Go cheer on your friend. Show up at the bake sale. Call your mother. Crying before show time? Put some tea bags on your eyes. Say a prayer. Enter stage left. Push. Turn up the volume. Go hard. Go harder. Re-prioritize your aches and pains. Infuse your sensitivities with courage. Tell fear to fuck right the fuck off. Devote to Done.

There are soul-justified reasons to cancel. There are times to just stop. This isn’t one of them. Keep going. Show up. Full on. Full tilt. Full out. Decide to be one of those people who pull it off.

Do what you say you’re going to do. Don’t let us down. Decide to rise.

Why decide to rise? Not for the reasons you might think. In fact, these are the reasons that will make you sick and tired:

Do not rise out of obligation. Do not rise because of feared consequences. Do not rise because you think being tough makes you smarter (it doesn’t.)

Decide to rise because you want to expand — your being, your life, your possibilities.

Decide to rise because super powers are meant to be activated and applied in everyday life.

Decide to rise to explore your place in the universe.

On the other side of deciding to rise is illumination, ecstasy, insight. And the angel of your strength is there waiting, smiling, applauding, with a goblet of endorphins for you. Drink up.

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When you transcend circumstances you get special privileges. You get evidence that you are indeed amazing, and irrefutable proof that what your heart and mind choose is what matters. And you get the deep knowing that life wants you to win.

Decide to rise.

Lean in. Listen up. Closely. It’s your soul speaking and she says, Get UP! I need you. I want you. I am you. Choose me. Lean in. Listen up. Closely.

Decide to rise.

Love LIFE up!

The Irreverent Sales Girl

A brilliant guest post!

Recently, the Senior VP who heads my office took the women in the office out to breakfast. The topic of conversation? How to be successful as a woman in our field (healthcare/pharmaceuticals).

The whole conversation was fascinating, but what I wanted most to share with you are my SVP’s top four tips for success as a woman professional.

Always deliver – don’t compromise on quality. While perfect may be the enemy of good enough, you’ll always regret ‘not quite good enough’.

Maintain poise – no matter what’s going on for you personally or professionally, maintain poise, most especially with clients. Smile, be interested in them, focus on solving their issues. It can sometimes require compartmentalization, but when things are rocky I’m usually grateful for my ability to compartmentalize. Recently I was going through a particularly stressful time on a project, and a lot of turmoil personally as well. As I walked into a client meeting I felt ill-equipped to handle, I told myself, “No matter what happens, maintain poise.” The meeting went great, and the client said he thought I was doing a great job on the project and wanted to know when would I be managing projects independently, because he would like to work with me more in the future! I would have been proud of how I handled the interaction either way, but the positive feedback sure was nice.

Make the tough decisions sooner rather than later – whether it’s firing someone, moving on from a personal or professional relationship that has run its course, or another tough decision, it’s best for you and your happiness and everyone involved if you don’t drag the decision out. Sometimes it may seem less brutal to move slowly, but I don’t know very many people who prefer to have their bandaids torn off slowly so they can feel the pain over a longer span of time. It’s compassionate to let people move on – including yourself.

Don’t be afraid to give things a try – you might think you can’t do something well that you’ve never done before, but unless you give yourself the opportunity to try – including the space to fail, at first, and to get better over time – you’ll never have the delightful surprise that you excel at something you never imagined you would!

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I would love to hear the insights you have from reading these tips, and how you put them to work for you!

Love,

Dr Unorthodox