Any good salesperson will tell you that trust is important, and in order to establish trust, the salesperson must first give the customer something of real value. Until the customer has received and appreciate that thing, the salesperson should not ask the customer to buy anything. The point is, it’s not a one-way transaction, it’s an exchange of value.
I showed up here a couple weeks ago all full of piss and vinegar, all guns blazing, all vinegar and piss guns, just hucking products in your face and demanding your hard-earned cash.
I’m sorry. I did it wrong.
So let me start over. First let me give you this:
I know things are tough right now. I know you’re doing your best. People don’t always see and appreciate how hard you try to make the right decisions, say the right things, how you’re trying to be the best version of yourself. And yeah, we all know that people are caught up in their own nonsense, but it can wear you down sometimes. Well, I just want you to know I see what you’re doing, and I admire and appreciate you. You’re doing great in some really tough circumstances.
Honestly, I’d hug you if I was standing closer.
Second, let me give you this:
It’s total mayhem, but it makes me feel better. Hopefully you found it soothing.
Another thing I find soothing is a nice pair of socks. Like these:
And if you have the cash, consider buying the guy a beer. He’s probably just gonna hide the beer under a log for later, when he can share it with a squirrel or bunny, because that’s our guy, right?