“I want it now Daddy!!!!!!!!!” —- Veruca Salt — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

I have two words for Veruca Salt………..DEFERRED GRATIFICATION!!!!! Remind your sales people that they should stop being spoiled and expecting their success to be served at 87 degrees on a silver platter of their choice. Only 2% of Americans make over $100,000.00 a year. What makes them so special that they don’t have to go through what the rest of us had to get there? Also, just a reminder, if everyone was at the top, it wouldn’t be called the “TOP”, it would be the “FLAT”. HHHHmmm……I don’t think I would want to be part of that.

Like always, here is a few things for your sales people to ponder:

1. 90% of lottery winners are bankrupt the first year due to unsound financial decisions.

2. If it’s easy it’s sleazy!!!!

3. There is no such thing as “instant” success. Take anyone that you think had “instant” success and go back 10 years in their life. I bet they did things 10 years earlier that have started the foundation of their success.

4. If you live in a high-rise, how long do you want the contractors to spend building the foundation?

5. Even if you live in a single story home, the foundation is the most important thing.

6. The average lawyer in America makes $60,000.00 a year and has to go to school for 4+ years, depending on what they are majoring in.

7. An Astronaut gets paid about $100,000.00 a year to build cities in space and put their life on the line at all times.

8. If God wants to make a squash he needs about a month; but, if HE wants to make an oak tree, HE needs years. Do you want to be a squash or an oak tree?

9. If success happens fast for you, then it would be fast for everyone. If it was fast for everyone, then it would not be “success”. If its not “success”, would you even want it?

10. If you think of your proudest moments, I bet it has something to do with working your tail off for a good while and then achieving something from all the work you put into it.

NOTE: Whenever possible the names of any sources that have contributed are mentioned. With that said, tracing the origin of any wisdom learned can be difficult. I have done my best to list these sources on our website under the page titled “Sources”.

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