Sometimes we are all "Inspired" by someone or something they've done but fail to tell the individual and giving them their "due" recognition.
I make every attempt to avoid this "apathy", as I'm doing now by sharing a quick story of someone I admire and why.
Mr. Jimmy Feltz, Salesperson at Urse Dodge, sold 39 Vechicles in July of this year and was the National Salesperson of the month for Chrysler. He sold 32 New Chrysler/Jeeps and 7 Used. That is not was is "inspirational" about him.
Being a "client" of ours, when I was there in August, Jimmy gave me three books he had just read. These books were extremely educational, motivational, inspirational, and included great "Salesmanship" ideas and tools.
That's what inspired me! Here is a guy who sells 39 cars in one month (and does 30+ consistently, who continues to attempt to "grow" by spending time developing himself.
Your typical 10-12 car per month Salesperson, rarely spends any time attempting to learn and grow, and non-chalantly engaged even with training his or her Dealer provides them, much less has the inititative to "grow"" on their own. I can tell you that when I do a Workshop at this store, Jimmy is the one MOST attentive and takes more notes than anyone.
How would you like to have even just 4 people like him on your Staff? He truly takes the "profession" of being a "Car Salesman" to the respected level which it deserves to be.
Thanks Jimmy for "allowing" me to know you! I will use this story in my motivational teachings.
Denny Sims - Director of Training & Development
David Lewis & Associates