As you can see there is a short PowToon video above. It start with week one blueprint and then jumps to week eleven and the old blueprint coming back. It ends with I will figure it out.
I did figure it out and I'm now a Guide. So the whole point is that if you are still having your old blueprint raising its head: just relax if I could gain wisdom from MKMMA so can you. So if you stumble along the way just keep pushing forward and you will get there; if you ahead of me on week 11 good for you.
Now week 11 as it appeared.
I have enjoyed reading THE GREATEST SALESMAN IN THE WORLD. And now here comes the dreaded opinion, but that is what blogs are for!
Scroll I was a great set up scroll. It told us that we did not need knowledge or experience to succeed with the rest of the scrolls and maybe forget all our experiences. Next the scroll tells us how to read all the scrolls to come; starting with the first scroll. Last it cautioned us not to dismiss the rest of the scrolls because of simplicity or brevity.
Scroll II is love, love, love, and more love; I thought I was back in the sixties. Wait the book was published in 1968 and probably written in the sixties.
There was a nice flow and a rhythm to many sections. We even received directions on how to greet people; that one was hard for me because I only get out once or twice a week on my runs to the store or other errands. I would remember the 'I love you' about halfway through a conversation, stop and smile at them while I silently repeated our mantra, and they would look at me sort of strange. At least I never said it out loud; the deli guy would have thought me really strange.
Scroll III comes along and I have a negative feeling after reading it. It was not from the thing about the bulls or persists; what was causing this feeling? Maybe I should take a more critical look at Scroll III.
"I will be liken to the raindrop which washes away the mountain; the ant who devours a tiger" referring back to the cutting down of the oak tree. Well, if he thinks a single raindrop can washes away the mountain or a single ant can devours a tiger; maybe he was sampling some of the fruits of the sixties when he wrote this scroll.
Another area of concern is where the base idea is good but how it is expressed is a little shaky at best, more fruit of the sixties? "I will make one more attempt to close with a victory, and if that fails I will make another. Never will I allow any day to end with a failure." Does this mean I keep going till I get that one last sale and if so what happens if I don't? Work all night and be physically spent the next day.
From my years in sales we were always taught that after making your last call of the day to make one or two cold calls. These calls were to try to set an appointment for a return visit and in rare instances a sale was made but many times nothing became of these cold calls.
This leads me into another problem I found. "Nor will I allow yesterday's success to lull me into today's complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure." No problem so far. "I will forget the happenings of the day that is gone, whether they were good or bad." This is where I have a big problem from personal experience and the course.
From personal experience I always tried to retain the positive energy from making a sale whether it was on the next call or day. Remember what I did to close the sale and how I got there.
The course is easy, three words 'Mark and Davene.' Why did we start the "Chore" card? To give our subby positive reinforcement of jobs completed. It works the same for sales or any line of work you are in. Many decisions are made for us by our subbies and the positive feedback we give it results in positive decisions base on past programming.
Now the biggest one of all! Why do I want to listen to a person who labels themselves as a Fool? "I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless, and retreat; for they are the words of fools." From where that sentence ends to the end of the scroll I counted 'failure' four times, so Mandino labeled himself a Fool. Maybe it was some of the herbs from the sixties that got to him.
Any thought, corrections or addition please leave in the comments.