Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.

Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with great talent.

Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education will not;the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence, determination alone
are omnipotent!

~ quote by Calvin Coolidge, displayed in every executive office of McDonald's headquarters by edict of Ray Kroc.


First Day Into the Journey

Funny how reality hits. First day of work today. I made a list of to-do's. Calling all of my leads from my marketing that I put out on December31st. As the time came for me to make the calls, I noticed myself trying to find other things to do. I checked my email. Followed up with a customer. Sent emails to my builders, but I really just didn't want to pick up the phone.

I did it though. I spent my first hour and 20 minutes of work this week. From 10:26 to 11:51 I called 13 people. I left messages for 11, spoke to two. I set one appointment, and then one lead called me back, and I set an appointment with her. I am hopeful to catch the rest tomorrow during my appointment setting. At 11:30 I really wanted to quit. I had just set my second appointment and only had 4 new leads left. I thought," That's a good start." But then I thought, "Oh Rachelle, just call the last 4."

I was never so glad to get four voicemails in my life. Funny isnt it?

I also have a webcast presentation scheduled at 7 pm tonight. I am super nervous because it is someone from my facebook that I have not physically talked to in over 15 years. Oh well, we shall see.

Again, I tell myself all of the things I want to feel, want to do and want to accomplish. Today my task of becoming a senior director seems far far away so I need to get away from the negative talk in my head and go read my new book. However, I am glad I made those first few calls, that has made the next ones a little easier.

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