#MondaysMotivation – My story I’m going to share with everyone this week. How the birth of the JUICEman came about, and how I got where I am today! – In college I worked full time and went to school part time. Well only one class less, so instead of 4-6 classes a semester I did 3-4 depending on the times they were offered. I typically tried to either take an am class or evening classes 1 to 2 times a week. Then during the day I worked at an ADT special promotions dealership. Located in the hood of Grand Rapids, MI. I was the only team lead, besides the owner, his wife (receptionist) and two other installers. We had a team of 3 to 10 other people working with us at any given time.
We went DOOR TO DOOR, giving away home security systems FREE in exchange for
“free advertising” with a sign out front of the home. (the special promo) The catch, the person had to sign a 3 year contract to continue the monitoring service with ADT. We would all jump in a van, and go to the neighborhoods outside the city to promote and get people to sign up. It was all leg work, literally. lol. Fun stuff, but this is where I learned about contract law, and as the team lead, I was the closer. Most other door knockers got some interest, radio’d me in with a Nextel phone, and I went in the home and got the contract signed.
Even from Day 1, there was an inherent feeling of helping other people that I carried in what I did. I was a sophomore in college making 60k, running a team of door to door sales people, helping others learn to sell. I did meetings, recruiting, and even helped the owner set up business to business relationships so leads could be generated. Funny thing was while everyone was just reading the marketing 101 books, I was taking that information and actually applying techniques at a young age. When I was done with meetings and the team was about to load up and ship out for the day, we would chant JUICE at the end of the meetings. It was something that stuck with me from a prior sales job selling Cutco knives in Ann Arbor. – Join Us In Creating Excitement (JUICE) – JUICE was merely a way a pump up myself and others after a team huddle. That’s where it all started.
So here’s the story on how I entered the world of sales prior to moving across the state and going to college. Know what a purple Plymouth Prowler is?
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