On August 20, 2013, Von Miller received a six-game suspension from the NFL for violating its drug-abuse policy. This was just four days before the Denver Broncos preseason game versus the St. Louis Rams. My son Boston and I had tickets for this game to celebrate his 7th birthday.
We arrived early to watch players warming up on the field. I observed Von going through drills on the sideline closest to us, but I hesitated to bring this to Boston’s attention knowing that Von was likely focused on the game and not in the mood to interact with fans based on the news of his suspension earlier in the week.
Despite my hesitancy, Boston proudly yelled Von’s name and to my surprise he jogged over to us. Boston was quick to let Von know we were there celebrating his birthday and Von took off his gloves and signed them wishing Boston a happy birthday.
But Von’s offerings didn’t stop there.
After being pulled from the game in the 3rd quarter, Von took the gloves he wore during the game to several of his teammates for their signatures and then brought the gloves to Boston.
This was unreal!
To cap it all off, when the game ended, Von came over to us, took off his cleat, signed it, wished Boston a happy birthday and walked off the field.
I couldn’t believe the generosity of a man who had every reason to have contempt and anger in his heart due to his suspension.
Von Miller is the ultimate story of redemption…from suspension to Super Bowl MVP. But even far more impressive to me is the measurement of somebody’s character when the cards are stacked against them. Von proved he’s not only a champion on the field, but a champion off of it too.
Positive or negative, I really appreciate (and sometimes find humorous) the book reviews I’ve received over the years…here are some of my favorites:
Outdated material. Door to door is dead in my mind. Good luck but this is a tough business unless you have a really thick skin.
Dead? Really? Try telling that to Alterra Pest Control which employs hundreds of door-to-door sales reps. Alterra recently sold to Terminix for somewhere in the neighborhood of $50 million!
It also seems like that Vivint company is still doing alright. Vivint Solar was recently acquired by SunEdison for over $2 billion! And if you didn’t know, Vivint employs thousands of direct to consumer sales representatives.
How about these next two reviews…talk about your contradictory viewpoints:
Great sales book for the good sales person.
Not for the newbie in my opinion.
For everyone else, it’s a must listen.
Great book for beginners if you have any kind of sales skills or have done sales more than 5 years probably not a lot to help in my opinion.
So it’s not for newbies, but great for beginners…hmmm. I guess you’ll just have to read it and formulate your own opinion.
The only thing I know for certain is that my mom isn’t the only one buying copies anymore!
Publishing a book is a strange thing. Compiling my experiences of closed door after closed door, and sales rep after sales rep was no small task. And let’s be honest, unless you are writing a series of books about werewolves or wizards, the ROI is minimal at best.
But my original goal for writing Door-to-Door Millionaire was to put all of those experiences behind me. This book was supposed to be my farewell to an industry I’d embraced for 16 years. However, the book did the exact opposite. I’ve been thrust into the world of door-to-door sales like I’d never been before.
Now my goals surrounding the book are focused on teaching business owners and managers how to create successful door-to-door sales programs founded upon ethical sales principles…and I’m having a blast doing it!
A couple of years ago we held our first D2D Millionaire Conference and just this week I received an email from one of the attendees…a pest control owner from Texas who wrote:
I have a full time rep pulling in 3 or 4 a day currently. He just finished the book so we’ll need more material soon. And he has 3 people we’re going to start training so we’ll be asking for some conference calls soon!
Jan. 2013 we got 4 new sells. 2014 was 9. 2015 was 19 and we should hit 50 to 60 this January!
I have no doubt that our clients will continue to grow their businesses as they implement the D2D Millionaire program.
Even if you already have a door-to-door sales program, I can make it better! And if you don’t…let me show you how it’s done.
Maybe both are appealing…but it really doesn’t matter because D2D Millionaire is your best bet when it comes to making great money and preparing for your future career. Here’s why:
YOUR SALES EXPERIENCE
D2D Millionaire gives its sales reps a door-to-door experience like no other. The training process before and during the selling season is unmatched. And, because only a small number of sales reps are hired, each rep is given the personal attention he/she deserves which amplifies learning and earning!
Sales rep attrition is not part of the D2D Millionaire business model.
D2D has no desire for you to become a career, door-to-door salesperson. Your door-to-door sales experience could potentially assist you in becoming an equity owner with D2D. Or, you could gain access to D2D’s network of companies in various industries. The door-to-door sales experience at D2D is proving ground for future opportunities.
Door-to-door sales is a means to an end, and a potentially lucrative end at that!
You deserve the best door-to-door sales opportunity out there, and as a member of the D2D Millionaire Team you get it!
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Recruiters for door-to-door sales companies will often promote free pizza meetings in hopes of enticing job-seeking (and free food-seeking) college students. But as you know…nothing in this world is really free…is it?
Recruiters set the hook with free pizza, but the actual purpose of the free food give-a-way is to inform pizza-eating attendees how the summer sales experience with their company will be better than the other door-to-door sales companies out there.
Sales reps should be aware of recruiting ‘tricks of the trade,’ and know what to look for when choosing a summer sales company…pass the pepperoni!
First, no matter what a recruiter pitches about how much fun it will be working in his/her office, the bottom line is that a summer sales job knocking doors is difficult. If your primary purpose for summer employment is to have fun, then summer sales is not for you. Long days, hot temperatures and constant rejection is tough to deal with on a daily basis. Don’t let a recruiter fool you into thinking about all the fun you will have, because if you’re off the doors having fun, you aren’t making money.
Second, recruiters may attempt to sell potential sales reps on why the location(s) they are recruiting for are the absolute best for knocking doors. This is understandable, but quite frankly, hard-working and skilled sales reps can sell anywhere! There is no such thing as an ‘untapped’ area. Now-a-days there are multiple companies knocking doors selling the same product in every market. In my 17+ years knocking doors and managing sales teams, I’ve learned it matters less ‘where’ but more ‘who.’ I’ve had offices in traditional and non-traditional markets and every year our top sales reps come from different locations. If you work hard and develop the sales skills needed, you will be successful regardless of market.
Finally, recruiters oftentimes attempt to offer a higher signing bonus to sales reps in an effort to draw them towards their company. The reality is, an extra $1,000 in signing bonus money is the equivalent of a few sales (depending on what you are selling) in commissions. Therefore, signing bonus money should carry little to no weight in determining which summer sales opportunity you should pursue. The lion’s share of your earnings will be made from commissions, not a signing bonus.
As you make your decision on a summer sales company, set aside the recruiting gimmicks and base your decision on what you want from the experience. Some sales reps like being a little fish in a big pond, whereas others would prefer being a big fish in a little pond. It comes down to preference really. Would you perform better with a large number of sales reps in an office or would a smaller team better suit your needs? These are the types of questions you should be asking yourself as you consume that last piece of meat lovers.
Ultimately, you must have confidence that the company you choose will help you to maximize your earning potential. Find the summer sales company that best fits your personality and overall desires for your summer sales experience.