As I lay here in bed, fighting a cold at 12:42am, I think about reps who don’t show up to a team meeting just because they’re “sick.” they can’t bring themselves to come to the office and invest their time for a brief 1.5 hours. I’ve been “sick” now for three days. I have a head cold that seems to worsen over time. I ran two interviews today coughing a terrible cough in between each sentence and I even had to wipe my nose with a tissue – in front of all the applicants – to keep my faucet from running too far. My fever bounced so high that I began to drip sweat down the side of my face before I even got to the “perks” section of the interview.
When you’re a branch manager, there’s no such thing as “call in sick.” you make thing happen regardless of your circumstance.
Tonight, I gave my first sales rep promotion to my newest potential leader, Anthony. It was an incredible, and unfamiliar feeling. Something I know I could never achieve without this managerial opportunity. They say you never forget your reps from your branch; I had six out of eight active reps on my team present tonight. And I poured every once of energy I had into them. Having a team to call your own, a team under your own office – what an amazing feeling. And it’s only just the beginning. Tomorrow, I will have the biggest training class of my summer yet. And it’s only my third training class. I’m so excited to build and create a name for SSF – our name will be on the maps. Watch out nation.
“A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.”