Monday, July 21, 2008

Normal ME?

I woke up ridiculously early this morning, it was storming, weather warnings - from severe thunderstorm to flooding to tornado. We're still in one piece. I did bring in the patio furniture off of the balcony and I'm happy I did, I suspect I would have found it two floors below, judging by the wind strength.

Today is the day I return to some sort of normalcy, not that what I am going to be doing is any kind of normal for me. I will be happy when once again, I know what I am doing. That takes awhile, and one would think that by now I would be accustomed to not knowing what the hell is going on, but that is not one of my strong points. And we all know it takes time to learn it...I will be at the agency office all day today however, for the most part I will generally be working from home, once I know what that involves. My manager wants me to accompany him on a couple of sales appointments, that will be helpful. He also wants me to accompany a couple of other agents, and I politely refused. They are young and new to sales, and perhaps they have been selling with this company for a while now, but I have been selling longer than they have been alive. I can do this with little help, believe me. I am well aware I need to learn what to do specifically to this company, but after I learn that, leave me alone and let me work. I hope that I didn't sound like I have a bad attitude, that was not my intention. I merely think that sales is sales, whether you are selling health insurance or widgets...(what the hell is a widget anyway?), and I can do it without someone looking over my shoulder. I do not work for this company, I am not their employee. I am a contracted agent. I will listen to their suggestions and will do what is required, which is little by the way, and then, I will do what I feel is best for my own success. Yes, I am aware that isolating yourself when you are in sales is counterproductive...I know all of that. Particularly when you are the kind of person that lacks motivation and discipline. That is not me...and my once weekly sales meetings that take place on Monday is more than enough to keep me in the loop. Other than that...leave me alone. :) So, it will be a long day today. I will stick around into the evening to make calls, as the telephone is going to be my life line. I am not big on calling, I am a better cold caller in person, but I will utilize whatever means I can. I have spent a while now trying to get my state license applied for online, but as usual with any state website, there is some kind of glitch...and will probably have to call them during regular business hours.

Yesterday was such a nice, relaxing, calming day. Mark and I were the only people in this apartment all day, and I think that is a first since we have lived here. We left for a little while to do some shopping, other than that, it was quiet. I did not go out for the bike ride I so desperately wanted, I knew that I had a choice between that and doing any other thing yesterday...had I chosen the ride I would have been on the couch the rest of the day. So I gave that idea up.

I will look for all of you later tonight. Have a happy day. :)


jyankee said...

i get you on that...if you have been doing sales and all that... it's hard to go with new sales people that are still "wet behind the ears"... bad attitude, maybe...but it is the truth isn'T it?

Gypsy said...

Hi Jamie, I'm just trying to catch up as I've been off the blogs for a few days. You sound as busy as ever but don't forget to take some time to relax and look after yourself will you? Big hugs to you and yours.

SOUL: said...

yep - i know what ya mean.
hope it all goes well , and they don't force someone on training wheels to teach you anything.

anyhow-- i hope you have a good and happy day today , gettin back into the routine of a real life. :))
i'm jealous-

Mel Chickk said...

That's one thing my Hubby has always said and the reason I was never too worried about him not having a job. A salesman is a salesman, no matter what the product.

Good luck!

ac said...

I can tell by your writing that you know what you are doing. No one can fake confidence like that! ha!

Good luck today. ac

Kelly Jene said...

You know what you need to do, so that's all that should matter. You'll be a success no matter what you do.

Stay safe in all the nasty weather!

Portia said...

Ah, the day has come:) I hope it's a good day to the start the new routine. Best wishes!