There’s a Facebook group for distributors with my company and this is what somebody posted the other day:
“Spur of the moment prize draw in town. 20 straight “no’s”. Thank you very much!”
I didn’t reply because I didn’t want people to take it the wrong way. But honestly 20 No’s is nothing. I once got 92 straight No’s.
In fact if you look back over my statistics you will see that I got 26 straight No’s as recently as May 15th. But what that meant was that the Law of Averages owed me a good day and I’ve been waiting patiently for it to turn up ever since. Finally it arrived today – and to celebrate I have instituted a change in the 30-minutes-a-day rule, so please pay close attention:
Start time was 1028 after depositing the Bed and Breakfast takings and posting my grandson’s birthday present: This left not much time before I had to leave for my first appointment but I did manage nine minutes of prize draw and made an appointment for June 8th.
Then it was off to the stationers to buy paper for all the printing I need to do for this Sunday’s Cold-Market Academy. Since there was no queue at the checkout, I asked the young man if he would like to enter the prize draw and he did – and now he is looking at the website.
Since it normally takes five minutes to get someone to enter the draw, I have decided that every time I get a form filled in – no matter how that comes about – then it’s worth five minutes off the total time.
So obviously I was keen to do it again and knock off another five: The next call was to the vehicle repair shop (bit of a shunt in Ipswich on Sunday). When the estimator had finished and assured me it was just a “little job”, I asked if he could do me a favour and he said Yes. Result: Now I have to call him when he gets back from holiday in mid-June.
So the clock was now up to 19 minutes and considering I had one appointment and one callback to show for it, I might have been excused for calling it a day. But the great thing about this blog is that I have to do the full half an hour or face the shame of admitting publicly that I am not “walking the walk”. So it was back to the car park where the second person I spoke to gave me an appointment for Thursday and the third person has asked me to call his wife at 11 O’clock tomorrow.
And the wonderful thing is that really this was only half an hour out of the day – which left time for two appointments resulting in two customers and one distributor. So where did the other customer and distributor come from? Someone had found me on the Internet. I talked him through the signup process while driving home…
|21.05.12||1028 – 1037||Woodbridge car park||9||7||Yes|
|1120 – 1125||Stationers||5 (14)||1 (8)|
|1530 -1535||Vehicle repair shop||5 (19)||1 (9)||Yes|
|1640 – 1645||Woodbridge Car Park||5 (24)||2 (11)||Yes|
|1645 – 1653||8 (32)||1 (12)||Yes|
Total for May: Prize Draw: 4hr 47 mins. Customers: 5. Distributors 5.