My Quest for “Career Bliss”–Yes, it Exists!

Originally posted on Flavored Lemons:
a guest blog post by shopgirl of shopgirlanonymous.com ? ? My daddy could sell ‘ice to an eskimo’, or so I was told.  Growing up, I remember my daddy was a jovial person.  He laughed more than any human I have still yet to meet, and he always donned a smile that…

Evolving your Sales Approach

“Everything is temporary”, this has been my mantra for the past several years.  Whether a situation is good or a situation is terrible, it will eventually end and a new situation will begin.  This rings true not only for our personal path but also in our careers. Sometimes I feel some company’s keep things too temporary,… Read More

The Mall that Cried Wolf

“They were screaming, ‘We have to get in the back, there’s a shooter,’ ” said one mom. -KHOU-11 Willowbrook Mall in Houston, TX was one of my first malls, at the cloudy to recall age of two.  I remember waffle fries and I remember lunches at Chelsea Street.  I remember the screaming of the 80’s… Read More

When District Managers Distract

Last Wednesday as my Grandmother and I entered Pier 1 Imports and for the snowiest day of the year the store actually had three different sets of customers. The store was also filled with the laughter of five Pier 1 employees, only one wearing the blue Pier 1 apron.  One wore only a sweater and a name tag,… Read More

10 Questions to Consider before Diving into Direct Sales

In the 11th episode of NBC’s Marry Me last week Crista Flannagan humorously portrayed the stereotypically feared direct sales consultant, entrapping Gil and Dennah with a personal testimony and sales pitch that tricks them into purchasing more inventory of her diet-shake to redistribute than they could possibly manage.  Although not all direct sales consultants are so… Read More