The Drivers of Greatness —DeWese

I JUST finished carefully reviewing the Forbes magazine Richest 400 Americans list for 2009.
I didn’t make the ranking.

First, I am nowhere to be found on the People magazine Sexiest Man in America list and I’m not even an also ran on the Richest Americans list. I am not on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

If there was a Most Enabling list, though, I’d be ranked in the top 20. I am one hell of a great enabler. No tough love from me, only how much can I help? That’s probably why I’m not on the Richest 400 list.

I’ve coached more than 300 baseball wins for various teams ranging from 12-year-old to semi-pro teams. That should put me on some list. I also pitched more than 100 wins in several softball leagues before retiring. Maybe there’s a ranking somewhere for softball pitching wins.

By the way, the Forbes 400 richest people’s total wealth declined more than $300 trillion this year due to the recession. Glad I wasn’t part of that loss. I’m too smart to lose that kind of money. I never invested a nickel with Bernie Madoff, so I also avoided that debacle. I must be some kinda genius.

We need a list of the Top Print Salespeople in America. If we had one and published it, competitors would be in a recruiting frenzy trying to steal the top producers to get their “books” of business. I know some sales reps who sell more than $20 million annually, and even more salespeople who sell north of $10 million.

Don’t call me for the names!

All those top producers are some kind of geniuses. No different than Tiger Woods, or Payton Manning or Albert Pujols. There are some common factors that led to these athletes’ greatness—the same factors that lead to greatness among print salespeople.

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