Is Your Glass Half Full? — DeWese
When you are introduced to someone new, your first instinct is to:
A) Learn about and befriend the person.
B) Let that person prove to you that she/he is likeable.
When a friend feels rotten, you can be counted on to:
A) Come up with an inspiring solution to their problem or at least provide a shoulder to cry on and some friendly support.
B) Commiserate—there’s an old saying, “misery loves company.”
The evening news makes you feel:
A) Eager to help make the world a better place.
B) I don’t often watch the news. It’s too depressing because I’m worried and wary of the future.
If you scored 8 “a” answers, then you are a cockeyed optimist and are destined to break sales records. If you scored 6 to 7 “a” answers, you are a positive, glass half-full person and should either continue selling or help us all out and run for the U.S. Senate. If you scored 4 to 5 “a” answers, you are borderline and should find a swami to wrap hot incense towels around your head for six months until you pass this test.
Less than 4? You know the answer. You are so pessimistic that you should keep collecting your draw. You are helping all the 6-8 salespeople become even more successful.
Thanks for your help Dave and Kitty (KS is actually a woman) with this questionnaire. The rest of you get out there and sell something!
(Editor’s Notes: Harris DeWese is one of our industry’s most vocal advocates for the advancement of women in printing. He is the founder and largest contributor to the Joan Davidson Scholarship Fund, a fund that provides college scholarships for deserving women who seek careers in the graphic arts. Joan Davidson is the current, and first female, chairman of the National Association for Printing Leadership. For more information, contact Joan Kasper at the NAPL.