Monday, June 21

I had to be into work fairly early this morning, which meant that I was driving right in the middle of rush hour.  Usually I drive toward its end, when traffic tends not to be too bad.  Today it was, indeed, too bad.  Suffice to say that it was not a pleasant experience.  During a group meeting at work I tried to bring up the failure of the weekend’s much-anticipated publicity event.  What I was hoping for was a post-mortem examination of just what went wrong so the mistakes aren’t likely to be repeated.  Nothing of the sort happened, there seemed to be no desire on management’s part to discuss the issue.  Even so, I’ve got some ideas about what to do and what not to do for similar events in the future.  It looked as if I was going to be in the middle of evening rush hour too, but I was able to get out just early enough to avoid the worst of the traffic.  My trip home took about 35 to 40 minutes, as compared to over an hour for the morning’s trip.  Once I got home I made some calls, but of course got voicemailed every time.  Now, one would think that if a prospect were no longer interested, after having gotten multiple voicemail messages from me, he or she would call me to inform me of that fact and in the process stop further messages.  Logical, right?  Of course it does not work out that way, due to the fact that no one ever returns calls from insurance agents.   Before starting this line of work I never quite realized how utterly illogical people really are.  Now I have no doubts.   On a much better note, however, I sold a policy in the evening.  It was to a person I knew, and not located too far away.  It’s a relatively small universal life policy, with a modest commission, but any commission is helpful.

Gym: 40 minutes on the stationary cycle at a nice pace of 19 mph.

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