Door To Door – Day 52: Today I Was My Team’s Top Performer

Returning home from work, my team members paraded me with high-fives, cheering: “Ryan, congrats on dropping a two-bomb!!” ‘Two-bomb’ is slang for landing two sales in a single day. In that one day, I sold more accounts than my entire my first month! Ridiculous huh? It’s a crazy feeling to have outperformed your own manager (for once!!!) With two guys being fired last …

Door To Door – Day 22: Ryan Sitting At The Bottom Of The Scoreboard

On Work Day 06, I made my first sale. Currently I’m at Work Day 22. Here’s a photo of the current company scoreboard. See where my name is? Yes, you’re seeing things correctly. It’s sitting at the very bottom. Unfortunately I’m currently #25 in my team, sitting at last place

Door To Door – Day 19: To Quit or To Stay

Our team began with 19 sales reps and now we’re down to 14. Among those original members, 2 quit, 2 had to leave due to family issues, and 1 got fired. Today’s daily training video featured the CEO telling us ‘You can quit whenever you want, but once a quitter, always a quitter. Don’t give up on yourself or you’ll make a habit …

Door To Door – Day 6: Today I Found My First Customer

Day 06: Today I slowly crept up to a medium sized house on the corner of the street. There was only one car in driveway, which is usually an indication that only one of the home owners are present (and consequently only half of the decision makers.. which are not good prospects) Nonetheless, I decided to go with it any way. …

Door To Door – Day 1: The Most Emotionally Demoralizing Day of Work Ever

Have you ever worked a job where you felt so emotionally bombed that you were afraid of showing up at work the next day? Have you ever had a rejection so visceral that you sat on the curb for 90 minutes demoralized, contemplating your life? You ask yourself “why am I doing this job?”. A voice of self-doubt whispers “maybe this …

My Graduation Goal

In my first year at university, I had set a clear goal for myself. To get into the co-op program, get 20 months of work experience, graduate, enter the workforce, and land the highest paying job possible. (Yes, that post was actually three years ago!) From that, I set benchmarks. I met with graduating co-ops and politely asked what their starting salaries …

Legal Training For Door-To-Door Salespeople

As part of our training I’m learning some of the laws around working with door-to-door salespeople. If you knock on a door that has a no-solicitation sign, that is considering trespassing. Door-to-door salespeople have to be licensed by the province. They must show their license upon request. Usually they are wearing an ID card around their neck. If you tell a salesperson …

Vivint Company Overview

Here’s an overview of the company I’m working with over the Summer. Name: Vivint Size: 8000 employees Industry: Smart Home Technology Headquarters: Provo, Utah # of Customers: 1 million, spread between US and Canada