The morning after a blizzard dumped nearly a foot of snow – I hopped in my F150, blasted Kraddy on the stereo and went looking for snow drifts to bust. I soon found a snow covered road on a steep hill.
The snow drifts were up to my headlights.
My tires spun…the truck fishtailed…I nearly got stuck more than once.
Then something happened. I got passed by an rusty old Dodge pickup.
While I was spinning, the old pickup went smoothly – effortlessly – up the hill.
I had a fairly new F150 with good tires and all the latest gizmos…
His truck had to be at least 20 years old, and looking pretty rough.
So what’s the reason he was able to pass me so easily?
BECAUSE I’M AN IDIOT AND HE’S NOT.
He knows how to drive in the snow. Whereas I’m basically a city-boy wussy faker wanna-be truck owner who has no experience tackling a snow covered hill.
The guy in the old Dodge pickup is the real deal.
I had the better look, but he had better skills.
Which got me to thinking…
This lesson can be helpful for anyone in business dealing with people who try to sell them stuff.
Make sure you seek out people with experience and skills so you get good advice and the product or service that will work best for you.
Don’t spin your wheels with people who simply look the part!