I am Joe’s Lead
I am Joe’s Lead
I am Joe’s Lead. That’s what they told me anyway. Here I sit, in his queue. And It’s way boring man.
All I can see is this big banner over my head that says “salesforce.com.” That arrow thingy keeps swiping by me now and then, but never quite lands on me. It’s been 2 darn days. Good times.
Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.
And I am dying fast. Way faster than anyone realizes, particularly, Joe. He doesn’t get it. I’m a Small Business Lead you see. I don’t wait for anyone. I am crazy busy. If I ain’t moving – I’m dying.
I raised my my hand two whole days ago. But I am dying so fast I don’t even remember now how I got here in this thing. I am starting to lose my memory as to why I am here too. When Joe finally clicks on me I’m probably going to flat out forget why the heck he is calling me. I might even deny I wanted a call because frankly I don’t remember why, and dammit, I am busy.
Joe has a bigger problem about me, Lead. He doesn’t get me at all. I’m not “his lead” nor am I his “commission ammunition” or his “meal ticket”. That just ticks me off. I am not something to burn thru, beg for, to be traded around or worse – to be ignored. And don’t think I don’t hear Joe dissin’ me and my peeps when he occaissionaly says we are “weak” or a “joke” or “trash from corporate”. If I could ( stupid glass!), I’d reach out and slap Joe’s scowl and headset clear off his face when I hear that.
Nope, Joe doesn’t get me. I raised that hand somehow, some way 2 days ago. It doesn’t matter how high I raised it – I raised it! And I am not a Lead, I am a Need! I’m a gap, an idea, a dream, a pain that won’t go away, a prayer to save my business, a chance to go big, a plea for some education because I just don’t understand, a fear of my competition, a hope for a few more sales per month or a chance to put a stop to all these customers leaving me.
I am all of those things and more. I am a Need, not a Lead.
Hope this clears things up a bit.
So Joe do me a favor will ya? Click on me man. Do it fast before I forget how you could help me. God knows I needed something.
Till next time,
Grow The Business.