My first job out of college was with a large and well established insurance company. They specialized in supplemental insurance, but for many it was their only insurance. It was, and after a quick look at their web-site I believe still is, sold door to door.
That's right - I was a door to door insurance salesman. We were given a list of current clients and then let loose on a territory, to which we'd traveled. And then we went door to door on "cold" calls, explaining why this policy was a good idea. We worked in mid to lower economic situations, because they were often the folks who needed this type of insurance.
Sales is fun when you honestly believe what you have to offer is what someone needs or wants. I know folks were helped when they at some point had to use the insurance policy I sold them. But selling is not for the faint of heart.
Today I'll get a look at the proposal for my book Next Stop, Chancey. This is the proposal which will be sent out to several publishers by my agent. It will tell about me and include the first three chapters of my book. Wow.
Kinda feels like those days pulling into a long drive way and then walking up to the door after an entire morning of "No's". Scary - but the only way to get a "Yes" is to knock on the door.
Here's to knocking.