Girl Scout Cookies - Teaching Kids Sales Skills

April 16, 2014

Girl Scout Cookies - Teaching Kids Sales Skills

Love Girl Scout Cookies.

But, sometimes I hate how they’re sold.

You know, when I was a kid and I was a cub scout having to sell candy, my mother would help me a little bit, tell me where to sell, some people to sell to, BUT I was the one that went with the boxes of candy down the  street, door-to-door. I made the phone calls and rang door bells to make sales myself.

What I see now with Girl Scout Cookies is parents doing everything for their daughters to sell. They bring the forms to the office. They call up their friends and family. Where’s the value in that for your KIDS?

The whole goal is to TEACH  the kids. Have them learn how to sell, how money gets made and the importance of helping to  promote a charity and a cause. It should teach them essential personal skills.

Having the parents doing all the work with the kids in the background, or not even present, is just counterproductive.

So, the question is, are you letting your kids grow up? Are you letting them learn the lessons they need to learn? Or, are you doing everything for them?

It’s okay not to come in first place for the Girl Scout Cookie selling contest. I think what’s important is that you teach your kids how to compete, how to sell and how to work  independently by taking on responsibility of their own...just saying.

--
Everyday I ask myself, “What else?” How can I go further? How can I add value, differentiate and be a market disruptor? The way to have a more productive life and to add value both at work and at home, is by paying attention to details. My success as an entrepreneur over the years has been dictated by that. Subscribe to this blog to read more about how you can achieve that success, as well. Always remember, "What Else is in the Details."




Leave a comment


Also in "What Else?" Blog

Jeter and Cuban: Prepared On And Off The Field
Jeter and Cuban: Prepared On And Off The Field

September 20, 2017 1 Comment

On the most recent episode of my podcast, Unplugged with Brandon Steiner, I spoke with two of the premier franchise owners in sports, former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban. 

Continue Reading

We've Been Dealing with Algorithms Before Computers
We've Been Dealing with Algorithms Before Computers

September 18, 2017 1 Comment

I have algorithms just like any social media network you use.

Continue Reading

Do People Really Change?
Do People Really Change?

September 15, 2017

I come from the school of thought where I always think people can change and that, maybe more specifically, I’m going to be the one to change them.

Continue Reading