Girl Scout Cookies - Teaching Kids Sales Skills


by Brandon Steiner April 16, 2014 0 Comments

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."




Brandon Steiner
Brandon Steiner

Author

Brandon Steiner is the founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia, the largest company of its kind in America. Considered a sports marketing guru, Brandon is a permanent fixture in the media as a regular on ESPN NY Radio 98.7 FM and as host of "The Hook-Up with Brandon Steiner" on YES Network. He has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, and in newspapers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The author of The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports and You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire, Brandon lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife, Mara and children Crosby and Nicole.




Also in "What Else?" Blog

The Easiest $5 I Ever Made
The Easiest $5 I Ever Made

by Brandon Steiner June 23, 2017 0 Comments

Here's a valuable lesson about the easiest $5 I ever made.

Read More

It's Time To Get Your Sh*t Together
It's Time To Get Your Sh*t Together

by Brandon Steiner June 21, 2017 0 Comments

On the most recent episode of my podcast, Unplugged with Brandon Steiner, I spoke with best selling author Sarah Knight on her new book Get Your Sh*t Together.

Read More

1 View Can Change Everything
1 View Can Change Everything

by Brandon Steiner June 19, 2017 0 Comments

You never know how something you write is going to resonate with someone that may be interested in starting or furthering their business with you.

Read More