Have you ever wanted to be great?

By Mike Coday •  Updated: 03/29/21 •  2 min read

Dear Friend,

Have you ever wanted to be great?

There are those who will slip through time without a footnote to mark their life.

Ignoring the talents they buried long ago, they will answer the master who required much more and lose their reward for it will be given to others.

You were entrusted with a talent, a skill, a trade that only you can wear because the world’s scorn for yet one more lowly salesman is too worrisome for mere mortals to bear.

Most will collapse beneath the weight tumbling straight to a less scorned role – waiting on another order to take. Content to live beneath their call, they live on crumbs when they were created to be king.

But not so the great!

Yes, they do stumble and fall again and again, each failure giving them strength until the day their apprenticeship is complete, no longer holding them bound.

Great salesmen are creators – like their master craftsman before – pulling something out of what seems like nothing. There are no boundaries to their design.

They sense the faintest hints of opportunity and consider all possibilities while others will walk blindly by.

Their sixth sense receives constant updates and seamlessly passes that intelligence through every fiber of their body for immediate action.

No wait, no delay, and no hesitation… they move without motivation because their instinct is to create.

There are no time cards that say stop and no sales meetings to signal begin.

They are on when they are off.

What they are cannot be stopped.

That’s what makes them great.


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Mike Coday

Mike started selling roofs in '95 while working as a youth pastor at a small church in North Texas. A decade later he transitioned to speaking at industry conferences and training outside sales teams. Today, he works exclusively as the premier consultant to roofing company owners who are driven for growth.