So Jose Canseco, the man who brought disgrace (and honesty) to professional baseball and himself with the steroids scandal, was supposed to fight fellow tarnished star Lenny Dykstra over the weekend.
Dykstra, the former Phillies and Mets outfielder, was nicknamed “Nails” not for his beautiful manicure, but for his reported toughness — the kind of toughness that might delude you into thinking that you can fight someone twice your size.
Well, it didn’t happen. Nails didn’t show up.
He’s got other things to worry about though — like bankruptcy and cocaine, grand theft auto and indecent exposure charges. Prison time is almost certain when the authorities get around to it.
As for Canseco, the ex-slugger overinflated by illegal doses of human growth hormone, he’s been financially drained by two divorces and recently had his primary home foreclosed upon. In 2008, he walked away from his 7,300 square-foot mansion in California when he decided the $2.5 million mortgage was too much of a burden.
“You know my life, this financial thing, is a very complicated issue,” he told the TV show “Inside Edition” after the housing loss. “Obviously, when you make all that money, people think, `OK, let’s assume it is $35 million.’ People have to understand that $35 million, you’re paying the government 41 percent. That leaves you with about $17 or $18 million, not even. Then you’re taking care of your whole family.”
So how does this happen? How does “not even” $18 million become a tight budget to take care of your family?
But Canseco and Dykstra are hardly the only fame-starved celebs willing to get bruised for a few bucks.
If you’re the rubbernecked type who likes to slow down at car accidents, consider the “celebrity” fight staged over the weekend pitting Amy Fisher, a.k.a. “The Long Island Lolita,” against Nadya Suleman, a.k.a. “The Octomom.” Fisher is notorious for trying to kill the wife of her lover Joey Buttafuoco in the early 1990s and spent seven years in prison. The Octomom, of course, has made a mockery of fertility treatments, increasing her family size from six to 14 children with just one pregnancy.
We’re not going to tell you who won, because that’s not really the point.
The takeaway message here is “How do I NOT become them?” How do I not become so desperate for income that personal safety and integrity get sacrificed for short-term gain?
Of course, you know the answer is Mojo.
It doesn’t take courage to beat someone up or get beat up. It takes courage to overcome call reluctance, that butterlies-in-the-stomach feeling we all face when we do cold sales calls over the phone. Whether you are selling real estate, automobiles, insurance or financial services, The Mojo Mojo Power Dialer helps take the stress out of the process.
Blasting out 250 calls an hour, the system’s First Hello technology allows you to speak to a prospect when they first pick up the phone — meaning they won’t be agitated by the feeling they are talking to a robot.
Mojo’s lead management software automatically guides you through the process of following up with your qualified or targeted leads and turning them into customers. Each time you use Mojo or Mobile Mojo, there’s no guessing. The system tells you who you’ve already called, who you need to call, and who you need to follow up with.
It continuously separates your data stream into Hot Leads, Warm Leads, Cold Leads and Customers, so you can devote the appropriate resources to the prospects with the greatest potential for success.
With Mojo’s help, you’ll develop the discipline and persistence necessary to thrive in any kind of sales. There’ll be no need to have to fight for your lunch ticket — unless you really want to.
There are some sales pros who actually would be fun to watch in the ring. If you haven’t seen Keller Williams real estate agent Deric Lipski in action, for example, you owe it to yourself to see how endurance can be one of your greatest assets!