Have You Ever Heard Of A Cigartainer?
When I meet people on a plane or at a party and they get around to asking 'what do you do,' they are usually confused when I tell them I am a Cigartainer.
'Just exactly what is that?' they inquire. I chuckle as I tell them how I travel around the country teaching people at events about the art of rolling a premium cigar while my partner, a authentic Cuban cigar roller, demonstrates.
'You make a living doing that?' they continue. 'Sounds like fun.'
It is fun and I meet so many interesting people. One of the things I pride myself on is that I love people and like to get to know them by asking questions. It's like what I do in my business. In order for me to know that we are a match for a prospect, I have to know what they are looking for.
There are several folks I meet that I don't get the quote because their budget just doesn't reach far enough to have full Cigartainment® at their event. However, I still make friends with some of them and end up wishing them well.
One time on a phone call with a prospect who was having a small wedding reception with a small budget I looked up the phone number of a competitor that was closer to her location that I was. I knew their price was going to be less than mine. Of course, I also knew their service wasn't as good as mine. But the point is I knew this woman and my company wasn't a match but that did not hold me back from trying to help her.
Afterall, at the end of the day, aren't we all judged, when we look in the mirror, on how we treat others? I like helping people. They usually say, 'thank you.' I like hearing 'thank you.' It makes me feel good. It's what I call creating 'long ashes moments.'
I wish you many long ashes moments.
Joe 'the Cigartainer'