Statistically Speaking

Posted by on August 20, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Number of physicians in the US: 700,000.

Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year: 120,000.
Accidental deaths per physician: 0.171 (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Number of gun owners in the US: 80,000,000.
Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups): 1,500.
Accidental deaths per gun owner: 0.0000188

Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
FACT: Not everyone has a gun, but everyone has at least one Doctor.

We can use similar statistical analysis to prove that bedrooms are more dangerous than kitchens, or even bathrooms!

Try this exrcise with your sales team. Have them find some of their own statistics regarding their performance, your company, your marketplace. I’ll bet that you could be misinterpreting them and they could be hindering your performance mindset and motivation.

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