You are my soldiers…

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This was a speech I held for my sales officers in order for them to realize what is required to be a successful Sales Officer and what I expected from them. Enjoy:

You are my soldiers.

 

I stand in front of you because we have a war to win a combat to fight and a battle to do.

We need to be prepared, trained and suited up.

I will give you all the things you need for this war. All the weapon you need, all the supply you ask for and all the strategy we plan.

I will stand behind you and support you.

I will take care of you and lift you up.

I will lead you forward and make you strong.

But you need to be willing to fight for me, for the company and last but not least for yourself, for your family.

I know I am your new captain.

I know you might not trust me.

I know for a fact that you have doubts.

But I can also see that we have problems and with that said, I have a problem.

I don’t see the fire in some of you.

I don’t see the passion and the glow in some of you.

I can’t feel the hunger in some of you.

Some of you are not willing to fight this war.

Some of you don’t care.

Some of you are not soldiers, my soldiers.

Even though you are my soldiers.

But still…

We have a war to fight and…

You are my soldiers.

I know we lost some soldiers, I lost some soldiers

I am well aware that we lost some of our sergeants, I lost some sergeants

I also truly know that we lost some fights.

And I am well aware that we lost some time and momentum as well

But the war is still on and I do want to win this war, more than I don’t want to lose it.

I am in this war to win, I am not in this war to avoid losing.

And… it’s not too late to win the war even if we lost one or two battles

Because you are my soldiers.

We have new soldiers coming in

We have new sergeants already here

And we have for sure a good strategy to make us recover and pick up lost causes

Because you are my soldiers.

So again…

I will give you all the things you need for this war. All the weapon you need, all the supply you ask for and all the strategy we plan.

I will stand behind you and support you.

I will take care of you and lift you up.

I will lead and guide you forward and make you strong.

But you need to be willing to fight for me, for the company and last but not least for yourself and your family.

Because you are soldiers, my soldiers and last but not least the company’s soldiers.

So… what defines a good soldier?

What is the criteria for a soldier?

What do you value in a soldier?

And last but not least, what do I value and look for in a soldier a warrior a fighter?

I see a soldier having a heart of a lion – braveness, courage, boldness and hungry

I value stamina, determination and endurance – as a lion

I look for discipline and self-control – as the lion

I search for one who never gives up and always come back – same as the lion

I seek for one who is strong and willing to walk the extra mile without complaining or come with excuses – as the lion

I want to find the soldier who is decisive, focused and show willpower – lion power

I am looking for someone I can trust, someone I can believe in and someone I can count on – like a lion

I want a soldier who can fight even if his sergeant is missing, someone who take charge and have responsibility – ready to be a lion king or a lioness.

Are you that one?

Are you my lion king, are you my lioness?

Are you a soldier?

Because I am going to war and I need soldiers, warriors, strikers who are willing to fight for me, for the company and for themselves, for a better life and for a better and brighter future.

If you are not willing to do this, then you are not my soldier.

If you are not willing to go to war with me let me know, let me know now.

So, I ask you again, are you my soldier, my warrior, my fighter?

If you are, let us go out and win this war, this fight and this battle.

You are my soldiers and I have a dream.

Follow me and I will share with you my dream, my vision and my future.

Join me and taste the sweetness of victory.

Come with me, let’s fulfil the dream, the goal and the purpose.

Let me help you fulfil your dream, your goal and your purpose.

Because you are my soldiers!

And I cannot fight this war on my own.

I need my soldiers, I need you.

I have a dream and you are my soldiers!

United we stand – divided we fall.

WE CAN DO THIS…. Together!

Because you are my soldiers.