This is why I do what I do!

This is an unsolicited email from a client in my sales training program. It helped me to remember why I do what I do.

Good Morning Ron;

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I wanted to take  a few moments out and write to you because I had one of; if not the best holiday I have EVER had.  I was sitting here this morning reflecting over my weekend trying to figure out what was different this year so I could recreate it for Christmas! My realization is I was what was different this year.

To give you a brief history I come from a very broken home.  I have actually been on my own since I was 16 years old ( I left on my birthday) I had a lot of abuse both mental and physical from my parents and step-parents alike.  My father was an addict (recovering since 2003) and my mother is still an alcoholic, a functioning one but an alcoholic none the less

I love my parents but one could say I wasn’t dealt the best hand in life.  I have always tried very hard to look at things in a positive light and honestly I just never wanted to end up like my family.  I have always wanted to be the “one who got away” as corny as that sounds.  The way I see it is some people get parents and families who guide them in the ways of life. I figure I was given people who showed me what NOT to do in life.

Enough of that…Going through the program I really have been changing.  I have changed the way I am speaking and most importantly the way I have been listening.  I have learned that my mother is a socializing socializer to the extreme it is her show and if you just sit back and watch the show for a bit it doesn’t drive you crazy and she tends to tone it down some,  if she thinks she is getting the attention she so clearly needs.

My father is a director to the Hitler extreme and as long as he feels he is running the show life gets A LOT easier .  So in short thank you Ron.  Thank you for bringing some calm to my life and an understanding of my parents that I have never been able to have.


Thank you for the email

Ron Finklestein
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Ron Finklestein is an accomplished Sales Training Coach and Consultant for small businesses. Professional and public speaker. International business author.

About Ron Finklestein

Ron Finklestein is an accomplished Sales Training Coach and Consultant for small businesses. Professional and public speaker. International business author.


  1. Love to see great feedback on Sales Training Program like this Ron! Keep up the great work and changing lives like you do!

    • Thanks Troy. I always tell people they will use what I teach in all aspects of their lives and I am surprised how it is being applied. A great reminder of why I do what I do.

  2. Ravindra Kathale says

    Dear Ron,
    It is wonderful to read the mail. I have been a personal counselor and a T Group facilitator and although I do not know what you teach in your courses and what method you use, I could relate to him and the release and relief he is experiencing. I must say you’ve done a great job. My thanks and congratulations to you.
    I have always been maintaining that business is sub-set of life and whatever happens to a person in his personal and social life, affects his effectiveness as a person. He will therefore also benefit professionally as a result of what happened to him personally. You are bringing the right alignment between him as a person and him as a professional.

    Please keep it up. Please convey my best wishes to him. Tell him I am happy for him.
    Ravindra Kathale

    • Thank you. I tell all my clients that what you learn in my program you will use in every aspect of your life and like you suggest, you cannot separate the personal and the profession. What we learn in each we apply to the other. That is why personal growth is so important to business growth.

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