Everybody has heard of the Sherpa; those magnificent people of the mountains without whom most western adventurers and mountaineers would stay firmly in the valleys and never achieve summit. But who are they? Where are they from? And what is the secret of their astounding strength at altitude? Perhaps most importantly for SalesSherpaGPS.com, how come there are no Sales Sherpas named Pasang, Lakpa or Pemba? How does the naming strategy effect B2B Marketing Sales Lead Generation results at SalesSherpaGPS.com?
Naming a child is one of the first responsibilities of parents and one that is agreed upon by both parents with much deliberation and debate. And rightly so! Your name can be influential whether you get promoted, accepted or turn into a criminal (and whether you want to believe it or not, you’re kind of stuck with it!) In this daunting task, some parents succeed while others fail miserably it would seem. However, none have it easy. Well except the Sherpas that is!
Naming Sherpa kids is as easy as figuring out the day of the week, literally and figuratively, for Sherpa kids are named after the day in which they are born! Hence in a Sherpa family all you have are Sundays (Nima), Mondays (Dawa), Tuesdays (Mingma), Wednesdays (Lhakpa), Thursdays (Phurba), Fridays (Pasang) and Saturdays (Pemba). While Sherpas share this custom with their Tibetan brethren beyond the Himalayas, the practice in nowhere near as prevalent in Tibet as it is in Everest Region. The rationale usually given is that the day of birth determines the child’s protector deity and pronouncing the deity’s name reaffirms this association between the child and the deity. Hence, Dawa is protected by the moon while Lhakpa is protected by Mercury and each utterance of the name reinforces their connection.
At SalesSherpaGPS.com, while we respect the Everest Region parents and their child naming convention, we’re a company that’s headquartered in the USA where little/no such naming conjecture is located. We also don’t outsource are B2B Marketing Sales Lead Generation services oversees. So the reason why there are no Sales Sherpas at SalesSherpaGPS.com named Pasang, Lakpa or Pemba is simply one of geography and sourcing of our Sales Sherpas.