What Salespeople Can Learn from Netflix’s “Wednesday”

Don Lee
ILLUMINATION
Published in
8 min readDec 12, 2022

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Be Resilient & Adaptable

Wednesday is weird, but don’t underestimate her. Credit: Image: Wednesday Netflix/Instagram

What can a 15-year-old gothic teenage woman teach us about being a better salesperson?

Let’s find out.

But first, a warning — this post will include spoilers from the new Netflix TV eight series show “Wednesday,” which is based on The Addams Family. If you haven’t seen the show yet, I suggest you stop reading this post and return once you view it.

Summary

Wednesday (played by Jenna Ortega) is forced by her parents to attend Nevermore Academy, a private boarding school for outcasts. She was expelled from her previous school because she attempted murder on the swim team for harassing her younger brother (played by Isaac Ordonez).

Nevermore Academy is probably Wednesday’s last resort. She has attended eight schools in the past five years. If she has any more transgressions, she may end up being homeschooled. Or worst, if she commits more crimes, she could end up in juvenile hall or prison.

To say that Wednesday is weird and eccentric is putting it mildly. She always wears black clothes, she dons pigtails which are out of style for most present-day teenage women, she rarely blinks, and she has a deadpan and wicked sense of humor that can make your skin crawl.

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Don Lee
ILLUMINATION

Sales professional, Writer. Blog: http://dononselling.com. Author: Jumpstart your Sales Career: Help for New Salespeople — https://amzn.to/3eXg0O4.