Selling, as a general rule, gets a bad rap. People have lots of opinions about sales. Most of them aren’t good. Often what springs to mind is the picture of that sleezy, used car type. The type of sales person who could care less about what you really want and need, because they are to busy trying to suit their own agenda…making quota.
Here’s the deal. You need to sell if you want to succeed. That is a reality. If you are a business owner, you have to sell and if you think you can avoid it, think again. Want to move ahead in your career? Guess what. You must sell yourself. Need the kids to get certain chores down around the house? Yup. You’ve got to sell them. Frankly, i can’t think of much in this world that doesn’t require selling. Time to develop that sales mindset right now.
OK, so I’m what many people would probably say is a natural born sales person. I’m a promoter for myself and others. I love to make connections and connect other people to great products and services. If you can get it in your head that sales is about making connections, building relationships and delivering something of value to someone else, you will have just made a giant leap toward being a great sales person.