Everyone Is A Seller
“I don’t care how many degrees you have on the wall, if you don’t know how to sell, you’re probably going to starve.”
Everyone is in sales.
When you convince your significant other to go with you to the movie you want to see, that’s a sale.
When you convince your child to stay in school, that’s a sale.
When you convince a friend to stop drinking, that’s a sale.
I’m reminded of a conversation I had one day with a boyfriend named Bobby. I was trying to convince him to go with me to a movie.
Well, Bobby was a salesperson too, and all of a sudden noticed all the sales techniques I was using on him.
He said, “Chellie, you are closing all the time and you don’t even know you’re doing it!”
When I said, “Well, you know you want to see me,” he said, “That’s the Assumptive Close!”
I continued, “And we could either go see that romantic comedy or the spy movie” to which he said, “That’s the Alternative of Choice Close!”
I said, “We would have fun, get to laugh, eat popcorn, have some balance in our lives, and the only down side is taking some time away from work.”
“Benjamin Franklin Close!” Bobby hooted.
“So what do you think?” I said, and stopped talking.
Bobby didn’t say anything either.
After a long silence, Bobby said, “Final Close, and The Next One Who Speaks Loses. I guess that’s me.”
And so we went to the movies!
We’re all making sales every day. Use your powers of persuasion to convince others to contribute to your charity, organize political action, improve the schools in your community, or help you turn a hobby into a money-making home business.
Help your company to make more money—and then convince the powers that be to give you a raise. The raise will not come automatically—you have to ask for it and show the reasons why you deserve it. It’s a sale.
You are a marvelous, creative human being and endless opportunities await you. Look for them.
Then sell your way into them.
Today’s Affirmation: “I am a marvelous, creative person and wonderful opportunities await me.”