Today I read a question with interest- “What are the best sales practices or incentives?” This was geared towards obvious mega corporations and for encouraging better sales from their reps.
A Sell is a Sell. Pretty simple, huh?
I grew up in a family of salesmen. I sold my first car the day I turned 18. I was a veteran hash-slinger by 15.
What I know for certain, is that we all sell something every single day. The waitress upselling you rings instead of fries is Selling. The cashier at the market telling you the daily deal is Selling. The guy putting your roof on is trying to Sell you an upgrade. The dancer is selling you a story on her performance.
Everybody is a salesman!
Every time you try to convince your friends to go along with your crazy ideas- you are selling.
Every time you go to an interview, you are selling yourself. We use our salesmanship skills every single day.
It doesn’t matter if you are a doula, a waitress, a CEO, a crafter, a ‘salesman’, a coach, whatever you do-