I never wanted to be a salesperson. In fact it was the last thing I wanted to do or be. I remember consciously thinking that in high school. But there I was, and here I am. And I was, and am very good at it. And since I didn't know what else to do or be, and not being confident enough or able to just sit with not knowing, I went for it.
I still do it to and make a good living at it, but it is the teaching I love.
But even that is becoming less fulfilling.
Because I am more interested in something else, and that is Myself, my own mental and spiritual health. My untapped side, my hurt side, the sides I have ignored my whole life, by surviving, largely in part to being good at selling myself through life. Through my formal education, my job interviews, my relations, etc.
So am I going to give up selling?
No, I have come to love selling and understand how important it is. But I am going to try and integrate my own personal development and selling, because I feel what I do and teach can be much more valuable.
I know sales strategy, tactics and skills are essential. Like anything you want to be great at, you have to master these to become a master at it.
But I want to elevate sales, for myself and those I teach, to a more meaningful level. One where who we are as individuals permeates our sales approach, touches people differently and truly creates a difference.
Not only a difference where we sell more, but where our interactions touch people in a way that matters much more than just selling and buying.
Sounds heavy. I don't like that it sounds that way. But it is where I want to bring my life’s energy. Been wanting to do it for 40 years so it is about time.
Let’s see how it goes. Hope you come along with me.