Doing things you normally wouldn't just to succeed
November 9, 2011 2:51pm CST
Ever done things you normally wouldn't do for success? I have. I've done handing out flyers in Recto and going house to house offering my products to my neighbors. All because I want success. The good thing about it is, it has made me less arrogant and nearer to my goal of helping people. Maybe the only thing I still won't do is suck up to anyone.
10 Nov 11
Hi Chipesterkhan, I hope you have good successes with going house to house. I think many of us are too shy or not motivated to go to this extent for the sake of making money. Those who have strong faith in their religions are better than us. I think their motivation is stronger than us. That is why they use their spare time, and money, to bring brochures, and then go to every house and talk to people. The only thing is that many of them are too persistent, and stubborn. They refuse to accept that others have the right to worship in whatever ways they want.
9 Nov 11
Thanks for sharing. All i ever done is to look online. I did spend a little time offline at one time but that is selling a product and it got so difficult (I have to bring my kids along) that I have to give it up. I think if you suck up, some people will see straightaway and that will not do you any good anyway. I have once been approached by a lady who pretended to be interested in my product when all she wants to do is to sell hers. I think that is disgusting and all the time I have wasted on her is unforgivable.
11 Nov 11
Its not known as 'sucking up' its known as finding out what your customers want and need so that you can laugh all the way to the bank. If you go into sales in a big way you will have to meet and deal with a lot of people who on a good day you would not spend half a second with if they were the last people on earth. But look at it this way, all those big corporations that are filthy rich don't care what the person is like just as long as they spend their money on their products. They will have their employees bend over backwards to please the clients. That is where you get the saying that 'the customer is always right'. Keep your integrity but just do what you have to do to get the customer to buy your product. Sometimes it takes a lot of explanation of what the product is and what it can do for them but once they are convinced you will have a loyal customer that will be spending with you on a regular basis. It makes no sense to get on your high horse and walk away offended just because they cant see the big picture where your product is concerned. You need to know your product inside out and upside down so that anything they throw at you you will be able to respond in a positive manner. And always, keep smiling. You will have a bigger grin when you make the sale.