Assessing Failure

Sales professionals come from many backgrounds: accounting, engineering, teaching, corporate America – careers that have not required phoning strangers, shaking hands and smiling when you don’t feel like it. Now you must.

It is not easy to taste success if economic conditions, shortage of money, aggressive, even unethical, competitors, and your own weaknesses conspire to bankrupt you. But if you’re going succeed as a Master Seller it maybe time to stop placing blame on others and focus inward on what you can do to hone your craft. Do you have any suppressed self-destructive traits or long-time hang-ups that are roadblocks to promoting your success? Are you putting yourself out of business?

Right now, ask yourself if there was one thing you could do to improve your success rate, what would that be? Ask yourself What have you been avoiding and putting off? Quick now, what’s the first thing that comes to mind with these questions?

Right now, say it out loud……..

This is awareness.


Learning from Failure

Poster for LearningA lost sale is a failure
And  an opportunity to learn.
If you blame someone else
Or the circumstance
There is no end to the blame.

Like the seasons
Deals are won and lost.
Make failure the  opportunity to start again,
Yet this time more intelligently.

The Master Seller
Meets their own obligations
Corrects their own mistakes
Doing what they  need to do
Demanding  nothing of others.

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