Everything … and I mean everything … is selling. The food you ate for dinner last night came to your table because someone sold something. The fuel you put in your car has to be sold to the gas station and then again to the consumer. The diapers you put on your baby had to be sold to someone or your baby would be diaperless. The list goes on to infinity. Literally.
If someone had told me years ago that I’d be selling anything, I would have laughed uncontrollably. Why? Because a “salesperson” conjures up a vision of the old snake oil salesman. Sadly, some people still think that way. As Zig Ziglar would say, that’s ‘stinkin’ thinkin.’ Zig devoted himself to raising the image of salespeople everywhere. I admire his work and tireless devotion.
Our buddy, Zig, also said “Money isn’t everything, but it is reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.” Until we somehow magically no longer have a need to pay for things, money is still it.
So what did I sell when I began my career in the staffing industry? Peace of mind. The peace of mind that comes with hiring the right employees for the job. It’s what I did for many, many companies. The ripple effect was amazing! The company was delighted and so was the new employee. I made sure of it. Was it challenging at times? Yes. Was it rewarding? Yes, because the rewards outstripped the challenges by a mile.
I’m no longer in the staffing business, but I’m still in the “peace of mind” business. And I absolutely love it. How cool is it to be able to show someone how to bring their standard of living up, providing them with more disposable income and more freedom? In my humble opinion, it just doesn’t get any better than this. I love being able to show people how to lower their financial stress.
Am I selling you something right now? No. Not unless you’re in the market for peace of mind. Fill out the contact form here if that’s what you want.
Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’