I was challenged to write a post for this title which was part of a writing exercise. Since I like kittens I figured why not. Let’s have some fun with it!
I admit it. There are few things I like better than sales, but kittens would be right up there. In fact kittens pretty much rule on the internet. But sales (the act of) is awesome too.
Just to clarify this isn’t about a sale as in Black Friday or BOGO. It’s about action. Making the sale. That’s the awesome I’m referring to.
Making a sale means happiness. Always has. For one, it means that I’ve made a connection with someone. It also means they liked what I had to offer (sweet) and decided it would be a good value for them. (Also sweet.) I get to help someone else. And since most of my sales involve a service component, I know I’ll also get the chance to help them reach their goal.
Other awesome things that happen when you make a sale.
If you sell a lot of books, you might get on the NYT best sellers list like Lewis Howes just did. Amazing.
How about myveggiechef in Nashville. Her sales mean that folks are getting healthy food delivered right to their door. You know both the buyer and seller in this equation feel really good about their choice.
Teresa Cleveland learned to build websites because she wanted one. Then someone said “hey me too” and she built one for them. Then another. She did it because she like helping others. Since then she’s built hundreds of site that people happily paid for. For her making a sale = helping someone pursue their passion.
All sorts of things are fun to sell (and buy.) There are always two sides to the equation. Think how rewarding it was to buy your first home. Believe me, the seller was just as happy. The popularity of crowd-funding sites is that we’re not just buying a product, we’re also helping to make someone’s dream possible.
My goal for 2016: Make selling/sales = dream fulfilling.
How can I offer products and services that make dreams come true? And how can I help you do the same thing? Because I can’t provide kittens for everyone – but making dreams come true?
That’s a sales goal worth fighting for.
How can I help you with your sales goal? Even better, how can I help your dream come to life?
Let’s do that!