You don’t need to work in a Sales department to know how to sell. When clients come to me and say they don’t know how to convince hiring companies of their potential or worth, I would gently remind them that we all have the skill to sell as this is part of our daily life. We sell our ideas to investors or clients, we sell our point of views and opinions to our bosses, colleagues and friends, we sell to our kids or partner.
When we really believe in something, we know how to promote it and we promote it very well. So why can’t we do it for ourselves if we really believe in ourselves?
Timothy Gallwey who wrote The Inner Game of Work, mentioned in his book that a 5 year old, is skilled at selling parents by developing rapport, by handling objections creatively, by changing their approach, by customizing their sales approach, by not being fear of rejection or fear of failure and always come back and try again.
My 3 years old daughter does that all the time, and I admire her persistence, her way of trying to convince us and her cleverness.
She is very focus on her end goal, and that’s why she is able to change her approach.