It is surprising to talk to entrepreneurs and salespeople around the world.
Many of these individuals do not like to sell their ideas or products.
This is not only surprising—it is bad for business. People who hate to
sell are never going to become very good at it and businesses can lose
revenue. Watch any video of a market leader like Steve Jobs and you will
see someone who loves to sell. Each product has its own story and
purpose. If you can sell that story, you can sell the product or idea.
An Indicator of More
If you want to know if a business will succeed, try talking to the CEO
about selling. If they hate selling products, they will not get as far
as they could in their field. CEOs who love to sell ideas and take this
love to the heart of their business will succeed more than CEOs who hate
Why do People Hate Sales?
Each person has their own reason for hating sales. A few common reasons
are generally at the center of the issue. Many individuals think that
selling a product is manipulative. They feel like they are convincing
someone to buy a product that they did not want to buy beforehand.
Other individuals dislike selling because they think it is boring. With
most business tasks, you can work at your own speed and stop when you
want to. When you are engaged in selling a product, you have to slow
down and lead the customer through the process. People who are used to a
high-speed world do not enjoy selling because they do not like to move
at the slower pace.
The last reason people tend to dislike selling is because they view it
as annoying. Years of telemarketers and e-mail advertisers have made it
so any salesman seems like nature’s latest annoyance. People do not want
to be a pest so they choose not to sell anything. If you believe any of
these reasons, you will find it next to impossible to enjoy selling
products and ideas.
Why You Can Enjoy Sales
If you want to become good at selling a product, you have to change your
approach to it. We have to undercut your old beliefs about sales and
replace them with new concepts. Selling is actually a way to help
customers. Avoid the people who do not need an item and focus on selling
the product for someone who does want it. You are doing a good deed by
helping someone to get what they want and they will appreciate how
helpful you are.
In reality, selling is never boring. Throughout the entire process, you
are constantly learning something new. You become better skilled in your
field and develop strong interpersonal communication skills. Selling
enables you to see life from the client’s side. Not only will this make
selling interesting for you, it can help you to design the next product.
Likewise, selling is actually a very sociable activity. You are not
annoying someone if you learn how to sell a product right. You get to
have interesting, unique conversations and meet new clients. Most
individuals get in to business to meet people and learn new
things—selling can enable you to do just that.
For your business idea or product to be successful, you have to be able
to sell it. This one factor can make or break whether a product can
work. At first, learning how to sell can be difficult and troublesome.
Overtime, it becomes second nature and you will be able to do that with