When I first started selling I felt so embarrassed about it.
I felt bad that I was taking from people.
I felt like I was manipulating people into doing something they didn’t want to do.
I felt guilty about taking people’s money from them.
I felt ashamed to call myself a salesperson.
My coaches and mentors helped me understand that sales is a noble profession.
They made me realize sales is the lifeblood of any business.
They helped me understand that it takes sales to make the economy keep on going and create the abundance we are privileged to have in today’s world.
If you are actually intending to serve and help people with your product or service the point of sales is to serve the person who needs help to solve a problem that you can fix for them.
The latin root of sales is ‘selje’ which means ‘serve.’
Now I wonder why do we often shame each other for selling?
I wonder when I hear someone buffer themselves by saying “shameless plug” before they talk about their product or service like it’s a bad thing.
We accept that giant corporations sell to us nonstop everyday from every different angle imaginable. It’s just the way it is.
Then we shame the small business owner who is trying to make their purposeful impact in the world.
If you have something you can help someone with you should feel shameful for not selling the person if it can truly make their life better.
The measurement of success is not how much money you make.
The measurement of success is how many lives you impact.
Why aren’t we proud of ourselves for wanting to serve and help people with what we do?
Why aren’t we uplifting each other for putting themselves out there to help more people?
What do you think?