Monday, July 26, 2010

Learn from our selling mistakes.

Selling Tips..

The Great Otto von Bismarck said "Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others."

Is true! To be successful in selling, one has to learn, especially at the beginning stage. Attend seminars and trainings, follow your manager's advices, mentor a great master, track your seniors, read as much as possible (Try this blog) and listen to your buddies.

Yes! Learning from others is effective but i considered it is only 10% contribution to our 100% success in selling. The 90% is still from ourselves! There is another saying from John Bradshaw, "It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers -- they help us to learn."

In making mistakes through of ourselves, we have to face rejections to be patience, we have to be confronted with hardship to understand tolerance, we have to gain pain to know what is caring and love, we have to be cheated to be more tactful and honest, we won't appreciate trust unless we are willing to be sincere, and we could be strong and have creditability only when we know our mistakes.

Many have failed in selling, especially selling life insurance because they wanted an easy way to excel in this challenging career by spoon feeding. Unless one is prepared to rough it out by making mistakes and learning from them, you might not be able stay too long in this business. It's only those who could still smile while suffering through making mistakes, would succeed in selling.

I am always inspired by Indira Gandhi: Motivational Selling Quotes "There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there."

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