🔭 My main sources of growth have been education (formal & informal), travel, and entrepreneurship. Prestige is dubious as the mob is fickle. As for treasure, a rich man in ancient Greece brought a philosopher to to his vaults to flaunt his gold. "Look at all my gold! Look at how it gleams!" And the philosopher simply looked at him and said, "That's great, and a man with a little better iron will take it all away from you." Napoleon remarked to Talleyrand as his troops marched past, "Look at my bayonets! Look at how they gleam!" To which Talleyrand replied, "You can do anything with a bayonet, sire, except sit on it". He meant that power is the ability to do work, and power requires a seat, which Napoleon lacked. That seat is found in your education, your skills, your ability to articulate that education, and your ability to apply those skills. Had Napoleon been properly educated on considerations of topography, weather, and climate as these matter to tactical intelligence, he might not have lost on the Russian front. In the spirit of empowering others win on their personal, Russian front, I offer my services!
🖋 To flesh one of these offerings out a bit: the "Sell this Pen!" exercise imparts some sales fundamentals. When I mention my "Sell this Pen!" exercise, seasoned salespersons recognize it as a litmus test (oft used in interviews) like "the aristocrats" circulates among comedians or the "Order of the Occult Hand" among old-school journalists. There is no quick answer. It's a way of life, it's a series of methods. You can read all the books and watch all the videos you want but until you practice with someone, you won't really grow in sales.
🚪 To go deeper into how these skills affected my life, I started selling when I was 13--going door to door. Apparently, that takes courage. I didn't realize that until I got into corporate sales and one day my manager was desperate and suggested I go door to door--as a joke. I told him it was a good idea, got up from the bar we took our lunch at (after prospecting the owner) and walked up and down the street. He was impressed! He'd never seen anyone so confidently do that and go to each door and not back off but not be pushy either. He said I had style and confidence. And, for me, I might as well have been walking down the hallway to see if the secretary was in the office.
📞 Cold calls are another thing that spook people. We had a phone coach when I was in the corporate world. I didn't need the confidence, but she helped me shorten my calls so my sales funnel was more effective! And all of it goes back to skills you practice while selling a pen to a rando on the street.
📌 Hopefully, this gives you a better idea of the work we'll do, having seen past the deceptive simplicity of these offerings apparent on the surface.
🇨🇦 🇺🇸 🇲🇽 I prefer to work via phone. I can call anywhere in North America with my mobile plan.
🌎🌍🌏 For the rest of the world, you'll have to call me or we'll have to work by text.
🗓 🕑📑 I'm generally available Thursdays & Fridays.