If you don’t know WHY you do what you do, how do you expect people to follow you?
Presented with such a question will require some creative thinking & some powerful positive actions.
It is the total belief beyond 100% of a shadow of a doubt that what you have to offer will change people’s lives.
If you don’t believe this then you shouldn’t be selling your product or service. But if you do truly believe (and know with 100% certainty) it will change your prospect’s life, you have a duty and obligation to go to the “nth” degree to connect the dots, and to do everything in your power to educate them on the value of your offer.
To not do so is irresponsible.
This is purely a leadership issue and nothing more.
Salesmanship is the finest of all arts.
I can achieve this with pure engagement using an education based approach.
Never by force feeding.
More so, it’s a deep down in the gut knowing and believing this will help people. Once you have “that” then you become unstoppable.
When I craft an offer that I know is valuable to my prospect then it’s game on all the way.
It starts with learning the fundamentals of marketing and getting positioned in front of an audience interested in what you have to offer.
Note: I only speak to a target audience who has already expressed an interest in what I have to offer. I will never ( and I do mean NEVER) go back to thinking everyone is my prospect because “it just ain’t so.”
It starts with market research – looking for that hungry crowd. The hungry crowd will always beat out any sales/marketing message.
Let Me Start off By Stating “I’m NOT a Dummy”… just for the record.
I just want to say, for the record, that it’s absolutely absurd the way products are manufactured for quick replacement.
It seems that everything is manufactured specifically to have a very short lifespan so that you are required to buy another slightly upgraded model which is ultimately harmful to our environment.
It’s no wonder our environmental landfills are overflowing and everyone is struggling economically. Especially with large purchases like large appliances, it used to be that you could count on an appliance to last 30 or 40 years. A maintenance man recently came out and openly shared that we’d be lucky if one item lasted five years.
While I understand the concept of patents and copyrights it seems the whole idea of interchangeable parts developed by Eli Whitney has been taken to the opposite extreme…to see how quickly we can destroy our environment
I can rarely find a product that is designed to last… and very few are Lori proof! What I mean by that is that because of the tremors caused by M.S. very few products can withstand the testing I put it through and then end up in landfills.
I could tell a an amazing story about myself and a refrigerator right here but that would take me off track of my point.
My concern is for our environment and our economy. The fact that nearly every gadget sold today is designed to be replaced within six months or a year is extremely harmful and dangerous and a pure waste of valuable resources.
I understand the concept that knowledge and technology are expanding so quickly that updates and upgrades are inevitable but products should be designed with that in mind before allowed on the market.
All I am grateful for the advancements in technology and it is absolutely necessary to again employ concepts of interchangeable parts in order to preserve our environment and help put an end and rampant capitalism.
Seriously, how much of an advancement in technology can destroying the ecology of our environment be? To me it seems to be a digression…Let’s make some changes and reduce our carbon footprint. So my question remains…How di I persuade manufacturers to allow folks like me test their products before they’re allowed to sell them?
I am continually dismayed by the constant interchanging use of the terms associated with the two main forms of cannabis… Hemp & marijuana. It is my understanding that while both are forms of the cannabis plant, they each have very different qualities.
Industrial hemp has no recreational value & tremendous potential to save America & provide sustainable, annual, environmentally beneficial resources.
Marijuana is first & foremost associated with recreational use & is generally thought to lead to harder substance abuse.
If we, hemp advocates, don’t continually & collectively maintain a distinction between the two forms, how can we expect the general populace to learn or be aware of the differences? Distinction seems to be our only hope to gaining acceptance & reforming legislative laws on industrial hemp.
I tend to believe that the terminology of the two forms became widely deemed as “hemp” during the prohibition era as a code word by those trying to hide their recreational use of marijuana. Industrial hemp is quite undesirable for recreational use with unwanted effects os headache & a queasy stomach.
I advocate for the return of industrial hemp for the benefit of America & it’s people. Medical marijuana obviously has a life of it’s own that does not need any support from me.
Don’t get me wrong here…this will NOT be my last entry ever if I can help it. It being 1/13/12, I took time off & spent last evening with my help-mate watching a movie which inspired me to make a journal entry only to discover that my last entry was as follows:
10/30/11 If you and I were in communication three years from today, perhaps sharing coffee, and you were looking back at those three years and describing them to me in the past tense … what would you be telling me about what you’ve done and become such that you feel it had been an extraordinary three years of your life? What would you have become and accomplished such that you would feel you’ve made a good investment of your time and energy?
That entry was inspired by a survey in an email list I subscribe to from Robert White called An Extraordinary Moment. I truly have been so involved in the task described below that I had made all my subsequent entries on my blog instead of my journal. Beginning a new adventure can be scary…we are all fearful of the unfamiliar or unknown. Internet Marketing is not as scary as this video but provides a wonderful analogy.
The analogy is that beginning an entrepreneurial journey is similar to the path in the video in that every step is a risk but with partners & mentors on your team it becomes much less scary. The Renegade Network Marketer offers just such a team. Download your FREE copy here:
My survey answer follows:
I have been so busy helping rebuild, promote & improve this nation’s economy, creating job & business growth, cleaning up our environment, reducing unnecessary government spending & reforming outdated laws. Most importantly my team & I have been improving peoples’ health while improving the health care system.
That statement was made at the very beginning of my journey toward becoming a successful leader as an Online Marketer. The movie we watched was Love Happens, and even though I went to my journal for other reasons I firmly believe that things definitely happen for a reason. You happened upon my site for a reason! Thanks for visiting & feel free to start a conversation in the comment link below.