- Your normal sales discovery calls
- Workflow blue-printing
- Proposal iterations and
- Board decisions that seemed to drag on for ever and left you hanging on the edge of your seat.
This one particular day a deal just landed in my lap. A legitimate bluebird, and I remember saying to my manager,
‘But I didn’t really earn it ‘
and his words back to me were:
‘It’s yours! ‘
And herein lies my message for this week.
There is power in the words we use especially when mixed with generational conditioning.
This was my own personal example where attributing the words ‘hard work‘ and ‘earning‘ were linked to financial abundance.
Coming from a family of seven, we were comfortable and didn’t go without the necessities, however my Dad worked multiple jobs, my grandmother sometimes bought our meat for the week and money was scarce. This environment forms a different belief system compared to someone who had access to cash and whose values were around experiencing wealth versus avoiding poverty.
And I am no Robinson Crusoe! The sales environment is littered with salespeople, and leaders, who have grown up in similar situations. Whilst some have overcome those beliefs, many haven’t.
And as a result, I see two challenges where both salespeople and sales leaders have roadblocks to attracting more financial success – whether that be by selling top of the range solutions, upselling, cross-selling, charging top dollar or even just making their minimum numbers.
Those two challenges are:
- Believing that ‘selling’ means ‘taking money‘ from a client
- Believing that ‘selling’ means ‘having to earn‘ the money.
And to those of you for whom this rings a bell, I am going to challenge you to be more aware of the language you use around selling, prospecting, negotiating, asking for the business and achieving (or overachieving) targets and encourage you to reassess your wording as a first step. There is a difference in giving yourself permission to ‘joyously receive‘ money rather than ‘taking, earning or getting money‘.
And the more you can receive, the more diversifed your thinking and the more filled up your cup.
And we know that when your cup is full you have more to give to others.
Giving value in exchange for value?
So rather than think of selling as
giving or taking or earning money!
‘m going to suggest you begin to reframe your thinking to:
receiving and releasing and enjoying money!
If you want your team, your distributors, your members or your audience to be able to ‘receive more money, receive additional sales, receive higher profits‘ then consider helping them package their thinking around money a little differently.
Don’t be scared of different!!
One of the needle-moving concepts my brand new keynote, SELLING. SELLING. SOUL’d addresses is to UNLOCK MONEY BLOCKS because that’s where the light switch really goes on… and don’t you think your buyers might want to work with more bright sparks like you?
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