Do you hate selling?

Do you hate selling? At first thought…Who likes to be “sold”? On further thought…We are all selling something, aren’t we? Selling is a form of communication that we highly sensitive people need to learn. We also need to listen to others who try to communicate their messages and point of view. Isn’t it true that we can learn from others?

There are many ways that selling affects our lives. Here are some examples:

* Selling you on you. It’s important to sell yourself on you. In order to make the best impression on others, it’s necessary for you to feel good about yourself. The way you feel about yourself radiates to others. You’ll attract into your life, the good or the bad, in conjunction with the way you feel about yourself. Building up one’s self-esteem is a lifetime pursuit. Do your actions and the way you talk to yourself help or hinder your self-esteem?

* Selling an idea. Aren’t you continually selling your point of view to others through conversation and written communication? Don’t you try to influence you’re significant others, friends, children, etc.

* Selling yourself to others. Trying to influence a perspective employer to hire you, a possible love interest to be attracted to you, or building friendships with others is part of the selling process.

* Someone selling you on a product or service. This includes the barrage of advertisements in the mass media. Are you turned off by people trying to sell you something? Why not have an open mind and listen to what the another person has to say?

* You trying to sell your product or service. Do you shy away from promoting your product or service to others? Why should that be? If your product or service can help others, this shouldn’t be an issue for you.

The art of selling has been given a bad reputation by unscrupulous people. Put in its proper context, “selling” should be viewed as an important part of getting what we need and communicating what we want to express to others.

Do you hate selling? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.

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