When I first read the 4 agreements, it was a recommendation by my sister and it was an insightful book about life. But it also pertains to the world of sales. Sales is built on integrity and being impeccable with your word is essential to success in sales. Due to a high level of rejection in cold calling, you must understand that the prospect is rejecting your offer, not you as a person . And making assumptions can hurt any sales opportunity; you must discover a want or need before any selling begins. And of course, as my 88 year old mother said, all you can do in life is your best.
The darkest moments in our life are best understood by those who have suffered from depression. But the darkest moments provide us with 4 opportunities to positively change our lives.
- Forced self intimacy
- Blank canvas opportunity
- Benchmarked experience
- A moment of awakening
As we grow and evolve, change becomes inevitable. And we must adapt by being open to learn and discover new opportunities. I have been in the traditional media business for 37 years and have taken the time to learn about digital media as a compliment to radio, TV and newspaper. Over the last 5 years, I have been able to
- Create websites
- Set up social media platforms on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn
- Buy Google ad words
- Blog on a regular basis
In the words of country music artist Thomas Rhett . . .
Ain’t it funny how life changes
You wake up ain’t nothing the same and life changes
You can’t stop it just hop on the train
You never know what’s gonna happen
You make your plans and you god laughing
Life changes (yes it does) and I wouldn’t change it for the world, the world, oh no
And I wouldn’t change it for the world, the world, oh no
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