Before you say, “I hate selling,”—

I want you to think of one food that you hate right now.

Got it?

Can you see it in front of you on a plate? Can you smell it?

Face twisted up yet?

Now say out loud, ” I hate (the food you hate)!”

Do you feel that in your soul?

I bet you make a point of avoiding this food at all costs. If it’s put on a plate in front of you, you push it away.The mere mention of it shuts you down.

It’s not passing your lips, no way, no how.

Now I want you to say, “I hate selling.”

And if you do, or have ever said you do, the same way you feel about that food, is just how you feel about selling your services.

Without even realizing it, that feeling has you avoiding and pushing away any opportunity that puts you in a position to sell.

Is it really that your new offer isn’t quite ready or is it if you put it out there you may actually have to SELL it?

You can survive without eating the food you hate ever again in life. You can avoid it completely without any consequences.

BUT, if you own a business, you cannot avoid selling. Selling is to business like air and water is to your existence. Without it, the business dies.

The good news is, something you used to hate to eat as a kid, you probably eat now and even really like it. The more you tasted it and experimented, the more you began to enjoy it.

Selling is the same way.

You have to try it more often. You may need a new recipe that suits your tastes, but the more you try it and the more you see how nourishing it is to your business and the people you sell to, I guarantee you will learn to love it.

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Karen Graves
After being a lifelong Northeastener I relocated to the South and currently reside in central Virginia with my handsome professional body builder hubby, awesome and amazing baby girl (well she’s a pre-teen, but always my baby) and furbaby boy. My oldest daughter lives in Florida and as of this writing is putting up the finishing touches on baking my grandbaby boy in her belly. Beyond loving my family, I love the beach, like seriously, love the beach. I love dancing, good food (bacon is high on my list), good wine, playing cards, board games, playing dominos and smoking hookah. You will catch me riding horses and riding around in my Mini Cooper. I am adventurous enough to run mud races, parasail,and bike ride from the top of a volcano. I love to my laptop (Mac) for the flexibility and livestreaming. I love livestreaming. And I guess the only thing left to say is, I love the life that I am creating.