Once upon a time, I was a saleswoman. No, Really. I sold vacuums door to door. And it was exhilarating and awful all at the same time.
Every morning in the vacuum game you have a meeting to get you pumped for strangers to slam doors in your face and scream at you to get off their lawn. One of the things we did in those meetings was talk about building value in the product.
See, you can put whatever price tag you want to put on something, but if you haven’t established what makes it worth the price, no one is buying it.
A lot of times, we do the opposite in life. We destroy our value with statements like “I’ll never be able to _____” or “No one will ever _____.” Once we tear down our value, we are in negative equity so to speak. Not only do people not see the value in us, they feel it will actually be a burden to them to get involved with us.
How do we change this? It will take some commitment on our parts. We need to dig deep in ourselves to determine what the causes may be. Some of us need the help of professionals to retrain our brains. Don’t be afraid to make an investment in you. Buy a book. Change your hair color. Get some new shoes. Small changes can help start you in the direction of big changes.
Let’s all commit to only saying things to ourselves and others that build our value. Be the first person to buy what you’re selling. After all, if we don’t believe in our product, how can we convince anyone else?
Until next time,