Yet Another Fantastic Experience!

I recently attended a sales seminar by Jordan Belfort.

Now there might be two questions in your head:

(1) Why the hec did I attend a sales seminar??

(2) And who is Jordan Belfort?

 

Firstly, who is Jordan… you should look him up, he is worth reading about!

Secondly, I attended the seminar to gain some perspective on my ability to sell.

I have had a background in retail…..to be precise, I have worked in retail for a little over six years. The one thing or rather skill set that is very important in such an environment is “Selling/Sales”. And as Jordan says – “If you are not selling in life, you are failing”. This made me realise that we are selling all the time in some form or the other.

It could be our blog, tweet, facebook comment or could be many more things. The only difference is “what end result do we desire”. For some people its about networking and for others its a way of making money.

As for me, if I want to set up an online business or any other business, I would have to sell very well to either investors or to potential customers.

And I must say the seminar was worth it. It showed me that I have the potential to be a fantastic sales person, although at the moment I am not even close to my peak. So, whilst I am still sorting through ideas and gathering funds to launch my first business, in my spare time, I am looking for a sales based job that will help me implement the things I learnt at the seminar.

I would highly recommend attending a sales seminar or something similar to anyone who is starting out in pursuit of their own venture/business. It is a skill worth having and perhaps the single most important skill if you would like to be successful on your own.

I want to end the post with a small story that Jordan told about his teens –

“I started selling meat door to door. My heart used to pound in my chest every time I used to knock on someone’s door. It was frightening. But I did it anyway. This is one of the abilities I have, I never let fear dictate my actions”…..

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A long way to go

It has been too long since my last post.

The reason is that I have started to fall back into the comfort zone of finding a job, after getting frustrated for the last few months.

Not being able to find an idea or rather the “perfect idea”, has turned my head into the direction of stable job and income. 

So, I am fighting an inner battle at the moment to come up with some sort of a business idea, no matter how small.

Perhaps, I will have more to contribute to this blog when I am ably working towards an idea. At the moment, its just noise and no action.

Positive thing is that there is still a lot of fight left in the “enterpreneur me”. 

Not passionate enough!

People often say “Do what you are passionate about”. But what if you aren’t able to find something that you are passionate about. Does that mean you can’t be successful or rich or famous or whatever it is that you would like to be?

The answer is “yes you can achieve whatever you want”. Not knowing what you are passionate about should not be a reason for you to stop chasing your dreams. Like the Red Bull Ad says “The only limit is the one you set yourself”.

However it does get a bit tricky.

The main reason as to why successful people are successful is that they have made a lot of sacrifices. They have given away so much and have endured through so much discomfort that it actually defines how successful they are. And knowing your passion just makes it a little easier for you to sacrifice.

Eric thomas says “Success is all about being able to give up at any moment, who you are, for what you will become”. Its a deep thought but its true.

So as long as you are ready to give up sleep, food, sex, distracting friends or any other useless garbage time consuming activity, the world is yours and you can have what ever it is you like.