Everybody on the planet knows how much I love selling. It is a skill and art I developed from the age of 5 out of sheer necessity and a lack of money. I believe it is one of the best and most important success skills.
Today, no job is secure. We are seeing even CEOs being fired and in the near future, Artificial Intelligence and automation will take up a lot of jobs.
Drivers, manufacturing, travel agents, retail and millions of other jobs will be lost to automation. This is a fact and nobody can deny it.
In such a world, one thing that will always be needed more and more is the skill of selling. Since the beginning of time, the world’s most successful people have sold something or the other. The people on the top are always the ones selling.
Great Prophets, Presidents, CEOs, HR heads, Artists all have to sell a vision and an idea. Edison was a great salesperson and was a master of selling his ideas and inventions to the public and to investors. This is why he became so rich.
Successful doctors are the ones with excellent persuasion and people skills. Imagine two doctors with the same degree of knowledge and one is extremely rude and doesn’t understand you and the other is friendly and listens to you, which one would you go to? I personally hate rude doctors and not only don’t go to them, I make sure everyone I know doesn’t. One doctor in my area now has an empty clinic, thanks to their rude behavior.
Even when it comes to relationships, friendships and people, how you sell yourself, how you behave and communicate decides your success. Why is it that some people are single and lonely for life? Terrible sales skills.
During my seminars, I always tell people that sales is something all of us do every moment. It is just that some of us don’t know we are selling. Life is about selling and persuading others to do things we want them to do.
Those who master this skill move ahead very easily. In today’s world more than ever, success depends on how well you are at persuasion and sales.
The reason I got into sales at the age of 5 is because it doesn’t discriminate. I didn’t have to have any money to sell, it didn’t matter if I was white, black or brown. It didn’t matter whether I was a boy or a girl. It didn’t matter that I didn’t have any formal education. It didn’t matter which section of society I came from.
That is the beauty of sales - it is fair and gives a chance to everyone to move ahead in life, provided they are ready to develop their skills and invest in themselves.
The fortunes of men and women, the fortunes of companies and nations have all changed in a very short period of time because of the power of sales.
Even as an author, all my books are ‘bestsellers’ – nobody says they are the best written, even though they are!
Yogesh Chabria is one of the world's most loved and sought-after speakers, bestselling author, successful entrepreneur and founder of The Happionaire® Way. Experience his success strategies and a life of abundance filled with fun on: www.happionaire.com
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