Somebody said you have to love what you do, but that’s not necessarily true. What is true is that you have to love the opportunity. The opportunity to build life, future, health, success, and fortune. Knocking on someone’s door may not be something you love to do, but you love the opportunity of what might be behind that door.

For example, a guy says, “I’m digging ditches. Should I love digging ditches?” The answer is, “No, you don’t have to love digging ditches, but if it is your first entry onto the ladder of success, you say, I’m glad somebody gave me the opportunity to dig ditches and I’m going to do it so well, I won’t be here long.'”

Getting free from dominating bosses and the possibility to make your own decisions is one of the lures of starting your own business. As attractive as it looks, not everyone is suited for self-employment. Before you go ahead with any plan to start a business it is important to take a close look at yourself and ask yourself some important questions.

Once your business is up and running and things are going fine, you will start to look at how to grow. There are many ways to expand a good business, but first, make sure you have your current circumstances under control.

So, before you are tempted to give up or get discouraged, remember all success is based on long term commitment, faith, discipline, attitude, and a few stepping stones along the way. You might not like the stone you are on right now, but it’s certain to be one of the stones that lead to great opportunities in the future.

One of the most influential factors in your sales success is your ability to develop relationships. People use emotion in every buying decision. This principle holds true even for sales reps selling business to business, after all, even in a corporate environment the final decisions will still be made by a person. In your quest to develop good relationships with your buyers you do not have to be ingratiating or otherwise insincere, it is simply essential that you pay attention to the way your prospects feel about you, adding a personal element to your approach rather than treating every situation like a cold business transaction.

The significance of relationships in selling can never be underestimated. Whether you are a network marketer selling to your friends or a corporate salesperson selling to a buyer, it is important to note that nobody sells to a company. People sell to people and emotions automatically enter into these decisions. How the buyer feels about the seller is bound to have an effect on the sale. In all of your sales endeavors, you should ensure that you are polite, kind, and gracious, but there is more that you can do to build a relationship in which you have great influence.

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