The days of having someone “do the sales” for you are over, we are all sales people now.
Selling our products.
Selling our services.
Selling our ideas.
Selling our innovation.
Selling our brand.
Selling our skills.
In this new market economy, we are all salespeople, selling our ideas to our manager, selling your skills to a future employer, selling your products to a neighbour down the street and the list will go on.
The difference today vs yesterday is the word “selling” – it’s not all for money and margins, it’s for recognition, self-confidence, quality of delivery, bonus features, brand stabilization and value added services.
Once you accept this is now your role in everything you do in how you interact with customers and clients, the conversation now becomes whether you believe in yourself enough to sell yourself.
And the answer is Yes.