“Never use failure as an excuse
for not trying again.”
Okay, I will admit that I definitely have used failure as an excuse for holding back. It doesn’t last forever. I usually do pick my poor self up and try again but the red hot excited “full speed ahead,” goes into “stammers and hesitation.”
And it’s rearing its head again for this Saturday when I have another selling event. This time it’s at a Senior Living place where I will just have a booth and sell only my puzzle books. The target market is perfect for my puzzle books but I’m not looking forward to it. I’m dreading it. I want to call up and cancel and just forget it. And it’s definitely because I have had such little success selling things at events like this.
Part of it I believe is my attitude and my lack of a good selling approach. A lack of confidence and enthusiasm for sharing the books with an unhealthy dose of the pathetic, “Uh, I’m sure you don’t want to buy a puzzle book do you?” type of salesmanship.
I’m tempted to have a good whiskey (false courage in a cup) before I go except that I have such a low tolerance for alcohol. I get just enough to have a buzz and I don’t want anymore.
So I am not sure how I can turn myself around for this and maybe I won’t try. I have basically decided that I am only going to sell my books wholesale and not torture myself with face to face selling. Some people are wonderful at it and I am not. Unless it was chocolate. Really. I’m sure I could sell chocolate.
And . . . if it didn’t sell, I could always eat it . . .
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Today’s Three Sunshine (Gratitude) Moments:
1. Did the bank thing of getting my business account moved to Adventure Words LLC.
2. Went to bed early last night and slept and slept and slept. Was tired.
3. Grateful for the M&M’s still in the freezer but really thinking they should come out one of these days.
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