So if failure is simply getting it wrong more times than the other person then sign me up!
But failure is wrapped up in so many other layers? I’m NO psychologist – the closest I came was an A/O level about a million years ago in child psychology! But I am a people watcher, a collector of interesting relationships and a people person.
I started my MLM business about 4 years ago, and I told EVERYONE that I was NOT in sales, but I have learned (the hard way) that we are all in sales, we spend our lives selling ourselves, our business, our experience, our lives. Not in a torrid way, but this is what we do every single day! So I have learned. Its been hard – I’m not one to follow a path, I’m stubborn, like to do it my way, but I have learned.
I suppose its on my mind at the moment as there are 2 things going on at the moment:
1) my 17 year old daughter is applying for university, preparing a “personal statement” and applying for part time jobs, and seeking a job to “do” the ski season – in her gap year! She is also going on lots of model castings – the “go sees” and she says quite confidently that its a numbers game, and “you’ve got to kiss a lot of frogs!” (that sounds familiar, think she’s been listening to some of my coaching calls)
and 2) an old friend (she’s not old, we’ve just known each other a while) has joined my MLM team and as I train and orientated her in our brilliant business I recognise all the ex corporate challenges, questions and ideas she has that I had, so whilst I attempt to navigate through the questions and lean from my mistakes it just gets you thinking.
We are all in sales – my daughter is probably the most cognizant as they discuss it at school, we’re in all in sales. She’s selling her talent, her qualifications and what she can bring to a prospective university, employer and model agent. We sell ourselves every day – some of us and the situations are just more obvious.
The brilliant slide that show us that perseverance is what counts is poignant:
So its back to that brilliant question – what would you do if you KNEW you would not fail?
Have a brilliant day and stay in touch and so please let me know what you think.