When I first began to learn how to sell, I had the concept backwards. I believed that I was trying to figure out how to take money from other people. I even had a manager, early on, that used to say that he thrived on taking more money from a person than they intended to spend. It wasn't long before I changed my thinking completely on sales, however. I began to see the truth that people love to buy stuff that they say as having real value. In fact, they get a charge out of paying for things that they believe are worth more than they paid. Through that transaction, they were happy and so was I.
As I began to develop products and services in business, I made sure to carry over that same philosophy. I developed things that had more value than I was charging. I intentionally created more value than I was charging because that was what made customers feel blessed. With my training and my coaching and my assessments, I wanted the customer to walk away as a better person and someone that felt that they had gotten an incredible deal.
When I think about who I was created to be, I know that I was created to be a blessing. I know that my purpose is to improve things for others and at the same time, I will be blessed. I also know that you were put on this earth for a purpose. When you keep your connection with the Spirit at the forefront of your thoughts, then you will bless those around you. You will be blessed more and more so that you can, in turn, bless more and more. Every blessing bestowed increases for both you and those that you bless. Nobody loses!
The horrible mistake that I see people make is to play the victim or the martyr. They think that by suffering, they will somehow be a better person. They think that by failing, they lift others up. This simply isn't the truth. We were not designed to fail. We were designed to bless. What we focus on and experience, we expand. Our holy gifts were meant to be shared, not hidden. When we are suffering, we hid the very talents that God intended for us to use to make the world a better place. When we use our gifts, we not only make our own lives better, we bless everyone and everything around us.
Think today on this truth...
Your holiness blesses the world. My holiness blesses the world. Spend time today knowing that you were designed for greatness and designed to increase all that is around you!
To Your Success!
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.