Why Selling Is Better Than Sex - Part One
By Alen Majer
The world’s oldest profession involves selling. One
might even argue about which came first – the selling or the sex? In
fact, selling and sex are so closely related that succeeding at
either one of them can be euphoric, addictive, and good fun. Some
people might like to argue that selling is not better than sex. They
believe it’s the other way round. In this post (and other following
this one) I will give you many different reasons why selling IS
better than sex.
For a start, it’s okay to make a sale in public. In
fact, the more people that witness the sale you’re making and the
product you’re providing, the better! Also, when they see
first-hand the customer’s satisfaction at having had an excellent
sales experience, it inspires them to think about making their own
purchase. This leads to word-of-mouth referrals where you earn a
reputation for being the best at what you do. You become known as
the expert in your line of work. But sex in public? Well, that may
just get you into a lot of trouble. And let’s face it – a reputation
for being promiscuous is perhaps not the way you want to go.
This brings us to the next point: that it is perfectly
legal to sell professionally. The Ten Commandments don’t say
anything about not selling. Yes, one of the commandments is “Thou
shalt not commit adultery”, but Moses did not climb Mount Sinai to
receive the instruction “Thou shalt not sell”. On the contrary,
selling, bartering and trading were an essential source of income
for many families, even in Moses’ time. Nor is selling listed as one
of the seven cardinal sins and the Pope makes no mention about the
hazards of selling prior to marriage.
With a humorous twist, my posts will take you through
the essentials of successful selling, illustrating that business can
be fun and should be fun. Love what you do and do what you love.
It’s about passion…it’s about creating the pathway for your own
success and doing it with enthusiasm and zeal. Anyone who wakes up
in the morning with passion in their heart will bound out of bed
ready and eager to face the challenges of the day.
A positive attitude reaps rewards. It was Henry Ford,
founder of the Ford Motor Company, who said: “If you think you can
do a thing or you think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
A positive attitude is the fuel that will drive your
ability to achieve the tasks you undertake. Adopting an expectation
of excellence and achievement is the first step to being successful
at what you do. You have the freedom to sell! You can sell as much
as you like, to whomever you like, for whatever the acceptable rate
is, without exploiting yourself or bringing shame to your family
name! Yes, selling is definitely better than sex.
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