This past week I was reading a book titled, “The Greatest Salesman in the World.” So I thought it would be fun to give you a synopsis of what the book was about. I am going to give you 10 keys of what makes a great salesman so great from the eyes of author Og Mandino.

If you want to admit it or not, you are a salesman (or saleswoman). Every day you are “selling” something. It may be in your job as a teacher, trying to get your students to have an appreciation for math, maybe you are selling yourself to your kids to show them as their parent you know what is best for them, or maybe even you are trying to take back and item you purchased at the store and you are needing the cashier to operate in your favor.
No matter what you do, it is important to know how to improve your life in order to help someone else improve theirs… this can be done in salesmanship.  In my journey to become an incredible salesman, I want to bring you along the journey with me. I want to teach you what I am learning and what I have learned over the years of being a salesman. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel in some areas, find the wheel that operates the smoothest and ride that wheel until the tread starts wearing to thin for you.
As I read, “The Greatest Salesman in the World,” there were 10 keys author Og Mandino pointed out, so here we go:
  1. Create a habit in 30 days.
    1. We are a byproduct of our habits. If you want to be successful, create good habits. if you want to create good habits, you can’t do them just once. You have to do them every day for 30 days and you will begin to notice that the right kind of habits will begin to affect you accordingly.
  2. Walk in love.
    1. Don’t get bent out of shape. My wife, Adrianne told me when we first started dating, “Taylor you know how I try to live my life?” “How?” I answered. “Being flexible. Because when you are flexible you don’t get bent out of shape.” What Adrianne was telling me was simple, always walk in love.
  3. Persist until I succeed.
    1. Trials are going to come. If it were easy, everyone would be at the top. Don’t give up.
  4. I am natures greatest miracle.
    1. This is an important one. Believe in yourself. The sad reality of it is, most people don’t want you to succeed. Why? They are not succeeding themselves. Don’t worry about the naysayers. Believe in yourself, your talents and your abilities.
  5. I will live this day as it is my last.
    1. Give it all you got. I heard a coach say, “My team gave it 110% percent today.” That sounds great in theory but you can not give more than 100%. What if your team only gave 40% yesterday? You can’t make up that 60% today.
  6. I will master my emotions.
    1. This can be tough. We all deal with dumb out in our society. Only you can control your attitude. No one else can but you. If they can, then you have given them a liberty that does not belong to them.
  7. I will laugh at the world.
    1. Enjoy life. Don’t get caught up in always being right. Don’t get caught up in telling everyone else what they are wearing doesn’t look good. People say stuff all the time that you can be offended by. Don’t take it personal.
  8. I will multiply my value.
    1. Never stop growing. I am assuming by you reading to this point, this is you. Keep it up!
  9. I will act now.
    1. Don’t wait until tomorrow. You are a byproduct today of what you did yesterday.
  10. I will call to God.
    1. The bottom line is this, there is a God and you are not it.
Each day you wake up, cry out to God for wisdom, favor, mercy and be grateful to God that you have breath today.
Master these 10 keys and become the greatest salesman in the world.
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