~ by Haley Lynn Gray ~.
Often in business we want results but are reluctant to push ourselves beyond our comfort zone.
We want income, but we are scared to talk to people and make sales.
Sometimes we start to achieve more growth when we make ourselves the most uncomfortable. And that is when we start to see that massive growth.
.Sometimes you have to be a lot like a lobster and grow through adversity. That means learning that it’s okay to make sales and to pitch to people. It’s okay to ask for sales. It’s uncomfortable, but it’s a good kind of uncomfortable.
I’ve experienced exactly this kind of growth in my personal life and in my own business in the last few years.
When I first started my home care agency, I wanted to focus on Internet advertising and operations, and to hire someone else to do the PR piece of the agency. What I learned instead is that people wanted to get to know me as the owner of the agency. They wanted to do business with me. And they wanted to talk to me. Problem was, I wanted to be in the office.
You can guess how well that worked.
So I learned that I had to go out and meet people. Face to face. No matter how uncomfortable that was to my introverted self.
It turned out that was a good thing. I learned my lesson, and learned so much about selling. And yes, I’ve even gotten somewhat more comfortable with making cold calls to organizations. It doesn’t mean that I’m totally thrilled with doing it, but I am confident enough in my skills to go out and meet people and ask them to do business with me.
I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and started going to networking meetings. I started meeting people and making cold calls. I sold my health care business, and now I’m focusing solely on Leadership Girl. And I’m seeing how pushing myself way out of my comfort zone has totally helped me.
That painful lesson might have been scary at the time, but I learned a lot about sales… and that sales is the life blood of business. You have to sell in order to succeed.
That growth has been empowering and uplifting. And now I have a much bigger shell.
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Meet the Author: Haley Lynn Gray
Haley helps female entrepreneurs create a strategy plan for their businesses – so they can make enough money to spend quality time with their family, pay for their children’s dance lessons, pay bills – and not worry about where the next client is coming from.
Haley is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Leadership Girl. She helps other entrepreneurs build their businesses by sharing the benefits of her business education and experience through Business Coaching.
Whether you want to get a new business off the ground or expand an existing business, Haley can assist you.
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