Iron Man Robert Downey Gave Me Money

Now I refuse to tell people how good the movie was.

Huh?

You see I was telling everyone how good the movie was.  Iron Man was my comic book when I was a kid and Robert Downey does a great job in the movie.  Gwyneth Paltrow was awesome and Mickey Rourke was good too.

Then Iron Man started sending me checks for recommending people to go see the movie and now I am uncomfortable recommending it.

So many people get uncomfortable once money is involved.  They tell their friends about great movies, restaurants, products, and websites all the time.  The moment they are earning from those referrals they get uncomfortable because now they are selling.

Solution-

In your own mind act as though you are not going to get paid when you tell people about your product.  Don’t tie yourself to the outcome.  If you tell someone about a great movie and they choose not to go see it…who cares!  It’s their loss not yours.

Your job is to just tell as many people as possible…not sell. 

If you want to use your selling skills remember that:

Selling = Communication

That’s it!

Communicate what you have and match up with their needs.  If their is not a match, move on.

If the problem is that you wouldn’t refer it to people unless you were getting paid then get the heck out of there.  Find something you believe in and tell the world.

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Bill Rose August 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm

The context we view our communication through certainly “flavors” the way we approach our interactions. I love this post because I can see so many other places people apply this mindset. The first place that comes to mind is friends who are nervous about job interviews. If they know they have what an employer wants, it’s completely different than looking at it like the employer has what THEY want. It’s the employer who loses if they don’t hire that person.
Awesome mindset mastery technique.

Delilah Davis September 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Great Point again Kenny,

Tell, Don’t Sell is the goal

Delilah Davis

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