It started for me early. Social selling that is. I was working on a project for a hospital charity about a dozen or so
people turned out. Painting the walls in the old building and the guy next to me, in conversation, asks, “What do you do for a living?”. Of course I said I sold cars… About an hour later as we were “admiring” our handy work… another person came up to me and said, “I understand you sell cars, I need a new one”. And suddenly I discovered “Social Selling“. This was in the late 70’s. Before we all had computers, cell phones or Facebook.
The idea worked out pretty well. I became active in many clubs… not to sell cars, although that happened, but to change our world in little ways. Ways that regular people like me can. A painted wall for a Jr. auxiliary, toys for police and fire departments to carry when they meet traum... golf tournaments for just about every cause you can think of, car shows to help the Spina Bifida Association and the Make a Wish foundation. Through it all.. I didn’t do it to make a sale. I did it to help make our community better and there is a huge sense of, for me, satisfaction that comes from making things a little better.
But the recurring thing… the point of this blog… I sold cars. Lots and lots of them. People wanted to buy from me. Not because I had the best deals… (although I think I do) They wanted to buy from me because they knew me and what I did for the community. It allowed me to Sell, Sell, Sell!
It was a win, win! Get involved in your community… make the world around you better. I think it was Zig Zigler that said… you can have anything you want if you serve enough people. Peace.