By: Eathan Janney
In the previous post we explored how a change in mindset can seriously affect your business. There is a certain mind that hates selling and there is another mind that believes there is joy present in the sales process.
In that last post we introduced the phase “selling is love” for your consideration and argued that embodying this mindset is one of the key steps necessary to building wealth.
Let’s say you are still not convinced. You still don’t like the sound of that phrase but you are still also curious as to if you are missing something.
Shifting mindset is not something that happens in a day. However, over the course of a few weeks or months, given the right tactics and the right environment, you could experience some huge shifts in mindset that will leave your brain feeling like mush and your bank accounts bursting at the seams.
So if you are not quite feeling it now, then what is the path to get there?
Are you familiar with this quote by personal development legend, Jim Rohn?
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
Think about the people that surround you. Think about what their attitude is toward sales, selling and even making money.
If you were able to manufacture a hypothetical average of all these mindsets would it come out to “selling is love?”
If not, and if you really want to shift your mindset, then you might need to find some new minds to spend time with.
But because of your location, family situation or friend group you might be at a loss in figuring out where to look for these people, right?
I mean, for most it’s not like there’s a billionaire living next door that wants to chill with you and have a beer Thursday afternoon.
How can you find a community of people who are more aligned with these values?
The magic of the internet is that you have the opportunity to connect with people of all sorts of different mindsets and backgrounds, if you only take the right steps.
One thing that worked for me is that I formed an exclusive Facebook group of people that could rally around the notion of selling every day for 30 days in order to help shift my own mindset. It has been one of the best ideas and one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had.
Even though our initial 30-day challenge is over, the group is still alive and it’s a really great place that feeds my mind.
Right away when we started many members were having successes and sharing ideas about how we could all shift our mindsets.
At one point one person made 3 sales in 24 hours. Another made hundreds in software presales in 1 week. Someone else was preselling 21K for a product online!
We have some powerful folks in the group!
Some of their sales might have happened regardless of anything else. But some of these sales were clearly a natural outgrowth of our project. Just checking in everyday with so many people focused on the same task made us all excited and inspired.
Personally, I came up with an entirely new product that earned the same in one month that I had been already earning monthly with my traditional services. And I saw other members make similar leaps.
This happened in no small part because we were all surrounded by others who were also working to get their attitude toward money and selling right.
If you think you’d like to join the 30 days of selling group we are still active. It is a paid group but it is completely worth it. Request to join and we’ll send you a few questions to see if you’ll be a good fit.
If you are not quite ready for that, get into the free 7 day selling mindset shift challenge by subscribing to this daily Facebook chat check in.
What do you think about the power of groups to change your mindset? Do you belong to any inspiring Facebook Groups?
How do you feel about the phrase “selling is love” after reading this post?
Eathan Janney is a technophile and entrepreneur whose piano care business and training program, Floating Piano Factory, has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal. He founded the 30 Days of Selling Group to change help change your mindset about selling so that you can bring your full value to the world.