What to Do When It‚Äôs Your Turn (and it‚Äôs always your turn) is a great book by Seth Godin that was a gift from¬†Likeable Local, the business partner of Find New Customers, the most likeable company in B2B lead generation.
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Loved this page on page 60 titled:
Try this with $5 (and I want to share it with you.)
‚ÄúIt might just teach you something about what ‚ÄúNo‚ÄĚ means.
Go to the bus station and walk up to the first person you meet. Say to him, with as much confidence and trustworthiness you can muster ‚Äúwould you like to buy this five-dollar bill? I‚Äôm selling it for a dollar.‚ÄĚ
The odds are he will walk away without buying anything. In fact, he will probably avoid eye contact and walk away rather rather quickly.
Doesn‚Äôt he know you are offering him a five-dollar bill for a dollar?
Of course people will not buy a five-dollar bill from a stranger at the bus station. It‚Äôs the first rule of the bus station: don‚Äôt buy something that feels like a scam. ¬†The second rule is don‚Äôt talk to strangers.
The story got there before you did.
Do you understand that the ‚Äúno‚ÄĚ you heard wasn‚Äôt someone rejecting you, or even rejecting your new project after carefully and completely reviewing it?
It was the ‚Äúno‚ÄĚ of someone examining your story (as heard) and comparing it to their worldview.
You never had a chance.‚ÄĚ
Seth Godin is a great writer, isn‚Äôt he? What do you think about what Seth wrote here?
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