So for many people who first enter into a sales role the fear of being rejected is the first thing that comes to mind. Will I be able to handle it? Do I have to make that next call?
This can lead to many people questioning there abilities to perform within there roles. When you have lack of confidence in yourself, it can affect your work but also your day to day lifestyle.
It is important to seek help and guidance when you feel this way so you can start gaining more sales and making more money.
In this post, I will show you some of the ways that I have used to gain more confidence over the years and some of the easy examples that can be used to develop a tremendous amount of confidence in yourself.
(As usual, make sure to follow and tell me what you feel about this post in the comments below so I know you have read and used some of these tips!)
What we will be covering in this post:
- The 1$ dollar confidence booster and the discount trick
- Using a Mentor (Including app recommendations)
- Confidence & The Value Of Meditation
The $1 Dollar Confidence Booster & The Discount Trick
How does one gain confidence in 2021? Well one way to do it is by facing it, head on!
One of the only ways to face your fear is by going out of your way to get rejected.
Yes you read that correctly, one of the best ways to gain crazy confidence is by taking a leap of faith in yourself and developing a plan to ultimately get rejected. This will show you that being rejected happens all the time.
When I think of rejection and failure one of the greatest quotes that come to my mind is from Michael Jordan.
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”Michael Jordan.
The reason I love this quote is because it shows you that failure is something that happens to successful people.
This is why I love the 1$ dollar confidence booster.
What is the 1$ dollar confidence booster?
The dollar confidence booster involves asking someone for 1$. Simple right? It gets harder when you ask this from a person you have not spoken to for the last 3 years.
Chances are you might get rejected or chances are you may not! The actual lesson comes when you take the confidence to ask and not worry about the outcome of what happens next!
Step 1: Look through your social media accounts or WhatsApp and ask someone for 1$. This can be anyone but it works well when it is a stranger or someone you haven’t spoken to in years!
Step 2: Follow Step 1 until you find that you have enough confidence to do your next cold call.
Although this may not be the hardest task to ask, most people just will not do it because it requires you to get out of your comfort zone. Be the person that takes the first leap, you might be the surprised at the outcome!
What is the discount trick?
Similar to the 1$ dollar confidence booster, the discount trick involves something a bit different.
Next time you are in the Starbucks line, ask for a discount.
Step 1: Order a coffee and say: Can I get a 10% discount on this?
Step 2: When they say no (They will say no), say “no problem” and pay for your coffee.
These are two ways that you can gain the confidence to get rejected. It does not take much effort, it can be done over the phone and it helps you face the fear of rejection!
Make a effort to get out of your comfort zone because in the end, we are all living the same life, and we should all be looking to improve ourselves so we can become the best version of ourselves.
So next time you feel down about getting 20 rejects over the phone, just remember, its just like ordering a cup of coffee or asking for a dollar. Just make the next call.
Using a Mentor + Coaching App
Now a mentor is someone who pushes you to become better person. As we go throughout our lives it is important to seek guidance and develop our personalities.
A mentor can help with this aspect of our lives.
For me, Mentors are like the coach on the side line urging you to keep going in life. If you find a mentor that can push you, make sure you learn as much as you can from this person.
One way you can find a mentor is through a app called Coach.me.
Coach.me is a application that allows you to build great habits and find leaders that can help you develop your sales skills or any skill that you would like to develop in your daily life!
So what does this have to do with confidence?
Well confidence can come from encouragement too. When someone is constantly in your ear, tell you to continue and urging you to keep going, this gives you the confidence to upgrade!
If you are interested in learning more about mentorship and the benefits it can have on your confidence and your daily life, check out this article from the Huffpost.
The article provides you with 4 benefits that can help you live your best life through the use of mentorship!
Finding the right mentor can lead to massive career success and it can even make you a happier human being. Take the time to think about how you can use your mentor to boost your confidence today.
Confidence And The Value Of Meditation
“You cannot fight or you cannot overcome that which does not exist”Sadhguru
For me, that is one of the best quotes, I feel like a lot of us produce a lot of fears and random imaginations in our heads that prevent us from reaching our full potential.
Over the last few weeks I have started practicing meditation every morning. This has given me the confidence to face the day but also to combat unhealthy habits and things that may deter self esteem.
For someone that is looking to gain confidence in themselves. There is no better way to do it then to have a daily meditation routine in the morning.
I feel this is so important for your daily life and career because it allows you to take a moment to yourself. It allows you to say: This experience that I am having is not that bad and you will overcome it.
For the remainder of this year, I hope everyone takes the chance to give themselves 5 minutes. Whether that be in the morning or the night. Just give your self a few moments to reflect and understand what you want to accomplish.
You can use the tips I learned from Sadhguru here or you can make your own way and figure out what works for you.
Check out this meditation video that I use in the morning, it is a great channel that allows you to eat healthy, meditate and be happier on a on going basis, you can check it out here!
So to wrap this one up with a bow, I wanted to share with you all what we have spoken about in this recent blog post.
We have given you two tools that can help you face your fears, like this second, by given you the 1$ dollar and the discount trick. If you have experience using this, I would love to hear how it went for you, in the comments below!
Next, we spoke about the benefits of finding a mentor. They are out there and all it takes is the time to search for them. Make a effort to find people that can encourage your growth!
Finally, we spoke about the importance of mediation and my experience with it. As you go throughout 2021, this can give you all the confidence you need if you use it consistently.
We are wrapping up the first month of 2021 and as this month comes to a end, it is important to look back on different things you can improve on in the next month. This is why I have made this post, to help those that are having trouble with confidence and sales.
Over the course of this blog we will be diving into several other sales and marketing topics that can help you succeed at any point in your life!
If you haven’t already listened to my new podcast, check the link below for the full episode: