Look for the Double Blessings
Feeling hesitation in presenting yourself to the world? This often shows up, especially with women, in “marketing and sales.” We don’t want to be pushy or come on too strong.
We say we feel confident about our product, but stall out when it comes to putting that product in front of others.
Don’t you ever have something – a product or experience – in your life that is so awesome you just want to share it with others? That page-turner you just read, the exotic spice that you put in EVERYTHING, or the great-deal hotel that gave you extra amenities for the price.
If you believe so strongly that these stranger’s products are worth sharing, then why wouldn’t you value your own service, product, or talent enough to believe that’s worth sharing as well?
If you know someone who’s life would change for the better by receiving what you have to offer, start there. By NOT making your gifts available for others to enjoy and benefit, you’re hoarding what God has given you.
That’s not called sales; it’s called sharing your gifts with the world.
You both benefit. You “make the sale” and increase your reach. They receive your valuable offering, and their quality of life increases. That’s a double blessing from God.
God wants to bless you abundantly. You need to know that as badly as you want it, he wants it for you even more. Say “yes” to those blessings for you and others.
When I am laughing with my daughter on the floor as she pretends I’m her baby, watching the joy unfold on my middle son’s face as I “fly” him on my feet, or feeling the comfort of my oldest son’s arms around me at bedtime, sometimes my mind will think, “I should take a picture of this.”
I was recently involved in two separate conversations regarding the cost of living, specifically around raising children.
The general consensus was that “it’s so expensive to live nowadays” and “raising kids costs a lot of money” and “we’re waiting until we can afford kids before we have any.”