Selling is not a dirty word nor an unworthy vocation. The wolves have marked out the territory with their reputation and for too long we have let them have their victories while we huddled under the banner of being a nice guy. It’s my contention that wolves should never win and when they do, the ground they take will remain contested until we take it back.
And how will we take it back?
Inevitably the wolf always reveals himself for who he really is – a self-serving, money grabbing predator. When that happens, his prey (the customer) will begin to look for a way out and when they do, we’ll be there – anticipating their needs and offering solutions from a principle based, value added, customer centered perspective.
The reason nice guys who succeed are accused of being wolves is because nice guys will go toe-to-toe with any wolf and not back down. The mild mannered sales reps that try to be nicer than Jesus are offended at this. Their pious attitude makes them easy prey for wolves and their self-pity perpetuates.
It’s not that nice guys are pushy.
It’s just that they’re not pushovers! When they do push, it’s always in the best interest of the customer. The wolf on the other hand pushes only for his own agenda. Another day. Another dollar.
Succeeding in sales is not about becoming a smarter wolf, a nicer wolf, a Christian wolf or in some way, a better wolf. No, succeeding in sales is about outserving your competition in the best interest of your customer. It’s about discovering your customer’s real needs and meeting them. It’s about understanding their goals, their dreams, their vision for the future, then coming alongside, shouldering the burden and helping them get to their destination.
It’s about not backing down from a ruthless competitor. It’s about hanging in there with the customer and walking them through their doubts, calming their fears and solving their problems. In short succeeding in sales is about bringing to bear on the customer’s behalf, that which benefits them most in a bold, uncompromising manner. And when the wolves begin to howl in the night, the nice guys among us can sleep peacefully, knowing they’ve honored God, served their fellow man and been true to themselves.
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The Selling Among Wolves sales philosophy is a core component of the MPI Christian Business Institute. Due to recent attacks on our infrastructure, our launch has been delayed until mid August. However, I can tell you the educational value from an unashamedly Christian worldview, translatable into measurable, tangible results is astounding and certain.
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This message was so relevant to where I am in need of focusing today. Thanks once again, Michael!
I totally agree with a kingdom mantle of sales as Michael started in this blog.
Grateful that your team is gradually recovering from the recent hacking incident. It is obvious that the enemies of our soul are at it knowing that you with us are piercing thru into their darkness….but do march onward…and we are here with you!
I like what you wrote here:
“However, I can tell you the educational value from an unashamedly Christian worldview, translatable into measurable, tangible results is astounding and certain.”
This is what His children need who are competing in the marketplace. A worldview with a Biblically sound business philosophy and strategies that could be proven and measured as productivity enhancers creating a business that is competitively sustainable and yet true to the Great Commandment.
For Him, BenjieC. In Manila