Helping professionals, healers, artists, introverts, and many others are often convinced that it’s just not in their make-up to promote their services or talents. They often tell me they feel “too fake” trying to sell.
If it feels fake or like “selling,” stop. Because you’re not doing it right. Fake is a turn-off, not to mention it’s draining for you.
The same part of you that loves to help or create something beautiful is exactly the part of you to bring to your networking and marketing. Here’s what to focus on instead of “sales”:
- Be helpful. (Good marketers give first.)
- Whatever you say, speak from that heart-centered place of being so excited about what you do. Imagine that painting you created or the power of seeing your patient recover, and then tell people what you do, from that place.
Being your true self is enough; better yet, it is exactly what you need to do to be successful.
I love this related thought from a hero of mine:
The power that gives you your gifts is also going to give you the power to share your gifts with the world.
Tama Kieves, author of This Time I Dance