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This blog is not intended to be a religous pitch, as I understand that each of us needs to come to terms with our own beliefs regarding sprirituality and religion. It is intended to share my personal experience as I do in all my blogs regarding my beliefs and how they relate to motivating a salespeople.
It’s hard to exclude spirituality from my day. I can try and box it up for a Sunday or special occasion but what I have found to be true is we live in a spiritual world and there is no avoiding it. With that said I have come to embrace my spiritual beliefs in all of my life including business and sales.
I am not sure what your spiritual beliefs are but mine are centered around Christ. I have found that the skills and talents I have as a sales person can be maximized when I invite God into my business day. I ask him to lead my work so it will be a good work. He is faithful to guide me to the right call, say the right thing or hear the right message when I am faithful to allow him to be part of my day. I truly believe God does provide for us, so it only makes sense to get in sync with how he is providing to experience more of Him and His power.
When I serve my clients I fulfill a scripture in the Bible that says, “do nothing out of selfish ambition but consider others more than yourself”. Consider your prospects, clients, employer and fellow employees. I ask Him to guide me to greater understanding of their needs. I ask Him to help me prepare the best offering. I ask Him to provide me boldness and wisdom to serve others.
As things go well I celebrate my wins but also am reminded to thank God, my provider for His provision. After 25 years of faith I have come to realize no matter how hard I work, the power to close more business does not reside in me alone.