Become a sales master

Seventy-six trombones led the big parade / with a hundred and ten cornets close at hand / They were followed by rows and rows of the finest virtuosos / the cream of every famous band! — Harold Hill, The Music Man

In today’s world, there are certain, mandatory skills every man must possess to be successful. One such skill is sales.

Every day, you sell yourself, your abilities, your opinions, your confidence; in business, you sell your vision, your passion, your products, your services, your trust, your loyalty, your capabilities, your potential, your policies, your strategies, your leadership. Without the ability to sell and persuade, you are at a severe disadvantage.

How do you learn to sell? By selling. So, find something to sell; if you are successful, note the reasons why; if you are unsuccessful, note the reasons why; learn from your experience, improve your game, and repeat. In time, you will be able to outsell Harold Hill.