April 21, 2014 | By Courtney Hart |
Throughout the last couple weeks on social media, we’ve noticed a significant rise of followers in martial artists, fitness gurus and ninja lovers. We love it! It got us thinking, “What do martial arts have to do with sales?” As extreme as that might sound, these two actually have a lot in common.
One of our mottos here at HitQuota is, “Find your inner sales ninja.” We believe that anyone can master the skills of selling and reaching their goals, as well as enter into stealth mode and take customers and clients completely by surprise. Turns out that a ninja and sales person have a lot more in common than you might think.
So for all of you sales people out there who look at the martial artists, fitness gurus and ninjas of the world with envy, this one is for you.
3 Ways to Discover Your Inner Sales Ninja
- Patience & Persistence
“To become a ninja, you first have to allow yourself to become one.” – Jarius Raphel
Believe it or not, martial artists and ninjas did not master their skills in one night. They consistently worked at it and were patient with themselves. Practicing your script, understanding the product and/or service and being persistent will give you the title of Sales Ninja in the office.
- 2. True & Simple
“To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way… the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.” – Bruce Lee
In sales, it isn’t about making it overly clever, complicated and Wolf-On-Wall-Street performance ready. The truest part of sales is talking to a customer, finding out what their need is and meeting it. The closer you stay to that truth, the easier it will be.
- Smooth & Stealth
“You must become more than just a man in the mind of your opponent.” – Henri Ducard
Ninjas are most famous for their incredibly smooth moves and ability to act in stealth mode at all times. They are more than the ordinary person, and that is what makes them intriguing. Don’t be the conventional sales person, be more and take your client by surprise. Be incredibly smooth but not slimy, admirable but not cocky.
These are just a few tips on becoming the sales ninja/martial artist that you’ve always wanted to be. Are there other similar traits that you can think of? Share them with us in the comments below!
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