5 “If Only” Thoughts and How to Build Your Sales Career
1. “If only I didn’t hate networking, I could be as successful as that less talented guy.”
The internet and social networking, blogs and easy-to-create media offer an opportunity for the introvert to build digital influence and social relationships that convert into business. By building a lot more traction and trust online you can more easily get opportunities for business offline.
2.”If only I had known about that opportunity.”
By having conversations with people in your network more regularly and staying in touch with updates and news in real-time, you’re more likely to be in the right place at the right time.
3. “If only they could have known what I did for my prior client, I would have gotten that job.”
People are busy and you can’t assume that even the people closest to you (even your own colleagues) know what you do well.
If you put a profile together of your accomplishments to share online, and direct people to this information, people will know you’re the go-to person for someone with your expertise.
4. “If only I had the credentials that person has.”
Once you start piecing together your digital brand, you might find you have different, but equally as powerful, experience. Or, you might realize that if you just obtained that one additional certification, you could quickly open yourself up to new opportunities.
5. “If only I could get more clients I could advance my career.”
If you’re building more authority online, and using LinkedIn to find and engage with people important to meeting your business goals, you can literally alter the trajectory of your career.
Social selling makes you think like an entrepreneur, and whether you are one or you work for a large firm, you’ll have the strategy to give you the ability to take action, rather than saying “If Only.”
Celina Guerrero is founder of Los Angeles-based coaching and training company, Social to Sales. We help you transform your expertise into revenue through personal branding, social selling and digital influence.
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