As someone who believes selling is a noble endeavour, and as a proud dad, I was thrilled when my boys decided to get out on the street and try selling their art this past week. They were fired up and excited to have someone walk by, love their art, and buy it on the spot. Their enthusiasm quickly faded however, as they realized this was going to be tougher than they thought. This whole “selling” thing was a lot of work and not as quick as you’d think. To their credit, they stuck with it. I watched from the window and encouraged them. Finally, I asked if I could give them a few ideas to possibly give them more success. They said, sure dad!
They yelled, they pointed, they made signs, they held up their pictures high for all to see. People looked from a distance, they honked, they complimented the artists, they asked about the price. It was heart warming and interesting to see.
Here are some of the things I learned from my boys this week about selling. Which ones resonate with you?
When you look at selling from the perspective of a child, it gives a fresh look at where adults sometimes get lost. How are you positioning yourself these days? Are you still smiling? Are you trying to get noticed? Are you adapting to new ways of doing business? Are you working as a team?
Share your thoughts below!