First things first:
To kick-start my fight against middle-age weight gain, wiggly upper arms and excess handles on my tummy I started using weights and went “Cold Turkey” to lose at least some weight. It seems to take forever to get any changes done in the body! Puh, getting older is a bitch! ! But, defeat and acceptance are not in the cards – yet!
My book should be at the publisher by now but instead I got stage freight and added more bits, deleted and replaced some. Embarrassment is a big motivator at this stage in my life! Being embarrassed because I haven’t done my best! I have gone through this stage when I was way younger, not any more now: Now It needs to be as good as it gets or even better..Therefore I want to have a polished and finished product before I will hit the route to promotion!
I am still in the industry I love best: Selling! For years I was selling aerobic moves across fitness centers around the world and its benefits to health. Then it was coffee and cakes at Strawberry Lounge, my debut into entrepreneurship and now I am back to selling cakes again! This time as an employee for a wonderful, sweet cake company in Vancouver! Having sold lots of things around the world, I noticed one universal law that can be applied all over: Apart from being appreciated and wanting to feel special ( being extra-ordinary!), WE ALL LOVE A GOOD DEAL! This makes for a very straight forward equation: selling is a piece of cake – if you sell a product people want, appreciate and love! Selling at a good price makes it even easier, fun and more worth your while. In my current ‘job ‘the product speaks for itself: You don’t need a hard-core persuasion technique. You don’t need to go into a long drawn conversation about the pros and cons and necessity of the cake. You either want it or you don’t. You like the taste of it or not! You have an allergy or not! All you need is to give an encouraging word at times, some information from the ingredients list, or to simply stand back to let your customer make up their own mind! It is that simple! I have been very fortunate so far to gravitate toward selling what I really, really like. But be warned, it is only easy-peasy if you love the product and the initial selling process.
If you are able to do what you love doing, then life can be your “piece of cake!”