Episode 88: How to overcome the fear of selling

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Tune in to the latest episode of the podcast, where Ola dives deep into this topic and shares valuable insights and strategies to help you conquer your sales fears. Here are three key takeaways from the episode:
💡 Takeaway 1: Change your perception of failure: In the world of online business, low sales or a product not selling is seen as information, not a judgment on your worth. Embrace the notion that failures provide valuable feedback and opportunities for growth.
💡 Takeaway 2: Target a specific audience: By choosing a specific audience to target, you can tailor your approach and achieve faster results. This also reduces competition, enhances your understanding of their needs, and allows you to create more effective solutions and products.
💡 Takeaway 3: Embrace discomfort and take action: Our brains are wired to keep us safe and comfortable, but growth and progress require going against this natural tendency. Embrace the discomfort of taking risks and making informed decisions. Don’t let fear paralyze you from moving forward.

If you want to understand your tendencies even better try (just for fun!) these two quizzes might help:

  • Money Archetype quiz by Denise Duffield Thomas.
  • Self sabotages quiz

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Timestamped overview:

[00:03:09] Teaching experience & variety important in job interviews but not in business, sales require relevant arguments.

[00:05:27] Helping others requires getting to know them, focusing attention. Like one-on-one language study for quicker results. Group settings divide attention, marketing and sales too. Narrow focus benefits specific groups, not exclusion of others.

[00:08:16] Fear of not being good enough or unique enough in business; fear of imposter syndrome and rejection. Realize it’s just your brain.

[00:11:25] Invest in Rocket course/tools, take risks, fear of failure in online business. Lack of sales ≠ judgment/feedback on worth.

[00:15:57] Fear of potential failure, hesitation to target specific audience, concern over others’ perception, self-doubt, fear of wasted effort. Take action despite fear and discomfort. No alternative solution provided.

[00:17:30] Your brain wants you to stay safe, but you must do the opposite to grow. Negative thoughts are a survival mechanism, not always accurate. You can figure it out, though some situations are clearly dangerous.

[00:21:05] This text describes a money personality quiz by Denise Duffield Thomas that reveals your attitude towards money.

[00:24:49] Choose what serves you, not just what keeps you safe. Safety doesn’t guarantee happiness, growth, or prosperity. Food for thought. See you on the Rocket or in the next episode. Good luck!


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