[Video] The Power of a Pessimistic Sales Strategy

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Although I’m naturally an optimistic person, I truly believe in the power of pessimism. I don’t care what all those self-help gurus tell you. If you only see the world through your rosy glasses, you’re going to run smack dab into sales-derailing situations that could have been prevented.

That’s why it’s imperative today to take time to be negative when preparing your sales strategy. For every sales opportunity you have, you need to ask questions like:

  • What could go wrong in this meeting?
  • Where are our weakest spots?
  • Who might not want us to be successful?
  • Why would they decide to stay with the status quo?
  • How could our competitors beat us?

If you can visualize these obstacles happening, you can do something about them – before they create problems for you.

For example, let’s be pessimistic about your prospects deciding they’d rather not change. And why does it usually happen? Because they don’t see enough value in doing it. Are you hurting your chances of success by being so brutally realistic?

No. You’re actually increasing them because now you can create a sales strategy to address that issue. That’s why pessimism is so darn important today. It prepares you to deal with reality much more effectively.

So go ahead – be negative! It makes a difference.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

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