Sell or Be Sold
If you have read my article about Grant’s book Be Obsessed or Be Average, you know that I am a huge fan of Grant. I always find his books to be motivational and inspirational. His level of energy is contagious and makes you want to conquer the world.
When you first read the title, Sell or Be Sold, your first thought might be that this is a sales book.
We are All Selling Something
Grant makes a number of points in this book, but the one point that resounded the most with me, is the fact that we are all selling something. Think about it… in any communication, there is always someone who is selling and someone who is buying.
From the time that we can communicate, we develop our sales skills. Little kids are constantly trying to sell the idea that they need something at the store and parents are constantly trying to sell the idea to little kids that they don’t need that candy or toy.
It doesn’t start/stop between kids and parents, relationships like dating, marriage have these same interactions, which carry into our professional (work) lives. Even if you aren’t in a sales position in your job, you are selling, selling your idea to your co-workers, selling your pay raise to your boss, whatever it might be…
YOU SELL ALL THE TIME!
To Be Sold, or To Sell: That is the Question
So which are you? Are you selling or are you being sold? This interaction extends beyond our communications between two people, it applies equally as much to the interaction that occurs within ourselves.
I am not talking about schizophrenia, I am talking about the discussions we all have within ourselves called decisions.
Do we control (sell) our decisions over our fears and apprehensions or do we allow our fears and apprehensions to sell us?
Buying the Average Diabetes Life Style
I find that this especially applies to people with diabetes. Far too often I talk with people who have been sold. Sold on the idea that they can control their diabetes by using drugs and eating anything they want, or that letting there diabetes go unchecked or controlled does not hurt them today. They have bought the farm on this idea of average management and are not trying to sell the idea of reversal. The selling has stopped and they are strictly in a buy mode when it comes to their diabetes.
Selling the Diabetic Reversal
Rather than buying the average management idea,
I believe in selling the reversal idea.
I found that Grant’s book helped me greatly to change my mindset from buying into the average diabetes life style and sell the reversal life style to myself. Grant has a phrase that he uses in one of his other books, If You’re Not First, You’re Last when he says, “advance and conquer“.
Grant uses this phrase in business, but I use it for my Diabetes.
I sell the idea to myself that I always want to be advancing and conquering my Diabetes. I don’t want to be sold on the average management life style.
Grant’s book of Sell or be Sold has helped me to change my mindset about who is selling whom to get my mental perspective right on reversing and maintaining my reversal, how do you sell yourself on managing your Diabetes?