Is it really such an impossible headline to believe? It shouldn’t be when one considers that many homeless people, have probably already got the one quality that every succesful network marketing Internet business owner is striving to develop.
Today I was sitting on a bench in a local park. It wasn’t long before I recognised a familiar figure moving towards me. I knew exactly what she was going to say…
“You got two dollars for me?”
I don’t always give her what she asks for, but today I did.
“You’re a darling.” she says and moves off straight away.
I have watched her “work” the park and surrounds for years and apart from the above two lines, the only other words I have ever heard her say is, “Bless you anyway.”
That’s what you get if you don’t give her anything.
Today as I watched her do what she always does, I realized that she’d actually be great in business.
She turns up every day. She’s self-disciplined and committed to her mission
She always says the same things. She’s consistent with her habits and ‘brand’.
She knows what she wants, two dollars, and she’s not afraid to ask for it.
She’s not emotionally attached to the outcome. Whatever happens she moves on to the next person.
She always acknowledges her prospect’s response appropriately. She understands good customer service.
If you say “No” today, she’ll ask you again tomorrow. She never gives up.
Most importantly she achieves her goal – not to get $2 from every person but to make as much as she can.
This is why she follows the same routine every day, in the same way. It’s uncomplicated and it works.
She’s not concerned about the money she doesn’t receive, only about moving on so that she can get what she wants.
In the hour I observed her, most people turned her down of course, but she still managed to make $12! This would be more than some business owners made today.
As I was walking back home I wondered…..
What if you could round up a few homeless people who displayed the same qualities as she has, financed them and taught them business skills?
Wouldn’t it make for an interesting experiment? Great reality television perhaps?
Ironically, it’s obvious that many homeless people aren’t afraid of rejection, whether they’re aware of this or not.
Many have in fact mastered one of the most important mindset requirements to be successful in business – belief in themselves.
What do you think? The comments section is all yours….
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