Four days ago, I decided to walk home after work (I do that quite often, especially when I’m behind on my steps for the day), and on my way, my eyes caught a lady who was hawking dried prawns and sea food. My mind went to the dish I saw on YouTube and had planned to cook this weekend 😜 I casually asked her how much it was and she insisted I help her drop her wares so I could see the market well 🤣. I hesitated, then went ahead.
As soon as she dropped it and I asked for the price, it was twice the cash I had at hand. I was quick to dismiss her and offered to help her place her “load” back on her head as I didn’t have enough money. Her response shocked me! She said I could do a transfer! She wasn’t taking No for an answer. My people, I transferred the money to her and headed home. I couldn’t get over that experience; got home and told hubby; I even taught a few of my team members in our training yesterday about it.
That’s not all. The next day, I decided to walk home again. I caught a glimpse of her as she walked towards me around where I had seen her the day before. This time around, she had another variety of fish with her. I greeted her warmly and commended her on what she did the day before. As I wanted to walk past her, she asked if I wasn’t going to buy her fish. I told her I didn’t have water yam that the fish would normally go with. Her response shocked me again! She said it’s dry fish and would not spoil! Make I buy am keep. I burst into laughter as I knew she was so right. As I no wan gree, she asked for my phone number. Haaaaa!!!🤩🤩
I was wowed! Back to back, she demonstrated to me that a closed mouth is a closed destiny. The things we teach entrepreneurs and they struggle with was what she was practising effortlessly👍🏾💪🏾.
Our “book” and “levels” seem to be getting in the way of marketing and selling what we have. Our fear of rejection is keeping our lips sealed. No matter what you do, not being able to win another party over leaves you at a disadvantage. Some are affected in their marriages, some in their careers, some in their businesses. We are not all extroverts, but we can all learn what to say to achieve what we desire👌🏾. …