Sales people get a bad wrap.
We don’t like the idea that there is someone out there has designs on our money; we’re are naturally suspicious that they simply want to take from us and NOT really give us anything back.
But the sort of person who would do this is not really a salesperson, they are simply a shyster or a con artist; an amoral soul who would probably steal a cookie from your sleeping Grandmothers hand.
In fact knowing how to sell, is simply placing a product or service into the hands of a person who deeply desires the value that it offers them. They are not worse off for the purchase, in fact their lives are immensely better off for having invested in the commodity.
Buying and selling is very good for the economy, and as dreamers, artists, entrepreneurs and business people we would do well to embrace the honest salesperson because they can teach us how to add value to the world around us.
We should be passionate about what we have to offer, we should seek ways to increase the value of what we do, and we should be happy when our hard work enriches the life of another.