Just saw this in an email, "Let's Lose Weight and Gain Money!" I thought it was cute. Sometimes I wonder why can't I come up with catchy titles like that?
Let's face it. I just don't do well with that type of promotion. I'm a powerful and persuasive public speaker and presenter, filled with anecdotes and information. But, when it comes to selling people a bowl of crap, I just can't do it. I'd rather live a comfortable life being honest, than building up a dream that won't come true. You see, I want to find the people who are looking for me, because I surely don't want anyone or anything that doesn't want me.
Of course I have a great product I promote, but rarely do I promote it online. Generally, I will meet people in person, and at some time during the course of a conversation we will start to talk about our health. And at my age, health and having good health is a real concern. It is so much of a concern of mine that I just invested in a NordicTrack Recumbent Bike to add to my healthy living regimen. I ride it everyday while watching Family Guy reruns. Yes, I absolutely LOVE Family Guy!
My expertise in marketing and network marketing is vast; ask me about how to create a sales funnel, and I can do one with ease. Or what about handling objections? Yes, I'm good at that too. But, when it comes to shoving overblown, pushy, uncomfortable (for me) statements down my social media connections throats, I just can't do it. It's just the way I am, I can't lie to you, I can't make something fit into your life that just doesn't fit. All things aren't for everybody, sometimes you just have to keep it moving and go on to the next blessing. Believe me, everything has a time and a season, and sometimes when you are presenting your product to someone, it just may not be the right time.
The message for any given product has to right; the time has to be right; all things must line up, or else your efforts will have a negative impact.
That's why I call myself the Reluctant Marketer; I don't push or shove, as a matter of fact, I'm real easy. I believe that if a product is good, it should stand on its own merits. I don't have to practice being an obnoxious car salesman on you, I'm looking to develop a relationship with you. Relationships take time, and because of this, it is important that you trust me.
Right now, I am on a journey to make 100 people healthy and wealthy in 2011. I have an abundance of incentives, leads and training to share, but I haven't found the right people. If you know someone, tell them the Reluctant Marketer is looking for them.
(aka The Reluctant Marketer)