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Bonus Video for Tip# 3 – Take Pride in What You Do

This series of videos will provide additional insight into the ideas and techniques discussed the book Speaking is Selling: 51 Tips Your Mother Taught You.


Video Transcript:

Tip number three, take pride in what you do. You got your first real job, dishwasher, grocery bagger, waitress or stock boy.

You are embarrassed to admit that you are doing that job, and then your mother said, “Take pride in what you do regardless of what you do.”

Now, you may be wondering “Speaking is Selling – 51 Tips Your Mother Taught You,” speaking and selling, what the heck does take pride in what you do have anything to do with speaking and selling?

Well, it has everything to do with it.

When you’re communicating with others, when you’re selling yourself, when you’re selling your company, when you’re selling your services, your products, your ideas, if you don’t take pride in what you’re doing and the organization that you’re involved in, it’s not going to work.

When you communicate to other people, if internally you have a conflict where you’re not feeling good about the organization or the product or service that you represent, the people you’re talking to are going to know it.

They’re going to feel it.

They won’t necessarily know what the issue is, but they’ll know that something is not quite right.

Now, if you just can’t take pride in what you do, or the company you work for, or your products and services, well it might be time for a change.

You might need to look for something different that you can take pride on.

I don’t guarantee many things, but I will guarantee this. – If you can’t take pride in your organization or the work that you do, it won’t matter how much you study communication skills, or sales skills, or attitude skills.

That disconnect between you and what you’re doing will always be in the way. Listen to your mother, take pride in what you do, whatever it is.

And if you simply can’t, find something different to do.