Robin, You Should Have Upped Your Sales Game!
Robin Hood’s first appearance dates back to the 14th century in ballads. As you may recall, he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. His end goal was nice, but, obviously the way he went about things was wrong.
My solution, if we could go back 700 years, is that Robin should have just used his brain to create and manage a business. The end result would be the same minus the stealing and scared rich folks.
Recently, it occurred to me how important persuasion is in making things happen. Selling is literally all around us in business and life decisions. We sell our products and we sell our ideas. If you want to go more in depth on sales read As a Man Selleth, Life or Death Business
My point is that Robin could have laid down his bow to organize something that created the wealth that he would give to the poor. Sales and business skills are learned just as firing his arrow to the smallest of targets is. In our industry, sales are greatly overlooked. There is really very little time spent on them when they are so insanely important. Of course, I can’t come up with a good excuse why things are so relaxed throughout the TE Industry. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying we are perfect, but I would say we are ahead of many.
If you want people to create ballads remembering your name because of your great business success then don’t forget the sales game. Persuasion is a curiously powerful thing.
I just have to say it… “The Pen is Mightier Than the Bow” 🙂