‘Sell Him On The Idea That’ ..May 13, 2013 10:11 am
Here is an amazing technique to add an element of excitement to everything you do (with the exception of coding – because the greatest thing about coding is that you can do it alone) – before you take up any task, just rephrase your task, in the following format: “I need to sell him on the idea that …” . Let us take a few examples:
1. Talk to a potential hire: “I need to sell him on the idea that this would be a great move for his career”
2. Ask your boss for an unplanned vacation: ” I need to sell him on the idea that this is something I cannot avoid, but I will more than make up for my absence once I am back”
3. Write to a blogger to cover your app: “I need to sell him on the idea that this content would fit into his site, and would get blog stand out of the crowd”
4. Talk to your boss about a raise: “I need to sell him on the idea that this is the right thing to do”
What changes when you do this? You get into a sales mode – and your arguments will be structured in such a way that “No” as a response is just not acceptable.
And Yes, what you are thinking is right – this blog post is a result of “Sell the reader on the idea that trying this approach will work wonders for him”. Try it to believe it.