I just started my first retail job and went into it thinking it was going to be a breeze. How hard could selling shoes possibly be? Turns out, harder than I thought. My first real day (i.e. after my training day) I had a goal of selling $600. After five hours I hadn’t even come close! I finished the day with under $200 in sales.
Pretty pathetic, huh?
The second day I went in with pretty low expectations but decided that I was going to try opening up more. I started approaching people more often and asking other employees or my managers when I needed help. I even gave a client to someone else because I was too busy helping other people.
I ended up selling $615 when my goal was only $400.
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The biggest differences? Asking for help. Trying to be independent or self-sufficient will only go so far.
It’s a lesson I’ve been learning this year all over the place and one that I’ve been fighting pretty hard. But the adage “Ask and you shall receive” is rapidly becoming my mantra. Good things will only come to those who ASK for them!
So whether you’re a CEO or a shoe salesman, SUCCESS is only available to those who ask.
From ISG: Great work, Kira.
Love your peeps UP!
The Irreverent Sales Girl