I am re-reading "Power vs. Force" by David Hawkins. Although it is not a sales book, I find plenty of application related to more effectively using your time and energy in sales communication. Some quotes from David...
"If we analyze the nature of FORCE, it becomes readily apparent why it must always succumb toPOWER...Because force automatically creates counter-force."
"FORCE always moves against something, whereas POWER doesn't move against anything at all. Because force has an insatiable appetite, it constantly consumes. Power, in contrast, energizes...and supports. Power gives life and energy - force takes these away. We notice that power is associated with compassion and makes us feel positively about ourselves. Force is associated with judgment and makes us feel poorly about ourselves."
"One characteristic of FORCE is arrogance; power is characterized by humility. Force is pompous; it has all the answers. POWER is unassuming.
FORCE needs to control others because it lacks POWER, just as vanity stems from a lack of self-esteem."
So, how does this all relate to selling? When you try to FORCE people to do what you want them to do to get the outcome you are attached to, you are less likely to get what you want. When your thinking, language and process comes from forcefullness and attachment, you invite resistance (or counter-force). When you come from a place of POWER that is authentically confident with high intent, and is fully engaged coupled with an appropriate level of detachment, you are more attractive. People are drawn to you. Power attracts the right people, more ideal situations and outcomes. Consider how this may relate to your approach to selling over the next few weeks. Something to chew on.
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