Most people raise an eyebrow or two, when I tell them that I learned how to sell while living in a monastery.
Not what you’d expect, but it’s true.
During my 12 years there, I was often in charge of projects, which meant I had to manage teams of volunteers.
And if you’ve ever tried to get things done with volunteers, you’ll know hard it can be.
In a monastery, visitors don’t always want to do dishes, or help out with cleaning rooms, or do gardening work, or help with building projects.
Much nicer to sit in the garden and feel all spiritual ‘n stuff.
So, nearly every day I had to work with people in order to have them cooperate in supporting the community.
Tough schooling, I tell you.
Especially because in a monastery, the rules are different.
In the outside world, it’s easy to get away with a little manipulation, white lies, or mild obfuscation of the truth.
In a monastery however, not so. There is zero room, no tolerance, for any behaviour that’s not 100% ethical.
Any faux-pas, any action or word inspired by self-interest, and you get slammed hard with the reality of how you deal with people.
Folks might get upset, they might refuse to do anything at all, they might complain about you to others, or, most fun of all, you’d get called out by the abbot and you’d go back to your room with an earful.
Like I say: tough schooling.
Which is exactly why I became good at ethical persuasion, and it’s why I was able to create a training system that makes enrolling buyers into your work something fun and effective.
Is that what you want?
Then here’s more info about the training for the LEAP Ethical Sales Framework…