Embracing The Fear Monster

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I remember asking myself a lot of questions before I was able to push "publish" and publicly launch the very first entry in Juan Great Leap. What would they say? What if they say, "Sino ba itong feeling na ito!?" What if they laugh at me?  What if they ignore me?  It took me a couple of weeks in between finishing my first post and  actually publishing it. You know how I did it? After a long day at work, the thought of publishing it crossed my mind. Before giving myself any chance to over-analyze, I forced myself to just push publish. And that was that. After that, I then started wrestling with the fear of posting it on my social media sites. ("Bahala na" works wonders, by the … [Read more...]

Sales Tips: How to Overcome Your Fear of Rejection

Me purchasing kamoteng kahoy from Ate Maricel at GK Enchanted Farm

I'm not a salesman, but I've sold many things. At the age of 11, I sold cellphones at my uncle's telecom store in Makati. When I worked for GK CSI, I sold everything from kamoteng kahoy, talong, and chicharon (no relation to Lapid's :) ). For my first full-time job in the States, I sold consumer banking products. I was exposed to the world of cold calls and sales scripts. My personality wasn't cut out for a "sales" job. Back then, pitching  for me was like pulling teeth. However, a job in sales taught me many things. It taught me how to use assumptive language, and never to make assumptions about a person based on his/her appearance. I also learned how to pitch the sale to ALL … [Read more...]

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