3 Reasons Why You Need to Get Over Your Fear Of Reachouts

Updated: Feb 10

The infamous "reachout." Depending on what industry you're in, a reachout can be a cold call, a sales call, a first contact. Whatever you call it, you are reaching out to someone who may or may not have shown interest in your product or service, and starting to build a relationship or have a conversation. Cell phones have made reaching out easy, you can call from the road, text from the car line, or message at sports practice.

For direct and social sellers, including professions like real estate agents and contractors, reachouts are integral to building your business. While friends and family can help with spreading the word, at some point, you will need to expand your reach to continue to support and grow your business. Referrals are great, but how may referrals are people who you know? Most are not. They are friends of friends, relatives, etc.

For some, picking up the phone and making a phone call is scarier then swimming with a swarm of hungry piranhas. Texting and using messenger apps like Facebook Messenger or Telegram, have taken some of the sting out of the reachout, but you may still feel anxious, whether you're behind the safety of the screen or not.

Here's 3 Reasons why you need to dig deep, put on a smile, and start making moves with your reachouts:

  1. Confidence. Have you ever done something you're super proud of? You felt amazing, right? Imagine that feeling when you do your reachouts? The more you do them, the more success you'll have, and you'll feel more confident about the growth and possibilities for your business.

  2. Sales. Whether you like it or not, if you're in business, you're in sales, and the only way you make money is if you sell a product, service, or opportunity to a lead. That lead can be someone you know or someone you don't know. Dig deep. Pretend you're talking to yourself and not a stranger, and contact them! Start by saying Hello.

  3. Duplication. The concept of OPE, Other People's Efforts, has long been taught by sales gurus. Sure, you can make a comma check on your own; I know this to be true. However, the way to continue making comma checks consistently is to have other people working for you, with you, and doing what you do. If you don't reach out to people, neither will your downline, subordinates, or assistants. They are watching, act accordingly!

At the end of the day, yes...you need to get over your fear of speaking to people about your business if you really want to make a comma check, and continue making larger and larger comma checks. You'll love yourself for overcoming your fear, and be able to speak from the heart to your newbies and trainees. Personal growth equates to income growth!

I believe that all women are worthy and deserve to be financially independent and wealthy. That includes you.

To learn more or to attend one of the webinars from Melissa Pranzo, The Comma Check Girl, text SUCCESS to 727-334-8271.

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