Some years back, times were tough(er).
Projects were down and sales were low.
I still thank God because I could eat three meals a day and pay for the basics.
But my insurance premium was due and I had no extra money to pay it. I was already thinking of just letting it lapse. But that would be a problem. I said, “I’ll just think about it later.” Not a really good strategy.
One day, someone asked me to help his group. “There was a bit of misunderstanding. We need to come together again, reunite for the mission, and do the work as one. Please come and speak to the group.”
I went and delivered the best piece the best way I could based on their context and circumstance.
After my talk, the one who invited me handed me an envelope and also told me a number.
I asked, “What’s that number?””Oh, that’s the number of copies they ordered. They are buying your book!”
I was smiling outside and crying inside because I did not expect that much of a sale on that occasion for that audience. But the total sales amount was more than enough to cover my insurance premium, and I even had some extra to cover other essentials on my list.
One thing is for sure – God’s grace was at work at that moment.
The second thing is that I was doing something that give value, that also moved them to decide and say, “I want your book.”
At that moment, I was reminded of the truth that you can sell copies of your book to people who need it and want it, and you don’t have to force them to get it.
You just have to offer it, but before you offer it, make sure you deliver real value that helps solve their problems and address their concerns.
I continued to learn more about how to sell more books and help more people.
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