Lawrence Bergfeld Bronx, New York, USA
The bottom line of Persistence is as follows! Be a master at what you do! "Bruce Lee mentioned to be afraid of the man who practiced one kick 10,000 times. Rather than the person who practiced 10,000 kicks once." In other words avoid being the Jack of all trades and mastering none. Because people want to follow people who have the skills to get to where they want to go, are learning new skills and are implementing it on day one. Just like Edwin Barnes sold the machinery while his presentable colleagues dressed up in a suit, white shirt and tie laughed at him and said "Is he a boy or is he a man? And he outsold them.
The product does NOT have to be a product that you like. It has to be what the market wants. Sam Walton doesn't care about every single product in Walmart. He asks "Whats In It For THEM?" And he pays attention to the answers and has a dialogue.
In any conversation "If you are doing all the talking you are selling. And when the people are asking questions then they are buying." As Tom Big Al Schrieter says.
No different than the song "Love, its a game of Give & Take" By Phil Collins and prior singers.
The more you do the better you get at it. The less you do you then you are more likely to forget it.
Just do it now like you were required in school. And stop worrying how and feeling like a fool.