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Your alter-ego: Sales Lessons learned from Comic Book heroes

Published: 2 years 161 days ago
" Almost every super hero seems to protect a secret identity. Superman guards his Clark Kent persona, and Batman hides in the shadows of Bruce Wayne’s psyche – or maybe visa versa. As sales people, we too have an alter ego – husband or wife, father or mother, friend or parent to some, and super busy sales person to others.
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Who ISN”T a fan of Batman, the X-Men, Wonderwoman, Superman, or the Flash?

Perhaps you root for the villain – maybe you root for Lex Luthor, the Joker or Thanos?

Even if you don’t follow comic books, there are lessons to be learned from a super hero as well as their nemesis, the arch-villain.

Your Alter Ego

Almost every super hero seems to protect a secret identity. Superman guards his Clark Kent persona, and Batman hides in the shadows of Bruce Wayne’s psyche – or maybe visa versa.

As sales people, we too have an alter ego – husband or wife, father or mother, friend or parent to some, and super busy sales person to others.

And we all have seen how well this dichotomy works for our hero. In many instances, it doesn’t. Sure, it may be necessary to protect their loved ones with a secret identity, but it creates more issues than it helps (in some instances.)

But we are sales people. Many are also business owners.

Earth shattering events will NOT occur if you can figure out how to consolidate both your home life and your work life. On the contrary, wearing you sales cape and utility belt while being a dad, mom, or friend is completely recommended.

Disclaimer – there are times to park the sales mantel while at home are on vacation, but there are also many more times to incorporate your ‘super sales hero’ persona in everyday life.

Here are three steps to explore to bring together your work and your home lives:

Step 1 – Share your vision with your friends and family
Step 2 – You CAN have more than one ‘Sidekick’
Step 3 – What’s good for Superman is generally good for Clark Kent

First, share your work vision with your family and friends. This dovetails with your natural market, a tool you should create to vastly impact your business growth. Take time to have a solid and interactive conversation to identify how your friends and family can help you achieve sales success.

Next, understand that unlike the comics where Batman has Robin, you can have as many sidekicks helping your sales career as you can muster. In some ways it’s more like the Avengers or the Justice League – more people pulling together to support your efforts generally yields more success. Just make sure to appreciate your sidekicks, and clarify your common goals.

Always remember what helps you, the superstar salesperson, grow and develop will also help those you love – you, your family and yes, even your friends who, if really friends, should be rooting for your success. That also means that what helps you and your family should help your work identity. Sometimes that means putting in extra hours at work to achieve success at home. It comes with the territory.

There are other things we can learn from the comics, but understanding that most of us live and work as if we were two parts of the same whole often has poor side effects. When starting a new career, take steps not to keep your job and home life too far apart.

Some distance is good, while figuring how to build bridges between both worlds is often better.

For other ideas regarding how to create a natural market and create these bridges, click HERE.

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