As salespeople, we’ve all faced new rejection. It feels like a punch in the gut every time. It can sometimes make you question if you should even stay in the business.
Kevin Yee knows what I’m talking about. Rejection is especially hard to handle when you are new to it as Kevin was.
Kevin left the pharmacy industry and now runs a high ticket closing agency of about ten team members working with B2B and B2C clients.
It was risky move but after attending a sales training course, Kevin was highly motivated. He was excited to start making calls but terrified at the same time. He knew he lacked experience and that affected his confidence. Kevin wanted clients but he wasn’t sure if he was really going to be able to help them.
Intellectually, he knew he could work hard and figure things out but he remained insecure.
The wrong focus
He was so focused on those insecurities, that within moments, his first client had control of the call. Looking back, Kevin realizes he was trying to be someone that he wasn’t. He is naturally inclined to be helpful but he was trying to be authoritative in his delivery.
He knew all the right things to say but he lacked conviction and it came across in his voice. It didn’t help that the client was also not interested in the services of a high- ticket closer.
Kevin had worked so hard to put everything in his training so the rejection really hit him hard. His confidence in sales was shaken.
He didn’t want to go back to pharmacy, however, so he decided to try again.
At the time, he was a one-man sales team. He had a marketing background so he set up a sales funnel for himself where he was the closer at the end. With help from his YouTube channel, the leads started to come in.
It was a good problem to have.
Kevin signed on a few friends to help out. Having confidence in the team’s ability to get results made it easier to reach out to more and more clients.
It has been six months since the sales funnel took off. The team has been getting better and better and Kevin has focused on getting more and more clients. He learned how to really connect with people and to be a good friend to his clients. Kevin takes the time to really learn about their businesses so that he can tackle any problems his clients may have.
He knows that the most important part of any new business is marketing and sales.
Working with others
He and his team are currently in the process of onboarding a B2B client with six-figure packages as they continue to reach out to new clients.
They strive to authentically reach out to people to help solve the closing and sales problems of their business. He believes there is a lot of opportunity on the table and is excited for the future.
Kevin knows he could not have done it alone. He encourages you to reach out to others, especially if you are struggling. He believes that you have to have a giving mentality to succeed; nobody wants to work with a selfish person.
Sometimes we just get so focused on our own lane that we fail to realize there are cars next to us. Kevin hopes his story will inspire others who may be ‘in the slumps’ to keep putting themselves out there, and to rely on others for help as you continue to do the same for others.
“New Rejection” episode resources
Check out Kevin’s YouTube channel at Kevin Yee PharmD, or contact him at refugeehustle.com.
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