Lessons from Car Salesmen

Due to the unexpected death of one of our vehicles (aka smashed by a careless teen driver), Captain Cavedweller and I have been visiting car lots trying to narrow down our options.

The one thing that I can say is consistent from one car lot to the next is the level of persistence owned by the car salesmen.

These guys do not know how to accept the word “no.”

They don’t seem to understand the words “just looking,” “not buying today,” “nope, not interested.”

What does this have to do with writing?

A lot.

Observing the car salesmen, you can learn a lot of lessons about not giving up, being persistent, tenacious and determined.

Yes, some of them are so obnoxious, we escaped their clutches as soon as humanly possible.

They are bulldogs.

They are obsessive.

They are willing to grab at opportunity and hang on as long as possible.

I think we all can use a little of that, especially if you are self-published. Embrace a little of that tenaciousness and see how far it takes you!

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