Have you ever heard someone tell you that your product (or service, opportunity, idea, etc) “won’t work here” (or, in this business, this company, this region of the country, etc.)?
After all, “it’s different here”…isn’t it?
Actually, not so much. I mean, don’t get me wrong; we are all individuals; each with our own needs, wants, desires, fears, etc.
Still, as human beings, in total, we are all so much more alike than we are different.
You might recall that last summer I spoke in China for a major Direct Sales company. In the audience were people from 12 different countries. Perhaps the most interesting thing to me was something that — while expected — was still both enlightening and delightful to experience.
During the question and answer period there was something very familiar about the questions. And, that is, they were the exact same questions I am asked here in the U.S. and other western countries.
I don’t mean they were close to the same questions. I mean, the same questions. People had the same concerns, fears, needs, wants, desires. Oh, and they heard the same objections from their prospects.
All in all, we can pretty much know that, as different as people are, we are all basically the same. And that is one of those really cool things.
Do you find that to be true? Or, is it…different where you are? 🙂