When someone asks, “What do you do for a living?” there is only one correct answer.
It’s not “I have a business.” A business is something you own; not something you do.
The correct answer is to declare loudly and proudly…
“I’m a marketer! My specialty is attracting new customers… persuading existing customers to make ever-larger purchases… convincing them to buy more often… and making sure they keep buying from me forever.”
When you define yourself as anything but a marketer, you are setting yourself up to make huge mistakes in the way you run your business that will limit your success.
Remember, every business and every non-profit organization is first and foremost a marketing enterprise. And nothing happens until the cash register rings.
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