Can You Help Me?

Greetings, Shore Thing friends. I write something fresh every week for this post, but this week I’m going to ask rather than give.

I’m working on a new book and I’m looking for anecdotes and stories that will add real-world examples for the readers to relate to. Specifically, I’m looking for stories about overcoming discomfort and doing bold things.

I’m looking for every day stories that are highly relatable – trying something new, confronting a relationship issue, starting a business, dealing with a phobia, getting something patented, trying out for a band, etc. This is not a sales-specific book; I’m looking for anecdotes from all corners of life.

I need lots of stories so that I can choose those examples that most relate to the text. (That means many of the stories will not be used.)

Can you help? If you’re interested please cut-and-paste the following questions into an email, answer the questions, and send it to me at [email protected]  In so doing you are agreeing to have your name and story used in the book with no financial compensation (Fame? Possible. Fortune? Forget it!).

Here are the questions:

What was the discomfort you faced? Describe the situation that led to the choice you eventually made.

How long had you been dealing with that particular discomfort? Was there some trigger event that forced you hand and caused you to take a bold step?

What would have happened if you had instead opted for a more comfortable path?

What did you learn from the experience, and how has it helped you in other areas of your life?


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About the Author: Jeff Shore

Jeff Shore is the Founder and President of Shore Consulting, Inc. a company specializing in field-tested and proven consumer psychology-based sales training programs.

Jeff is a top-selling author, host of the popular sales podcast, The Buyer’s Mind, and an award-winning keynote speaker. He holds the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association and is a member of the NSA’s exclusive Million Dollar Speaker’s Group.

With over 30 years of real-world, frontline experience, Jeff’s advanced sales strategies spring from extensive research into the psychology of buying and selling. He teaches salespeople how to climb inside the mind of their customers to sell the way their buyers want to buy. Using these modern, game-changing techniques, Jeff Shore’s clients generated over $30 billion in sales last year.