Come on, $5 for a whole month?!? Who does that.
WELL, some actually do.
A few months ago I helped out the local social justice paper by selling their issue on the street. No training, no suggested pitches. I just stood outside of Reading Terminal and yelled out whatever came to mind.
I heard another vendor yell out "Only ONE dollar, help the Homeless!",
so I did the same.
People withdrew their gaze and my voice started to crack. I wasn't even there 5 minutes and I wanted to go home.
As the rejection seeped in, I figured there must be something more inviting I can say to spur some interest...
so then I went with "Happy Friday, Help the Homeless!"
I got a few smiles in return, but no one really stopped to take a paper.
The more comfortable I got, the more my ego shook itself off and my brain started to churn.
then came magic attempt #3,
" Local Heroes, be Inspired by the homeless!"
People started to show signs of curiosity even disbelief; how could a "poor person" without a home have ANYTHING to offer them?
12 papers and 40 dollars later, I had my pitch.
Inspiration sells, asking for pity doesn't.
What aspect of yourself have you been selling short?
how can you flip your narrative to come out as someone who has something to OFFER, despite your circumstances ?
May you find your riches, and may you share them generously.