A couple of days ago, I read from a blog about a book titled “Ready, Fire, Aim – Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat". The book is about growing your business, whether it is from startup to a profitable stage, or from an stagnating business to skyrocketing success. I got excited about it since I wanted to start my own business. So immediately after work, I went to the local bookstore to look for the book. I scoured the whole business section, but since it is only a small book shop with a few titles in it, I was more trying my luck than really searching. After running out of luck, I went to my favorite bookstore at a nearby mall, hoping that with their bigger collection of books, I’d be able to find what I was searching for. To my surprise, I did find the title in their database, but unfortunately, the only copy they have has already been reserved for someone else. Oh well, there goes my chance of getting the book on my second try.
I was really very eager to read the book, and I wanted to do everything I can to get a copy of it as soon as possible. Once I got home, I searched the internet for other bookstores. Luckily, I found one which carried the title I was looking for. The only catch – it was already middle of the night. So I had to wait for the next morning to try and buy the book. Well, I can wait.
The next day, I hurriedly finished my work and got off early to go to this bookstore, which was around half an hour commute via train. It was a hectic and long ride given the rush hour traffic of commuters. Once I got to the bookstore, I immediately went to the business section. At first I tried to manually look for the book and flipped through the each title one by one, but after around 10 minutes of hopelessly checking the titles, I gave up. I then tried to look for an information counter or a computer kiosk where I can search for the book. Luckily, I found the kiosk a few shelves from where I was. I typed in the author’s name to search and voila, there it was, the book was located under business section 16-B-02. I went back hurriedly to the business section and found what I was looking for. To my surprise, the book was hard bound. No wonder the price is a bit hefty. I didn’t mind, as I was happy to get the book.
I went home and immediately devoured the first few pages. I’m still reading it but I’m extremely excited on some of the ideas I learned so far. I now know that the the first thing I need to do if I want to become a business owner, is learn how to sell. My main goal is to sell. Sell. Sell. Sell. It’s a scary thought for me knowing that I’m quite shy and have very little experience selling anything in my life. It’s a big challenge for me, but I know how important it is, and I really want to learn how to sell.