How to Get People to “Buy In” to You


How to Get People to “Buy In” to You

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You can’t achieve anything of significance without the help of others.  Teams win, not individuals, and so it’s vital to gain the support of others, but how do you do that?

Whenever you ask someone to join your team or your cause, you are essentially asking them to change.  Maybe they need to change their priorities, or their schedule, or possibly their beliefs in order for them to join your team.

When you reach out to someone and invite them to join you, that person must answer two fundamental questions deep within their heart, before they can fully buy into you and your cause.

The first question is, “Can I do it?” A person must be confident that they can actually do what you’re asking of them.  They must believe in themselves first, before they can believe in you.  That’s why the world belongs to the encourager.  You must become an excellent encourager to others and help them believe in their own skills and abilities.

The second question a person must answer before they buy into you is, “Is it worth it?”  Every human being has a selfish component to their personality and they must see the personal gain and value for them first before they agree to jump on board with you.  That’s valid, so learn to translate your requests into value and you’ll be on your way to gaining support from others.

Building strong and long lasting relationships takes commitment and patience, but strong relationships are necessary to achieve big goals in life.  There is nothing more rewarding than achieving something great with a team.  That’s why team sports are so popular.  People like to win and like to win with others.

If you want to win and have an impact in your world, then learn to gain “buy in” from others by helping them answer those two vital questions with “yes” and you’ll be well on your way to significance.  How strong is your team today?

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