$450 Million Worth Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals How One Should Be Able to Sell Themselves in Order to Succeed

Published 10/05/2023, 7:33 AM EDT

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The 7-time Mr. Olympia title winner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is a tremendous name when it comes to the fitness world. Of course, with his consistent efforts and hard work, he also became the great action hero of Hollywood. The Austrian Oak is now on the path of guiding people who wish to embark on their fitness journey. But how can his fans get the constant flow of motivation in every walk of their lives?

Once again, the former governor of California has words of wisdom to share with them. But this time, it is about making themselves the greatest salesman to achieve success.

Arnold Schwarzenegger shares the importance of salesmanship

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The Terminator star had an insightful conversation with Tim Ferris. He talked about a lot of things, including his thoughts about salesmanship. While talking about it, Schwarzenegger remembered how most of the actors from the ’70s and ’80s refused to sell their work. However, because the 76-year-old actor had studied selling, he did it well and took the honor of doing so. He revealed, “No matter what you have; if you have a podcast, if you have a movie, if you have a painting, if you have a car, a technology, a medicine, whatever it is, if people don’t know about it, it’s nothing.

The actor emphasized how crucial selling is, revealing that the more people are familiar with your product or talent, the more likely you are to succeed. Therefore, the idea of selling, publicizing, marketing, communicating, and convincing was an art, according to the Predator star. Moreover, he also noted how the art agencies (marketing agencies) have been earning millions of dollars by doing just that.

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To prove his point, the former bodybuilder also shared an example of his personal experience. When he was 15, he started working at a store where he learned the art of selling. He remembered how his boss asked him to observe while he sold the tiles to the customers. A couple came in to buy tiles and Schwarzenegger’s boss sold them what they needed. At the end of their interaction and satisfied experience, the boss asked little Arnold about his learnings. But he failed to catch the minute detail, his boss wanted him to catch. So, what did he really learn?

What did the FUBAR star learn from his experience?

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The 15-year-old Arnold’s boss explained to him that he had to switch his attention between the couple. Initially, the boss thought it was the man who was the customer. However, the way the woman was answering questions, he realized it was actually her, while her partner was just paying the bills. Nevertheless, the boss also kept the man in the loop despite asking all the questions to the woman.

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So, the Commando actor realized then, “that selling is an art, that you have to improvise and adjust all the time.” Since that day, he carried the lesson with him and learned the use of his language while meeting fans, the audience, and the Washington legislators. The way Arnold Schwarzenegger once shared the mantra of success by citing his own examples, in the same way, he easily shared the importance of salesmanship.

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What do you think about the legendary actor’s thoughts on salesmanship being the path to success? Tell us in the comments below.

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Neha Chande

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Meet Neha Chande, an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, who has written more than 1100 articles. With a Master's degree in English Literature, Neha believes in unbiased journalism. Before delving into her passion for writing and cinema, she taught English and communication skills as a facilitator and lecturer.

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