I'm not going to lie, there's a reason I started an 'online only' store. I'd worked in retail for a few years, and while it was great, I am not a salesperson. I'm not. The act of pushing sales onto someone, and not to mention upselling, makes me anxious. I don't particularly appreciate being 'sold to' or getting the, "Hi, hows your day going?", so doing it to anyone else feels wrong. Being behind the safety of a computer was awesome...
for a while.
I think I've done three markets now and each one started the same;
"What if people don't like my creations?".
"How do I engage with customers without being a salesperson?".
Gahhhhh, no amount of Pyrite or Black Tourmaline could settle the nerves. So, I set up, and then people start visiting the stall, and you know what? It's awesome! I can genuinely say how much I love meeting you all and chatting about crystals and your favourite stones. How much I love hearing your stories about your spiritual journeys and how much I adore seeing the joy and amazement in your children's eyes when they spy a crystal on the Dr Druzy table. Don't get me wrong, I'm still not a salesperson, but I guess the difference now is that I have a real passion for what I do. I love these products, and I enjoy answering all your questions, no matter how 'weird' you think they are. I don't have to do anything at all, but be myself, and that I can do. ️
I guess, as they say, "Feel the fear, and do it anyway."
Dr Druzy will be a regular at markets around Kapiti and Horowhenua, and I look forward to seeing you all there. I will keep you all updated on market times and dates through Facebook and Instagram. If you can't wait for market days, send me an email or Facebook messenger, to book in a time to visit the studio showroom in Levin.