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Beggars Are Resilient

Beggars don’t take rest on weekends or have any vacations, but are upon various street intersections and subways early in the morning, every single day.

They understand the value of resilience and persistence and have that drive to succeed in their profession. They know what they are looking for, and have their skin, even their soul in the game.

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MORE IDEAS FROM 7 Lessons Every Marketer Should Learn From A Beggar

  • A marketing professional would understand how removing friction makes the product or service easier to use to the end-user, something that beggars follow to the tee.
  • Beggars know that time is of immense value, and make it very easy for you to help them quickly.
  • They ensure no time is wasted and money is coming to them using the art of synergy.
  • They appreciate small contributions as they know it all adds up.

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Beggars realize the importance of a strategic location to maximize business, just like a department store or fast food joint looking to ensure maximum footfall.

They are experts in timing, placement and sleight of hand to ensure that they get a ‘sale’. They understand that to take something from a potential client, they have to give first.

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  • Even if people refuse to give to the beggar, he would choose to bless them and move on instead of being abusive.
  • Building long-term customer relations ensures future earning opportunities.

Observing beggars can provide real-time coaching to young marketing professionals who want to create and maintain trustworthy relations with clients.

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The internet and social media gave rise to A-B testing, but beggars have been using the technique even before the typewriter was invented.

A placard sign near a blind person with the words ‘I am blind, please help’ wasn’t working well, and the collection was meagre. When the placard sign was changed to ‘It’s a beautiful day, Too bad I can’t see it’, more people started giving coins to the blind person.

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Even if we don’t give the beggar anything, they pray for our prosperity, creating a spillover effect on themselves. They understand the power of positive words, good intentions and faith.

If companies realize that caring for customers and clients at all times ensures long-term relations and repeat business, they will pay more attention to the prosperity of their employees and customers, instead of the shareholders.

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Beggars seem unworthy to be discussed, remaining a sad reality we choose to ignore or overlook almost daily. 

Underneath their rough and dirty exterior and fowl mouth, lie many things worth appreciating.

Surprisingly, many life lessons and marketing techniques can be learned from beggars.

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  • Beggars offer a simple, clear experience, catering to certain emotions of busy, working professionals.
  • Much like the tech giant Apple, beggars understand how a product has to be offered and tailor their personalities and words accordingly.
  • Their clothes make them stand out and be easily recognized as a beggar, removing ambiguity about their rags being some kind of Halloween costume!

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  1. Being an entrepreneur means facing challenges. Despair not, keep trying, your lucky break may be close. 
  2. Have high aspirations. Chris dreamt of being a stockbroker even when he was struggling as an intern. 
  3. Never show your weaknesses. Chris was a homeless father but he behaved and presented himself in a way no one would think him so.
  4. Don’t let others opinions hinder your journey. Chris’s partner thought his idea of becoming a stockbroker was an absurd. 
  5. Work towards achieving what you want. While working as a salesman, Chris encounters a successful stockbroker driving a nice car, decides he wants a similar life and starts working relentlessly towards it.
  6. The current economic status won’t determine your future. Be adaptable and don’t allow it to effect long term planning. 

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We Can Learn From Anyone

We are very quick to judge others, based on how they look and behave on the outside, but seldom do we care to know what their story might be. Every person has a story, and trying to know it before judging them and dismissing them can help us be better people.

All I want is an open heart on an open road because our growth expands exponentially just outside our comfort zone. When we are pushed past our limits, when we skip over boundaries and are confronted with the unknown, we see things differently. We think more clearly. We learn.

Life lessons don’t need a time or date to get underway



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