Leigh Brown is a salty, no-nonsense, sales badass.
After her second book came out, she got a letter from one reader that touched her heart.
The book, The Seven Deadly Sins of Sales, hit the Amazon # Bestsellers list, grabbed dozens of 5-star reviews and sold thousands of copies.
But this note made all the difference.
Leigh was sharing this story with me during a recent interview I did with her.
The letter came from a successful real estate agent, who never felt like she fit in. She had colored hair, body tattoos and piercings. She had a foul mouth too.
But when this agent read Leigh’s book, her life shifted. “I felt like you were talking to me,” she wrote. “You gave me permission to not fit in.”
That letter made the book all worthwhile. “I just loved her story,” said Leigh.
Of course, the book also provides an additional income stream and attracts more clients. Agencies have been buying her books in bulk.
Photo credits: Leigh Brown
Leigh now sees her books as seeds. “You just have to plant enough seeds to know that at some point, some good is gonna come out of it,” she says. “That's what I'm doing with my books.”
You can get a taste of Leigh’s saltiness and success with our recent YouTube interview.
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by Helen Chang, ABM Editorial Director
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