Learning to sell is a huge weakness of mine. This year I stepped out and worked to sell a cow, granted it was to family. With guidance from my father-in-law who has done it before my wife and I figured out what needed to be done, and we got a cow sold.
It was definitely and interesting experience, and a lot of learning had to take place. We had to negotiate cuts with customers, coordinate with the butcher to do those, we had to find a butcher date when most where backed up a year and half.
However, we saw an opportunity in the market, we had to resources, and we took advantage of it. That is exactly what you should do as a sales person. In the end we walked away with some profit, and some meat so it was all great.
There were definitely problems that arose to be sorted out, and we will do better next time.