Inspire Yourself

Chapter 01 Inspire Me | Markku TauriainenNow, start your journey as a seller and as a person. I began my journey before Christmas 1972 by selling post cards door-to-door. Now I´m 50 years old, with unique experience over 30 years.

   As a 45 year old man, in 2007, I was dissatisfied with my life. As I looked at the former paratrooper in the mirror, I knew that I had to make changes. The voice within was so powerful, that I started to seek ways for a true change of lifestyle. And as they say…

If there is a will, there is a way!

   With my willpower I was lucky to get rid of my excess weight and anti–hypertension drugs which I had been continually (perennially) swallowing for more than six years. As I´m writing, in spring 2009, I´ve done physical training for two years, given seven…

   Blood donations and run a half marathon. Now in 2011, when editing and translating the English version, the physical training has continued and number of blood donations has risen. I´m about to run my first full marathon in Athens, Greece. Read my journey at Markku Tauriainen´s Blog.

   Willpower is everything, if you want to succeed and grow as a person ― overcome the challenges, set and achieve goals. Then man can write in stone proving his work ethic and the importance of willpower.

   Olympic winners ― Willpower´s big Finnish names are: Paavo Nurmi, 1920–1928, Lasse Viren, 1972–1976, Juha Mieto, 1976–1984, Seppo Räty 1988–1992, Janne Ahonen 2002-2006. Veikka Gustafsson, is the world´s greatest mountaineer. There are others… yours in your country:

Level your mind with them ― be one of them!”

Paavo Johannes Nurmi was a Finnish runner (13 June 1897 – 2 October 1973). Nurmi won a total of nine gold and three silver medals in the 12 events in which he competed at the Olympic Games from 1920 to 1928. In 1932, Nurmi was unable to compete at the Olympics, as he had received money for his running and was thus considered a professional. Paavo Nurmi photo: “The Flying Finn” Paris 1924

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INSPIRE ME Encouragement Markku TauriainenThis book provides you that support and protection, which helps you to survive though the challenges of sales though your whole life. Reading this book can only benefit and advantage you ― You develop as a seller, grow as a human. Finnish Eino Leino states in his poem ´Me´:

Everything is in you. You hang on to yourself. Walk towards the highest, towards the hill of your own luck. Hide what you know, and what you want to. Everything is in you.”

I encourage to read this book. Read it cover to cover, intensively or in short moments. Anything goes, as long as you study the contents of the book and make art for your sales. It is the best thing you can do yourself. Now or never! Stop! Walk towards your destiny. Start with enthusiasm, start looking forward. Write a new future. Each written word is a goal that you set. Write your dreams on paper, make them come true. The Goal Setting Is Goal Getting ― the same as their achievement. Enjoy the Book!

Oulu, Finland, 24th of January 2011

Markku Tauriainen

Author, Entrepreneur


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Markku Tauriainen Preface Inspire Me -bookNew snow fell slowly. Christmas 1972 was approaching. The neighbor boys were selling pins from door to door. A frosty evening raised the little boy, Markku’s competitive instinct in a way that brought a lump in the throat.

   Something had to be done about it and quickly. In the home kitchen, Markku’s anxious father turned to his side: “Dad, can I sell something?”

   With his father´s instructions the young enthusiastic salesman went to the nearest village shop ― asked from the woman director: “What are the best-selling Christmas cards and how many do you have for sale?”

   Immediate business took place at the local shop. Markku bought all the commercially available cards with the money received from his father. This action, almost totally on instinct, started the road to success.

   The same evening, the Christmas cards were on the kitchen table. Markku sought instructions from his father: “What do I have to say at the door when someone comes to open? What price shall I use? What do I say if they want to buy?”

   There was no doubt that the little man was in earnest. Courage, and guidelines for action, only lasted a few minutes. A new retailer moved to present his business idea to the neighbor’s boys. A small conference was the result. Two boys under 10 years old went out boldly to sell door to door. At this point, Markku heard that Jari’s older brother sold the pins with the war veterans illegally inflated prices.

   I need to sell, I need to sell ― sorry to bother you, I’m sorry to bother you, Markku repeated, perfecting the words aloud for what to say when the first door opened. “Good evening, I’m sorry to interrupt. My name is Markku, we sell Christmas cards, 25 pence each. Have you bought Christmas cards yet? Then the young Entrepreneur flashed his best aces forward.

   Huge heat came upon a small heart, when the first card deal was done. I succeeded! Trade is booming ― the next customer, they buy? The first evening was a huge success. Local families bought all the Christmas cards (those who had not yet purchased). Only one old witch refused to purchase, while she could buy cards five pence cheaper 100 meters away store. Talking was eating into confidence so the young merchants hit the ground running.

   Good results had been immediately informed to the parents. Almost all cards had been sold and the profits had been born in a nice way ― by making cash deals only! Victory was celebrated at home base.

   As early as two weeks from that time, I next sold my mother’s manufactured leather gloves, again door-to-door. Two years passed by and I got a week’s break from school to travel with my father as an interpreter on an export journey to Sweden. I no longer talked to the housewives, but the store owners, managers and buyers: “I’m sorry to be a nuisance – we are a family business ― and we sell these nice designer gloves…

   In my book I go through all about sales with my 30+ years’ experience; things I learned, including juicy stories and successes ― on which they were based.

INSPIRE ME | Markku Tauriainen | Enthusiastic Author EntrepreneurI am still of this opinion: “Be brave, go ahead ― try to sell, challenge yourself. You cannot fail, only to succeed in sales, if you’re willing to swallow a lump in your throat. Be the little salesman who has no fear nor excuses to do business.

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INSPIRE ME – Inspire Yourself and Bank The Results

INSPIRE_ME_LOGO1INSPIRE ME – Inspire Yourself and Bank The Results – is written by Finnish Author Entrepreneur Markku Tauriainen. Published in Finnish 2010, and later on in English 2011. Available from

Book Description

Inside you will find true spirit – clear guidance, advice and examples, written from personal experience of 30 years by a top-seller, Markku Tauriainen. Discover a great new writer, his greatest story and his secrets of life – how to make a true change & rise above the pack.

Professor of Entrepreneurship Arto Lahti, Aalto University, Helsinki:

“Everyone who is in business should absolutely read read this book…”

“Your book is really excellent for each of us. The most opponents we have are in our own imagination, which drains our power – that is what this book is all about. Win yourself, you will win as a salesman. Everyone who is in business should absolutely read this book!” “Only innovation and marketing will bring new customers…”

“Only innovations and marketing will bring new customers…”

Read Markku´s 300 page masterpiece. You will benefit and learn by applying experience of 50.000 customers, 30 million euro sales and 41 countries. A very inspiring, awesome, fresh, professional step-by-step guide-book. Inspire Yourself – overcome all challenges of your life! Inspire Yourself – double your sales and triple your self-confidence!

Golden Idea Generated Golden +500.000 Result

I try to keep positive thoughts in my mind all the time. Never stop learning, keep your inspiration up – that is my daily mantra. And guess what happened? A while ago I got a great new idea to use my profile in a new creative way… +518,476 visitors!
Markku´s Statistics 21.03.2014Golden Idea Generated Golden Result

As a sales professional I´ve been obligated to watch the social media platforms, the ecosystem generally. Is there an opportunity for me as a frontier? Is there something the others don´t see?

The RockMelt, before Yahoo bought it, was something I could not just pass by. The platform engaged me in a deep way. When Yahoo put the lights out and stopped RockMelt, it did not stop my social media love for it. Simplified – I could not forget it.

On that time I had an idea. Why don´t I try my own behavior on an other platform? Why not! I started to do same things on profile than I did on RockMelt. All this in middle of the October 2013. And ques what, things started to rock ´n´ roll for me. The stats started to rise like a rocket and that was petrol to my enthusiastic engine, oh yeah – I was surfing on the wave!

AboutMe profile have harvest +518,476 visitors in 2014, now  about 59.000/month

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????See the happy social media enthusiast =) my creative idea have generated 100.223 visitors to my profile just in 5 months. That was amazing, but not all. In June 2014 visitors have risen up to +80.000 per month generating total +518,476 at this year alone!

My advise to you – try to keep positive thoughts in your mind all the time. Never stop learning, keep your inspiration up – that should be your daily mantra!

Best Regards,

Markku Tauriainen

PS. I haven´t decided yet – will I start to use payed version of the So far so good =) Question: Where is the first platform, which can give one million followers to me, in no time? is leading. It has produced me awesome +518,476 visitors in 10 months.


At this very moment, the brave minds talk about innovations. Eleanor Roosevelt stated at her time. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

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Best Regards,

Markku Tauriainen



I hope humbly, with all my heart, that my book starts enthusiasm in you for sales and making of sales. I believe and hope that you get at least that amount of benefits, advantages to yourself and to your organisation, that you´ll get manifoldy back the euros, dollars you have invested in this book.

I have had joy and enthusiasm to write this book. I hope my text inspires you. It has inspired me and it will in future as well, and I will not make an exception as a seller, to use this book to develop as a human and as a seller.

Every day.









INSPIRE ME - Inspire Yourself!



Oulu, 22th of May 2012

Markku Tauriainen
Entrepreneur, Author

PS. If you think that I should publish an other book please comment it on this page. I have gathered material for some time for the book, HEAL ME – And Move Forward (book´s work name), that could be the next one =)