Originally Posted by Blackhood
I love sales with a passion. There is something brilliant about taking money from someone, for something they don't need and them still thanking you for the pleasure.
I started out in telemarketing in school, then moved to Fine Art during a gap year and now I'm working as a salesman for a high-street retailer.
Once you can sell over the phone, you can sell anything. Once I realised I could do it my life turned around. You can ask any girl you meet out for a drink, you can wrap any sales clerk around you little finger and talk your way out of almost any trouble.
Learning to talk to people in a way that makes them want to give you their life savings is possibly the best skill a man can have.
Keep plugging away at your Telesales job, its bloody hard work, but once you've learned the skill, the world should be your oyster.
I have been selling pretty much all of my adult life. it is a great way to make a living, if you can do it. as people have said - even if you don't do it for a living, it teaches you a great deal about life.
I sell stuff that starts at about 100K. I have had purchase orders for 30 mil (or a single purchase order for 30 mil). there is nothing like the feeling of getting that order.
statistically speaking, short men make significantly less than tall men. I am 5 5. I studied philosophy in university and don't actually have my certificate, but I made more than 97% of the US tax payers last year, because I know how to sell, and when somebody tells me to piss off, I get up the next day and keep going.