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Is sales the most soul crushing job alive?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bring The Noise, May 28, 2010.

  1. rnoldh

    rnoldh Well-Known Member

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    Sales is both the highest and lowest paying job that there is. 100% Commission sales at least.

    I've had some incredibly wonderful and some extremely poor years at sales.

    If I had one tip it would be to quickly forget rejection.

    Someone could MF you and really get you down but immediately forget it and visualize your next lead ( appointment, cold call ) as your best sale ever.

    I have noticed that as I've gotten older I guess I'm less hungry and I tend to give things away or work on ridiculous margins. But I wasn't like that in my 20s.
     
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    Mamet's absolute masterpiece ( to me at least ).

    "You see this watch"[​IMG]

    I wear a Seiko. I have friends in Tanglewood and River Oaks ( good sections of Houston ) that wear Casios!

    Sales can be fun and not always be this brutal.
     
  3. texas_jack

    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    Mamet's absolute masterpiece ( to me at least ).

    "You see this watch"[​IMG]

    I wear a Seiko. I have friends in Tanglewood and River Oaks ( good sections of Houston ) that wear Casios!

    Sales can be fun and not always be this brutal.


    Yeah, Honestly I've been pretty lucky in sales to not have any terrible products or psycho managers. I've had some psycho regional managers but I don't have to see them much. If I had to deal with the above I'd probably go work for someone else.
     
  4. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the ideas in this thread folks. I just started working in sales and it's occured to me that I only somewhat actually believe in the product and would never pay retail for it, hence me alway pointing out the problems and referring people to what's on sale. Alright, attitude adjustment in the works.
     
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    Awesome post. How does one learn to talk to people like you have described. I'm in sales too! Look forward to your response very much!
     

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