I recorded some audio with my friends at Salesopedia a while back, so when I saw that one of the interviews had posted, I nearly forgot what I had said at that time. I replayed the audio, and had to agree with myself as to my three points on why it is great to be in a sales career (if you own your own small business, you are in a sales career, by the way…..)
1. It is admirable to help buyers connect with the products and services that will help their life and work. Nothing happens till someone sells something – in other words, you have no sustainable business till things are sold on a regular basis.
2. Sales is a FAIR profession – in that anyone is compensated based on what they do sell – especially when one is paid on a commission basis. As a young single mom at age 22 years ago, I received the same revenue when I closed sales as my maile counterparts. Now sometimes there have been inequities with base salaries – but that is another post for another day.
3. It is exciting to work in the field of selling – you meet so many different types of people and have to be ready to adapt to each person’s style and communicate with them as best you can. It is a challenge and there are rewards.
What fires you up in selling? Please post your comments – you can help others that way.