The Wonderful World of Sales 2 – Great Benefits
The Makings of a Great Sales Career
Bob Stoops, champion college football coach at the University of Oklahoma, said this:
“I pray that my place will never be with the cold, timid souls who do not compete yet criticize, for they never know or feel success or failure.”
A career in business-to-business (B2B) sales can be fulfilling professionally, rewarding financially, and effective in establishing your ultimate career path. In most cases, your journey will thrust you into a highly competitive environment.
In the B2B sales environment, the separation between success and failure is clear and bold; You will not experience the gray twilight that plagues the careers of some business professionals… those for whom a career is just a mechanism to earn a paycheck… where the mediocre performance of timid souls is often acceptable.
But it’s not easy. In your sales career, you will enjoy great victories and also experience difficult challenges. The price you pay includes a commitment to lifelong learning and building required skills, the persistence to focus on your tasks at hand, and the grit to press on in the face of difficult situations.
A very small percentage of business professionals are willing to take substantial risk to become a sales professional. And to do the work necessary to excel.
An even smaller percentage can survive and thrive long term as a sales professional. When you do, you join an elite club.
There are numerous benefits you can achieve that will make a B2B sales career very rewarding. Stay tuned.
I’m DJ Sebastian, and we’ll continue the discussion on the Wonderful World of Sales in the next briefing.