Sometimes, I wish I was an amazing salesperson. I wish that I was the “top dog”, the best sales person at a big company – I would wine and dine clients, wear awesome clothes, have a sweet ride and life would be grand!
However, that’s just not me. Nor, will it ever be me.
I want to be a good salesperson for a lot of other reasons:
- Selling ideas to co-workers
- Selling myself on doing new things
- Satisfaction derived being successful at selling
I aced Sales 403 in university. Reason being, I know the sales process really well and I know how to apply it to lots of other situations.
I also know how to present ideas really well, and I love to talk to people. I love to share ideas.
Everyone has a job is sales, they just don’t realize it.
Consider these situations:
- Choosing what movie you see with friends or a loved one. Who gets to pick? Do you have to “sell” through your choice to the rest of the gang?
- Shopping for everything from new furniture to a new car. What criteria reigns supreme? And, who does a better job pushing their agenda?
- Asking for a raise. You better believe this is a sales pitch from you to your supervisor. After all, why do you deserve more money?
Selling is something we do day in, day out. We’ve been doing it since we were toddlers, begging for dessert before the veggies were finished.
Everyone has a job in “sales”.