If you want to thrive in sales, you need to love your sales job because success follows a passion for your work.
Do you enjoy talking about the product you sell, generating new business, and spending time with your peers? Enjoying what you do is a sign that you love your sales job. If you want to thrive in sales, you need to love your sales job because success follows a passion for your work. Here’s why.
Prospects look for reasons not to buy even as you are giving them reasons why they should. If you are not having fun in your sales job the prospect will know, and may use this as an excuse not to buy from you. On the other hand, if you love your sales job your positive attitude is contagious and that can make all the difference in your sales numbers. When you feel good about a deal, prospects will feel good about their buying decisions!
When you love your sales job it shows in your work habits. Those who love their job are happy to come in early, stay late, and work hard during the hours between. Success in selling comes from consistently going the extra mile for prospects and for your company, but without the motivation that comes from a passion for what you are doing it can be challenging to make these commitments. When you love your sales job, the will power to succeed comes naturally and total commitment to pushing the sales envelope follows.
Schedule an 8 PM dinner with a prospect? Commit to a Saturday morning networking meeting? No problem, if you love your sales job. When you love what you do, it’s easy to commit to networking when it is most convenient for your contacts; it becomes convenient for you because it is something that you want to be doing! When you are not just physically but mentally present during networking opportunities because of excitement for what you do, your networking will be stronger and more successful – not to mention you will enjoy yourself in the bargain.
Perhaps one of the best ways to reach top sales person status is to learn how to view challenges as opportunities. By treating every challenge as an opening to make a contact, convert a prospect, or increase your standing with the sales manager, you are taking the initiative to make a positive impact that benefits you and those with whom you work. If you love your sales job, it is easy to adopt the positive attitude that makes this perspective shift possible. The optimism that follows makes it easier for you to triumph in every opportunity you pursue.
When you have a passion for your sales job you are driven to be the best, seeking out the better opportunities and new responsibilities that will form the building blocks of your career. Each step that you take brings you further down your chosen career path, one that you should be, and deserve to be, happy with. This process is nearly automatic when you enjoy what you do, which might be the most important reason why you need to love your sales job.
If you are still looking for the sales job that you can be passionate about, consider contacting a qualified sales recruiting firm. A sales recruiter can help you find the perfect placement where you can truly say that you love your sales job and pursue the success that you want out of your career.
Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 11+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and two daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day, tropical vacations and cottaging.