Are you interested in gaining your financial freedom and living a truly fulfilling life? If the answer is YES you need a background in SALES.
In the Entrepreneur article, 5 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Should Start in Sales, Content Strategist and Guest Writer Parth Misra maps out the correlation between success and sales knowledge. I can agree with most if not all of what Mr. Parth says in his article. In essence, success is a numbers game.
You fight against countless other people trying to essentially do the same thing you’re doing. “There’s nothing new under the sun”, right? So how do you ‘win’ against what seems to be an insurmountable amount of adversaries? I think Allen Iverson would disagree with me, but Michael Jordan would digress…the answer is PRACTICE.
No matter what the profession, practice is a crucial part of your longevity. If you don’t practice your jump shot what’s bound to happen when the ball is in your hands while the clock is winding down? If you don’t practice your lines what’s going to happen when that big budget movie has to go over budget to accommodate your multiple takes? If you don’t practice cutting open corpses before heading into the E.R. for the real thing…I think you get the point.
“In an era of hyper-competition, how we sell has become at least as important as what we sell.”
When you start out on your journey to the top of the mountain reality is bound to set in at some point. When the going gets tough what are you going to do? Believe it or not, you could train your brain to automatically hop over obstacles essentially putting all your secret weapons on autopilot, activated whenever needed. How does that sound?
We are talking business here, it doesn’t matter what the industry is. At the end of the day, you’d better be able to convince a lot of people that they should bypass everyone else and hire you to get their goal accomplished. For your reference here are Parth’s 5 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Should Start in Sales;
1. You will become tenacious
2. Sales makes you a networking ace
3. It Will Make You Persuasive
4. You will learn to set realistic goals and achieve them consistently
5. You will know what your market wants
The bottom line here is that working a commissioned job is one of the best ways to learn the ins and outs of any type of business. There are little nuances that can be explained but not comprehended until you witness them for yourself. So now what? Get a job as an Insurance Salesman/woman? I have a better idea.
If you want more insight into how a background in sales can help you feel free to check out Parth’s article, BUT if your past that, already have a business and want a top-notch crash course on killer sales techniques that users can put into use without getting a job as a Car Salesman, then I recommend Cardone University. It ain’t cheap, but remember you often get what you pay for.
Whatever you decide to do, I am just hoping you agree that you need a background in sales. So do I. We all do. Do you agree? Leave a reply in the comment box below.