Sales can be tough. It can be discouraging, frustrating, and exhausting.
People say “no” to you all the time or don’t answer your emails and calls at all. Everyone thinks you’re sleazy. Your manager is just interested in your quota. Sometimes you have the feeling as would you spend more time updating your CRM than actually doing sales.
But sales isn’t all bad. It actually can be really rewarding and exciting.
In case you need a refresher of why it’s great to be in sales, here are the (in our opinion) 3 best things of sales:
1 It’s a people business
This might sound strange to someone not working in sales, but sales is all about teamwork. It’s about working WITH your customer to solve their problems. It’s about working WITH marketing to create the best communication strategy possible. And it’s about working WITH your fellow sales team members to improve your skills and provide your prospects great customer journey.
2 You own your success
Sales is a performance-based career. The better you perform, the more you earn. So you will always be rewarded for your hard work. The sky's the limit!
3 There is always room to improve and grow
The world is in a constant state of change and so are the challenges and needs of your prospects. You can consistently adapt your strategy accordingly and improve your skills to meet those needs. On top, fast-evolving modern technology always offers you new ways of interacting with prospects. As a sales professional, you never stop learning.
(Inofficial number 4: You can work with Ciara every day 😉 )
But don’t take our word for it. Let’s see why real sales professionals out their love their job:
“I love helping people find solutions to complex challenges.”
- Josh Roth, Senior Business Development Manager at WalkMe
“What I love about being in sales is the dynamic of it. No day is the same. There is always something to learn or improve, there is always some new account to go after and you’re always getting better and better at it.
What’s also cool about being in sales is the community (this includes your own team). Salespeople love talking to salespeople and most love sharing their experiences. We all know the struggle of rejection, prospects ghosting you, or marketing not providing killer leads (jk, we just always blame marketing ;)) which again makes it great to learn from each other.”
- Nick de Zoete, Sales Lead at TestMonitor
“For me personally, sales is not about selling at all cost but rather consulting on my clients‘ individual challenges, needs, and environment. Being able to work with people from all kinds of cultural and industrial backgrounds to jointly find a solution that fits their respective requirements is my main motivation to pick up the phone, start an email, set a new task yet another time – over and over again.”
- Konstantin Bachmann, Sales Manager at Ciara