1. Have a good team
- These people will be your family. You’ll depend on them in tough situations, you’ll need their advice with seemingly unsolvable problems. We all come across times where we can’t stand on our own and we need the support of others. Finding purpose in your sales role can be heavily influenced in finding community within your network. After all, the bottom line isn’t always the most rewarding factor of selling.
2. Be excited by new innovations
- Keeping on top of your field is a given if you want to be successful in your role, but what drives you to pursue this knowledge gain? Is it that bottom line? The commissions? A competitive edge? Above all, passion about the products will produce the most sustainable source of motivation for keeping on top of your game. If you’re excited about what the company implements, how they implement it, or how it’s bettering the lives of the end user, you’re more inclined to be hunting down new technologies in order to better any one of those three applications.
3. Have fun
- The reason to enjoy yourself has so many benefits I’d need to write a novel on it. Fun can help dissipate stress, laughter alleviates tension, joking around helps to cultivate comradery. Having fun can help you have an external reason for enjoying what it is that you do. Of course you need self-discipline and force of will to pursue the game, but you also need to let yourself enjoy the journey to that end goal. Otherwise you’ll burn yourself out. And no one, least of all you, wants that.