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"What if I fall?" Oh but my darling, What if you fly?” - Erin Hanson

I received the notification to join this group and I was taken back for a minute. My initial thoughts were:


1) What in the world is this?

2) I have ZERO professional sales experience (other than dinky retail jobs), why have I been added to this group? This isn't applicable to me.


After exploring the page for a bit, it says that this is a community for experienced and NEW (or in my case, aspiring, same difference) sales professionals, so why not?


My name is Meghan Szymansky and I am currently an Associate Implementation Consultant at a small company called Medidata Solutions. Although I don't have any professional experience under my belt, sales has ALWAYS been a role I've wanted to take on.


I began connecting with individuals on LinkedIn who have had years of experience in sales, listening to podcasts, reading articles, etc. Just because I don't have a position in sales, doesn't mean I'm giving up on my dream. I'm continuing to submerge myself into the sales world by researching, exploring and most importantly, being patient, because I know my time will come.


I began my post with the quote above because it has recently helped me in both my personal and work life. I have always wanted a career in sales and I was sure of it, no hesitations. Lately, I have been questioning my confidence and myself as to whether I would be successful in a sales role. Whenever I start to doubt myself, I think of this quote. I may not have the years of experience, but I have the skill and the will.


I am looking forward to growing my network, learning from a variety of individuals from different industries and collab.


From,


The girl who is ready to take flight


Meghan Szymansky
Associate Implementation Consultant at Medidata Solutions
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Jackie Clark
Business Development Specialist at OneStream Software
That really is the best attitude to have with it, Meghan! A lot of it really is going to be about how you market it. I've known some stellar organizations who have been happy to take on newer folks if they had experience in food service/hospitality or retail experience because there were skills they could easily translate into what they were trying... See more
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7 months ago
Kevin Dorsey
Inside Sales Top 10 Sales Leader at PatientPop
Love it Meghan Szymansky  - It can be life changing career. Start reading some of the great books out there. Gap Selling. Fanatical Prospecting. This is where you should start and it will give you a leg up on so many people. 
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7 months ago
Dave Hine
Manager, Sales Engineering at Greenphire
I can already tell you're going to make it. One recommendation from me: Start selling now. Sales isn't just a job title.  It's leadership. It's persuasion. It's helping clients. It's recommending best practices that the client then chooses to adopt. As an Associate Implementation Consultant you'll have opportunities to grow those skills (even if yo... See more
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7 months ago
Aarathy Kulathunkal
Founder & CEO at Being Cloud Group Ltd
Such an amazing quote to share, what a start you are making here Meghan 😍
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7 months ago
Meghan Szymansky
Associate Implementation Consultant at Medidata Solutions
Thank you all for the positive feedback :D really looking forward to expanding my network and knowledge within the sales world. Keep it coming ! :) 
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