"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.
The girl who is ready to take flight