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Bad habits you picked up since being in sales?

Any bad habits acquired?
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HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
I've developed this really bad habit of not closing deals
Beefany28
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
rofl
alyshahzi
Celebrated Contributor
+7
Sales Development Representative
Legit brother ๐Ÿคฃ
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
Is it a solid bad habit or has it been sporadic and picked up like an old baseball mit?
popepius
OG Sales Savage
+7
Enterprise Sales Lead
Got me good
ARRisLife
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
cynical as a mother fucker now
ventox35
Opinionated
+2
Director of Business Development
Amen
SgtSDR
WR Officer
+7
Business Development Representative
I became very outcome orientated when in discussion. I had a girl tell me this once, I didn't listen to understand her, I listened to respond, and that hit me pretty hard. I did toastmasters to become a better public speaker, did objection handling and cold calling to better helps customers overcome objections, but the irony is I lost the skill to listen without having an objective outcome and to just hold space for another individual.ย 
wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
i drank so much coffee i had to switch all our coffee to decaff, my sleep is so much better and im down to 2-3 cups a day, before i was at around 6
ElCapitanoMan
Acclaimed Answer
+2
Solutions Consultant
I switched to tea! Coffee was getting me way too wired and started messing with my stomach.
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
I had to cut out the coffee and tea. I was getting too wired... now all I drink is water and have an IV drip of energy drinks... that's healthier right?
Tres_Comas
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
All the above
NorthernSalesGuru
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Lmfao is there an โ€œAll of the aboveโ€ option to the poll?ย 
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
I can edit it lmao!ย 
SalesAssassin
Praised Answer
Senior District Manager
Partying with coworkers on thursdays and being collectively hungover on friday..
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
I can honestly say, this only happened to me once. and never again will I drink a night before having to go to work. it was rough
AutoSmiler
Arsonist
+7
SDR
every call's a gamble
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
I see what you did there. But, if you live on the edge like us sales savages, I guess it doesn't matter, it is now DNA.
TheLoneGun
Good Citizen
Extremely Rad Product Offloading Specialist
I realized that my personality and selling, perpetuated my inability to be happy when I win( hit goal, big sale etc. )ย  I only felt relief. It was a big thing for me to eventually overcome and made me better once I understood how to be proud of a victory.ย 
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
I'm glad that I played sports. It helped me understand the importance of celebrating the wins and finding the silver lining in the losses. Definitely helped me in the realm of sales.ย 
salesninja
Opinionated
+3
VP
drinking & gamblingย 
i was already doing these, but it's more frequent now
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
How has the frequency changed? why?
overheard_sales
Politicker
+6
CEO - Overheard_Sales
Working too much
sales7
Politicker
+5
Sales Enablement Manager
I've lost the ability to just chill in the moment with my career. In sales we're constantly chasing the deal, the quota, the promotion etc.

I have no idea how to be happy in a job and not look for the next step... really bad habit for the mental health, great for the bank account though!
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
Yes, great for the bank account, but not great for the family life. need to find the balance.ย 
sketchysales
Arsonist
+6
Sales Manager
Talking in lists.ย  For example:
1. always having 3 things.
2. oh forget it.
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
But how did you find this helping instead of hindering?
Wo
Wolfof7thStreet
Opinionated
+5
AE
I've already had problems with smoking/drinking and honestly don't think sales have made them any worse, I do drink way too much coffee now though. Also definitely have the problem of bringing the "IDGAF" attitude you need for cold calls into my personal life at times.
beerisforclosers
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
Trust. Issues. Thanks for all those 'verbal commits' that meant nothing.
sneakysnek
Politicker
+8
SDR
I now implement professional selling strategies in regular, everyday conversations. While I always get what I want, it almost feels manipulative to pull out the gift of silence on your significant other.

On a physical level, I've developed a dangerous taste for expensive shoes and bags. I'm two pairs of Louboutin heels and a handful of vintage Gucci bags in.ย 

Edited bc autocorrect sucks
Ras_Rebuttles
Contributor
+2
Sales Consultant
Uhhh took adderall and redbull or a few years and deteriorated my stomach lining and had to switch for coffee to strengthen my stomach lining up
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
That sounds like a powerful concoction!
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steakalldayerryday
Opinionated
+4
AE
Drinking every day.
Broncosfan
Politicker
+5
Account Manager
I donโ€™t believe anyone ever. Everything is an excuse.ย 
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
Is this you making an excuse for your trust issues?ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
You missed one - Overthinking
Cleopatra
Opinionated
+2
Regional Sales Executive
Big one!!
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
well maybe I don't have issues with that one yet. or maybe I do... idk
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Haha, lucky chap
ma
marginmagnate
Good Citizen
+1
Account Executive
Came here to read about the "Other?" *Popcorn Emoji*
cmoney15
Good Citizen
Director of Business Development
Gambling for sure. We gamble on where new reps will finish for the month in relation to quotaย 
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Constantly checking slack
Beercules
Politicker
+2
BDR
Stimulants of all kinds - depends on the time of day
chips_aHeu
Opinionated
+1
Account Executive
not making cold calls
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
I dislike cold calls with a passion anymore. But it can turn into a slight meh when training someone.ย 
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+12
Account Executive
I learned to drink thanks to sales and the sales team.ย  Never touched a drop of liquor before.ย  Then I learned you can throw up from drinking too much.ย  Fun times...ย 
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
hmm. at which point did you find was your tipping point?
swizard
Celebrated Contributor
+9
Sales Evangelist
working longer hours :xdย 
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
I actually work less hours in sales than I did before I started working in sales. went from 90+ hours down to 50 max
MrEffWord
Opinionated
+3
Regional Sales Manager
Every relationship has a dollar sign now $
AlexT
Opinionated
+2
Account Executive
Closing my wife on everything and anything
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
Was it at least a good initial close?
thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
not working out as much. But I'm changing and reclaiming control of my body!!!
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
Yeah, Sales made me need to work out. too much sedentary lifestyle compared to what I was doing before in the food industry. 15k-20k steps a day there vs barely scratching 5-6k now.ย 
thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
LOL! Yeah I just sit down all day and make calls. I NEED to be active everyday or I'm going to get fat and rot away
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