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Does anyone else feel trapped in sales?

This might be a dumb question but I feel as though the money I’ve been able to make is starting to trap me into sales when I am still early in my career.


I want to do other jobs and try other things but I know I will make no where near what I can make now and I’m the future selling.


Anyone else feel this now or have felt this? If so what did you do?

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Gyro25
Politicker
+6
BDR - Enterprise and Partnerships
My game plan is being in sales for 3-5 years, make a ton of cash, invest, diversify my portfolio, invest in NFT's, keep costs down/stay single and then put down roots somewhere in south east Asia. Sales in the means to the end for me, not the other way around. Focus on how sales can help you achieve your goals vs trapping you. Just my 2 cents.Β 
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Damn, what a plan!

At least you found your why!
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Yeah, that's part of it for sure. The only way out of what you're feeling is to avoid lifestyle creep (or pull spending back down), stash cash and set yourself up to move out of the profession. Or just see cash as what you're doing it for and make a plan to retire early. Mindset can be part of it as well.
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
" avoid lifestyle creepΒ  " Sooo important!

Use the extra cash to become more independent and then you could maybe jump to an other job, because money does not matter anymore.
Rallier
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+9
Account Executive
I very much relate to this. I've started some side hustles, but it would be difficult to commit full time
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
I love sales, but when I nee time to think and clear my mind, I go for a long walk to the garden with a cup of coffee and just sit there to relax
Wolfof7thStreet
Opinionated
+5
AE
Definitely can relate. Similar to some other posters here, I think I'd like to be out of sales in the next 5 years, will just need to plan to keep lifestyle managedΒ 
Thesamiam
Arsonist
+6
Sales
Kinda, I invested a lot of money on myself for all things sales related so I feel trapped because of those investments.Β 

I miss working and not having to talk to people sometimes when I was in security IT and I miss the money since making a career transition hurt me financially.
GDO
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+7
BDM
Yeah, I feel you. Sometimes I just want to know what would have happened if I went another way.
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
Yup, it's the golden handcuffs...

There are other roles I'd enjoy more but would not have anything near the earnings I have in sales so I won't leave. My plan is similar to other posters' in here - earn like a beast, invest wisely, and then GTFO and live off passive income somewhere nice. I definitely don't plan on being in sales until I'm old and grey.
AnchorPoint
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+8
Business Coach
If you feel trapped, sales is not for you.
MontBlanc
Notable Contributor
+13
Senior Account Executive
A little bit, but like any career building up past 6 figures in income takes years
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