If not sales, what would you be doing?

I was contemplating the plans I had for my life when I turned 18 and I am not at all doing what I thought I would be. Now, I wouldn't trade the career I have for anything at this point, but I do wonder how life would have turned out if I had actually applied myself in college or if I had taken that ROTC scholarship.


So, if you weren't working in sales, what career would you have?

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braintank
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Enterprise Account Executive
Your mom
Revenue_Rambo
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Director, Revenue Enablement
@LambyCorn ‘s mom???
oldcloser
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What happened to Mr Corn? Dude got a sales job and split. I feel used.
LambyCorn
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A mfkn E
its been a while since I hear from the gang, i get an email notification from Bravado aaaaaand its mom jokes again.. some things never change
LambyCorn
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A mfkn E
i actually spoke about you recently, funnily enough!!! i was telling them about an OG sales guy in a thread who helped me get the AE role lol i have lots of respect for you mr oldcloser
oldcloser
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I hope you’re killing it, homie. Good to see you
Revenue_Rambo
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Director, Revenue Enablement
@LambyCorn we missed you. Figured that was best way to get you back in here, and clearly it was.
CuriousFox
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you know you miss us
jefe
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Late to the party but so glad this is the top comment.
CuriousFox
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YAAASSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FinanceEngineer
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Sr Director, sales and partnerships
Considering I am currently helping raise equity and debt for a friend’s new investment fund on the side of my desk, I would probably be back in private equity/capital markets. Easy enough once you have a reputation and a Rolodex.
oldcloser
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👆 A little R’n’R is always helpful.
SalesBeast
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Sales Director
Would have started my own company. Wish I had done something for myself. While my boss and company are chill. I am still a W-2er.
Sales is like a drug or like gambling, and is addictive as hell. Once you hit a few 100k plus commissions, game over you are hooked.
Just now with kids, wife, extended family and full time job I don’t have much time anymore to start that company.
unclespacejam
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ur dad’s brother
Seems like a lifetime ago, I was on university track to become a CPA but two career changes later and I’m here. Wouldn’t take it back for the world dog
Pachacuti
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They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
Video game maker
HVACexpert
Politicker
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sales engineer
A pilot perhaps
Sunbunny31
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Sr Sales Executive 🐰
Working for a law enforcement agency.
wolfofmiami
Opinionated
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WWE Wrestler
Justatitle
Big Shot
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Account Executive
Probably military, maybe trying to go and be a pro caddie but that would probably fail and I’d go into military service
Maximas
Tycoon
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Senior Sales Executive
A soccer player for certain:)
oldcloser
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A rock star
Revenue_Rambo
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Director, Revenue Enablement
I would have gone into the FBI
jefe
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Probably a lawyer, but I would've had to work harder in school... Actually fulfill potential blah blah blah
lowhangersalesbanger
Executive
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Director of Sales
I don't know @jefe I was a d+ average student and still made it in to law school. Then I realized I didn't want to be a lawyer but that's a whole other issue.
jefe
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I don't know anyone who pulled that off in Canada... A lot fewer law schools up here.

I DO know a bunch of people that either left law school or stopped practicing not long after the started.
lowhangersalesbanger
Executive
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Director of Sales
Yeah I don't know what it's like in Canada. I wasn't going to Harvard or anything but I got accepted to a few private law schools and a lot of state law schools. Mostly because I had very good LSAT scores.
jefe
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I figured. Apparently we have 24, and nothing private. Post secondary and post grad models are very different up here
sugardaddy
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When I was a young kid. I had a dream about being an Archaeologist. Still seems pretty cool, if I could dig for Dinosaurs and old stuff. But yeah… I ended I’m in sales! 😂
Kosta_Konfucius
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Sales Rep
Construction works, big Office Space vibes
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Retired Sales Professional
👍👍
ZVRK
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Enterprise Account Executive
If I had someone to guide me towards a career in software development, probably that ( I was great in maths). So either a developer of some kind, or maybe my other big interest - translator, something to do with languages.
BigShrimpin
Catalyst
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Account executive
probably still working for minimum wage in security or some other shit job sales was a life changing switch for me
Beans
Big Shot
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Enterprise Account Executive
Trades.
detectivegibbles
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Sales Director
I'd probably be teaching high school and coaching baseball. That was the dream when I realized that I was too short, too slow, and too fat to play past college.
bareknuckles
Valued Contributor
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CEO of my kitchen table
Running a community and podcast with my other sales friends called "House Husbands"
CoffeeAndChaos
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Account Executive - SLED
I thought I was going to be in PR/crisis management, now I would lean toward events coordinator/manager.
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Why Sales?

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