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If you had a time machine, what advice would you give to your younger self about sales?

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RahRahBooty
Opinionated
+4
Business Development
1. Donโ€™t think, just dial.ย 
2. These people are not your friends
3. There are no bridges to burnย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Some really good ones
Wo
Wolfof7thStreet
Opinionated
+5
AE
Yeah these are all great - There are no bridges to burn is a new one for sure and I like it!
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
If I had a time machine I wouldn't be working as I would put all of my money in Doge at less than a cent and dump it before this slight dip
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Woah. Love that
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Haha smart move.ย 
Sergio
Contributor
+2
COO
Or Bitcoin back in 2008...
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Yea that would also work๐Ÿ˜‚
Abydocomist86
Client Manager
Sell yourself and sell the story, don't sell the product
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
If you're in sales, wouldn't you story be tied to the product you're selling in some way?
Abydocomist86
Client Manager
Selling a "product" usually means to me selling features. Feature selling is useless, making it relatable to the clients journey is not.ย 
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rookienumbers
AE Manufacturing
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SiliconBBQ
Politicker
+2
Account Executive
start sooner....like mid-20s after a couple years in the corp. world
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Good one!
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
I think to go back and ask better questions in the interviews. But the question is knowing what I know now? Or simply an alternative universe?
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
More from what you know now pov
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
yea then I'd go back to ask better questions in terms of plan, career, and inbound lead situation.ย 
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Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Alternative universe, may be๐Ÿ˜Ž
jwils
Politicker
+8
Team Lead
Features don't really matter in the long run, most systems are doing the same thing.ย 
What value do you bring?ย 
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
"Go work for this company called Zoom and make your compensation 90% variable starting in 2019"
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Haha or crypto for 2021?
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Ugh, I'm a crypto hater.
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WendysBiggieBag
Good Citizen
+1
Account Executive
In college the one profession I thought I'd never been in was sales. Now I'm deep in it. Funny how that works.ย 

I would've told myself to start sooner. And that being an IC is the shit.ย 
be
bellaccione
Contributor
+3
Sales Consultant (principal)
First of all
If you understand quantum entanglement
You DO have a time machine.ย 
You actually CAN affect your present by communicating with your past self.

Because linear time is an illusion, everything (past, present, future) happens all at once.


Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Lol wow. I'm about to google more about this
be
bellaccione
Contributor
+3
Sales Consultant (principal)
if you go to b-cc.ok you'll find every book on this you ever need. I'd start with Tesla's work. Then read anything i could find on vibration, frequencies, time, and gravity. They're actually all connected.

Hint: we are living in a simulation. Our consciousness (which we experience in our physical bodies as our thought life) is outside time, and can travel to different "dimensions" which have different "time rules". So we can actually travel to the past and talk to ourselves there, affecting the present.


here's a taste:ย  https://www.quantamagazine.org/entanglement-made-simple-20160428

Ok. Now. *REALLY* wanna blow. your mind? Watch this:ย  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiJiJF6Wh7o&ab_channel=IntuitiveSpecialists. Lori explains exactly how her future self was able to communicate with her past self.


"Time is a flat circle."
- Rust Cohle, True Detective s01 episode 5
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AssistantToTheRegional
Opinionated
+3
Enterprise Account Executive
Start sooner.
saasesforthemaases
Account Manager, West
Take more risk. You can definitely push a bit harder without losing your audience, and you should also ensure you're working somewhere that has some sort of 'exit' above and beyond salary + commission. Make your time earn dividends.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
An advice I could use too
RollOverBeethoven
Contributor
+2
Commercial Director
You'll lose 100 times more than you win. So get used to that and you'll be fine.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Wise advice
GlassSlinger
Opinionated
+5
Carrier & Wholesale Development
Go into to tech sales sooner!ย ย 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
If you'd dint win, don't quit on that deal. Work harder
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
That's a good one!
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
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Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
leave your job NOW don't wait there is more out there for you and work harder
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
What's the story?
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Whatever it would be, Iโ€™d be telling it to my 18yo self. Not 27yo self (year I got into sales).ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Now I'm curious as to what it'd be lol
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
Get into it earlier - it's not that scary!
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Amazing!
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Work for somebody you trust - not just a company with cool products.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Any story there?
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
I'd go back to the day I declared a major and picked something like finance...would have avoided a stomach ulcer or two.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Damn
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
We still here, baby!
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Dont do it lol, invest in your residual income
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Lol I feel you there
Bittersweet0326
Politicker
+5
Digital Business Associate
Stop waiting to make the move and do it
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Love it!
PatrickBateman
Sr. Account Manager
What is the benefit to the prospect/client? This would have saved me a lot of time to understand to put everything in a way that benefits them, not what do I need to accomplishย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Never too late to start doing this
Dr.Sales
Executive
2 thingsย 
1 - Be an active listener (lost art)
2 - Find time to practice. Funny how the greats practice their skills all the time, except in sales.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
The first point is a killer. Not. just in sales but it's a great skill to have in life!
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