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Let’s go back in time

If you could go back in time and tell your younger self, just starting in sales, one thing... what would it be?


context: I have some new team members, fresh to sales... would love outside (of the company) adviceΒ 
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Respect EVERY title. Remain in control, slow down, be transparent even when it feels awkward, and be kind.

Tons of good advice from your elders 🀣

https://bravado.co/war-room/posts/how-did-you-spend-your-20-s-a-24-year-old
Oz
Ozz
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Agreed - take control, educate and be as honest as possible. Don't be afraid to ask for help too.Β 
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
What do you mean respect every title?
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Respect everyone you work with.Β 
alecabral
Arsonist
+8
Director - Digital Sales Transformation
Introverts can be great sales professionals. Never be ashamed of how you are.
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Exactly! Depends on situation, industry, prospect etc
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Don't let the company relocate you if you don't want to go.
el.guap0
Valued Contributor
+5
Account Executive
Detach yourself from the outcome and focus on process over results
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Read more.
AMOCentral
Opinionated
+1
Account Manager
Improvise, adapt, overcome.
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+13
Account Executive
Get your comp plan in writing >:(
CharmingSalesGal
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
Ask SOOOO many questions!
SmallySmalls
Opinionated
+5
Caffeine Queen
Think about where to spend your time and put your effort in the right places.
uncorpse
Politicker
+5
Sales Development
Following more processes instead of freestyling stuff at times.
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Stay calm, listen more than you speak, be honest
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When is it time to go?
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Is making people go back into the office BS?
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Is making people go back into the office BS?
gg
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Explaining being let go
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