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Sales Addict

I was watching the Money Explained docuseries on Netflix tonight and stumbled upon the gambling episode. I was like "look at those pigeons, getting their dopamine fix with chance games. Glad I'm not like them."


Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. I'm obsessive about checking emails, msgs, calls, etc. especially when I'm waiting on a contract. Not to the point it's obnoxious and pestering clients - they rotate. (Therapist has also told me I work too much). I'm no different that those gambling addicts chasing a high from a closed won! Every meeting, every signed contract, negotiations my way- it's like a dopamine hit. Ugh, what is wrong with me. Am I addicted to sales?!



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Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
I guess so given that every movement triggers you๐Ÿ”ฅ
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+12
Account Executive
Bravado is starting to give me dopamine hits too nowย 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
It is for many. Absolute ๐Ÿ”ฅ
Prizrak
Politicker
+5
Disruptor of worlds
Maybe. Does sales interfere with your ability to do your job or have a relationship?ย 

Are you doing this for the money, or just saying that you do it for the money and really you just like sitting at the sales table and going after prospects?

I had a good friend who was addicted to selling illegal pharmaceuticals. When he finally got caught they really analyzed him and explained that he was addicted to it. He had money he could have quit. But he didn't. Cause he was addicted to the sale.
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
I think it's technology more so than sales. It's a dopamine hit when you get emails etc because of the sound, the little notification coming up. It's supposed to get you addicted so Google, Microsoft, and other big names can generate revenue. Even the war room to a degree has me hooked, but at least in the war rooms case they give tangible gifts whereas those other platforms just give you ads based on what their algorithms think you will buy.
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
addiction comes in tons of shapes and forms, athletics, money, health, food, just be safe and comfortable with your decisions at the end of the day
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
But I think its easy for us to disconnect if we choose to as compared to the gamblers
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
The line between addict and lesser forms of obsession really just comes down to if it causes a problem in other areas of your life (relationships, health, etc.) if the answer is no then nah you're not addicted, just really into your sales job.
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