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Sunday Poll: What motivates you to be in sales?

just tryna understand you wonderful people...
I'm most motivated by...
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πŸ‘‘ Sales Strategy
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sir
Good Citizen
+2
SDR
If you didn’t vote for money, who even are you? πŸ€‘
ronimal
Opinionated
+4
Commercial Account Executive
A mole from Marketing
GrizzleMcThornBody
Arsonist
+12
EVP - RevOps
It’s that EQUITY BABBBBAAYYYYYYY
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Is equity a false promise from people looking to grow their business?
GrizzleMcThornBody
Arsonist
+12
EVP - RevOps
No it’s a way to pay you less
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RealPatrickBateman
Politicker
+8
Amateur Butcher
Saw this same pole on LinkedIn, except the "Other" box was a higher percentage and people were writing "Company Values align with mine" 🀣 🀣 🀣
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
I gotta pay for this house and boat somehow
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
I voted for other. Β I feel like I can make similar money doing other things but I'm really interested in working with a variety of people at a variety of companies. Β It breaks up what would normally be a pretty boring day / week.
FamilyTruckster
Politicker
+9
Exec Director, Major Accounts
Money is the byproduct. Β Career advancement is the goal.Β 
Diablo
Politicker
+7
AE
Money + Career advancement both (Money is on top though)
buckets1
Politicker
+5
AE
Got into sales because being a spreadsheet jockey paid well but was a freaking miserable existence. Stayed for the flexibility/pay combination and thrill of closing large deals.
Sniper
Opinionated
+3
Enterprise Account Executive
The process
DrunkenArt
Politicker
+7
Sales Representative
Money is always #1 for me, career advancement doesn't guarantee pay bumps
Re
RedLightning
Politicker
+7
Mid-Market AE
A mix of money, career advancement, and control.Β 

Sales seems to be more or a meritocracy than other departments. To become a Sr. XYZ, I just need to perform well. Lateral moves are constantly available at other orgs that may be more growth oriented to advance your career.

A person with similar experience in accounting for example is going to be promoted more on tenure or a more senior person leaving than pure merit.Β 
BullDawg
Politicker
+6
AE
I voted other - Freedom, weirdly enough. I suppose you could chalk that up to money in a way, but sales is the only career I’ve found so far that allows me to work on my own time and my own pace (as long as I’m hitting numbers and metrics), allows me to think freely to close deals, and pays me a high enough salary + commish to live comfortably. Not to mention, once you have the right network that you can bring along wherever you work, you become the closest thing to an untouchable employee. You get paid big dollars, no one fucks with you, and everyone knows the business you bring could leave right along with you if you take off. Not many careers like that I’ve seen. There’s also a set of skills that sales helps me develop and keep sharp that will eventually help me start my own business one day - that’s also extremely important.
dwightyouignorantsale
Politicker
+7
Manager, Sales
money and flexibility
Bo
Boudreaux
Politicker
+2
Regional Sales Executive
autonomy
WomenWantMeFishFearMe
Politicker
+4
SDR LXIX
I like Money
RealPatrickBateman
Politicker
+8
Amateur Butcher
Option 3: Other - WAR ROOM COMMISSION
Es
EscoChico
Catalyst
+3
Sales Representative
Haven't been great at many things. Being "The top salesperson" in my org motivates me. If I can do this, than I can do anything kind of mentality.Β  Plus money is a huge motivator. Being poor is too damn expensive.Β 
Money
Valued Contributor
+6
Director of Enterprise Sales
I'm a mission motivated person.Β 

"But bruh, ur name is Money."

Yeah yeah, I def like that too. But solving problem by delivering a product that helps the people I serve is the underlying piece that gets me on the grind every day.

Found that staying focused on that leads to career advancement and, uh, money.
ilovemondays
Member
+1
Senior Account Executive
Vanity is my drug.
Sa
Salessurfrydah
Fire Starter
+2
Account Manager
Money is the only answer hereΒ 
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