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What are the top three ways you're better as a sales professional now vs when you started?

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pitchandputt
Valued Contributor
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Account Executive
By far the biggest thing is detaching from the outcome on any given prospect.ย 
IzzyWinning
Arsonist
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
That's so hard. Even after doing this for over a decade, it's still such a struggle.ย 
pitchandputt
Valued Contributor
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Account Executive
Yup, a struggle for me still, but I'm definitely not at the fresh SDR phase of getting disappointed every time I get ghosted or told no by a prospect who I thought would be a perfect fit for the product.ย 

I try my best but I know that the vast majority of a buying process is outside of my control and - most importantly - NOT PERSONAL TOWARD ME (all caps to remind myself).
softwarebro
Politicker
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Director of Sales
Get out of your comfort zone, realize that you don't know everything, be willing to try something different.ย 
GlenRoss
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Account Executive
Discovery and generally being more curiousย 
FromaBlankPerspective
Opinionated
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District Manager
1. Business Acumen/Professionalism
2. Being able to disengageย 
3. Much higher alcohol tolerance
Selichimorpha
Politicker
+6
Growth Executive
Confidence, experience, and patienceย 
Wolfe
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BDR
Learning is an ongoing process. ABC - Always be curious.
SA
SADNES5
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Business Development
Don't take No personally... unless they have a whistle.ย 
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