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What do you do when you lose a deal?

How do you hold yourself after losing a good deal?

Best way to pep up when you lose a deal?
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Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
Fourth option: Scream obscenities like a motherfucker to anyone who will listen.Β 

Then it’s straight to cocktails.

Next day, carry on.Β 
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
Haha good one.. let me try this outΒ 
Soldmysoultoselltech
Praised Answer
+1
Account Executive
Couldnt agree more
BigCheese
Notorious Answer
+14
Agency Recruiter | Coors Knight
Spot on
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
You offering? 😈
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Well that escalated quickly πŸ˜†
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mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
and feel brave again ;)Β 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
I feel my emotions and soul slowly slipping away when it comes to work, so lately I've just been figuring out why it was lost (me problem or a them problem,) figure out how I can stop that from happening again and move on. If it was a particularly juicy deal I'll be disappointed/pissed for a day, but then the next morning you've gotta wake up and be a gangsta again.
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
Sales is not an easy profession. It takes a lot to fail 100 times and get up 101th time with same enthu
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
Amen to that!
Soldmysoultoselltech
Praised Answer
+1
Account Executive
Were missing an option here. Where is the 20 minute window of job hunting and online house shopping in a far away land?

mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
My bad - Shopping should be on top of the chart.Β 
ZebraStripe
Opinionated
+1
Sr Sales Director
Every. time.
Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
Build that pipeline back up is the next step
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
That's the ideal way to deal. In my case, I am far from the ideal world :(
Kole
Opinionated
+1
Sales Enablement Strategist
Typically curse the name of the contact for the next few days until my friends and girlfriend get tired of hearing about "Maria". Finally use the fuel of hatred for that one person to go get 5 more deals just like hers to give her the internal FU.
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
Haha that was savageΒ 
softwaresails
Politicker
+4
Sales Manager
On to the next deal! This is a hard mentality to have when it comes to losing deals but in my opinion once you master this it enables you to be more successful. I used to waste way too much energy on lost deals that it would mess up the rest of my day.
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
Yeah.. even I had to learn that .. you need to forget quickly to learn quickly and jump on another one quickly
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Drink...and immediately pivot to a deal that IS going well that I can be hopeful towards. Gotta stay positive!Β 
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
Best on so far :)Β 
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
Focus on the next deal
Wolfof7thStreet
Opinionated
+5
AE
Drugs
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
I would do that after a win
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
5th option, Move on to the next deal. You will NOT win every deal. It's not realistic
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
Absolutely. You only win 5-10% of the deals. That's the reality - we are professional losers.
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
That's so right🀝
Adslanger1
Opinionated
+3
Senior Account Executive
I wfh now and found that cussing loudly and then push-ups help.Β 
The occasional toke πŸ”₯ never hurt either.Β 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Perfect πŸ’―
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
On to the next (depending what time of day I lost the deal)
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
Assuming it's the start of the day then?
YOTPO
Fire Starter
+1
Account Executive
Head back to the pipeline and see where the next opportunity is!

Oh and bourbon. Lots of bourbon.Β 
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
There is no alternative to bourbon for sureΒ 
makeithappencaptain
Catalyst
+1
Sales and Sales Dev Manager
Gotta rage prospect - prospecting but with a fire, headphones on, furrowed brow, serious business
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
Wooo.. will suggest grabbing a cold drink and curse. Why so Serious though ?
Kiona
Opinionated
+2
Head of Business Development
Suffer from extreme disappointment and go for a run.Β 
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
Any form of physical exercise is super helpful. I sometimes practice doing Yoga. It works beautifully on mind n body
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
+1 agree
SomeSalesDude
Good Citizen
+1
Sales Engineering Manager
Obscenities and blast some very dark metal tunes... :D
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
That seems logical
Willygggg
Good Citizen
+1
Founder
Bender followed by several weeks in jail to strategize an email campaign to get them "re-engaged".
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
That must be painfulΒ 
breezyboiii
Politicker
+5
Sales Boiii
Watch everyone else close deals and wonder where I went wrong :(
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
Hahaha that's classicalΒ 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Movie and move on!
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
Straight forward. Right?
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Absolutely πŸ’―
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
I do both 1 & 2. Depends on the intensity of the situation
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
It's always intense when you lose (in my world). I am like what the F
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
I know it feels intense on that moment but it can be managed
DizzyRascal
Opinionated
+5
BizDev
Losing a deal or having to give a deal away to a colleague...these things suck but these are things that will happen. Accept it and move on, there is always a new deal around the corner or another one in your pipeline that you can bring forward/ is willing to buy more product from you than initially thought.Β 
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