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What has been your happiest day in your sales career?

What has been your happiest overall day you've had during your sales career? Whether it being closing a whale you have been working on or getting that well deserved promotion, what day made you feel like you were on top of the world?

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Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
Closing my first deal from my side hustle. There's something really special about selling something that you created, rather than selling something that someone else created.
WCK
Notorious Answer
+11
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
It wasn't really a specific moment, but realizing when everything "clicked" and I realized that I was good at what I do and it wasn't hard like I thought it was.
mitts2
Politicker
+8
Account Executive
This happened for me earlier this year. Definitely a real thing. I got off a call and was like, "holy shit... I'm good at this." Huge confidence boost.Β 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
Closing my very first sale was definitely a great day.Β 

Second best day was closing my first six figure deal.Β 
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
Aside from the time my boss rear-ended my car and felt so awful he vouched for me to get a rookie of the quarter award at a big company, it was probably the biggest whale I closed (half a million). Wish I would've spent that commish check more wisely
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
"I wish I would've spent that commish check more wisely" -nearly every IC, at least once.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
+9
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Having a really intimidating board member turn to my CEO and say "Don't lose him, he's the one with the plan to get you to the next stage" followed by a smile. I'd never seen him or heard him compliment someone before or after that day.
Wolfof7thStreet
Opinionated
+5
AE
Getting promoted to AE, and closing my first deal on Monday are the top 2 probably!
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Closing my ever first deal on Halloween. It was the biggest deal that my teamΒ  closed that year and I outbounded it. My boss told me to take the next day off and I partieeeeed.
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Closing my first $500k deal at age 24!
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TheIncarceration
Opinionated
+1
SDR Manager
Damn dude what do you sell??
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Forecasting 200% in the first week of the month πŸ˜ƒ. Did I make it, nope, but I was damn close.Β 
MontBlanc
Notable Contributor
+13
Senior Account Executive
8/6/19 - I was thrown into the fire in mid-June when the Sales Director of my team for the previous 10 years left to work at a bigger consulting firm. I had joined the company 3 months before as his junior AE working on smaller accounts and immediately had to step up into his role.Β 

I took on his pipeline, partner relationships, and was responsible for sales for the most critical revenue channel for my company. I felt a ton of pressure cause jobs were on the line if I failed, but it was a huge opportunity for my career.

I had closed nothing up to the date I mentioned at the top. On 8/6 I had 4 contracts get signed, 3 of those accounts remain my clients to this day and have combined to generate over $2.5m in revenue.

On that day I felt like I made it in the enterprise sales world, will never forget it.
SaaSguy
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Yesterday- end of my second quarter at an amazing new company, almost set a record for most revenue brought in a month. Had a sweet company shindig with an open bar and got to wail on the gong a couple times with some buzzer beater deals closing.Β 
mitts2
Politicker
+8
Account Executive
Towards the beginning of COVID my company had to let a few people go and I was definitely on the chopping block given I was the least experienced AE on the team (although I was an SDR for this company previously).Β 

My VP sent me a slack the day the lay-offs were happening and said, "we are betting on you long-term."

I made Pres Club that year. Happiest feeling I've had in sales for sure.
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