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What kind of hobbies do you have that help you cope with the stress of Sales

Personally i do BJJ. After getting physically beaten up, getting rejected by a prospect isnt so bad.

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Savagedoge
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
One hobby that I picked up during the lockdown was gardening. It helps, for sure
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
Gardening all day, just got a plot of land from the city at the community garden and it's been a fun project. ^^ 
ThatIoTGuy
Contributor
+2
Director of IoT Sales
@Donniedarko do Zen gardens count???  
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NoSuperhero
Politicker
+6
BDR
It's hard to in an apartment without a balcony, but i try to keep my plants growing! It helps for sure!
bamageorge
Politicker
+8
BDR
It sure does! 
DaveyDimes
Acclaimed Answer
+2
Account Executive
The plants on my tinny deck are my safe space!
TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
Totaly misread this! 
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MSPSales
Notorious Answer
+5
Account Executive
Gardening has helped loadsss
bamageorge
Politicker
+8
BDR
Definitely!
beerisforclosers
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
Yes! Love gardening. We just moved out of our apartment and put in raised beds this past weekend in the backyard. Looking forward to all the fresh salads!
SPT
Fire Starter
+1
AE
Me too! Gardening is definitely my new hobby. It's expensive, haha. 
AnchorPoint
Politicker
+8
Business Coach
Not sure if I mentioned Whiskey... but whiskey.

Incognito
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
I will also mention whiskey 
MightySteelLeg
Arsonist
+5
account executive
Proper 12
AnchorPoint
Politicker
+8
Business Coach
Can rarely go wrong with the Irish... try RedBreast
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Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
isopurple alcohol isn't bad if you can get over the taste
ray
Executive
+6
Sales Director - UK, Ireland and Nordics
Came here to see how many people mentioned "drugs"
Tanmocha_
Contributor
+2
Senior Account Executive
Haha Same LOL 
pu
pumbaa
Good Citizen
+1
Marketing Development
LOLOL some good ol k
goose
Politicker
+10
Sales Executive
Those work.
Broncosfan
Politicker
+5
Account Manager
We’re anonymous for a reason. 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Haha. As I read through, was thinking through the same
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Forgive me I had to Google those initials 😆👀

Also I cook and compete in BBQ competitions. Getting ready for a major one in May. 
ThatIoTGuy
Contributor
+2
Director of IoT Sales
@CuriousFox What kind of BBQ do you specialize in? Brisket, ribs etc??
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Ribs 🔥
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CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
That...seems like it could've been dicey.
SleuthstarSDR
Opinionated
+2
SDR for SaaS Corp
@CuriousFox just keeps getting more interesting 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Sly and on the down low 😏🦊
TakeNoPrisoners
VP Sales
awesome

NeildeSaaSTyson
Good Citizen
+1
Senior Account Executive (MM)
@CuriousFox That is awesome - good luck!
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Thanks friend 🦊
exec
Catalyst
+5
Account Executive
golf, baking, running - the lockdown's been good to me! 
MightySteelLeg
Arsonist
+5
account executive
I got into golf as well. Still slicing to the right though
ThatIoTGuy
Contributor
+2
Director of IoT Sales
@mightysteelleg just use the foot wedge. Remember the one with the fastest car never has a bad lie.
ResearchSeller13
Senior Sales Executive
Yes Golf! I got a little putting thing for my apartment and take 5 min putting breaks every hour.
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Running, definitely 🔥
Hotlead
Politicker
+6
SDR
Nicotine and Coffee, after all we're in sales 😂
beermoney
Politicker
+4
SDR
Jiu jitsu 

Get mentally beat up at work and physically beat up after #balance

(but actually, it's really fun, and really get stress relief)
MightySteelLeg
Arsonist
+5
account executive
Jiujitsu gives me a sense of balance. Its my escape, being able to just completely focus on something else for an hour every night is weirdly calming
beermoney
Politicker
+4
SDR
I feel the same way! I love that bjj demands total mental and physical presence the entire time you're on the mat. No time to think about how my hair looks or the emails I haven't replied to when I'm stuck in side control lmao 

ps. for my fellow salesgals: I'm a lady and it's still fun AF and do-able for anyone of any size and level of fitness, highly recommend 
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headhunter
AE
glad to hear the Jiu jitsu is getting shouted out so much! how long have you been training? favorite sub? 
Novaredneck
Valued Contributor
+3
IoT Sales Specialist
I just started BJJ 2 months ago for the same reason. Love it
NarcoticsAnonymous
Influencer
+3
Executive Sales Rep
Yoga, Weight Training, Fishing, Golfing, Traveling 
neversettle
Politicker
+4
SDR
Yoga keeps me zen AF!
NarcoticsAnonymous
Influencer
+3
Executive Sales Rep
Adderall also helps.... and Valium 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
You have a great set there 🔥🙏
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
- Watching Formula 1
- Guitar / Singing
- Biking
- Video Games
- Golf
amyhyoung
Opinionated
+3
VP Operations
Did you watch the Formula 1 series on Netflix? Just finished the latest season, and already can't wait for the next. 
neversettle
Politicker
+4
SDR
@amyhyoung what's the name of the series? Interested in watching!
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MrMotivation
Politicker
+4
Sales
Who do you root for in F1?
Favorite guitar you own?
Mountain?
What current game has your attention?
Favorite club to hit?
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
1. Red Bull / Mclaren
2. Gibson V that I customized
3. Hybrid bike, not mountain
4. Call of Duty + F1 2020
5. 3 wood
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Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
F1 for sure is helping big time 💯
classicrunningman
Good Citizen
Enterprise Business Development Representative
Running ultramarathons and training a Belgian Malinois seem to help. Get that bite work in! 
cw95
Politicker
+6
Pricing Executive
Although I thought I would never say this - cleaning. Stressed or having a bad day, clean the environment you work in. Distracts you for a while and then almost subconsciously refreshes your mindset in your workplace!
Don_Ready
Politicker
+3
AE
Renovating a house will redirect your sales stress into a new unfamiliar type of stress!
beerisforclosers
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
Nothing like the high of walking through Lowes gathering material for your new project and crash as the reality of your renovation skillset hits home a few days later hahaha
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
Oh more stress, yes please 
WillSell4Commish
Opinionated
+3
VP of Deez
Stress is the new dopamine 
SRM
Sr Manager, Sales Developent
Living that right now, EOQ was stressful so I thought doubling my stress would be fun!
Captain_Q
Arsonist
+8
Sr. Account Executive
Boating and Golf.....in the winter, vodka;)
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icecoldcaller
Good Citizen
Business Development Representative
No vodka in the summer?
justsignit
Contributor
+3
Account Executive
Yus! @Captain_Q Golfing all year round in the south... and G&T's 
salesninja
Opinionated
+3
VP
working out, gambling, drinking, watching The Masters
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
Something that is fairly mindless but also creative. I do a bunch of woodworking, I like making bread, and I enjoy yard work.
Flipper
Good Citizen
Staff Sales Engineer
I find that CrossFit and running increases my resilience to stress
Leadlover
Contributor
UK Sales Manager
Totally. A period of time with no hiit can lead to massive stress even over reasonably minor things...
rekled
Opinionated
+2
Strategic Account Executive
Golf. It always keep me humble. I can hit a good shot on one hole and shank it on the next. But you have to remain focused on the next shot and stick to your process that will likely yield the most success. 
GreasyDuck
Good Citizen
+1
Account Executive
Surfing....highly recommend
sales7
Politicker
+5
Sales Enablement Manager
Swimming helps me but I haven't been able to during lock down :(
StoweSalesmaster
Old School Bravo
BDM
I'm lucky - our Gym opened for privates lanes in July - I get there five days a week.
desperado
Politicker
+5
Head of Business Development
Making music, reading books, fishing.

Fishing & reading help me reset when I need it most. 

Making music is great after closing. I take the energy and channel it into FL Studio 😂
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I've recently started going on super long walks (6ish miles) while listening to podcasts that actually teach me something (FiveThirtyEight, Prof G Show, Planet Money, FutureCommerce). I realize not everyone can go do that for 2 hours but even 45 minutes can make a huge difference.

Video games with direct competition and sci-fi books also help out a lot.
MightySteelLeg
Arsonist
+5
account executive
I want to go for a long walk now
WillSell4Commish
Opinionated
+3
VP of Deez
The competitive gaming part resonates... I have too many hours to admit into CS:GO
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I have a few games with hour trackers that I just never need to see. Also, your username is excellent. 
SaaSMan
Contributor
+1
Commercial Director
I've started brewing my own beer. Relaxing process and when things get overly stressful it can all soon be blacked out with a few pints
Ba
Bandido
Politicker
+3
Client Director
Golf, long distance running, and smoking meats
WenWest15
Praised Answer
+3
Principal Business Development Manager
I hike and garden and do yoga and hassle my teens. That last one is key. 

NoSuperhero
Politicker
+6
BDR
I was thinking of posting about this!


I paint, I do linoleum carvings, and like to go out on hikes and stuff. Also, exercise has become a must to cope with anxiety.
el_dude
Good Citizen
Industry Market Leader - Sales and Delivery
Drinking.
Cooking.
Meditating.
ellesells
Opinionated
+2
Account Executive
Kickboxing! Nothing like kicking the shit out of the bag until I'm so existentially tired that I forget I have a job!
Robot
Politicker
+6
Regional Sales Manager
Beer, shooting and blowing up shit, Formula one, chopping shit, and cooking. 
monlist
Good Citizen
Business Development Representative
Tinkering with watches 
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
+7
Account Manager
Golf.  There is nothing better than SMASHING balls into the fairway and then duffing your approach shot.  Calms my nerves every time. 
Chief
Arsonist
+5
Account Executive
Nothing better that ruining a great drive with a shitty approach lol
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
+7
Account Manager
Haha! This is the only thing in golf that I can honestly say I’ve mastered.  
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