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What motivates you?

What motivates you? A new challenge? or Money?


I was asked this by my VP when interviewing for my first sales job. I said "new challenges". I ended up getting the offer, but after he told me that he prefers to hear that money is a motivator for his reps. Back then, I thought it was "bad" to be motivated by money.


By no means am I saying that being motivated by a new challenge is a bad thing, but I want to make as much money as I can now, so that I can hopefully move to a less stressful role someday...But we all know that it will never happen due to my complete lack of any hard skills.

What motivates you?
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paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
"I just like helping people" :) :) :) :)Β 
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
Hope the intern you have locked in the liquor cabinet doesn't hear that
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
I made the cabinet HR proof -- you can't hear any screams coming out of there.
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BigCheese
Notorious Answer
+14
Agency Recruiter | Coors Knight
If I had a dollar for every time I heard that when talking to other recruiters about what they enjoy about their job
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
I'm just a huge people person, you know?!Β 

Meanwhile that morning I was wishing death on the person in front of me on the sidewalk for walking too slow...
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
Money, my lifestyle is expensive.Β 
funcoupons
WR Officer
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up in Fiji, under paddy
Took the words right out of my mouth.
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
Great minds think alike
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Gotta make that money honey can't be living on the street πŸ˜‰
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
Gotta keep that fox den pimped out!
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I know that’s right 🦊
mrsexyspizza
Politicker
+7
Mid Market AE
Honestly love Slack shoutouts more than anything. Big public validation guy
SlinginSoftware
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
I always tell my wife that sales is perfect for me for this reason haha. I need constant affirmation that I'm "doing good".
TheRealVladimirPutin
Opinionated
+5
AE
In sales? Money, building my personal brand within my company, working towards a goal, knowing the solution I'm selling will genuinely help my client
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
In sales it money and something else. If money πŸ’° is not part of it it a bad sign.Β 
Justatitle
Politicker
+8
Senior AE
what i can do with the money I make is what motivates me so its moneyΒ 
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ChunkyButters
Politicker
+5
AE
Both?

I mean I'm not shy about the fact I'm in sales for a check, but I do love the challenge and fight of the sales process. I also really enjoy the personas I talk to and feel good when our solution does actually solve a problem.

I have some morals....but...a paycheck.
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
AB testing a new strategy that will increase my odds and fellow teammates success!
Nairobi
Politicker
+7
BDR
Both, I’m in sales for the money and I’m at a startup for the challenges
No_ty
Catalyst
+6
Sales Dir.
I'm here for the money - if you want loyalty hire a dog
HappyGilmore
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
For me, it's a mix of both, love making money but also like a challenge as well.
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Tribal24
Good Citizen
+1
SDR
I'm only here for the paper. If it was up to me and I had the money I wouldn't do any of this and would be chilling somewhere in Europe.Β 
PowerFade58
Good Citizen
+1
VP of Sales Dev
We did it, we found the hidden account manager/customer success folks in the group! "A new challenge" lol give me a break. Keep the challenge I'll take the cash.
crusherdestroyer
Contributor
account executive
I just want to get good at my job. Then use that competence to get a better paying job
be
bevering
Contributor
+1
Business development Director
Winning, its like sex but I'm better at winning.
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
I can't imagine a job w/o incentives anymore.Β 
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+7
BDR
A little of both, you know I'm pretty creative so challenges are a must, and money also helps. ;)
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