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Why Do You Sell?

Just watched Simon Sinek's infamous Ted Talk about coming from a place of why and I'd love to know why fellow savages got involved in this career path

๐Ÿ‘‘ Sales Strategy
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StringerBell
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
Money helps - I donโ€™t think you could do this for just base (unless it was oddly high) however as someone without a true hard skill and pretty good people skills it does fit my personality. I also like the wins and the rush that can give you. Another thing is to me sales feels like โ€œreal businessโ€ - the conversations can be strategic, thereโ€™s negotiating, you need to be tactical. Best of all you control your own destiny to some degree. I remember doing a back office job where Iโ€™d wait all year to get a small bonus and maybe a 4% raise. Ya you could move jobs but grinding your way up a corporation was killing me. Moving to a start up and then having a tangible impact on the profitability of that business made me feel better. I feel like Iโ€™m a hunter whoโ€™s bringing home dinner to feed my camp.ย 
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Hell yea great answer!
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
1. Money
2. I possess a lot of natural talent that makes me good at sales, why put it to waste?
3. Money
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Fair points
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Agree with @funcouponsย but replace #2 with "Money"ย 
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Hahahahaha hard to argue with those 3 points!
Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and ended up in sales
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Same here
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
$
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
dinero
saygrace
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Executive
It was something I had always done starting in college when I was in retail and transferred to a call center. Combine that with the fact I went to college for Business Admin with a concentration in Marketing and realizing that my income potential was a bit limited compared to sales I naturally gravitated to sales. While my Marketing colleagues were taking unpaid internships I had to pay the bills and sales is where that happened. Long story short I am graduating college with sales experience and here I am making 6 figures 3 years out of college. I know that with my experience I will never have a hard time getting a job, I will be able to make a pretty good living, and I will have more anonymity than a lot of professions out there.
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Love it. Sales is def the way to make a good living for yourself
mythbuster
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
It's therapy for meย 
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Interesting answer love it
BlueJays2591
Politicker
+6
Business Development Manager
money
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Money is damn important to the role
Hotlead
Politicker
+6
SDR
CASHย 
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
cha ching
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Because it's the one thing I said I didn't want to do and God was like, "Bet."ย 
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Hahahahha he works in funny ways
Bittersweet0326
Politicker
+5
Digital Business Associate
Controlling my income with my effort
Competition
Relationships
And flexibility
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Yea love the flexibility, but curious if it will change if wfh ends at some point
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+12
Account Executive
MONEY
AutoSmiler
Arsonist
+7
SDR
Satisfying victories with good incentivesย 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Victories - indeed and cashโœ…
Adslanger1
Opinionated
+3
Senior Account Executive
Cuz sales peopleโ€™s lives matterย 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Absolutely ๐Ÿ‘โœ…
vidalSaaSoon
Good Citizen
Account Executive
I sell because I want to provide the best possible life that I can for my family. That costs lots of money and sales makes that all possible.ย 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Adaptability, refreshing mindset, money & short spikes via incentives that count for planned vacays!
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