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Why your S/BDR job feels like it's crushing your soul.

You care too much about the end game and have stopped paying attention to the day-to-day wins that will bring you the small joys that will keep you motivated.


Go ahead and manifest that VP of Sales role or that unicorn startup that you'll be the co-founder of...but don't lose sight of the fact that you have a job to do today that will inch you closer to your manifest destiny.


You can whine, you can bitch, you can drink, and you can snort to ease the pain...but all of those things are only masking the fact that you chose a profession that is soul-crushing at times. However, the upside ($$$) to what we do is what makes it possible for us to eat avocado toast at 25, buy houses at 35, and even a Porsche at 40. But...you'll get none of that if all you do is whine about the temporary discomfort of cold calls, ghosted meetings, and shitty AEs that treat you like dirt.


So, here's the caffeinated truth: Stop complaining about minor bullshit, celebrate the daily wins, and take solace in the fact that we have all gone through the muddy trench that you're living in now.

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CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
Adding the following for the SDRs:

What if instead of posting yet another whiny ass thread you post something insightful that would be BENEFICIAL to the War Room?

A fox can dream right? 🦊
FamilyTruckster
Politicker
+9
Exec Director, Major Accounts
Now you’re just talking crazyΒ 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
Too much Claw I guess πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
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NoSuperhero
Politicker
+7
BDR
I know nothing.
InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
+9
Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
As a long term SDR there be a lot of whiny bitches in here. Like seriously, who hurt you?Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
It's bringing me down man.

Real talk.
InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
+9
Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
Shocking thing is leadership will listen if you say smart things, so maybe think?Β 
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
But @poweredbycaffeineΒ MY story is DIFFERENT! Im the only SDR that has a mean AE and Im the only BDR who has been hung up on and Ive been given a trophy for tying my shoes since I was 4 so I dont know anything other than complaning about bullshit and with my 6 months of SDR experience at 4 different companies I KNOW I can run a 500 person sales org.Β 
InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
+9
Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
But UwU how will I ever pay for my body pillow if I get hung up on. I have god and anime on my side. At least I have my bot accounts to upvote me in my moms basement.Β 

WCK
Notorious Answer
+13
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
uwu you're just mean you dont understand
*pulls fedora down further* dont make me angry... you wont like me angry!
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poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Here's my tip: get some velcro shoes, or crocs, and find your way to a marketing desk.

The cortado has spoken.
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
What kind of kombucha they have? I only drink booch craftΒ 
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RedLightning
Politicker
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Mid-Market AE
In the words of riley freeman, "you's a bitch" Edit, not you OP. The hypothetical BDR in question
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
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RedLightning
Politicker
+7
Mid-Market AE
100% saving that video for future use. Thanks @poweredbycaffeineΒ 
Sunbunny31
Politicker
+5
Sales Executive
Holy cow.Β  Wandered off to build a presentation and came back to this.Β Β 

Also, Amen.
LordBusiness
Politicker
+8
Chief Revenue Officer
This post is pretty timely for me, and I can tell you all with a fair amount of confidence that you can replace (SDR/BDR) with any position in sales and the statements made above are the absolute SAME.Β  Β I've had a pretty soul crushing week, and the one certainty that I keep coming back too is that "that's part of the gig, and its my responsibility to the people that count on me to push past it, and ensure I am doing everything I can to make sure my team is in the best spot to crush their goals.Β 
SuperSaaSd
Contributor
+2
SDR
I became an SDR to learn cold calling, so I expected this kind of grind. 30 days in still no SQL but here's to Q4 and learning the shit out of everything to prep for Q1 2022.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Q4 is where money is spent--you'll do great!
cw95
Politicker
+6
Sales Development Lead
I learned a good word the other day - Languishing. Sales fold Languish all the time. Doesn't help, but at least there is a word for it!Β 
Flippinghubs
Opinionated
+7
Account Executive
because it is soul crushingΒ 
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
It can be--but a mindset is easier to change than a career.
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I just quit my job after 3+ years of buying the dream "tHiS rOle WiLl bE gReaT foR yOur dEveLopMenT"... Feels good so just thought I'd share
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