Do you have ANY idea how tough it is to be a salesperson?
(If you are NOT a salesperson, you may be thinking, “Well, then DON’T be a salesperson if it’s so tough!)
Really? It’s also tough to be an engineer, a mom, a business owner, a neurosurgeon, an astronaut. Should we not do those, too? Of course we should!
This is to all you sales pros, who go out and make it happen for their companies, day-after-day, sometimes really getting KICKED in the TEETH, you deserve a bit better than an ordinary post, don’t you?
Let’s shift the focus a bit, shall we?
Sales can be quite magical! (ting)
After all, who HASN’T bought a great pair of shoes from Zappos?
OR, who DIDN’T try the chocolate mousse after all because the waiter was being so fantastic with them all evening?
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When we have a great buying experience, with a delightful salesperson, WE HAVE A GREAT TIME!
So, where did sales go wrong?
Hard to say for sure, but there were some bad apples that ruined it for everyone. RIGHT?
Let me create a whole new world for you. Do you have a minute?
Great salespeople love three things:
Making a difference for their customer
Making a difference for their family
Making a difference for their company
Am I wrong?
You might want to jump in and say, “Making a difference for their own wallet” and you wouldn’t be wrong. Some do!
But, they only get to make a difference for their own wallet if you are consistently a customer.
When was the last time YOU put yourself at risk in a conversation? Really at risk?
Did it go well?
Sometimes it doesn’t go well for salespeople and we feel embarrassed, or defeated, or upset.
And then, we get up and do it again.
Because we know it makes a difference.
For our customers, our family, and our community.
Without sales, the economy comes to a dead halt.
You must transact with people to make life work.
For salespeople…Keep getting better and more empathetic! Be responsible for how people relate to you and be great with them!
For buyers…Give salespeople a break! Imagine they want you to get what you want.
Let’s go and love ’em ALL UP!
The Irreverent Sales Girl