Originally Posted by Michelle
You have a great attitude, Eggzachary. You are the kind of salesperson the world needs.
Thank you kindly! I only wish I could help those people in sales who are either selling the wrong thing, or shouldn't be in sales all together. The problem is the signal to noise ratio in the so called "sales help" arena. So many shysters stealing money from gullible, desperate salespeople. The best I can do for most people I meet is recommend they find their purpose.
I've referred people to Steve's blog. I've suggested books. But most people who get drawn to sales are ones who listened to shysters tell them it's easy money. That they practically don't have to work at all. Bologna! Sales is the most trying profession most people could ever take on. It allows for no delusions about who you are, and how successful you are in your endeavors.
Working on straight commission is, IMHO, the most humbling, honest way to work. Everyone should work on commissions. Pretty much everyone does. Try not pulling your weight at an hourly or salary position and see how long you last. But if everyone knew they worked on commission, and were going to be paid in accordance with the effectiveness of their work, I feel more people would be better workers.