Selling is the Best Profession in the World

by RJ on May 4, 2012

Selling Is the Best Profession in the World

Selling is the highest paid profession in the world. Salespeople make more money than doctors, lawyers, actors, car salesmen, tradesmen, entertainers and even the President of the United States. Yes, there are exceptions but over the entire workforce, salespeople make on average more money and have more fun and freedom than other professions. If you’re good at what you’re doing you have the freedom to plan your day and get many personal tasks accomplished while you’re traveling around. Many of us get to see the world for free, stay at great hotels, eat at expensive restaurants and meet many interesting people along the way.

One of the exceptions are professional athletes in major sports like football, basketball, hockey, baseball, tennis, soccer and a few others. If you look at the number of professional athletes, the percentage is only a fraction compared to the number of professional salespeople. Let’s take a look at why these professional athletes are the best. First they are dedicated to their sport, probably have exception strength and ability for their sport, and have a desire to be the best. Do you want to be the best at what you do? Not all of us can be top paid professional athletes but we can be top paid professional salespeople. Without any exceptions every professional athlete has at least one coach. In a team there are several coaches, some for running, overall training, health issues, doctors, passing, strength training and many more. Most professional athletes today even have their own managers and PR people. Can you have this kind of coaching? Yes you can.

You can sign up for seminars offering sales training, coaching, motivating, leadership, presentation skills, personal success, communication skills, acting skills, phone and email skills and the list goes on. Don’t wait for your company to send you to a seminar find some for yourself in your town. Check out the Chamber of Commerce, Toastmasters, local community colleges and public seminars. If you don’t have a mentor or coach at work that you can trust, find one in your town or who offers coaching over the phone. If you hire a coach make sure that coach understands the business that you’re in and has some experience in selling. You are really looking for accountability for yourself. The expense is a small fraction of the gains you will attain for yourself.

Don’t follow the crowd, be different, and be proactive. Be a leader and not a follower. Find out who is the best in your company or profession and take them out to lunch and pick their brain. They may like the adulation and the respect that you have for them. Learn all you can about your profession and yes it is a profession. Selling can be the most rewarding profession that you can have. Remember to keep learning about your profession.

There are three things that the best salespeople all have in common. They have 100% belief in their company. They have 100% belief in their products and services. They have 100% belief in themselves. Don’t stray from your goals and you too can be one of the highest paid profession salespeople in the world.

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