Why Are You in Sales?

In Power Sales by Empowered Mastery1 Comment

Why did you become a salesperson? How did you get into the industry? Was it your first job out of college? Did you follow your father, mother, relative or friend?  Or perhaps like me when you graduated college you saw an ad in a newspaper that promised ‘Rewarding career, be your own boss, unlimited income’  Or was it the only job you were offered? (also like me) I would venture to say most of us didn’t plan on being a salesperson.

When we were young and were asked ‘what do you want to be when you grow up? How many of us said ‘I want to be a salesperson?’ It’s just not a profession that we consciously chose. Even nowadays besides the common answers, of athlete, musician, doctor, lawyer, kids often say ‘I want to be an entrepreneur’.

So why are you a salesperson? Or better yet, why are you STILL a salesperson? It can’t be because you love rejection can it? It’s not an easy career especially in the beginning where you’re struggling just to pay the bills. If you’re like most, you’ve thought of quitting so many times. Being a salesperson is extremely stressful. Among the many negatives are:

  • Restless nights
  • Roller-coaster of emotionsRejected
  • Too much down time
  • No steady income
  • Work nights
  • A lot of driving
  • Rejection, rejection, rejection

And that’s not even including all the times you’re ignored, hung up on and stood up by your prospects and clients; and that could just be in one morning! But you haven’t quit. You’re still here. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a rookie you do have what it takes to succeed. So let’s focus on the positive. I LOVE Sales

  • Freedom/Flexibility to do what you want when you want
  • Make an unlimited amount of money
  • Enjoy an incredible lifestyle
  • Achieve that ‘high’ when you make a sale
  • Impact, inspire and change people’s lives
  • Every day is unique and different
  • It’s rewarding and fun!


Tips from this article

  • Sales especially Financial Services/Insurance is one of THE most rewarding and fulfilling careers you can have
  • You have the ability to change people’s lives every single day
  • Every day is unique and different


  1. Couldn’t agree more, the pros outweigh the cons and this truth becomes more powerful with every year that passes. Thanks for sharing!

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