I was a hardcore Sales guy in my initial days of career
After the completion of my MBA, I strongly believed that Sales & Marketing is the best field to excel.
So, I decided to learn the practical aspects of what I learned and decide to join the bottom line up so that I get some exposure.
As planned, I spend my initial years as a Sales Officer and in my whole journey as a Sales Officer, I’ve always tried to come up with new ideas in my territory.
But as you know the job of a sales person is a bitter one.
It is not an easy job and people working in this field faces many problems.
The biggest challenge is to stay motivated. That too in a low salary!!!
Just combine these two things, and it’s understandable that each day sales people struggle with remaining motivated and doing their job properly.
A salesperson is responsible for many things and he plays huge part in providing growth and further development of the company.
Many a times I’ve struggled to meet my targets in the initial period but I can tell after the initial struggle I’ve never failed.
Even for a month.
I’ve to ride my bike around 9 hrs daily to cover my territory for meeting retailers and Distributors.
For many sales people, overcoming objections is normally hard
But for me, the hardest part was the hours. – 60 hours a week!!!
I’ve lost years of weekends with my friends and family, missed weddings, birthdays, holidays, vacations, you name it.
60 hours a week is not what the human body wants to work.
Keep this in mind if you’re looking to get into sales.
THE SOUND OF DEATH
One day I woke up and I couldn’t move.
The stress was so gradual that I didn’t notice it until I couldn’t get out of bed.
It almost took me 10 minutes to get up from bed.
I couldn’t make a fist without severe pain and stiff clicking and creaking in my joints.
Worse, I felt very close to death.
Here’s the kicker: I’m the breadwinner in the family and my daughter was only 6 years old.
At last, I decided to go for traditional Ayurvedic medicine.
For the first time I listened to my brain and started a natural diet.
I decided to quit my job and went for a treatment for 41 days.
NEW BILL RINGING
By the time I finished my 41 days of treatment, I went for learning Yoga.
Yoga practices and diet helped me to come back to my life within 3 months.
One day, I got an interview letter from a PSU.
The interview went well and I got a better job in a PSU sooner as Deputy Manager -Marketing.
My advice to anyone who’s at a crossroads, no matter the size of the decision that needs to be made, is to ask yourself a few questions, and answer honestly.
Listen to your gut.
Your brain will play tricks on you, rationalizing all sorts of tricky things.
But your gut will never lie to you.