A paltry 13 percent of American workers are passionate about their job, yet they stick to their profession because it’s what they know best. Where’s the fiery passion in that?!
Are you living in your Sales Paradise, or could you be more passionate about your work?
If you want to wake up every day with a sense of enthusiasm for your sales career, maybe you need to work a little harder. Wait – what?!
Think about it… The first time that you tried out a new hobby, take running, for example, you likely weren’t very good at it. It takes consistent effort to get comfortable with something new.
If you want to “enjoy” running, you need to make it a part of your day-to-day life. The same is true for your mindset towards your sales career.
Proficiency and Passion are Correlated
The more skills we have in something, the more it feels a part of us. It can even transform your sense of purpose and make you more passionate about work.
No one else is going to push you as hard as you can push yourself in your skills development efforts. And who knows, the more you dig into sales and do, you may decide it’s not your passion. You may also find out that you love sales, and it’s not merely a means to a paycheck.
Does Passion Equate to Success?
Not necessarily. There are plenty of people out there with nothing to show for projects they spent months, if not years, working on. Passion alone is not enough to bring success, but it certainly can put you on the right path.
People who are excited about what they do are curious and always trying to learn more about their field. Getting out there to sell and expanding your knowledge base helps you grow as a salesperson.
Allow yourself the time to increase your skillset and judge your sentiments over time.
Grow Your Passion for Sales!
Recommended Listen: Episode 18 featuring Michael Sherlock, a VP of Sales at TWO global medical device sales companies, to hear how you can Shock Your Potential.