When you live for sales, one thing usually starts and ends the conversation: money. How you get there is important along with a number of other factors like goals and bonuses, perks, recognition and more. We surround ourselves with facts, data and figures: units, conversion, month-over-month, even comparing ourselves to in-brand, in-market competition.
What is it that drives the best? What is it that ultimately separates us from the stars and accolades? Why do some salespeople always seem to be 'lucky'? Most of the time it comes down to counts and figures, but not the ones you are thinking about, including ones already mentioned here. For the leaders, it comes down to counting on yourself and figuring out how to improve or stay ahead of the game.
Without learning, self-improvement and flat-out challenging yourself, the units or dollars becomes the only factor, which is a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you count on customers just walking in the door more than you count on hitting your calls and emails to drive traffic, you might just count on a big goose egg.
Figuring on things just happening versus figuring on ways to better connect with customers, methods to keep better track of your prospects and ways to drive your business up may have you figuring on polishing your resume.
Doing what it takes to make every day great rather than taking each day as it comes is the path to a successful future. Those who count on themselves to be creative and agile will win. And the ones that figure out how to take each opportunity for everything it's worth will lead.
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