In your experience, are all the best salespeople absolutely insane? 🤣

It takes a special kind of person to be able to handle the wild swings, no?

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We’re alcoholics with a hell of a personality.

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You're right about this one. The best performers on our team never cease to amaze me. They work crazy hours and can talk all day nonstop. I love it though

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Some folks with those characteristics are bipolar, which is great from a productivity standpoint, but can be a management nightmare.

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I’m just very much in control of my state of mind

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Most of them are addicted to the game of closing.

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I'm not insane 🧐

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I think so! A lot of sales peoples know how to deal with rejections a lot and go for a lead knowing that they will get rejected. So i agree, it takes a special kind of person.

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You’re right! I truly believe a sales person job doesn’t start until you have to deal with the objection.

In the sales industry, you're either the mad genius type of insane or the basic and lowkey normie. I don't think there's an in between to this. We only operate to the extremes here.

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The best sales people work hard, are well prepared, consistent in their technique and excellent at follow up. They also don’t let rejection get in the way of their success because it’s always going to be part of the job.

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The fun ones are

A lot of the old school ones have very unique personalities

Borderline, yes HAHAHA! They never run out of their spunk and I have no idea where they get it from. If anyone has the answer to this, I'd love to know where I can get some for myself as well😂

Extreme extroversion

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LOL I'm pretty sure yes - there are some people I've encountered that I'm like...yeah, you're definitely not normal. Glad I'm not the only one!

Well. I think any profession has a certain number of people who are a little insane but most of the sales people I know are either pretty basic/stiff or just really out going

I am likely the most normal, reasonable, genuine guy in my whole org - and closed 19M in top line yoy

What type of sales are you in?

I think so too. They are crazy in a good way, I guess. Let's not include those who pull others down just to excel.

Nah if you’re trained well and know what you’re doing there ARE no wild swings

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I think the best sales people are former collection reps because those guys are used to being rejected.

Def the most fun! But not insane- geminis all the way to catch all the swings.

Yes! I've always thought that good sales people have very eccentric personalities and are not afraid to show it 😄

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