5 Reasons Why You Were Fired From Sales!

Think about the last time you or someone you know got fired from their sales job. If it hasn’t happened to you it’s happened to someone you know for sure! The typical sales person works an average of five years in their position before getting promoted, quitting or, you guessed it, getting CANNED! So what makes up the difference between you (or your friend) and the girl next to you who got a promotion? I have 5 reasons why you were fired from your last sales job right here!

5.) Attendance

Let’s face it, you and I both know you didn’t show up to work! I’m not saying you never showed up, but when you did, you made it a point to make an entrance by coming in AT LEAST 15 minutes late!

4.) Listening

You didn’t listen! Plain and simple! When the girl who was selling right next to you, wearing designer frames, the latest shoes, a forearm length blazer and enough “salesman of the month” trophies to fill a Mini Cooper gave you advice, YOU BLEW IT OFF! You should really listen to successful people when they talk next time!

3.) Attitude

Guess what, when you speak, God listens! I’m not going to get all spiritual on you. You know, preach a sermon and pass a collection plate. But how many times did you say “I hate this job” before God relieved you of it? EXACTLY! Any person with a bad attitude won’t survive any sales job for too long! Heck, you’re living proof!

2.) Effort

Did you make that extra call? Follow up on that lead? Follow up on referrals? Of course you didn’t because if you did you wouldn’t have gotten fired! Great sales people, you know the ones who keep their jobs, are the first ones to hit their territories and the last ones to leave. You want that fat commission check? Work hard for it! Anything worth having is worth working for!

1.) Mindset

You have a terrible mindset! Sales is 20% skill and technique and 80% mindset management.The great Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”

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