I would argue that a career in sales is one of the hardest ones you can choose. Now no one is denying that the upside can be huge, which is why so many people decide to go into it. However, you have to be 100% OK with being talked down to, hung up on, and occasionally made to feel like the scum of the earth (seriously!). You can be the most honest, upstanding salesperson on earth, and some customers will still treat you this way.
This is why finding material to motivate yourself with every single day is so key. I personally try to read 30 minutes of a personal development or business book every morning. Additionally, I listen to a motivational or educational podcast while I work out and get ready in the morning. I’m not going to disclose how much time I take to get ready, but let’s just say I can cover a lot of territory during that time 🙂
Starting your day with motivational material will give you “armor”, of sorts, to go out and face what the day may hold. You can’t control how people will talk to you or all of the situations that may arise, but how you handle those situations will be influenced tremendously by the mindset you create for yourself first thing in the morning.
Take the time to motivate yourself properly every morning and nothing will stop you during the day.