Hailed as heroes as news spreads like wild fire throughout the office of our exalted efforts in the field. Deal after deal, lead after lead, client after client – the CEO’s merry band of deal brokers, their trusted troupe, their successful self-made salespeople.

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.”

Perhaps not as poetically gifted as Shakespeare, but as salespeople we do at least try…

Here are a further 20 signs that I’m confident you’ll have experienced at some point in your career, and if you think I’ve missed something or have any further suggestions, please, drop them in the comments section below. Enjoy!

  1. That feeling only a commission can bring…
  2. When the rest of the team is killing it and your figures, erm, are not…
  3. Stop, think back, and try remembering your first sales call…
  4. When you finish reading that confirmation email…
  5. This needs no explanation, whatsoever.
  6. Did someone just close a deal? Yeah, yeah they did!
  7. When a customer signs with a competitor, after EVERYTHING you’ve done for them…
  8. A new day, a new week, a fresh start…
  9. …then Friday decides to roll around.
  10. …and you haven’t finished your weekly sales report.
  11. This is you, topping the monthly sales figures…again
  12. Alan, we understand you’ve been here for over 5 years now. We really appreciate it, but we’ve decided to promote the junior salesperson to manager…
  13. Who said sales was stressful? I’m 27 and I feel great!
  14. Did somebody say, Monday sales meeting?
  15. It’s the end of the quarter and you’re not even close to your sales goals
  16. When a client says they need to run it through with their manager just one, more, time…
  17. News just in – the new guy’s secured the company’s largest deal of the year…
  18. Word comes through that the manager want’s to review your sales figures together…
  19. Yep, you break your monthly sales targets, so your manager decides to double them…
  20. And finally, the biggest hitter of them all – when your manager tries to phase out your ForceManager CRM…

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