Oldest profession – did you hear that?
(Repost from an earlier post in 2010)
Yes, the world’s oldest profession is selling. While your guess is as good as mine as to how the adage about “the oldest profession” being prostitution, a little more thought and you will realize that even prostitutes had to settle on the (sale) bargain, making the solicitation as it were (prospecting, qualification), before surrendering to the act (order fulfilment).
Well, the intention is not to get into those details but, more importantly, to say why selling is an excellent profession for those seeking excellence. Selling is a profitable career. This is the one career where you are rewarded for your abilities and not normalized to the bottom-most performer on the ladder.
Think about it –
You have the enviable pride that you help solve your prospectus’s problem. You are assuaging their pain or removing it for them.
- A good salesman’s employment is guaranteed in boom and even more during bust times.
- And yes, your company may have the best product. Unless it is sold, and profitably at that – there is no way your company will make money to pay for those salaries or even manufacture that product.
- To sell possibly is the most rewarding decision in your life. It gives you unlimited potential for your personal and financial growth.