The Highest Paid Professions
What are the two highest paid professions in the world? Actors and athletes. What two things do they have in common? They all practice way more than they actually perform, and they all have a coach.
Want to know a close third profession? SALES.
Want to be in the top 5% of salespeople (vs. the other 95% who give the profession a bad rap)? Easy. Go beyond that sales training course you took several years ago (and have fortgotten what you learned anyway). The only way the training works is if you practice what you learn, every day. The high paid athlete doesn’t say “Ya, I went to hockey school when I was seven years old. Now I can compete any time, at any level. And skip any practices.” Sounds simplistic, doesn’t it? But that is THE key to being in the top 5%:
1. Take some training. Lots of training.
2. Practice role playing at least once per week (maybe even daily). If you think this is hokey, you will find yourself in the other 95%.
Check out some top notch training: Essential Selling Skills, November 17-18, 2015 in Calgary. We promise to help you take the training beyond the classroom.