It all comes down to discipline
In my experience studying scores of both mediocre and successful salespeople, I have discovered that the most reliable key to enduring success is discipline.
Discipline is the one sure way by which poverty may be converted into riches, failure into success -- and short-term success into a winning track record that will last throughout your entire career.
- Discipline to provide just a little bit better service than your competitors offer or your clients expect.
- Discipline to make one more call, attend one more networking event or block an extra hour in your calendar every day to do business development.
- Discipline to document the objections you receive and create responses to deal with them consistently and effectively.
- And discipline to practice your sales presentation one more time, every time you head out the door to meet a prospect or close a deal.
Source: Sales consultant Colleen Francis