“Things will get better and then bad things might happen again. But then things will get better again.” – Devon Banks in today’s Tip 992
What do you believe that the average sales professional would think is crazy?
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Scott Ingram: You’re listening to the Daily Sales Tips podcast and I’m your host, Scott Ingram. Today’s tip comes in the form of a clip from my most recent interview on the Sales Success Stories podcast with Devon Banks who is the top SDR at HAAS Alert. Give a listen:
Devon Banks: I think you know what I believe that maybe the average person might even think is crazy. Is that really you can’t fail. There is no such thing as failure. And I think anyone can look back on your life and you can see where those monumental failures were down even to those very small failures and how those actually paved the way to your future successes. So even when you get hung up on, even when you get told, you know where you should go, it’s not the nicest place. Even when you lose your job or you put your foot in your mouth, all of those things, all of those what you looked at at the time, were failures really were the path to exactly where you are supposed to be. And I think you start to look at the perspective of your life like that. That when you stop, when you can let go of those failures, and until you can let go of that, you can’t move forward. So some people might think that that’s crazy because they want to evaluate those failures. And I don’t think that you should just, don’t forget the lessons that you’ve learned, but don’t hang on to them. You got to always be moving forward.
Scott Ingram: Yeah. That’s really good stuff. You’re reminding me of one of the stories that I contributed myself to the first Sales Success Stories book is called Fired Up. By the time that I got fired, and it could have been a monumental failure. It could have sent me down a completely different path. But I think it’s also about how you frame it and how you look back on it and how you take the lessons from it.
Devon Banks: Yeah. I think that, we’re in this society now where I really think that this kind of toxic positivity has gone really far and that people can’t even say, this really bad thing happened to me, that they do have to look back on it. I think maybe it sounds like I’m contradicting myself and that you can’t look back at and say, this really bad thing happened. Now, this good thing happened. You can’t talk about those bad things and you can be in a rut. You don’t always have to be like I said, you don’t always have to be getting better and better every. But at the same time, you have to realize that like I said earlier as well, this is not forever. This is for right now, and things will get better and then bad things might happen again. But then things will get better again. So it really is the big picture.
Scott Ingram: For my full interview with Devon in episode 129 of the Sales Success Stories podcast, just click over to DailySales.Tips/992 and we’ll have a link to that as well as a link for you to connect with Devon on LinkedIn where she’s appeared over and over again on our LinkedIn Sales Stars list.
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