How Your Happiness Affects Your Sales
Many salespeople are lured into a career in sales because it has a reputation for being incredibly lucrative albeit stressful. For example, sales Representatives made a median salary of $59,930 in 2019. The best-paid 25 percent made $85,730 that year, while the lowest-paid 25 percent made $42,070 according to a report written on US News.com. The exposed truth behind these numbers is that the level of happiness affects your sales. It isn’t a far reach to consider that salespeople with high levels of emotional intelligence and happiness, achieve more professionally and make more income.
Let me get super real with you for a moment, I wrote my book because when I was hospitalized due to complications of cystic fibrosis, I wanted to believe there was more to life than what my prognosis was. I was living off of social security in southern California, I didn’t know where my next meal would come from some nights, and although its was an incredibly dark period in my life, I tapped into my faith and was able to balance my happiness levels.
Questions to Examine Your Level of Happiness
Fast forward, by the time I was blessed with a medication that halted the progression of the disease, it’s no surprise that I was able to claw back out of poverty and my book has sold over 4000 copies. After my initial success though, I found the professional accomplishments didn’t make me any happier than when I was scraping by. Why is this? It’s a paradox that once we start to achieve things, we worry we still won’t be happy. We know, that accomplishment doesn’t necessarily equate to a life well lived. And yet, we tie our happiness satisfaction levels to achievement.
- What accomplishments have you tied your level of happiness to?
- What is your vision for your future?
- How have you bounced back from adversity previously?
- Are you surrounded by a close and supportive network of people?
We tie our happiness satisfaction levels to achievement knowing that doesn’t necessarily. How can we fix this? And what does it mean to be truly happy? Furthermore, how does your happiness affect your sales?
Discover 4 Pillars to Creating and Sustaining Happiness
Click below to watch this motivational sales keynote to help you discover the 4 pillars of creating a happy and fulfilled life. Like it or love it, your level of happiness affects your sales performance. By focusing on what creates those feelings, you can work to create them more frequently and strengthen the neural pathways responsible for that dopamine release.
Comment below one of the things you do every day to increase your levels of happiness. You never know who is reading this that your advice can help. We’re in this together.