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Why I Hope My Child Goes into Sales By: Carole Viohl

I should trademark the title of this posting, as I’m quite certain those words have never been said… But yup, I said them, I wrote them, and I believe in them whole-heartedly. In fact, I can’t envision another career I’d personally advise my child, my little nieces, or my nephew to partake in. Sales is where it’s at! And… better yet… It’s the world’s best secret. What little 5 year old do you know of who goes around saying “I want to be a seller?” No one! So, it’s a field that often struggles to attract top talent, thus when top talent hits it – the world is theirs for the taking, with more job opportunities, power, visibility, rewards, steak dinners, and club trips than one can imagine! But that’s not what attracts me to the field. If anything, those are the things that make me slightly uncomfortable with it all (as someone raised in a humble background with zero tolerance for arrogance or entitlement), but let’s face it – those perks “sell well,” especially when talking to a wide-eyed ten year old! But let’s talk about the real attraction, the real intellect, the real reasoning behind choosing a life in sales: 1.) There is no other role that teaches you so much about business. 2.) There is no other role that enables you to learn about dozens, even hundreds of companies, all while working for just one. 3.) There is no other role that is led with such conviction and strategy. 4.) Sales satisfies the most creative and curious of minds. 5.) Sales comes with tremendous support. 6.) Sales can satisfy our most social and anti-social tendencies. 7.) Sales lets you see the world and meet people from all walks of life (who are often at the top of their company/profession). 8.) Sales develops admirable skills that translate in both work and in life. 9.) There’s always more to learn in sales. 10.) Sales honors the entrepreneurial spirit. Read the full article on: LinkedIn
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Star of Discovery Channel’s “Undercover Billionaire,” Grant Cardone owns and operates seven privately held companies and a private equity real estate firm, Cardone Capital, with a multifamily portfolio of assets under management valued at over $4 billion. He is the Top Crowdfunder in the world, raising over $900 million in equity via social media. Known internationally as the leading expert on sales, marketing, and scaling businesses, Cardone is a New York Times bestselling author of 11 business books, including “The 10X Rule,” which led to Cardone establishing the 10X Global Movement and the 10X Growth Conference, now the largest business and entrepreneur conference in the world. The online business and sales educational platform he created, Cardone University, serves over 411,000 individuals and Forbes 100 corporate clients throughout the world. Voted the top Marketing Influencer to watch by Forbes, Cardone uses his massive 15 million plus following to give back via his Grant Cardone Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring underserved, at-risk adolescents in financial literacy, especially those without father figures.