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1. why it is the sales manager who are the best paid and most desirable?
2. why there is so much job-hopping in sales? Why so many start and give up? And why does the best salesmen become best-sellers themselves?
I was facing this phenomenon for some time and came to a interesting conclusion to sell things is not a natural thing for most of the people! Most of us have a big difficulty already with selling “themselves” – what to say about selling products/ideas/stuff… It is not by chance that sales is often being labeled as a “hard” job.
The deeper reason for it – my own theory, may be totally wrong – I see it in the general consumerisation. Our real needs are not that many. Most of the things being forced on us we actually don’t need. If a human being would only buy what he/she needs – there is no need to sell it aggressively: just open a shop and stay behind the bar. Isn`t it so?
One can argue that creating new things is a strong drive in a homo sapience. I agree. However imagine what kind of creativity one can develop or unfold, if we all wouldproduce things that are really benevolent for us? What kind of the world it would be if we would procreate and produce things that are not driven by lust, greed and envy? -which is today`s driving force of economy. We can produce things that are so useful and beautiful, that the need of aggressive sales will simply drop off 🙂