Tips for Inside Sales Reps: Make Work Fun

You’ve done it. You’ve sold out to the man and gotten a real job in inside sales. While your long-haired friends have accused you of forsaking your counter culture ideals, your significant other reminds you that there are hospital bills to pay. Time rolls on, and it’s 7:45 a.m. Your alarm clock is screeching its third warning, putting an untimely end to your thoughtless euphoria. As you stagger into the bathroom, you gaze into your sunken eyes and notice something disturbing: a gray hair on your chin. Whether this is your seventh mid-life crisis or your first existential encounter, a voice cries within you, “I’m too young to be old!” If you’re an American, there’s about a 50% chance that the blame will fall on your job, which you hate (see the study). The good news is, this means that about 50% of Americans don’t hate their jobs. If you’re tired of hanging out with the pessimists, here are 3 tips that may cause that gray hair to go away (metaphorically speaking): 1. People Are Cool The longer I’ve spent at InsideSales.com, the more I’ve realized how cool my co-workers are. Many of them also have long-haired friends and significant others who complain about hospital bills. Making friends and having fun conversations while working can relieve stress and make the hours fly by. Who knows, you might even laugh. According to...

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