50 Habits of Successful Sales Professionals

There is no doubt that sales can be an uncertain thing.

After all, sales professionals don’t have superpowers to read people’s minds. However, great sales professionals make more money because they are problem solvers for potential and existing clients. They also have certain habits that make them successful.

Here are 50 habits of successful sales professionals:

  1. Starting something with the end in mind
  2. Role-playing
  3. Thinking fast on their feet by developing a knack for unconventional problem-solving
  4. Thinking in the shower
  5. Listening more
  6. Keeping a clean workspace
  7. Brainstorming ideas
  8. Traveling more
  9. Having fun conversations with people like a server at a restaurant
  10. Taking the 30 Circles Test
  11. Making mistakes
  12. Being encouraging
  13. Taking power naps
  14. Turning off the TV more
  15. Reading 20 minutes a day
  16. Being fearless
  17. Prioritizing and planning
  18. Not checking e-mails for at least an hour everyday
  19. Looking at old photos
  20. Taking notes or writing down ideas
  21. Wisely investing time in projects
  22. Asking significant others or friends for their opinions
  23. Writing a blog post
  24. Starting a new hobby
  25. Going outside more
  26. Not overthinking
  27. Completing something from start to finish
  28. Doing more fun activities in life
  29. Doing a fun childhood activity again
  30. Calling an old friend
  31. Listening to music
  32. Replacing a bad habit with a good one every week
  33. Visiting clients’ websites to see what’s new
  34. Checking out their clients’ competitors’ websites
  35. Checking out their competitors’ websites
  36. Volunteering
  37. Researching their family’s history to learn more about themselves
  38. Driving somewhere new
  39. Collaborating often
  40. Asking someone something new
  41. Having and show courage
  42. Enjoying a glass of wine or their favorite choice drink
  43. Acting like a kid sometimes (like making snow angels)
  44. Complaining less and as a result, stress less
  45. Offering to always help others
  46. Naming each project
  47. Never asking, “why?” But rather asking, “why not?”
  48. Accepting being better over being perfect
  49. Living outside their comfort zone
  50. Just doing it!

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