Stoic Selling: The Philosopher's Guide to Closing Business Like a Sales Legend
A career in sales is not for the weak-willed.
It’s usually hard, sometimes tedious, and occasionally heartbreaking. It takes the resolve of a Stoic to weather the ups and downs and stay focused on the journey when times are tough.
Greek philosophers developed Stoicism as a way to view the world where everything that happens is irrational and outside of human control. Sounds a lot like our everyday sales world, right?
Stoic philosophers believed that humans could learn to master reacting appropriately to their environment by pursuing self-improvement through these four traits they called “virtues”:
Embracing the Stoic principles established by Greek philosophers will not magically make you a sales legend, but they will help instill the values that build incredibly powerful habits that turn into sales success slowly over time.