Working in door-to-door sales is always a rollercoaster of an experience. Almost everyone sucks to begin with, most people give up or get fired. Some people stick it out and get better and become very skilled at what they do.
So I recently asked a bunch of my friends who I’ve worked with doing door-to-door sales: If your current self could go back and talk to yourself before you started door-to-door sales, what would you tell him/her?
Here are the answers:
“Have some faith in yourself and others. Learn to be present in the moment and enjoy the process of the lows and highs. Shut your inside battles, the fear, the scarcity mindset. The best days of life as a D2D rep is when you are free-flowing, loving yourself, trusting others and yourself.”
“Believe in yourself because you can do more than you know and you deserve self-respect. Also attachment is an unnecessary stress. Money isn’t everything. Friends come and go. Sales go up and down. Focus on you and the rest will follow.”
“I would tell her focus on building yourself up, drink less, party less. Read all the books! Invest in yourself, and believe in yourself because you can be the best! Go young me!”
“Have more confidence with trying something you’ve never done before, even though the job sounds crazy as hell.”
“Be excited to be wrong, you were not born knowing how to do this profession.”
“Trust your instincts no matter what. Health is wealth. Continue growing even while you wander.”
“Trust your intuition.”
“Pay more attention to what you’re thinking and feeling than what you’re doing and saying.”
“Don’t be a follower, find your own way, find who you are and work on yourself for you and not for others.”
“This will be a journey of growth that will pay off in the long run. Effort and struggle must take place before you can become your best self.”
“Turn this into a career instead of a summer gig.”
“Think much bigger much faster and commit to mastery and being the hardest worker in the industry.”
“Work hard even when you don’t feel like it, don’t give up and settle for mediocrity.”
“Build a better system of habits – it’s important for success.”
“Try new things, find what you’re good at, focus on what you’re good at and repeat when things aren’t going as planned.”
“Study the sales system with more effort and read more door-to-door related books.”
“Enjoy the process, enjoy the people you’re working with, enjoy the people you get to meet. When you choose to enjoy the whole journey then sales will come, not the other way around.”
“Become more self-aware. Enjoy the moment.”
“No-one after you leave is going to remember you so give it everything.”
“Keep on top of every account and make sure you get paid correctly.”
“Don’t lend money.”
“Don’t do it.”
Although there was a surprising variation in the type of responses, there were some common themes of self-belief, trust in yourself, doing it as a career, working hard, and enjoying it as much as possible.
If you’ve done door-to-door sales, what would you tell yourself? Comment below!