Feeling Out of Control? Take Charge of Your Next Career Act.

  • Mark Thacker
Stressed Sales Leader
Reading Time: 3 minutes

“Due to circumstances beyond our control…” Does anything good ever come from an opening line like that? Not usually, I’ll admit, but it is possible.

For instance, when hard times hit – for whatever reason – and the economy suffers, your livelihood might be on shaky ground. In the moment, that can certainly seem like bad news. But sometimes (more often than you might think), good things come from bad circumstances. In fact, life-changing opportunities are often brought to light in the darkest of times. So, if you feel trapped – due to circumstances beyond your control – your next great opportunity could be just around the corner. Here’s how to take charge of the next chapter in your sales leadership career:

Where You’ve Been

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a seasoned sales executive, someone with many years, perhaps decades, of success in making sales, landing big clients, and leading top-performing sales teams. It’s been a good run, a career to be proud of. If you called it quits right now, you’d have few regrets.

But you’re not ready to call it quits, are you? Even if circumstances beyond your control have landed you on shaky ground, you still have more to give. You’re still passionate about sales leadership even if you are disillusioned about your current career path or situation.

Where You Are

Nonetheless, you are undeniably at a crossroads. You’ve got all this experience, all this expertise, all these accomplishments and talents and drive… But now what?

Let’s consider what you probably don’t want. You probably don’t want to start from scratch in a career move that will make you leave behind everything you’ve learned so far. You probably don’t want to be the new kid on the block in another monolithic corporate culture. You probably don’t want to feel as if your hard work makes only the smallest of ripples instead of direction-changing waves.

What’s more, you’re tired of traveling all the time. Tired of spending too much time away from home, away from your family. And you’re tired of feeling undervalued and disrespected.

Does any of that sound like you? Does it sound like your current career situation?

Where You Want to Be

How do I know these things? Well, I’m not Nostradamus and I haven’t been spying on you. But I have been in your shoes. Like you, I reached a point in my sales leadership career where I sought something more. I sought a way to use the wisdom I had spent decades earning in a way that empowered me to work with passion and purpose. I sought a way to make a difference for others, to feel valued and respected again. To feel needed. And to be in control.

That’s why I became a sales leadership consultant, and it’s why, years later, I turned that second-act experience into an enterprise that makes it easier for people like me – people like you – to transition into a fresh chapter as an outsourced VP of Sales serving small to mid-sized businesses. It’s why Chad Meyer and I created Sales Xceleration. We wanted to make a full platform of products, tools, software, and processes available to sales leadership professionals like you, to give you a boost as you embark upon your next act. As you work with passion and purpose as an independent sales leadership consultant.

Where You Can Go from Here

As I see it, if you’re feeling stuck or trapped in a situation beyond your control, you have these options: 1) You can stay stuck and hope for the best, although as I am sure you would agree, hope isn’t a great strategy. Or 2), you can buy a franchise or start your own company in a field in which you have no experience. Or 3), you can use your acquired wisdom and experience to build a sales consulting practice from scratch, risking the uncertainty of how successful you will be and how long it will take to build the tools and experience necessary to be successful . . .

OR… you can hit the ground running by becoming an Outsourced VP of Sales using Sales Xceleration’s proven sales leadership systems and tools. The choice is yours. You are in control of your destiny after all. If you choose to explore the Sales Xceleration opportunity – as hundreds of your peers have already done – we’d be delighted to answer any questions you might have. Simply click here or contact us at 844.874.7253.