Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos may be ushering in a new era in personal space flight, but you don’t have to be a billionaire to make your out-of-this world dreams come true. In fact, if you’re a seasoned sales leader with executive sales experience, and if you’ve dreamed of running your own sales leadership consulting practice, now is a great time to launch your business! Here’s what I mean:
Daring to Dream
Most of us have had big dreams along the way. Maybe when you were a kid you wanted to be a race car driver or a world traveler. Perhaps you even dreamed of being an astronaut. Now, more than ever, technology and easier access to resources make achieving certain dreams possible. For example, you can “gear up” to compete in simulated racing, perhaps even taking on the best in the sport, regardless of your age. Virtual travel makes it possible to explore the farthest reaches of the globe without leaving your sofa (if that’s enough for you to scratch that travel itch). And for the right amount of money, you’ll soon be able to ride a rocket to the edge of space.
But what about your other dream – the dream to own your own consulting practice? What’s holding you back?
Failure to Launch
In the online description for his book, Failure To Launch No More: The Crash Course For Following Through On All Goals, author Martin Dasko asks these questions:
“Are you tired of being on the sidelines? Don’t you wish that you had the self-confidence to launch those ideas that have been on your mind forever? Right now is the best time in history to do exactly what you want. You no longer have excuses that previous generations did. The only thing stopping you is you.” But still, too many people experience a crisis of confidence – even otherwise confident and successful people like you – that keeps them from pursuing their independent career dreams.
What lies behind this failure to launch? For many, it’s a reluctance to take a perceived chance. They believe they run the risk of losing much of what they’ve worked so hard for – often over a career spanning decades. For others, it’s the complacency of feeling well-established; they go through the motions of an uninspiring professional life because it’s what they know – it’s their comfort zone, even if this particular zone isn’t particularly comfortable at all.
For many, however, even if their dreams are intact and their desire to take on new challenges is strong, they simply don’t know where to begin. They feel like they’ll have to start over, build everything from scratch, and even abandon what they’ve learned throughout their professional sales leadership career. For those feeling stuck or just not willing to navigate a new career path, that’s okay; the right time and the right mindset need to be in sync. But for those who don’t know where to begin, well…
Aim High, Reach Far
Certainly, many sales leaders have built successful consulting practices from scratch, turning their experience into solutions for small to mid-sized clients. It can be done that way. But it doesn’t have to be. You don’t have to start from ground zero. Rather, you can do what hundreds of sales leaders have done in recent years and align with an established and trusted provider of proven systems, tools, and resources designed to help you hit the ground running even as you aim high and reach far in pursuit of your next-level professional dreams. At Sales Xceleration, we have what you need to launch your professional sales leadership consulting practice. You are already well-positioned to succeed if you have:
- 20+ years of sales experience
- 5+ years of VP of Sales experience
- Revenue responsibility of $50M+
- Business-to-business background