“There is only one success: To be able to spend your life in your own way.” These are the words of twentieth-century “lion of literature” Christopher Morley. Do they describe your outlook on success, too?
It’s important to understand that Morley did more than merely talk about success; he made it happen – his way. Morley authored more than 100 novels. He wrote volumes of poetry and books of essays. He was an Oxford University-educated Rhodes Scholar, journalist, theatrical producer, and college lecturer. He walked the talk, accomplished remarkable things, and made a difference in the lives of others by sharing his insights and wisdom.
Are you on a similar path, using your sales leadership experience and wisdom to make a difference as you create success on your terms and by your actions? You’re not? Read on…
The Fallacy of Self-Determination in the Corporate World
In the world of corporate sales and sales leadership, it is commonly touted that “the sky’s the limit,” and that by working hard, you can “write your own ticket” and earn as much as can. This piggybacks on life lessons that promise, “If you believe it, you can achieve it!” You buy into these optimistic maxims. You work hard and spend seemingly endless hours on the road and away from family. In time, you do rise through the ranks, and maybe even reach the level of VP of Sales or an equivalent distinction. You make a good living, provide for the family (even as you miss them from half a continent away), and bear the outward appearance of enviable “success.”
You feel no true sense of control or fulfillment. You come to feel that you are merely going through the motions, marching to beat of the corporate drum. You realize that real success is defined – and limited – by the visions and actions of others. You are at the mercy of product rollouts and budget cuts and reduced levels of service that impact the company reputation – and your reputation, too.
You are urged on to sell, lead, achieve, succeed! And yet, corporate obstacles and detours keep you from reaching levels of excellence you know you are capable of.
The Rewards of Self-Determination Beyond the Corporate World
But what if you could “spend your life in your own way,” as Morley challenged? What if you could control your destiny, one day and one action at a time? What if you could use all you’ve learned about sales leadership as a springboard to break free of the restraints that once kept you tethered to a lesser success?
How would that feel?
At Sales Xceleration, our licensed Advisors, acting as outsourced VPs of Sales, tell us it feels amazing and, well, freeing! They tell us they finally understand what true success is – using their experience and expertise and wisdom to make a difference in the lives of others. They tell us that working for themselves, in service to business in need, can be even more financially rewarding (maybe the sky really isn’t a limit after all!) but also brings rewards money can’t buy: a sense of purpose and fulfillment, a deep-seated feeling of being respected and appreciated, and perhaps best of all, the opportunity to strengthen connections to family, friends, and the community.
They tell us that success truly is, as Morley suggested, being able to spend their life in their own way.
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