I can’t believe I worked for 4 months in door-to-door sales!
I did it! I completed the program. I did not quit. And in the end, I succeeded.
As my coworker Victor drove me home, I stuck my head out the window and screamed ‘I CAN SELL!’. Adrenaline and excitement coursed through my veins.
Here is a summary of my entire Summer on one excel sheet:
Each row represents one work day. There were 97 work days.
Each colour column represents a habit.
|Colour||Description||Beginning of Summer||End of Summer|
|Blue||Did I wake up at 8am?||Slept in||Consistent sleep schedule|
|Purple||Was I happy?||I hated myself and my job||I learned to be happy regardless of results|
|Orange||Did I talk to at least 20 people?||I couldn’t talk to at least 20 before giving up on myself||I talked to less than 20 because I would be too busy with appointments|
|Light Blue||Did I work my absolute hardest and push myself to do more when I feel like giving up?||I gave up on a regular basis||I enjoyed work enough that ‘working hard’ just felt like talking to people|
|Green||Did I make a sale?||Average: 3 sales/month||Average: 3 sales/week|
It is beautiful to see that not only did the sales improve, also the daily habits and attitudes towards the work.
What I am most proud about is this here:
Over the four months I:
- Knocked on 1817 doors.
- Talked to 1201 people at their doorsteps.
- Delivered 112 presentations sitting inside someone’s home
- Made 25 sales (9 of those made as a team effort)
This is my greatest career achievement.
I look at these numbers and am proud of myself for what I have done. I do not regret this experience one bit.
I was willing to do what others were not willing to do, in order to gain skills that others do not have.
It was hard as heck but I have something I can look back on every single day and tell myself ‘I’m proud I did that’.
- I found my ‘why’.
- I learned valuable skills that will help me in the rest of my career.
- I have a moment to look back at in my life to always feel proud about.
Thank you for joining me on my long journey. I hope that you were able to live through my experiences by reading my posts. This is one chapter completed, until I’m onto my next grind!