And if so how do you cope or make it work?
I spent years as an Account Manger doing "soft sales" but due to the economy and my need to support my family I find myself in a hard core sales job that I find extremely difficult.
On the positive side I am working for a very large, well respected company that I have been with for over eleven years. And I am selling products that I have no questions about promoting but I just have such a hard time with the day to day tasks of selling.
I just hate cold calling on the phone or in person. I always feel like I am interrupting people and I just hate the constant rejection. And when I do get the chance to speak with someone I am pretty great at demonstrating the products but I can't seem to make the close. There is always some objection that I can't seem to find the right way to overcome. I constantly feel inadequate but at the same time I feel like this job is beneath me on some level.
I feel really guilty about these feelings because the job pays pretty well right now with the potential to pay $200k plus but it's just so painful. Honestly, I would like to keep this job long enough to move to something that is a better fit but I really need some suggestions on how to make this more tolerable or even fun for the time being. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated?