Listen to why these 5 sales managers turned solopreneurs left Corporate America behind to create work that works for them and why you can too!
If you already know how to sell, you are more than halfway there in terms of what it takes to work for yourself! You are in possession of one of the most valuable and in-demand business skills!
If you are burned out working for someone else, listen to the 5 former sales executives and managers below share how and why they started working for themselves.
Use your sales skills to create work that works for you!
Matt Malloy has made a career out of embracing change. He told me the thread of his career is working with “transformational technologies.”
Over the past 25 years, he’s worked at some of the most well-known disruptors of their respective industries like Lotus, ZipCar and edX.
He became a first-time entrepreneur by starting a brewery. He’s the CEO and one of the co-founders of the Dorchester Brewing Company, in Dorchester, MA. Listen to Full Interview
Adam Enbar wants to change people’s lives for the better by helping them change their career. He also wants to help them clearly understand the ROI of their education.
He left his job as a sales manager at HubSpot several years ago to co-found The Flatiron School, a coding academy based in New York City. He’s graduating students regularly land jobs starting at $70,000+! Listen to Full Interview
Stephanie Scheller is the CEO and head sales trainer at Scheller Enterprises. She built her current business with her mom. She’s also an author, a 2nd-degree black-belt, speaker and podcaster.
When you start your first business, most of us still think like an employee. We create a job for ourselves, but not really a business. Stephanie helps explain the difference between being a business “owner” versus a business “operator”. Listen to Full Interview
Charlene Norman refers to herself as the “chief cheerleader for frustrated entrepreneurs”.
This woman knows what it’s like to experience devasting setbacks. She lost her job as an executive at an industrial packaging firm in the Great Recession.
n 2015, just before getting her first book published, Bullet Proof Your Start Up, she suffered a stroke and was given only a 50/50 shot at surviving. In just over a year she is almost fully recovered. What’s her secret? She’ll tell she practices a “winning mindset”. Listen to Full Interview
Griffin Jones left his job as a radio sales rep to start his business, Fertility Bridge, because he discovered most fertility clinics didn’t have a coordinated marketing strategy.
Get this, there are only around 200 fertility clinics in the U.S. and Canada. That’s Griffin’s entire potential market, yet he earns $200,000+ in annual revenue! Listen to Full Interview
As you read and listen to the stories about how these 5 sales managers turned solopreneurs and business owners, take some notes about recurring actions they took as inspiration for actions you can take to create work that works for you!
This article was written with the help of writer and inner peace coach Jordin James.