Grit and Growth as a Woman In Sales w/ Amelia Taylor
The mother of two is also a sales mentor at GirlzWhoSell, a community that focuses on helping young girls get a sales career as a way to achieve career flexibility, financial independence and a defined career path towards leadership and entrepreneurship.
Amelia emphasizes the concept of improving yourself at least 1% everyday. Whether it be through winning or losing, Amelia always makes sure that she is growing. She also espouses the concept of the underdog mindset, which means being present in the moment all the time, and never resting on your laurels after a big victory. While acknowledging that there should be time to rest and recover, she encourages people to use this time to grow in different areas of their lives.
Meanwhile, in times of setbacks and challenges, Amelia prefers to challenge the loss, and find her own win.
- Be more proactive in creating connections
- Sales is giving and helping
- Don't let your emotions control you
- The underdog vs the champion mindset
- Tackle the biggest challenges first and celebrate the small wins
- Bouncing back from challenges and setbacks
- Seek help from people who are more knowledgeable
- Compartmentalize: think like a waffle
- Challenge the loss and find your win
Amelia: "I pride myself by saying that's what I am to the people that I'm working with because that's who I am to be portrayed as. That's the ultimate goal. I wanna help people grow and be better in their businesses and provide solutions that are gonna be beneficial."
Jordan: "Being in that top position or very close to it, it's so easy to check out, to throw on the autopilot where you're not pushing yourself."
Amelia: "I feel shame on me when I go to bed at night if I didn't push myself a little bit more to get where I'm supposed to go in the future everyday."
Amelia: "One stair at the time. Not the whole staircase has to be accomplished. Conquer one stair and you're making gains."
Jordan: "I'm a huge fan of seeing the little wins, paying attention to them, and celebrating them. Because they build momentum."
Amelia: “Snap back into the present moment, and do what's in front of you because when you've got external things firing away at you, if your blinders aren't up, they're going to intertwine with everything else going on in your life.”
Amelia: "Losing in sales and losing in other areas in life is the opportunity for growth. So, you look at the losing aspect of things and you think I can either literally sit in my own sadness and just woe is me, poor pitiful me. Or just challenge it. Challenge the loss. Challenge yourself to say that I'm losing right now but I'm better than losing. Go find your win."
You can learn more about Amelia in the links below.
- LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/amelia-taylor1/
About Jordan Benjamin
Jordan is the founder of My Core OS. After spending years in sales, working with sellers and studying peak performance he found an opportunity to help sellers level up to not only build peak performance at work, but to also create harmony between work and life so you can sustain performance over the long term.