The 5 Star Five – Popular Misconceptions About Sales Reps

Over the years, I have realized that there are many misconceptions of what outside sales people do. I wanted to share 5 of the more memorable ones in the latest edition of “The 5 Star Five”.

I need help adding to this list, so if you would like to contribute, please email me at:

  1. Sales reps are entertaining customers all the time – lunches and golf especially
  2. You just need to be a people person to succeed
  3. Everyone in sales makes an above average income
  4. You have the freedom to do whatever you want, when you want
  5. The best sales people have the most experience

About Tim Mushey

Dynamic and energized sales rep, mentor and leader since 1999. This blog will be about sales, social networking, personal branding, leadership, music and having some laughs! Don’t be surprised if I mix it up on occasion, and talk about something totally different! I thrive on being part of successful, forward thinking teams. I am ready to go from the moment my feet hit the floor each morning, with the expectation that new adventures will be coming my way. It is rare that there isn't a smile on my face, as I take it all in, and have some fun along the way!

Posted on May 30, 2012, in Career, Five Star 5, Sales, Success and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. In the medical world one of the misconceptions is ” they don’t care whether their product really works well, they just want you to buy in and use it” Have a great day Tim!

  2. Once again – Tim nailed it. I especially like the golf reference. I love golf. I don’t think I’ve ever played with a client – not in 20+ years. Great blog post!

  3. How about: Sale people have to be naturally outgoing and ruthless. (Baloney)

  4. Here’s another one for you:

    “Sales people are only motivated by money…” !

    Great stuff on your blog. Keep up the good work!

  5. Hi tina…

    I really agree with your words that you are mentioned about medical world in your point of view.

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