SSP 002: How To Become A Successful Salesperson


Welcome to the Smart Sales Pro Podcast Episode #2.  My name is Michael Mason and I’m so excited for today’s episode.  Today’s topic is one of my most favorite sales things to talk about: How to become a successful salesperson. 

The foundation for this episode was inspired by a video I saw a few years ago by none other than Brian Tracy. Now if you’ve never heard of Brian Tracy it’s ok, because I once didn’t know who he was either.  He was one of the sales experts I stumbled upon when I discovered podcasts back in 2007.

That said, lets get into this weeks topic: How to become a successful salesperson.

  • Love what you do
  • Decide what you want, set goals for it
  • Perseverance and determination without discouragement
  • Commit yourself to lifelong learning
  • Use your time wisely
  • Follow the leaders: Do what top sales people do
  • Integrity and trust
  • Use your existing talent, gifts, abilities and creativity
  • Practice the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”
  • Pay the price of success “in advance”



Published by


**The Real M.Mason**

A Sales Professional since 2000 but didn’t begin to see success till after 2007 when I declared, decreed, and claimed I would become an Elite Sales Professional and put all my energy and effort into that goal. Upon completion which included lots of trial, error and failure as well as patience, maturity and success I felt driven to share my journey with others and in 2013 joined the Learning & Development Team as a sales trainer for AT&T.

**Questions I’m Still Answering**

**Wheres the Energy, Enthusiasm and Sense of Urgency in sales reps?**

**Why do sales reps settle for mediocrity and complain instead of striving for excellence?**

**Why do we insist on using the same old worn out methods from times past instead of upgrading to strategies that fit the context of todays customer and marketplace?**

*How I Nerd Out*
I nerd out on text books, audio books, podcasts, inspirational/motivation speaking; pretty much anything related to growth and development.

*Things I Cant Live Without*
My iPhone, iPad, MacBook, headphones, Evernote, 15 minutes of meditation a day.

*People I Can’t Live Without*
My wife Michele, daughter Jayla and son Ashton.

*Key Contributors*
Grandfather who taught me the fundamentals of life. Basketball which taught me the importance of practice, repetition, and teamwork and a long list of authors that helped fill in the gaps.

*What Drives Me*
Doing everything I put my hands on with excellence. Motivating, encouraging, inspiring others to find and express the greatness that’s already within them. Mastery.