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I read your post carefully and I am wonderfing if there is another field that would suit you better. Sales is a tough and demanding career, one where you have to have alot of selfconfidence as yoy are working on your own and making cold calls to strangers. Telecommunications may be to much for you right now.
Have you thought about what else you can do, make a list and make it things your interested in.
I know you must have lots of skills you can use so don't consider this a failure but give yourself permission to try somethng else.
Again Welcome an keep posting.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Post Edited (anastasia01) : 6/27/2008 2:39:33 PM (GMT-6)
Hi and welcome to HW, you are in the right place for support. It sounds to me like you had a negative experince with the Mary Kay business. With all those rude rejections no wonder you are scared to make calls! Real estate is a very full on job which requires a lot of interaction with people (including the dreaded phone). I can understand why you are worried, but the pressure of supporting your baby may be pushing you to do this for financial reasons.
I am in no position to give advice, but if it were me I would either switch to a career that doesn't involve to much being on the phone. OR get some counselling and face the challenge head on. You say you are a talented person, so please don't let this hold you back. Make the decision that will make you happy in the long term. Best of luck and keep us posted on how you go.
ESTATE AGENCY WORK IS VERY, VERY STRESSFUL.
I suggest you find a cure to your problems. I know a lot of people who have gone through what you are going through.
My advice is first find a cure/remedy before you even consider Estate Agency Work.
When you have found your cure. I suggest you work as an assistant to an estate agent to understand what this works entails - it is a 7 day week job - very important not an agent who is a bully. Someone who you feel comfortable with. I also recommend you start in a small agency.
I am an estate agent and the cold calling hoping to get a property is very, very strenuous. Yes the majority of people are rude and this does not help you with your condition.
I have found the solution instead of spending time on the phone and continuosly being rejected I decided to go onto property websites which cover the areas I work in.
I specialise in rentals - the same can be done for sales.
This is what I put on the different websites
Are you wanting to rent your property out. We specialise in rentals. Please contact us first. I then put a write up re the type of properties I require say apartments, houses etc. Price ranges. Furnished and Unfurnished. Price ranges.
You will be amazed at the amount of rersponses you get. It is so much easier and less stressful when you are contacted, you feel more confident and motivated. Also, if a client contacts you, you know they are serious about renting/selling their property.
You also put on the websites
Are you looking for a property to rent/buy. Please contact First.
Clients looking to rent/buy will also contact you, and you know they are serious.
Hello and welcome to HealingWell. Feel free to start a post of your own so we can all get to meet you.
Here is a link to what Mary Kay is:
Just checking in to see if you are doing ok.
So silly, but you just have to imagine .... you are doing your very best. And it is great k? Cold calling...
been there!! Meg