Submitted by bonjovi1 on
I just wanted to hear some thoughts. I have been having a tough time, I was number one in sales in my job in 2012 for accounts under 1 million. It took 3 years for a position to open up that was in my area and promoted me to work with c level executives in fortune 500 businesses. I currently work in accounts under 1 million in sales of a specific product. I applied for this job and I thought I had it in the bag because everyone speaks so highly of me. I thought it would have been a good chance for my promotion and I got many peers to give me references because everyone knew I would do a good job. There were others competing for the same position that I did not know and it came down to me and 1 other person. After 3 face to face meetings with 3 different sales people, I ended up not getting the position and the hiring manager stated there is nothing I could have done. If this other person did not apply I would have gotten the job and been great at it. I ignored these feelings at first but I saw that my motivation to be number 1 has been down. It really affects me because now I procrastinate and I don't have the mojo I had before I applied for this position. This is the first job I have ever loved and I am so good at it. It is just such a hard pill to swallow and I feel stuck right now. It's been hard for me to get the motivation to be number 1 again. I try to force myself to do it but it has been a tough ordeal. Things that were so easy, are now so hard because If I work I want to be the best. The best was not enough to give me this promotion. I want to get things back on track and recently the new hire contacted me and we actually became good friends because I could see why he got the job. He has a lot of c level experience and great business acumen. He did not know we were competing and I worked hard to help him get on board. He speaks very highly of me also, and we have a great relationship but I can not get myself on board to be the top sales person again. It is very daunting, and I have been thinking of applying somewhere else, but I don't want to. I see myself getting very high in this company if given the right opportunity but as of right now, it is so tough to deal with this because I hear a lot of promises and nothing has happened yet. Some advice would be lovely.