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E166 | How Ryan, a College Dropout, Became a 6-Figure Software Sales Professional–Ryan Lund
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Ryan's dream was to become a Marine Biologist, but all this changed when the reality hit him: he didn't enjoy studying.
On his journey to discovery, he realized he was good at getting people to buy things.
He landed his first sales contract and hasn't looked back since then.
(01:56) — Ryan's blueprint for success
(02:32) — High school journey and how he discovered he couldn’t be a Marine Biologist
(03:25) — First sales contract leads him to discover his proficiency at sales
(06:16) — The reality of being in management/romanticizing office jobs
(08:03) — Unlearning predisposed notions about management
(15:21) — Landing his dream job at a startup
(16:54) — Transferring relevant skills from previous jobs into software sales
(18:29) — Mistakes he made along the way that you can learn from
(18:47) — Learning from the most unexpected people; the importance of not judging a book by its cover
(22:13) — Want to break into sales? Do the following
(24:23) — Why dropping out of college is Ryan's biggest accomplishment
(26:57) — Experience working at Hubspot
(28:02) — How Ryan started and manages different businesses while working in an already demanding sales job
(33:44) — Advice for people just starting their career in sales
(36:39) — Words of wisdom
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theryanlund/
Books and resources mentioned in this podcast:
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- $100M Offers: How To Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No
- Brandon Bornancin — CEO @ Seamless.AI
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