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E168 | From Bible College to 6-Figures in Enterprise Sales–Charles Bishop
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Charles had his life planned out; go to Bible College, become a pastor and spread the word through powerful speeches and music.
All this changed when he landed an internship for a retail position at Apple.
He discovered a new love for solving problems through enterprise sales. And it paid well!
(01:04) — Charles' intro
(02:12) — Blueprint for success
(03:43) — Making $100k in base salary alone in enterprise sales
(05:50) — Backstory (Highschool, teenage dreams, landing a retail job at Apple)
(07:23) — Valuable lessons learned at Apple
(09:19) — Transitioning into a corporate field
(10:47) — Making a mark by networking and showing up
(12:05) — Showing up = high-value opportunities
(15:33) — Learning more about enterprise sales from experts on YouTube and TikTok
(16:58) — TikTok nuggets
(18:19) — Tough lessons learned along the way
(20:47) — Sales then vs now
(23:02) — Charles' biggest accomplishment
(24:51) — Most difficult life experience
(25:52) — Mistakes that prevent salespeople from moving up
(26:52) — Finding valuable mentors
(30:05) — Advice for 18-year-old Charles
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* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bishopcharles/
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* Black Men in Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/company/blk-men-in-tech
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