When you first begin you start off the summer full of excitement - ready to go!
You hire your first RA...
Together you jump on the phones and make some calls to your first applicants
You also lease your own office... find the space, furnish it, and then this...
You run some interviews... "So do you consider yourself a people person?"
You come across some very interesting characters...
"How do you think Vector could help you with the future?"
"So why do you think you'd be a good fit for the position?"
"Why do you think Vector would be a good fit for you?"
"Is there any reason I should hire you?"
And then you also finally hire the reps that you get excited about!
You run your first training session
On the inside you're like...
But then on the outside you're like...
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You dress professionally
You get your first "too cool for school" reps
Conference calls to boost you up and keep you accountable
You run that PDI Program
You work incredibly hard
You actually work so hard you forget to eat
You get a good "pop" from training
More PDI. (There's lots of PDI).
Motivational team meetings are a must
You Fire an RA
There's fun things in your overnight
Pop up PC's
And then you also deal with the ones who "can't".
A rep sells an ultimate and on the outside you're like...
But then on the inside...
You have your first 10K week
You run your first 10K Alliance Breakfast Club Meetings
There's that great moment when you get someone to not quit and actually TRY... and a bond is formed PC style
Then one day your first rep quits. And you feel like
But then eventually your reaction is more like
You win something
You absolutely rock your conference talks and everyone thinks you're pretty much the coolest
Shia LeBoeuf's inspirational short becomes your personal mantra
Did I mention? You're really tired. Like, really tired.
And your reps are tired too but you're still like
You still do the occasional demo, too
You know, it takes a special kind of person to be a Vector Manager
Because managers aren't all about the money...
It's that feeling when a rep makes their first sale
It's watching friendships happen, and making your own...
Making life-long memories...
It's watching your reps go from THIS...
... to THIS... in just a short while
It's giving everyone a chance to be good... and cheering them on to do their best..
It's learning to push yourself through the tough stuff, or get help when you need it
It's growing beyond what you even thought you were capable of
And making the experience into what you want it to be.
So why would you open an office? Well...
Because after all: it's not about the knives...
...It's about the lives!
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