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Your life in FMCG sales gets divided in quarters and then months and then week 1 to 4!
Its been over 3 years now and that complete month cycle has happened over 36 times!
So, in short term, life is fleeting with you chasing the immediate while in long run, you find yourself in the same place as if running inside a giant wheel!
The work in sales teaches a lot specially in terms of team management, understanding emotions and working as a team.
It is more about soft skills like leadership, influence,, neogtiation and emotional intelligence then any of the sales curves like NPD, PLC etc in books (at least for sales ppl).
Selling soaps sometimes looks trivial adding nothing to the larger scheme of things but the learning can actually be transferred to any domain in leadership position and applied to create value

It feels the same as working with say not so major company.
Once the initial euphoria evaporates, you come to realize that you are in some odd part of the country doing exactly this - selling soaps and shampoos.
Away from family, friends, girlfriend and often civilization, there is not much of glamour and glory.
Your day starts with your mobile phone and ends with your laptop.
You will soon forget whatever you have learned and the fancy company PPT that they showed you in Campus will mock at you.
Many say that you learn a great deal about life and leadership but i doubt.
You just put on with it, either hoping it will get over soon or you will start looking for options

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Reading another important part ...

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Hey all, long time no see! Just wanted to pop in and say hi. :)