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25 Things to Read This Month to Boost Your Sales Career

One of the cruel realities of working in sales is that you need to constantly evolve and absorb new sales tricks to stand out. Even if your goal is not to become the top salesperson in your company, you need to constantly hone your skills to avoid having someone replace you. While enrolling in courses is one way around this, there are a few things you can read to boost your career. In fact, here are 25 resources that will provide you with tons of tips, tricks and wisdom.

The Best Sales Blogs Out There

There are many blogs you can bookmark or easily subscribe to in order to learn about the latest in your field. The following are the top sales blogs as they were established by the best in the world of sales and are updated on a regular basis.

  1.      Partners in Excellence
  2.      Danwald Schmidt’s Blog
  3.      The Sales Blog
  4.      The Sales Hunter
  5.      A Sales Guy
  6.      Heinz Marketing Blog
  7.      Fearless Selling
  8.      Sales Hacker Blog
  9.      Fill the Funnel
  10.      Marketo Blog
  11.     Jill Konrath

The Twitter Feeds of Sales Gurus

If you want to get advice from industry experts and learn how successful people made it to the top, here are some people you should be following on Twitter.

  1.  @KevinGaither
  2.  @RevenueEngineer
  3.  @iPullRank
  4.  @JakeTDunlap
  5.  @cschaeffer
  6.  @derekgrant

Sales Books We Love

Nothing beats learning from a book, especially if you actually have some time on your hands to skim through a paperback version or a Kindle one.

  1.  How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  2.  Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement by Tony Robbins
  3. New Sales Simplified by Mike Weinberg
  4. The Challenger Sale by Matthew Dixon
  5.  7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  6.  Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  7. The Science of Selling by David Hoffeld
  8. SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham

In addition to these great readable resources, you can always opt for videos or podcasts such as Lynda.Com Career Development Videos and  Close.io

Remember that the key to your success and career growth depends on how quickly you become a SpongeBob of sale tricks. So, start honing your skills this month and every month.