“I think it’s very important that whatever you’re trying to make or sell or teach has to be basically good. A bad product and you know what? You won’t be here in ten years.” - Martha Stewart
My experiences with Vector Marketing and the CUTCO product are easily summed up in those words. Sales is not an easy field to adapt to, but by selling a product that I know is good, I can sell it with assurance and ease.
My family has owned CUTCO for more than 10 years now and being that there are seven of us, it’s not hard to imagine how often we use our CUTCO knives, shears, and ice cream scoop. I know firsthand how lasting the product is and how the company stands behind its promises.
When I make a sale, I can confidently look my customers in the eye and say, “Congratulations, you’re going to love your CUTCO!” So, obviously I love the product.
But, the experience has been just as good. This past summer with Vector taught me the importance of staying organized and being professional. Because I set my own schedule, it would have been easy to become lazy and slack off.
However, each morning that I got motivated and started working, I found a personal satisfaction that cannot be found in a regular hourly job. There is something so refreshing in earning a paycheck based on my work ethic and skills in salesmanship.
I’ve been a babysitter, a gift shop cashier, and a barista, but none of these jobs have succeeded in making me a better, more mature person in the same way as Vector. The best part about working with Vector is that, even though each person works at their own pace, we are all working together as a team.
If I had a rough day of sales (and they did happen), I could look to my manager and fellow sales reps for comfort and support. And when I had great days with big sales, there was still that same support and healthy competition without jealousy or bitterness.
I learned so many important lessons in my summer with Vector, but there is one lesson that I will take with me in whatever career I pursue: There is no limit to what I can accomplish if I pursue my goals with confidence.