I got my first taste of selling when I was in elementary school and had to raise money for a field trip. If I wanted to go to an amusement park with my class, I had to raise money. Minutes after my teacher told us about this trip, she handed out order forms for chocolate candy bars. Each form had a beautiful color picture of a candy bar at the top. Further down the form were 3 more pictures. The first picture showed a single candy bar for $2.00, picture #2 showed a dozen for $22 (buy 11 get 1 free) and the third picture was a box of 24 for $40.
Pretty soon I was all over the neighborhood loading everyone up with candy bars. After I pitched every person that would answer their door I made a trip to my moms car dealership where she worked. Then I'd sell the rest to the salespeople. Two weeks later I hit everyone up again and learned about repeat and referral sales. Sales was my forever career choice.
I'm a salesperson that worked my way up through the sales department, F&I, sales manager and GM until I became a dealership owner/partner. My training has come from people like Joe Verde, Grant Cardone, Jim Ziegler and George Angus along with many other talented people along the way (such as my parents).