I'm in my late 40's, have a family of five, ride dirt bikes, hunt as much as possible and attend my kids national BMX races all over the country. My family watches me teach the advanced and basic sales techniques that I use every day. During college I had a part-time business selling cars, motorcycles, boats and fake Rolex watches after I'd get a special price list faxed over to me every couple of weeks.
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).