Are Salespeople More Gritty Than Non-Salespeople?

Back in June, we launched our Grit Test.  It measures your “grittiness” on a scale of 1-5, differentiated by sales person or non-sales person.  We’ve gotten a great response, and I’d like to share with you the results so far.    You can find out what grit really is, what it takes to have grit, and where grit comes from (the mind’s a funny thing).  For your reference, below are the grit posts by Keenan and myself, with quote excerpts from each. Have fun!

Do You Have The Grit Of This Honey Badger? 

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Grit vs. Talent

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 2.26.34 PM   Some demographics of our Grit Testers: Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 3.20.07 PMScreen Shot 2014-09-09 at 3.20.00 PM Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 3.53.16 PM   So far, the salespeople are a bit more gritty!  Stay tuned for a more comprehensive report as more tests come in.  In the meantime, share the test w/ your friends and colleagues! Screen Shot 2014-09-10 at 10.59.43 AM


Keenan is A Sales Guy Inc’s CEO/President and Chief Antagonist. He’s been selling something to someone for his entire life. He’s been teaching and coaching almost as long. With over 20 years of sales experience, which he’ll tell you he doesn’t give a shit about, Keenan has been influencing, learning from and shaping the world of sales for a long time. Finder of the elephant in the room, Keenan calls it as he sees it and lets nothing or no one go unnoticed.