Protect Yourself From the Unexpected, Even in Tech with Sahil Mansuri
This episode of the Live Better Seller Better Podcast features Sahil Mansuri, CEO of Bravado. It's getting quite hot in the tech and SaaS software space today. In just about 90 days, the whole scene went from companies hiring at their all-time highs and doubling comms to seeing layoffs, hiring freezes, and rescinded offers.
Sahil shares his insights as to why exactly this happened and the factors that led to these mass layoffs. He also talks about what sales leaders can do to notice the early signs, and what you can do if you're affected yourself.
- Reactions to Sahil's LinkedIn post about the possible mass layoffs
- Some early signals to catch
- Three numbers to look at and being choosy with who you work for
- Should you work commission-only sales roles
- Make good decisions when times are tough
Sahil: "It just takes time, it doesn't happen overnight. It's not like it happens and immediately you reprice all of the start-ups, that's not how it goes down. But over time, as the public market comms calm down, you start to have to mark down all of your investments on the private side. There's just a three to six-month lag."
Sahil: "What you do right here, right now is where you level. This is where you work on yourself. For those of us who are luxurious enough to have been in sales for a while, I wouldn't waste my time trying to find a job right now. I would spend my time building my network with the types of companies that I want to work for in three months."
Sahil: "When times get tough, you have to have that crowbar mentality. You got to have that 'how do I get in no matter what little crack I can find' mentality. And so if there's a sales leader out there who says 'I'm willing to take a shot on you' and you really like this company and believe in this leader, I would go for that in a heartbeat."
You can find out more about Sahil in the links below:
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sahilmansuri/
- Website: https://bravado.co/
- Email: email@example.com
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