I've had sales and marketing in my blood since leaving college. I've always had an interest in sales, I guess. I was lucky: a friend of a friend got me a job working in a marketing department. It was in an engineering firm. It wasn't very glamorous, but the engineering side and the sales side were appealing, so it worked for me.
I started working as an assistant to a guy who had 40 years of experience in direct sales. He'd come in to direct the advertising and marketing of that company. I was his general go to the store and get me a sandwich guy, but I learned an awful lot from him. I got the sales bug after working for him for a couple of years.