I believe there are a few key points to success in 2017 that someone new to sales should be aware of and focus on. Using available sales technologies like CRM's, social media, creating your own content, and offering a customized experience to your customers are basic things for salespeople to be making part of their process.
One of the things I do every so often to keep myself motivated in sales is to read through my customer reviews. I have been in sales for 16 years now and the best feeling for me as a professional salesperson is to receive a genuine, positive customer review. Of course the relationship you build with your clients is rewarding, as is closing the sale and knowing they now own your product, and that they were willing to put their trust in you. However, when someone takes the time out of their busy lives to write a review for you, to me that's really special!