For a lot of people it’s money, and for others, it’s a chocolate chip cookie.
We all have our motivators, but an inspiring quote does wonders for just about anyone.
Write it on a sticky note and stick it to your monitor, make it your desktop background, even paint it on the ceiling above your bed for goodness sakes.
Motivation comes and goes as it pleases, especially for salespeople.
This list of 15 sales quotes will surely be what you need to get out of a funk, or if you’re riding high, to continue pushing forward.
“Life’s battles don’t always go to the strongest or fastest; sooner or later those who win are those who think they can.” – Richard Bach
A touch of hard work may also be beneficial, but you get the picture.
“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
Focusing on your strengths will bring you to a point where you are able to spend time on your weaknesses.
“Make a customer, not a sale.” – Katherine Barchetti
It’s great if you make a sale in the process, but creating a relationship with the customer is essential to a successful sales team. 👌
“Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.” – W. Clement Stone
If you don’t believe in what you’re selling, do you think your prospect will?
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
We’ve heard it since elementary school, but persistence (in one way or another) is the only way to success. ✅
“Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.” – Brian Tracy
Set yourself a goal or two, and get into a habit of setting more as you make progress. 📝 Keeping track of these gives you something positive to look back on for motivation.
“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” – Ann Landers
What you desire usually requires a lot of hard work, and there’s a reason for that.
“Most people think ‘selling’ is the same as ‘talking’. But the most effective salespeople know that listening is the most important part of their job.” – Roy Bartell
No matter the absurdity of their needs, hearing out a customer makes them feel valued and more likely to come back to you, even if you couldn’t provide the solution to that particular problem.
“For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough.” – Zig Ziglar
Do you have that co-worker who always has WAY too much energy? Be that person when selling and show your excitement. 😄
“Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.” – Christopher Morley
Everyone has to start somewhere. Whether that be hatching an idea at a party or after 30 years in the same job, sticking to an idea and dedicating yourself to it can produce tremendous results.
“It is not your customer’s job to remember you. It is your obligation and responsibility to make sure they don’t have the chance to forget you.” – Patricia Fripp
Enough said. 🙌
“No you’ve got, yes you can get.” – SalesRight CEO’s Mom
Mothers always give the best advice, and they certainly know a thing or two about persuasion. Our CEO’s mom tells us if you don’t want to work for a sale, your answer is no. In order to make sales and customers, elbow grease is required, and on top of that, re-applying elbow grease is necessary (persistence!).
“To be interesting, be interested.” – Dale Carnegie
As a salesperson, investing yourself in the client or customer will only benefit you in the long run. Ask customers how they’re doing or if they have any complaints to share and show them you care.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Another buyer/seller piece of advice, emotions are key when selling.
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” – Josh Billings
Sometimes you’re not going to sell anything, and that’s okay. It should only provide you with the experience and drive to pick the phone back up. ☎️
Looking for some more motivation or sales lessons? Check out some of our other blog posts for insights into the world of sales. Share your favourite awe-inspiring, motivating and inspirational quotes with us on Twitter @SalesRightCo!
Ethan is the PR & Content Marketing Intern at SalesRight. Always eager to try new things, he’s most happy when hiking trails and mountains 🗻 or strumming a guitar 🎸.