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Motivational Sales Quotes

Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business. – Zig Ziglar

80% of success is showing up. – Woody Allen

A goal is a dream with a deadline. – Napoleon Hill

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley

A-B-C. Always Be Closing. – Blake in Glengarry Glen Ross

sales quotes

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. – Michael John Bobak

All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like, and trust. – Bob Burg

Always do your best. What you plant now, will harvest later. – Og Mandino

Approach each customer with the idea of helping him or her to solve a problem or achieve a goal, not of selling a product or service. – Brian Tracy

Authentic marketing is not the art of selling what you make but knowing what to make. It is the art of identifying and understanding customer needs and creating solutions that deliver satisfaction to the customers, profits to the producers and benefits for the stakeholders. – Philip Kotler

Be so good, they can’t ignore you. – Steve Martin

Become the person who would attract the results you seek. – Jim Cathcart

Begin always expecting good things to happen. – Tom Hopkins

You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day. – Marian Wright Edelman

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. – Robert Frost

Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you. – Tony Hsieh

Develop and attitude of gratitude. Say ‘thank you’ to everyone you meet for everything they do for you. – Brian Tracy

famous sales quotes

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. – Thomas Jefferson

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. – John D. Rockefeller

Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers. – Seth Godin

Don’t sell life insurance. Sell what life insurance can do. – Ben Feldman

Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful. – Mark Victor Hansen

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. – Sam Levenson

Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. – Jim Rohn

Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. – Jack Canfield

What differentiates sellers today is their ability to bring fresh ideas. – Jill Konrath

Dream big! There are no limitations to how good you can become or how high you can rise except the limits you put on yourself. – Brian Tracy

Either run the day or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. – Madam C.J. Walker

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running. – Christopher Mcdougall

Every sale has five obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust. – Zig Ziglar

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. – George Addair

Expect the best, prepare for the worst, capitalize on what comes. – Zig Ziglar

There’s always something to suggest that you’ll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving. – Phylicia Rashad

Focus on being productive instead of being busy. – Tim Ferriss

Great sales people [don’t] have the ability to feel sorry for themselves. – Barbara Corcoran

I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance? –Jill Konrath

I have always said that everyone is in sales. Maybe you don’t hold the title of salesperson, but if the business you are in requires you to deal with people, you, my friend, are in sales. – Zig Ziglar

I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it, and I sell it hard. – Estée Lauder

top sales quotes

I like to think of sales as the ability to gracefully persuade, not manipulate, a person or persons into a win-win situation. – Bo Bennett

If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time. – Fran Tarkenton

If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will. – Bob Hooey

If you don’t give up on something you truly believe in, you will find a way. – Roy T. Bennett

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney

If you were happy every day of your life, you wouldn’t be human, you’d be a game show host. – Gabriel Heather

If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. – Sheryl Sandberg

In sales, a referral is the key to the door of resistance. – Bo Bennett

Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for. – Jennifer Lopez

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein

Internalize the Golden Rule of sales that says: All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like and trust. – Bob Burg

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

It’s not about having the right opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right. – Mark Hunter

Keep your sales pipeline full by prospecting continuously. Always have more people to see than you have time to see them. – Brian Tracy

Keep yourself positive, cheerful and goal-oriented. Sales success is 80% attitude and only 20% aptitude. – Brian Tracy

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin

Make a customer, not a sale. – Katherine Barchetti

Either run the day or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance — and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning. – Oprah Winfrey

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

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – jim rohn

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. – Thomas Jefferson

Ninety percent of selling is conviction and 10 percent is persuasion. – Shiv Khera

Nobody likes to be sold to, but everybody likes to buy. – Earl Taylor

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. – Henry ford

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. – Ann Landers

Opportunities don’t happen. You create them. – Chris Grosser

Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives. – Daniel Pink

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas Edison

People don’t ask for facts in making up their minds. They would rather have one good, soul-satisfying emotion than a dozen facts. – Robert Keith Leavitt

Poor firms ignore their competitors; average firms copy their competitors; winning firms lead their competitors. – Philip Kotler

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life. – Mary Kay Ash

Prospecting – Find the man with the problem. – Ben Friedman

Quality performance starts with a positive attitude. – Jeffrey Gitomer

Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, not the attitude of the prospect. – William Clement Stone

inspiring sales quotes

Sales is the most important aspect of a company, which in turn is about how well you treat your customer and stay ahead of your customer’s requirements. – Mark Cuban

sales success comes after you stretch yourself past your limits on a daily basis. – Omar Periu

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. – Tony Robbins

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them yourself. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Some men see things as they are and ask why … I dream of things that never were and ask why not? – Robert Kennedy

Strategy is indeed about choosing what not to do as well as what to do. A business unit needs to decide what need it aims to satisfy in what group of people and with what value proposition that distinguishes the business from its competitors. – Philip Kotler

Success is the culmination of failures, mistakes, false starts, confusion, and the determination to keep going anyway. – Nick Gleason

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation. – Zig Ziglar

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. – Florence Nightingale

The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi

The expert in anything was once a beginner. – Helen Hayes

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. – Thomas Paine

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

The only question is whether you’re going to do it today or tomorrow. If you keep saying you’re going to do it tomorrow, you’ll never do it. You have to get on it today. – Warren Buffett

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. – Bruce Lee

there’s no lotion or potion that will make sales faster and easier for you – unless your potion is hard work. – Jeffery Gitomer

Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. – Biz Stone

To build a long-term, successful enterprise, when you don’t close a sale, open a relationship. – Patricia Fripp

Today is always the most productive day of your week. – Mark Hunter

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes. – Henry J. Kaiser

Trying is winning in the moment. – Dan Waldschmidt

Turn up the volume of your computer speakers before making calls. You may hear money talk. – Pipedrive

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost

Value the relationship more than making your quota. – Jeffrey Gitomer

Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way. – Les Brown

Well done is better than well said. – Benjamin Franklin

We’re not here to take part, we’re here to take over. – Conor Mcgregor

What we dwell on is who we become. – Oprah Winfrey

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops. – Thomas J. Watson Jr

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. – Vince Lombardi

You can’t learn anything if you are doing all the talking. Sales people should always be developing their earq, not their IQ. The only way to create a successful sale is to understand that knowledge from listening does not become power until it is used. And ideas without action are worthless. – Harvey Mackay

You don’t need a big close as many sales reps believe. You risk losing your customer when you save all the good stuff for the end. Keep the customer actively involved throughout your presentation, and watch your results improve. – Harvey Mackay

You just can’t beat the person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky

Your attitude not your aptitude will determine your altitude. – Zig Ziglar

Your life can only get better when you do. Do something every day to improve your key skill areas. – Brian Tracy

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. – Steve Jobs

You’re only as good as your last sale, so you put your all into something and just hope that from that you can get your next job. – Josh Peck