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101 Inspirational Sales Quotes (to Help You Stay Motivated)

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The Secret of Getting Ahead is Getting Started - Mark Twain

101 Inspirational Sales Quotes (to Help You Stay Motivated)


Tim Brown

Tim Brown is the owner of Hook Agency, and strategic marketer focused primarily on driving traffic and leads for small businesses and construction companies.

Sometimes you just need a reminder to help you get pumped for your next couple hours of your sales work. Whether your looking for new prospects, preparing for sales meetings, or setting goals – these 101 Sales Quotes will inspire you to work harder, recognize opportunity and PRIME YOU to be your best self today. Enjoy!

  1. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
  2. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” -Tony Robbins
  3. “Sales success comes after you stretch yourself past your limits on a daily basis.” – Omar Periu
  4. “Prospecting – find the man with the problem.” – Ben Friedman
  5. “Well done is better than well said.” -Benjamin Franklin
  6. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak Click To Tweet
  7. “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
  8. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine What we dwell on is who we become. - Oprah Winfrey
  9. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.” – David Brinkley
  10. “The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.” – Henry Ford
  11. “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.” – W. Clement Stone
  12. Value the relationship more than the quota.” – Jeff Gitomer
  13. “Keep your sales pipeline full by prospecting continuously. Always have more people to see than you have time to see them.” – Brian Tracy
  14. “It’s not about having the right opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right.” -Mark Hunter
  15. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” -Sheryl Sandberg
  16. “If you are not moving closer to what you want in sales (or in life), you probably aren’t doing enough asking.” – Jack Canfield
  17. “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.” – Henry Ford
  18. 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
  19. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
  20. “Leadership belongs to those who take it.” -Sheryl SandbergThe Secret of Getting Ahead is Getting Started - Mark Twain
  21. “To build a long-term, successful enterprise, when you don’t close a sale, open a relationship.” – Patricia Fripp
  22. “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110% all the time.” -Don Zimmer
  23. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn
  24. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them yourself.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  25. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim RohnEither you run the day or the day runs you - Jim Rohn social media marketing image
  26. “Keep yourself positive, cheerful and goal-oriented. Sales Success is 80% attitude and only 20% aptitude.” – Brian Tracy
  27. “As Winston Churchill said, ‘Never, never, never, never give up!’ (with ideal prospects).” – Aaron Ross
  28. “Customers don’t care at all whether you close the deal or not. They care about improving their business.” – Aaron Ross
  29. “Successful people ask a lot more questions during sales calls than do their less successful colleagues.” – Neil Rackham
  30. “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic.”- Dale Carnegie
  31. “Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours.” – Dale Carnegie
  32. “Begin always expecting good things to happen.” – Tom HopkinsBegin Always Expecting Good Things to Happen - Tom Hopkins - Social Media shareable sales quotes
  33. “Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.” – Tom Hopkins
  34. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins
  35. “Make a customer, not a sale.” – Katherine Barchetti
  36. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” -William James Click To Tweet
  37. “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
  38. “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
  39. “Timid salesmen have skinny kids.” – Zig Ziglar
  40. “Your competition is everything else your prospect could conceivably spend their money on.” – Don Cooper
  41. “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.” -Winston ChurchillThe harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph - Thomas Paine - Social media sales quotes. Inspirational social media quotes
  42. “The key to mastering any kind of sales is switching statements about you – how great you are, and what you do – to statements about them.” – Jeffrey Gitomer
  43. “High expectations are the key to everything.” -Sam Walton
  44. “Become the person who would attract the results you seek.” -Jim Cathcart
  45. “Nobody likes to be sold to, but everybody likes to buy.” – Earl Taylor
  46. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” -George Addair
  47. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” -Mark Twain
  48. “Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.” -Jeffrey Gitomer
  49. “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  To be interesting, be interested - Dale Carnegie
  50. “If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.” – Bob Hooey
  51. “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar
  52. “What we dwell on is who we become.” -Oprah Winfrey
  53. “I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  54. “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
  55. “Don’t just make money, make a difference.” Grant Cardone
  56. “If we’re going to build a business, we not only need raving fan clients, we need a raving fan culture. Culture meaning everybody on your team works to create raving fan experiences. You’ve got to create raving fans if you want to be successful.” – Tony Robbins"If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will" - Bob Hooey
  57. “The first part of success is ‘Get-to-it-iveness’; the second part of success is ‘Stick-to-it-iveness’.” — Orison Marden
  58. “On any given Monday I am one sale closer and one idea away from being a millionaire.” – Larry D. Turner
  59. “You sleep like you’re rich, I’m up like I’m broke.” Grant Cardone
  60. “The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.” - Mia Hamm Click To Tweet
  61. “You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
  62. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them” – Ann Landers
  63. “Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” Dale Carnegie
  64. To be interesting, be interested.” – Dale Carnegie
  65. “Arouse in the other person an eager want. He who can do this has the whole world with him. He who cannot walks a lonely way.” Dale Carnegie
  66. “You’ll never be admired without being criticized first.” – Grant Cardone
  67. “There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.” – Zig Ziglar
  68. “Each close you use should be an educational process by which you are able to raise the value in the prospect’s mind.” – Zig Ziglar
  69. “When you do more than you’re paid for, eventually you’ll be paid for more than you do.” – Zig Ziglar
  70. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” -Babe RuthYou Just Can't Bea the Person Who never gives up - Babe Ruth sales quotes for social media, instagram, inspirational, motivational social quotes
  71. “The more you complain about your problems, the more problems you will have to complain about.” – Zig Ziglar
  72. “Deadlines aren’t bad. They help you organize your time. They help you set priorities.” – Harvey Mackay
  73. “If you want people to know how much you care, show them how much you remember. Learn their names and use them often. It’s an important skill to develop.” – Harvey Mackay
  74. “Every adventure will contain experiences you would never want.” – Grant Cardone
  75. “Questions are often more effective than statements in moving others.” – Daniel Pink Click To Tweet
  76. “Salespeople don’t want to be sold to the way they’re selling and they should admit that.” –Seth Godin
  77. “Have goals so big your problems pale in comparison.” – Grant CardoneDon't Just make money, Make a difference. Grant Cardone. Awesome sales quotes
  78. “The ability to take another perspective has become one of the keys to sales” – Daniel Pink
  79. “Never lower your target; increase your actions.” – Grant Cardone
  80. “Salespeople exist to discover where desire is and then deliver on that desire.” –Seth Godin
  81. “Success looks a lot like failure up until the moment you break through the finish line.” – Dan Waldschmidt
  82. “If you wouldn’t kick down your customer’s door and spit sales facts in his face in person, then don’t do it with your calls and emails.” – Dan Waldschmidt
  83. “In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.” – David Ogilvy
  84. “Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ball park. Aim for the company of immortals.” – David Ogilvy
  85. “I still work hard to know my business. I’m continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I’m always selling. Always.” – Mark Cuban
  86. “Never lower your price, add value.” – Grant Cardone
  87. “The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.” – Napoleon HillYou'll never be admired without being criticized first - Grant Cardone inspiring quotes
  88. What a great salesperson does is bring emotion to the table.” –Seth Godin
  89. “I love to compete. To me, business is the ultimate sport. It’s always on. There is always someone trying to beat me.” – Mark Cuban
  90. “Quality performance (and quality service) starts with a positive attitude.” – Jeffrey Gitomer
  91. “Success is your duty, obligation and responsibility.” Grant Cardone
  92. “Never be romantic about how you make your money.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
  93. “You don’t offer any real value, until you close.” – Grant Cardone
  94. “If we didn’t need salespeople to put on a show we would just put out a memo.” –Seth Godin
  95. “I don’t want features, I want value. I don’t want benefits, I want value.”– Jeffrey Gitomer
  96. “Great salespeople are relationship builders who provide value and help their customers win.” – Jeffrey Gitomer Click To Tweet
  97. “Provide 51% of the value in a relationship, whether it’s with an employee, a client, or a stranger.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
  98. “If all you do is motivate, without a strategy, it’s like a warm bath. It’s nice. It’s not enough.” – Tony Robbins
  99. “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
  100. “The key to mastering any kind of sales is switching statements about you – how great you are, and what you do – to statements about them.” – Jeffrey Gitomer
  101. “Stop selling. Start helping.” – Zig Ziglar
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Tim Brown is the owner of Hook Agency, and strategic marketer focused primarily on driving traffic and leads for small businesses and construction companies.

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