50 Quotes for Every Sales Person

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Sales can pose itself as one of the most tasking aspects of entrepreneurship. It is considered nerve-racking by many. Here are some quotes to inspire you as a business owner or a salesperson!

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

2. “Never confuse activity with accomplishment” – Lori Richardson

3. “Always do your best what you plant now, will harvest later.”- Og Mandino

4. “A goal is a dream with a deadline” – Napoleon Hill, author of “Think and Grow Rich”

5. “Your attitude not your aptitude will determine your altitude”- Zig Ziglar

6. “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

7.  If you are not moving closer to what you want in sales (or in life), you probably aren’t doing enough asking.” – Jack Canfield

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

9. “If you are not taking care of your customer your competitor will.”- Bob Hooey

10.  Either you run the day or the day runs you.”- Jim Rohn

11. “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 need. Keep the customer actively involved throughout your presentation, and watch your results improve.” – Harvey Mackay

12. “Make a customer, not a sale.” – Katherine Barchetti

13. “A goal is a dream with a deadline” – Napoleon Hill

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

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

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

17.  Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

18. “Begin always expecting good things to happen.” – Tom Hopkins

19. “Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on Discipline.” – Jocko Willink

20. “Talking isn’t selling and selling isn’t closing.” – Steli Efti

21. “ Sales success comes after you stretch yourself past your limits on a daily basis.” – Omar Periu

22. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” -John R. Wooden

23. “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman- not the attitude of the prospect.” –W. Clement Stone

24. “Value the relationship more than the quota.” – Jeff Gitomer

25. “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.” Henry Ford

26. “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

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

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

29. “Don’t worry about failures worry aboyut the chances ypu miss when you don’t even try” – Jack Canfield

30. Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say Thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you.” – Brian Tracy

31. “Always deliver more than expected.”- Larry Page, CO founder of Google

32. “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.”- Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy’s

33. “ If people like you , they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” –  Zig Ziglar

34. “Always look for the fool in the deal, if you don’t find one it’s you.” – Mark Cuban

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

36. “If you define yourself by how you differ from the competition, you’re probably in trouble.” – Omar Hamoui

37. “Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.” – Lisa Stone

38. Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be.” – Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman & CEO of ArcelorMittal

39. “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%” – Rob Kalin

40. “Some people dream of success, while some people wake up every day and make it happen.” – Wayne Arrington

41. “Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day.” – Joe Spolsky

42. “Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even you see lots of other people making money from them.” – Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos

43. “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” – Bill Gates( need no introduction)

44. “Risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz

45. “The more I want to get something done the less I call it work.” – Richard Bach

46. “Someday is not a day of the week.” – Janet Dailey 

47. “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” – Benjamin Franklin

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

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

50. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” –Albert Einstein

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2 Comments
  1. Chisom. Val says

    Nice content, i love the one from Zig Ziglar

  2. Edward says

    No 44 is my favorite

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