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525 Motivational Quotes To Inspire Your Sales Team (2022)

Updated: Nov 17

1. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit. – Conrad Hilton


2. “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.”


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


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


5. You can’t propose a mutually beneficial business relationship if you can’t understand their business. – Craig Rosenberg


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7. “In high-productivity sales organizations, salespeople do not cause customer acquisition growth, rather they fulfill it.” – Aaron Ross


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9. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln


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11. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C.S. Lewis


12. Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. -Wayne Dyer


13. 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


14. “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.”- Vince Lombardi


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16. 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


17. “You don’t close a sale; you should rather open a relationship if you want to build a long-term, successful enterprise.” – Patricia Fripp


18. Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel


19. Killer Salespeople Uncover True Problems Behind Desired Solutions. – Aaron Ross


20. Well done is better than well said. -Benjamin Franklin


21. So long as new ideas are created, sales will continue to reach new highs. – Dorothea Brande


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


23. Far too often, salespeople get ahead of the prospect. They predict a close date based on their quota instead of on the prospect’s needs. The only way to know when a deal will close is to ask the customer. – Alice Heiman


24. “True productivity comes from allowing yourself to make mistakes. Do so, and you’ll succeed more often than any ten perfectionists.” – Laura Stack


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


26. Quality performance starts with a positive attitude. – Jeffrey Gitomer


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


28. Remember, people don’t believe it when WE say it, they believe it when THEY say it “- Shari Levitin


29. You can’t learn anything if you are doing all the talking. Salespeople 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


30. Selling is really about having conversations with people and helping improve their company or their life. If you look at it like that, selling is a very admirable thing to do. – Lori Richardson


31. You need to be able to paint a picture in a conversation. The lost part of sales is the storytelling side. – Richard Harris


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33. Motivational Quote By Oscar Wilde


34. “One of the best predictors of ultimate success … isn’t natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections.” – Daniel H. Pink


35. Motivational Quote By Thomas Freese


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


37. You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. – Zig Ziglar


38. When you think positively you will notice that your goals for the day will switch from things like I am so bored and depressed today to better things like what can I do to make my day better? -Samuel Fisher


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


40. Treat your salesperson like you would treat your most important customer—because he is! – Colleen Stanley


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42. “Successful people ask a lot more questions during sales calls than do their less successful colleagues.”– Neil Rackham


43. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. -Steve Jobs


44. Kindness and happiness are linked hand in hand. -Gerald Campbell


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


46. 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


47. Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. -Pablo Picasso


48. Sales is not about selling anymore, but about building trust and educating. – Siva Devaki


49. Sometimes the most influential thing we can do is listen. – Bob Burg


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


51. “Success is never final.Failure is never fatal.But it is courage that counts.”- Winston Churchill


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53. You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. – Charles Robert Buxton


54. Talking isn’t selling and selling isn’t closing. – Steli Efti


55. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth


56. 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


57. With every rejection, you are one step closer to success. -Calvin K. Lee


58. I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday. – Eleanor Roosevelt


59. 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


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


61. Quality performance (and quality service) starts with a positive attitude. – Jeffrey Gitomer


62. “It’s not about having the right opportunities, but about handling the opportunities right.”- Mark Hunter


63. How you sell matters. What your process is matters. But how your customers feel when they engage with you matters more. – Tiffani Bova


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


65. What you focus on is what you get. – Bob Burg


66. Selling through social channels is the closest thing to being a fly on the wall in your customers, prospects and competitors’ world. – Jim Keenan


67. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -C.S. Lewis


68. “Every email is an opportunity to test a different benefit or angle.” – Heather R Morgan


69. Prospects are making their purchase decision based on whether they think you understand their problems and you have the knowledge, resources, and commitment to solving them. – Trish Bertuzzi


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


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


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


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


75. “What we dwell on is who we become.”- Oprah Winfrey


76. “Sometimes the most influential thing we can do is listen.“ – Bob Burg


77. Sales is an outcome, not a goal. It’s a function of doing numerous things right, starting from the moment you target a potential prospect until you finalize the deal. – Jill Konrath


78. 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


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


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


81. For every sale, you miss because you were too enthusiastic, you’ll miss a hundred because you weren’t enthusiastic enough. – Zig Ziglar


82. “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you surely don’t know what you’re doing.”- Edward Deming


83. The customer doesn’t care about features – they care about solving their problems – Trish Bertuzzi


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


85. “On any given Monday I am one sale closer and one idea away from being a millionaire”


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


87. “You can’t propose a mutually beneficial business relationship until you can’t understand their business.”– Craig Rosenberg


88. Your life is not static. Every decision, setback, or triumph is an opportunity to identify the seeds of truth that make you the wondrous human being that you are. – Oprah Winfrey


89. Train your prospects to pay attention and to open and read emails that you send. Don’t encourage them to ignore or delete your messages because they are of inconsistent or no value to them. – Bridget Gleason


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


91. “The best salespeople wonder what it would be like to be in the other person’s shoes. They know they can’t play that game unless they continually strive to train themselves in how we as human beings communicate.” – Bob Phibbs


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


93. “The questions you ask are more important than the things you could ever say.”– Thomas Freese


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


95. “The key is not to call the decision-maker.The key however is to have the decision maker call you.”- Jeffrey Gitomer


96. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark TwainThe secret of getting ahead is getting started Mark Twain


97. On any given Monday I am one sale closer and one idea away from being a millionaire. – Larry D. Turner


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


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


100. The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra


101. Whatever you are, be a good one. -Abraham Lincoln


102. If You Are Not Moving Closer To What You Want In Sales (Or In Life), You Probably Aren’t Doing Enough Asking. – Jack Canfield


103. Successful people ask a lot more questions during sales calls than do their less successful colleagues. – Neil Rackham


104. “Treat objections as requests for further information.” – Brian Tracy


105. 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


106. Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result. – Oscar Wilde


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


108. Accountability breeds responsibility. – Stephen Covey


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


110. Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation, there is sure to be failure. – Confucius


111. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar


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


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114. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”- Thomas Paine


115. A straightforward way to show buyers that you genuinely like them is to identify something about them that you sincerely appreciate. – David Hoffeld


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


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


118. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs


119. “If you harness the power of innovation, you’ll surely convert sales complexity into a brutal competitive advantage.”– Tim Sanders


120. High expectations are the key to everything. -Sam Walton


121. The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer. -John Madden


122. There is little success where there is little laughter.”- Andrew Carnegie.There is little success where there is little laughter.”- Andrew Carnegie


123. Nothing Is Particularly Hard If You Divide It Into Small Jobs. – Henry Ford


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


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


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


127. “Ninety percent of selling is conviction and 10 percent is persuasion”


128. Filter everything you’re doing, saying and pitching and you’ll improve just about every metric you care about today. – Matt Heinz


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


130. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


131. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”- Eleanor Roosevelt


132. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll soon start having positive results.”


133. “Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.”- Zig Ziglar


134. Buyers don’t believe anything you have to say to them about your product or service until they first believe in you. – Deb Calvert


135. The best salespeople know that their expertise can become their enemy in selling. At the moment they are tempted to tell the buyer what ‘he needs to do,’ they instead offer a story about a peer of the buyer. – Mike Bosworth


136. “Practice is just as valuable as a sale. The sale will make you a living; the skill will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn


137. I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. -Lucille Ball


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


139. Begin by always expecting good things to happen. – Tom Hopkins


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


141. Life is but a moment. Love those moments each one of them. -Cheryl Whitsett,


142. “There is always room at the top.”- Daniel Webster


143. “The story is the heart of the sale.”- Matthew Pollard


144. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. -Mark Twain


145. Every email is an opportunity to test a different benefit or angle. – Heather R Morgan


146. Change before you have to. -Jack Welch


147. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do. -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


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


149. The one thing you’re putting off or dreading? That’s your brain telling you it’s the thing you need to do most and next. Get it done. Stop dreading. Do. – Nancy Nardin


150. When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it is Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions. -Edmond Mbiakading


151. Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. -Norman Ralph Augustine


152. “Companies should be selling ideas more than benefits.Sell Ideas.Not stuff.” – Aaron Ross


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


154. “There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” – Brian Tracy


155. I’m not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. – Stephen Covey


156. “Leaders must get across the why as well as the what.”- John Doerr


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


158. Sellers who listen to buyers carefully and then give them the missing ingredients – those are the ones who stand out. – Deb Calvert


159. In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. -Albert Einstein


160. “Well done is better than well said.”- Benjamin Franklin


161. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.”


162. “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.”- John Madden


163. The first part of success is ‘Get-to-it-iveness’; the second part of success is ‘Stick-to-it-iveness’. — Orison Marden


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


165. Filter everything you’re doing, saying and pitching through the customer point of view, and you’ll improve just about every metric you care about today. – Matt Heinz


166. I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win. – Tom Hopkins


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


169. “Make a customer, not a sale”


170. “Sales is an outcome, not a goal. It’s a function of doing numerous things right, starting from the moment you target a potential prospect until you finalize the deal.” – Jill Konrath


171. Treat objections as requests for further information. – Brian Tracy


172. 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


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


174. “Establishing trust is better than any sales technique.” – Mike Puglia


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


176. The real problem with closing is not adequately defining or diagnosing the prospect’s problems in the first place. – Keith Eades


177. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”- Robert Collier


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


179. It ain’t over ’til it’s over. -Yogi Berra


180. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. — Alice Walker.


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


182. Remember, people don’t believe it when WE say it, they believe it when THEY say it – Shari Levitin


183. 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


184. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” -Henry Ford


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


186. “I never lose. I either win or learn.” – Nelson MandelaI never lose. I either win or learn Nelson Mandela


187. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”- Babe Ruth


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


189. “It’s no longer about interrupting, pitching and closing. It is about listening, diagnosing and prescribing.” – Mark Roberge


190. Trying is winning in the moment. -Dan Waldschmidt


191. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”- Wayne Gretzky


192. I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. -Frank Herbert, Dune


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


194. When a team takes ownership of its problem, the problem gets solved. – Jocko Willink


195. Sales success comes from the right balance of quality human interaction and appropriate use of supplemental tools. – Deb Calvert


196. Sales Motivational Quote By Jim Rohn


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


198. Great things are done by a series of small things done together. -Vincent van Gogh


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


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201. Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill


202. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. -Stephen Covey


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


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205. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan


206. “The real problem with closing is not adequately defining or diagnosing the prospect’s problems in the first place.”– Keith Eades


207. “The major difference between successful and unsuccessful people is that the former look for problems to resolve, whereas the latter make every attempt to avoid them.” – Grant Cardone


208. Leadership is a choice, not a position. – Stephen Covey


209. “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


210. Keep Yourself Positive, Cheerful And Goal-Oriented. Sales Success Is 80% Attitude And Only 20% Aptitude. – Brian Tracy


211. 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


212. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits. — Michael Phelps.


213. Friday, leave work. Don’t let technology follow you throughout your weekend (answering text messages and emails) take a break you will be more refreshed to begin the workweek if you have had a break. -Catherine Pulsifier


214. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”- Florence Nightengale


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


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


217. Humanize the sales process or perish – Steli Efti


218. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” – Seth Godin


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


220. You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle


221. “Numbers alone won’t fix anything.But they will help you identify where the problem is.”- Steli Efti


222. We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. -George S. Patton


223. Make a customer, not a sale. – Katherine Barchetti


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


225. “Become the person who would attract the results you seek.”- Jim Cathcart


226. Expect to make some mistakes when you try new and different approaches. – Harvey Mackay


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


228. We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. -Albert Einstein


229. “What you focus on is what you get.” – Bob Burg


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


231. I love working with customers. Sales has really influenced everything I do. It has instilled in me the important traits of operating with a sense of urgency and listening to people. – Jeffrey R. Immelt


232. 80% of success is showing up – Woody Allen


233. “Excellence is not a skill, but an attitude”


234. If you don’t believe in what you’re selling, neither will your prospect. – Frank Bettger


235. Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts. -Winston Churchill