1 year ago
April 18, 2016

5 Motivational Sales Quotes to Jump Start Your Morning

We’re going to deliver seven motivational sales quotes that’ll have you working your best from morning to evening.

Rhys Metler

Looking for a few good sales quotes to kick start your morning? Motivational sales quotes can have a strong impact on us–a good quote works well with the way we process information and view the world, so it can stick with you far longer than the same information or notion presented another way. So today, we’re going to deliver seven motivational sales quotes that’ll have you working your best from morning to evening.

#1–“The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.” – Henry Ford

You’ll no doubt find the words of Henry Ford on any list of sales quotes, and for good reason. When you sell, you should always be mindful of how much value you can offer your customers. Henry Ford turned automobiles from a curiosity to a staple of modern life, but you can succeed on a smaller level every day. Just ask yourself, what can you offer to better satisfy customers? Remember–not all value is tangible!

#2–“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

A quote suitable to any collection of wisdom, this makes our list of sales quotes for a simple reason: As a sales person, failure strikes more often than success. Enthusiasm sells. If you can’t withstand failure, can’t take your hits and keep going, you’ll never make it. So grit your teeth and tough it out!

#3–“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin

No compilation of sales quotes would be complete without an entry from U.S. founding father Benjamin Franklin. Excuses lead to further failure–even if the excuse is a good one! The best sales people take responsibility for their situation, even when things beyond their control impact the outcome. 

#4–“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar

During his life, Zig Ziglar offered the world enough worthy sales quotes to fill a set of encyclopaedias, but we decided to give the other wise people of the world a chance and stuck with just one of his many sales quotes. Criticism can sting, no matter the source. Whether you’re hearing it from a peer, a prospect, or your boss, just remember that you’re there to do a job and do it well–criticism should be shelved as a learning experience or ignored. Don’t let it drag at you! 

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

The only person on this list still making new sales quotes, Patricia Fripp offers a nugget of advice any sales person should take deadly serious. Closing the sale is never the end. If a customer looks back at their purchase with regret, what have you achieved? You want them to want more. You want them to tell their friends. You want a relationship, not a single sale. You can make single sales all day and still finish the day worse off than the day before, if you don’t treat your customers right! 

Rhys Metler

Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 11+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and two daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day, tropical vacations and cottaging.