Motivational Sales Quotes

Sarah Leung
January 5, 2015

The year’s officially in full swing, and it’s time to get down to the business of meeting your goals for 2015. But if you’re feeling a little lethargic from all the holiday and new year’s festivities you’ve partaken in over the last couple weeks, you may need a bit of encouragement. Check out some of these motivational sales quotes we’ve found in and around the internet, to help you get your head back in the game.

Motivational Sales Quotes:

About your role as a salesperson:

“Salespeople today ARE the differentiator. That’s why it’s so critical for you to focus on becoming a valuable business asset to your customers.” - Jill Konrath “Marketing tells a story that spreads. Sales overcomes the natural resistance to say yes.” - Seth Godin “To me, job titles don’t matter. Everyone is in sales. It’s the only way we stay in business.” - Harvey Mackay “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, not the attitude of the prospect.” - William Clement “You know you are running a modern sales team when selling feels more like the relationship between a doctor and a patient and less like a relationship between a salesperson and a prospect. When you go in to see your doctor and she asks you about your symptoms, you tell her the truth. You trust that she can diagnose your problem and prescribe the right medication. When she says, “This is what you have. Take these pills,” you don’t say, “Let me think about it” or “Can I get 20 percent off?” You take the medication.” - Mark Roberge

About the conversations you have with customers:

“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 “The questions you ask are more important than the things you could ever say.” - Tom  Freese “A mediocre person tells. A good person explains. A superior person demonstrates. A great person inspires others to see for themselves.” - Harvey Mackay “Nobody likes to be sold, but everybody likes to buy.” - Earl Taylor "When you make everything you do and say focus on what's in it for THAT buyer, you succeed." - Nancy Bleeke

About how you manage your time:

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” - Charles Robert Buxton “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” - Zig Ziglar “Goals aren't enough. You need goals plus deadlines: goals big enough to get excited about and deadlines to make you run. One isn’t much good without the other.” - Ben Feldman “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” - William Penn “The No. 1 key to success in today’s sales environment is speed. The salesperson who delivers the most valuable information to their customer or prospect first, wins the game.” - Dave Orrico

About how you serve your customers:

“If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.” - Bob Hooey “Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.” - Mark Cuban “The customer’s perception is your reality.” - Kate Zabriskie "When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: admit it, learn from it, and don't repeat it.” - Bear Bryant “Customer service is not a department, it’s everyone’s job.” - Anonymous

To motivate you when things get rough:

"Action is the foundational key to all success." - Pablo Picasso "The secret of joy in work is contained in one word--excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it." - Pearl Buck “Day by day, what you do is who you become.” - Heraclitus “Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” - Henry van Dyke "The number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying." - Tom Hopkins There you have it. A big dose of wisdom to inspire you for the year to come. Do you have motivational words that help you with your sales process? Share them in the comments below.