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36 Motivational Sales Quotes to Inspire Your Team in 2020

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Motivational sales quotes may seem unnecessary, but the truth is, you need them…

First, it’s not easy being a salesperson today.

Negativity can run rampant when you deal with exponentially more Nos than Yeses

And cold calling?

It’s no secret that you have to go through a lot of cold calling (eight touches, in fact), to reach a prospect. Not to mention, there’s no guarantee the prospect will even say yes to a meeting.

Second, opportunities are abundant today more than ever. With more than 4.02 billion users on the Internet today, leads and prospects are plentiful. You just have to go out and sell to them. 

If you don’t have the right mindset, you won’t capitalize on all these opportunities. You must be able to stay positive and motivated.

To help with that, here are 36 motivational sales quotes that will inspire you, encourage your team, and help you rise to the occasion.

Motivational Quotes on Failure and Perseverance

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

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

💬 “Hard work is about risk. It begins when you deal with the things that you’d rather not deal with: fear of failure, fear of standing out, fear of rejection. Hard work is about training yourself to leap over this barrier, drive through the other barrier. And after you’ve done that, to do it again the next day.”Seth Godin

💬 “Don’t take it personally.”Grant Olsen

💬 “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

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Inspirational Quotes on Attitude

inspirational quotes on attitude

💬 “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman — not the attitude of the prospect.” – W Clement Strong.

💬 “You don’t have to be an expert… As long as you know significantly more than the person you are teaching or providing value to, then your level of knowledge is probably sufficient.”MyWifeQuitHerJob

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

💬 “Grit, in a word, is stamina. But it’s not just stamina in your effort. It’s also stamina in your direction, stamina in your interests. If you are working on different things but all of them very hard, you’re not really going to get anywhere. You’ll never become an expert.”Angela Duckworth

Empowering Quotes For Every Sales Team

How to Prospect Better 

💬 “There is no easy button in sales. Prospecting is hard, emotionally draining work, and it is the price you have to pay to earn a high income.”Jeb Blount

💬 “Start working with your prospects as if they’ve already hired you.”Jill Konrath

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

💬 “It’s 2019 and the days of people being susceptible to cheesy, sleazy, sales ads are long gone.” Hailey Lucas

💬 “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

💬 “Content is the fuel for your lead generation efforts.”Dayna Rothman

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

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Begin New Relationships With Your Customers

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💬 “Good customer service is the key to success in our modern business landscape.”GetVOIP 

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

💬 “In 2021, over 3 billion people will use social media. Your social strategy should complement your on-site sales rather than stand-alone. In short, you need effective on-site integration of various social media platforms to seal the deal with social customers.”Brent Barnhart

💬 “Selling is really about having conversations with people and helping improve their company or their life.”Lori Richardson

💬 “Humanize the sales process or perish.”Steli Efti

💬 “Customers don’t care at all whether you close the deal or not. They care about improving their business. It’s easy to forget this in the heat of a sales cycle.”Aaron Ross

💬 “Remember to send your clients reminder emails before the jobs have started or even thank you emails after.”Housecall Pro

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Construct Powerful Sales Strategies

💬 “Buyers do business with you, not with your company and not with your technology.”Joanne Black

💬 “Indulge your customers through engaging storytelling”Ecom Academy

💬 “After a positive experience, 83% of customers would be happy to provide a referral”MyRoofingPal

💬 “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.”Bobby Unser

💬 “Every dollar makes sense.”Lyfe Accounting

💬 “If you do not have a defined process that moves your people forward so they can achieve greater results, then what is it you are managing?”Keith Rosen

💬 “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

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

💬 “The new reality is that sales and marketing are continuously and increasingly integrated. Marketing needs to know more about sales, sales needs to know more about marketing, and we all need to know more about our customers.”Jill Rowley

💬 “An empowered buyer is exactly what a sales and marketing organization should be targeting. Sales and marketing should unite to determine who their ideal customer is and how to reveal their latent pain and to move the customer to a place where they are more successful because of the product or service being offered.”Claudine Bianchi

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Quotes on Daily Improvement

quotes on daily improvement

💬 “It comes down to executing well — actually improving upon what you already have — to see the clear return on investment.”Brad Smith

💬 “Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.”Roy T. Bennett

💬 “The barrier during self-improvement is not so much that we hate learning, rather we hate being taught. To learn entails that the knowledge was achieved on one’s own accord — it feels great — but to be taught often leaves a feeling of inferiority. Thus it takes a bit of determination and a lot of humility in order for one to fully develop.” –  Criss Jami

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How to Use Motivational Sales Quotes

If your sales team feels stuck in a rut, we recommend reading these quotes before starting the day. 

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Motivational quotes are great ways to help your team move forward despite the difficulties that lay ahead.

Remember, the greatest leaders in history had to overcome rejections, failures, and setbacks. In fact, it was their perseverance that helped them reach unimaginable successes.

Start by turning rejection and difficulties into your advantage today.

What’s your favorite sales quote? Share it in the comments below.