Sales can be a rewarding career for the right person, but you need to have a strong constitution to be successful over the long haul.
Salespeople have to deal with a lot of negativity during the course of a day. For every deal they close, they face countless unanswered phone calls and emails, along with uninterested, sometimes hostile prospects.
Powering through all of those “nos” on the road to getting a “yes” can be challenging. But the fact is, every successful person has had to deal with rejection. From world leaders, to the world's greatest thinkers and business people, all have experienced failure, sometimes repeated failures before achieving success.
It takes perseverance through the hard times and the ability to learn from our failures in order to succeed. The next time your sales reps are feeling down, or obstacles are overwhelming them, break out these these words of inspiration to help you get your team get their mojo back!
15 Sales Quotes To Inspire Your Sales Team
If you're a salesperson, or you manage a sales team, it's important to stay motivated. Here are 15 inspirational quotes that can help you get your team motivated and back on track.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time. - Thomas Edison
It's said Edison worked on over 3000 theories before inventing the incandescent lightbulb. Talk about not giving up!
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. -Og Mandino
Sales is about planting seeds. The “no” you receive today, over time as needs change, can germinate into your best customer. Consider every “no” a seed planted.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. - Mark Twain
Nobody looks forward to prospecting. It's hard work. If you want to close sales, you have to just do it!
Do you want to know who your are? Don't ask. ACT! Action will delineate and define you. - Thomas Jefferson
Actions speak louder than words. Start acting like the sales rockstar that you want to be. It takes hard work and dedication, but the rewards are there.
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. - Zig Ziglar
Maintaining a positive attitude through rejection will bring you towards success. Take away something positive from every “no.”
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky
Don't be afraid to stretch. You might not make the sale, but you'll raise the bar. And sometimes you will make the sale and nothing feels better than that!
Fall down seven times and stand up eight. - Proverb
Perseverance is the key to success in sales. Sometimes it can be tough to deal with rejection all day, but if you have the right mindest, you will succeed.
Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts. - Winston Churchill
Every day is a new challenge. In sales, failure usually precedes and follows success. You must have the courage to make that next call, and go on to that next pitch.
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. - Bruce Lee
Focus can turn you from an ordinary salesperson into a extraordinary one. Never lose your focus.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. - Pablo Picasso
Master the basics and learn to improvise. Understanding your prospect and having the skills to read them can take you “off book” and close the deal!
Every sale has five obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust. - Zig Ziglar
Show value to build trust. Trust trumps every obstacle when it comes to sales. Even if you don't close the sale today, you've planted a seed that will grow if you gain your prospect's trust.
Make a customer, not a sale. - Katherine Barchetti
Sales are about building relationships. You're dealing with people. Understand their needs, offer them solutions and you'll have a customer for life.
All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like, and trust.- Bob Burg
Treat your customers with respect, provide value, and build trust to be successful.
It's not your customer's job to remember you. It's your obligation and responsibility to make sure they don't have the chance to forget you. - Patricia Fripp
When you close a deal, don't disappear. Excellent customer service is the key to building a relationship.
The key to mastering any kind of sales is switching statements about you – how great you are, and what you do – to statements about them. - Jeffrey Gitomer
Be customer-centric. Don't monopolize the conversation. You'll learn more by listening. Let you customer tell you what you need to know to close the deal.
Remember, sales is a marathon, not a sprint! The next time you've had a hard day and are feeling frustrated, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and turn to these inspirational words to get back on track.