Sales is often touted as a high-energy, go-fast profession full of passionate, excited people. But sometimes it’s just plain hard to find the motivation you usually have.
So, for when you are struggling, feeling stuck, and can’t find first gear, we compiled some of our favorite motivational sales quotes to get you going again. Grab that cup of coffee and read up:
If you think you have a 110% chance of getting that signed contract or believe you’ve earned a customer for life, you’re probably wrong. We love this sales quote because it reminds us that no matter what, you must keep impressing and surprising your customers day after day. The same goes for deals that haven’t been closed just yet, you should never be on cruise control. Continue to check-in and ensure that nothing will get in the way.
It’s easy to look at sales one week, month, or quarter at a time, but sales is a long game. This quote reminds us that just because you lost a deal initially, it doesn’t mean you’re done. You’ve likely spent weeks cultivating a relationship, why cut ties immediately? Keep in touch, be helpful, and you might be surprised.
This sales quote tells us that it’s okay to become unmotivated, it happens to everyone. What helps us prevail is the habits we form. Healthy sales habits like list building, prospecting, and calling keep us moving and help us meet our goals.
We love this quote because it shows how anyone can dream, but as soon as you turn a dream into a goal by taking it out of your mind and putting it down on a piece of paper, it becomes reality. Once you do that, you can start your way towards it.
Once again, relationships are crucial. Sales goes far beyond numbers and revenue. At its core, sales is about relationships, helping one another solve problems and do better, and this quote reminds us of that.
It’s easy to think that some people are just naturally perfect. On hard days, you might feel like you can never be as good as the top rep, or that your quotas seem impossible to reach. However, excellence is not a trait, it’s a simple philosophy. If you approach each day with the mentality of making it excellent, you will become it.
Hard work isn’t always about performing physically difficult things. This sales quote reminds us that hard work is usually about overcoming your own personal mental barrier. If you learn to push past your stopping point, whether it be fear, or rejection, or the spotlight, you can accomplish great things.
We love this quote because the very reason you might be reading this is that you are dreading doing something. If you can push past that fear and get it done, you will instantly be freed to succeed.
We hope these sales quotes inspire you to get back on your game. What’s your favorite sales quote? Leave it in the comments below.
Zack is a Sales Content Specialist at RingDNA. He is passionate about solving everyday problems and increasing performance through innovative technology. Zack has worked directly with sales teams and understands the challenges they face on a daily basis. When he's not developing and sharing knowledge at RingDNA, he loves being outdoors, hiking, and coffee.