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31 MORE Inspirational Quotes to Motivate Your Sales Team this Month

Motivational quotes related to sales and business success

It’s the time of year where competition is in the air. Not only is a little fantasy football floating around the office, but we’re about to tackle the end of another fiscal year. We’re all going for the “Hail Mary” pass with, what feels like, only seconds remaining on the clock.

Similar to having a successful season on your fantasy football league, having a great sales quarter takes strategy, skill and taking advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. It’s nearing the beginning of the fourth quarter, so let’s kick it off with motivation for a strong finish.

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In October 2018, we put together 31 motivational quotes related to sales and business success. Organic traffic is still going strong, so we huddled together and found even more quotes that will help your team:


31 MORE Inspirational Quotes to Motivate Your Sales Team this Month

  1. “If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.” – Fran Tarkenton
  2. “Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all deadly sins.” – Edith Wharton
  3. "You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take." -Wayne Gretzky
  4. Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” - Brian Tracy
  5. "Winning isn’t everything but wanting to win is." -Vince Lombardi
  6. Be an example. Are you prompt? Are you professional? Are you engaged? As sales leaders, we have to set the bar high for ourselves as well as our teams.” – Lori Richardson
  7. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller
  8. "You just can't beat the person who never gives up." -Babe Ruth
  9. "Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough." -Og Mandino
  10. "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
  11. "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." -William James
  12. “I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it, and I sell it hard.” –Estée Lauder
  13. “Make a customer, not a sale.” – Katherine Barchetti
  14. "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." -Albert Einstein
  15. “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.” -Winston Churchill
  16. "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right." -Henry Ford
  17. “How you sell matters. What your process is matters. But how your customers feel when they engage with you matters more” – Tiffani Bova
  18. “If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.” – Bob Hooey
  19. “Be miserable or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer
  20. “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
  21. “Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.” – George Van Valkenburg
  22. “You don’t close a sale; you open a relationship if you want to build a long-term successful enterprise.” – Patricia Fripp
  23. “Every brand isn’t for everybody, and everybody isn’t for every brand” –Liz Lange
  24. “There is no such thing as a no-sale call. A sale is made on every call you make. Either you sell the client some stock or he sells you a reason he can’t. Either way, a sale is made, the only question is who is gonna close? You or him?” – Ben Affleck
  25. “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman- not the attitude of the prospect.” –  Clement Stone
  26. "One of the best predictors of ultimate success … isn't natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections." Daniel Pink
  27. "Engaging people is about meeting their needs – not yours.”  Tony Robbins
  28. “Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.” – Seth Godin
  29. “Sales is not about selling anymore, but about building trust and educating.” – Siva Devaki
  30. “Treat objections as requests for further information.” – Brian Tracy
  31. “The best salespeople wonder what it would be like to be in the other person’s shoes. They know they can’t play that game unless they continually strive to train themselves in how we as human beings communicate.” – Bob Phibbs

Next on the Lineup: Share with Your Team

Ways you can share these motivational sales quotes with your sales team:

  1. Send in a daily email
  2. Post on company intranet
  3. Share in a daily meeting
  4. Write on a company whiteboard
  5. Post them in the break room or wherever the 'water cooler' chats happen

Here's to motivation, inspiration, and crushing sales goals this month!

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