Sales Inspiration: Quotes to Help Motivate and Inspire

Sales can feel like a pretty tiring and thankless job sometimes, but the same goes for nearly any profession! Fortunately, at Bidslot we love sales and want to make sure your enthusiasm is at the same level ours is, so we’ve collected some of our favorite inspirational and motivational sales quotes to remind you of all the best parts of being a sales professional—whether you’re a salesperson, sales manager, or even if you work in marketing.

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill, one of the earliest American self-help authors, penned this genius line. With sales, setting SMART sales goals (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-based) can make all the difference between finding a lead and converting them into a lifelong customer.

“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Christopher Grosser
You can’t simply rely on sales opportunities to be dropped in your lap. Being a successful salesperson requires near constant prospecting; you can’t simply wait for leads to get dropped in your lap. You need to maintain a consistent degree of finding and/or creating sales opportunities.

“Selling is a Broadway play performed by a psychiatrist.” – David Sandler
Sales maven David Sandler theorizes that the decision to make a purchase is made, first and foremost, due to emotional reasons, with logic and rational thinking second. Sales professionals tend to wear many hats during the day-to-day requirements of their job with psychiatrist definitely being one of them. Knowing what your prospect wants, how you can provide value to them, and why they might choose to become your customer is what makes strong salespeople.

“Make a customer, not a sale.” – Katherine Barchetti
Obviously the end goal of a sales team is making a sale, however, this goal shouldn’t be purely driven by money. Focusing on building a lasting, mutually beneficial relationship with your existing and new customers will help your company grow, become more sustainable, and contribute to long-term revenue (rather than one-off sales).