Sometimes all we need is a little inspiration from people we aspire to be like to get back on track. Whether we are hoping to make a career change or just need a little motivation to get moving, reading quotes from the best of the best can truly help jumpstart your mind into action and help you get focused. Here are a few inspirational quotes from some of our favorite sales gurus:

1.“I am who I am, and I’m focused on that, and being a great CEO of Apple.” – Tim Cook, Apple

This quote is a great reminder to be original and always be yourself, in every situation. The more you exhibit your true colors, the more trust people will have in you. Focus on yourself and your goals and do not worry about what others are doing.

2.“We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” – Jeff Bezos, Amazon

Great tip from Jeff Bezos — your customer experience should always be top notch. This can make all the difference when selling just about anything. You can be the most knowledgeable person in your industry, but without high-end care for your clients, you will not succeed.


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3.“Fail well! The only difference between the superstars making millions a year and persons barely getting by is how long they feel sorry for themselves once they get hit.” – Barbara Corcoran, Real Estate Mogul

No one wants to fail, but many people don’t even begin because of the fear of failing. Failure is a part of the business cycle — it brings experience and makes you stronger. Don’t spend time feeling sorry for yourself. It is up to you to make yourself better.

4.“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Remember to always have integrity in sales. You have spent your entire life building your reputation and it can take moments to destroy with just one bad decision. Never make decisions on impulse and always be mindful of how you are handling yourself both at work and at home.

5.“I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” – John D. Rockefeller, CEO of Standard Oil

Never give up. Persevere through anything and everything no matter how hard it is. The only way to move forward is to keep going even when you think you cannot. The best thing you can learn is that life constantly changes and hardships are not forever. As long as you continue to put forth your best effort, you will continue to grow and succeed no matter you face.

When you feel in a slump, read these quotes and remember that everyone has those tough days, but you will get through it.


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