10 Motivational Sales Quotes for a Wednesday Slump

Uncategorized ‌• March 27, 2018

1. “Tough times never last, but tough people do”

– Robert Schuller

Keep going! You are going to get to Friday whether you make the most of your time or not, but if you crap out now, you’ll have less to show for it and no sense of accomplishment. When times get tough, make a list of steps to pull yourself through it. Here’s a pro-tip: the tough times don’t last as long if you hit them head-on with the right mindset. Pick up the phone! the next conversation you have could turn the tide, but you’ll never know for sure until you dial.

 

2. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up”

–Babe Ruth

You might have the most incredible natural abilities in the world, but the world will never recognize them if you give up when it’s easy to give up. Pull your head up and look past the difficulty, and focus on the other side. Wear out the competition – be the one who never gives up.

 

3. “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”

– Thomas Jefferson

I used to be a little hellion as a child, and when I would apologize to my Dad for some form of disobedience, he would tell me “actions speak louder than words.” I can still hear his words today, not in the things I do wrong, but in the tasks I’m struggling to do. Of course it’s easier to talk about something than do it, but it doesn’t have to be. Until you’re 110% invested in making it a reality, they’re just words.

 

4. “Doing what you’ve been doing is going to get you what you’ve been getting”

–  Seth Godin

If you run a mile every day, you’re going to get really good at running one mile. If you decided to step it up incrementally every day you will look back in three months and be blown away with the amount you’ve been able to grow. The same goes for your job – take on new challenges every single day, and you will not only grow, but you will have higher satisfaction and pride for the work you do.

 

5. “The only way to get out of mediocrity is to keep shooting for excellence.”

– Eric Thomas

Mediocrity is whatever you want it to be, but if you ask me, it’s sticking with the easy things. You might be really good at the easy things, but if you’re not growing, you’re dying. What do you do when you meet to exceed a goal? Set a new, higher one of course. Whether it’s a conversation goal, opportunities created goal – keep setting the bar higher each week, month, and quarter.

 

6. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”

– Winston Churchill

How many times do you have to fail before you get unbiased success? In sales, it’s a lot. If you quit time and time again then you’re not cut out for sales. If you refuse to quit – actually take the mental strength and muster up the courage to keep at it – then you will almost certainly reach success. My advice? Get the failure out of the way early and often. One of Google’s 8 pillars of Innovation is never fail to fail, meaning if you don’t fail often enough you’ll never know what is possible.

 

7. “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Are you a procrastinator? Stop that – it’s a bad habit like smoking or cracking your knuckles. Mel Robbins makes the case that motivation is garbage – that if you choose to act within 5 seconds of recognizing you need to do something you’re more likely to get it done. After 5 seconds, your brain rationalizes not doing it. Procrastination is your brain playing tricks on you.

 

8. “Nobody likes to be sold to, but everybody likes to buy.”

– Earl Taylor

I know you see those ads on the side of your Facebook feed – the ones for products you might like on Amazon. They are tantalizingly accurate, because they are relevant to you and the thought of buying them excites you. Make your message as relevant, accurate, and attractive as those ads when you’re talking to a prospect.

 

9. “Motivation Is What Gets You Started. Habit Is What Keeps You Going.”

– Jim Rohn

You’ve had those “burst of energy” moments where you get up off the couch and get something done. But what do you do when the inspiration fades? When you’re doing the task and you realize it’s not fun? Perseverance takes over, and sometimes you have to manually shift into that gear. But it gets easier each time you do, and before you know it you don’t even notice the shift.

 

10. “Do the work. Everyone wants to be successful, but nobody wants to do the work”

– Gary Vaynerchuk

I love GaryVee because he’s about as real and brutal as it gets when it comes to calling people out on why they don’t succeed. He has the same threshold for complaining as I do, so I do a little mental fist-pump every time I hear him say “stop complaining and get [it] done!” It’s all about the grind. Watch any GaryVee video and try not to relate to what he is saying. No one sees success from sitting and waiting for it. If success comes to you and you haven’t worked for it, it is often not your success. Work for it, don’t wait for it.

 

 

 

 

 

Sam McCue
Inbound Marketing guru, avid fisherman, and all-around backcountry enthusiast.

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