Inspirational Quotes From the Best Entrepreneurs for Sales Teams
How to use quotes to inspire your sales team
#1 Gary Vaynerchuk
#2 Richard Branson
#3 Warren Buffett
#4 Steve Jobs
#5 Tim Ferriss
#6 Jeff Bezos
#7 Marissa Mayer
#8 Elon Musk
#9 Indra Nooyi
#10 Sheryl Sandberg
#11 Meg Whitman
#12 Steven Pressfield
#13 Dustin Moskovitz
#14 Jason Fried
#15 Max Levchin
#16 Veronica Belmont
#17 Arianna Huffington
#18 Peter Guber
#19 Tony Hawk
#20 Casey Neistat
#21 Steve Case
#22 Larry King
#23 Marc Benioff
#24 Drew Houston
#25 Craig Newmark
Every day, salespeople face a lot of outside factors that might affect their motivation. And often they might feel like they won’t see the fruits of their labor. Therefore, sometimes sales reps just need a bit of motivation to sell well, or to be reminded of why they love what they do. In this article, we gathered some great inspirational quotes for sales teams to help them go through gray days to a brighter moment ahead.
You can share these quotes with your team via email one or a few times a week, write them on the whiteboard in the morning meeting, or use them in presentations.
May these quotes inspire you and not allow you to give up on your work.
Gary is a serial entrepreneur, owner of a well-known digital agency, public speaker, author, and online influencer. He grew his business from $3 to $60 million in just five years. Also, Gary is investing in companies like Facebook, Uber, Birchbox, Twitter, and others. Here are some of his best sales quotes for motivation to inspire you to fight the good fight:
“Fear kills growth.”
“There is not a single winner on Earth that took it easy.”
“People respond to effort.”
Richard Branson needs no introduction. He is one of the most influential figures in the business world. Even if you don't own any business, chances are you heard about the Virgin Group founded by Mr. Branson. He is a charismatic, well-educated, and successful entrepreneur who loves extravagant actions, leisure activities, and writing books, which you probably read. Below are Richard's famous quotes on achieving success.
“My definition of success? The more you're actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will be.”
“Hard-won things are more valuable than those that come too easily.”
Warren Buffett is a business tycoon, one of the richest people in the world, head of the investment and financial holding Berkshire Hathaway, author of popular books on the principles of capital investment, philanthropist. Want a dose of inspiration from Warren Buffett? Here you go!
“The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.”
Everyone knows Steve Jobs, the creator of the iPhone, one of the founders of Apple, Next, Pixar, and a key figure in the global computer industry, a man who largely determined the course of its development. Below are the most brilliant quotes from Jobs to inspire you and your team.
“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”
“If you don’t love it, you’re going to fail.”
“Most people don’t get those experiences because they never ask. I’ve never found anybody that didn’t want to help me if I asked them for help.”
“The smallest company in the world can look as large as the largest company on the web.”
Tim Ferriss is the author of best-selling books, blogger, public speaker, and a successful entrepreneur. We have found his quotes too. Enjoy.
“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”
“Tomorrow becomes never. No matter how small the task, take the first step now!”
He is the founder of Amazon, the world’s largest online shopping retailer. The man shares some motivational lines too.
Marissa Mayer, the former Yahoo chief, is one of the most powerful women in the tech industry. Here is one of our favorite Marissa’s quotes:
Elon Musk is a Canadian-American engineer, entrepreneur, inventor, and investor. Elon is known as the founder of SpaceX and Tesla. Musk is in the annual list of the richest technology billionaires.
“Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40-hour work weeks and you’re putting in 100-hour work weeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.”
Indra Nooyi is one of the most influential women in the world. Nooyi served as CEO of PepsiCo for 12 years and worked for the company for 24 years. Under the leadership of Nooyi, PepsiCo doubled its profit and revenue. We have collected a few quotes from Indra Nooyi which will tell you what her secret to success is.
“Whatever you do, throw yourself into it. Throw your heads, heart, and hands into it.”
Sheryl Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and author of a bestseller teaching women how to succeed in business. This is what the female leader thinks about self-development:
Meg is best known as CEO of eBay and leader who took this corporation from $5.7 million to $8 billion in sales. She also was CEO of Hewlett-Packard. This is what Meg Whitman said about success:
Steven Pressfield is an American writer and screenwriter. He is the author and co-author of 34 film scenarios. His novel about the Spartans and the Battle of Thermopylae, “Gates of Fire,” is being studied at the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy. His perseverance is the thing to learn from Steven.
“The amateur believes that she must have all her ducks in a row before she can launch her start-up or compose her symphony or design her iPhone app. The professional knows better. . . Athletes play hurt. Warriors fight scared. The professional takes two aspirin and keeps on truckin’.”
He is a successful American internet entrepreneur, co-founder of Facebook. Although many people think that guys like Dustin can get everything easily, because luck has smiled on them, here is what he says about his success.
“Success is very much the intersection of luck and hard work.”
Jason is a successful entrepreneur, founder of a prosperous international company, popular blogger and author of bestsellers on business management. We hope you can draw inspiration from Jason's quotes and continue working and building your future.
“Until you actually start making something, your brilliant idea is just that, an idea.”
“Standing for something isn’t just about writing it down. It’s about believing it and living it.”
“Customers don't just buy a product - they switch from something else. And customers don't just leave a product - they switch to something else.”
“It's simple until you make it complicated.”
“You don't need to win every medal to be successful.”
Max Levchin co-founded Yelp and PayPal. The great thing about Max is that he is not afraid to fail.
“You can have successful teams where people hate but deeply respect each other; the opposite (love but not respect among team members) is a recipe for disaster.”
Veronica Belmont is a product manager at Adobe Systems. She has also made a contribution to such companies as IBM, Intel, Sony, AOL, Discovery Digital, and more. If you need some good motivational quotes for sales teams, here is one of hers:
Arianna is the founder of The Huffington Post, author of 14 books. Quotes:
“Tap into your creativity – even if it isn’t a part of your job. It’s one of the things that our culture has suppressed. Every child is creative; they sing, they draw. But then at some point, if we can’t make a living out of our ‘creative love,’ we drop it. But in fact, it’s great to maintain in some way.”
Peter Guber is known as a successful entrepreneur, educator, and bestselling author. Let's get inspired by his famous quotes.
“Language is a more recent technology. Your body language, your eyes, your energy will come through to your audience before you even start speaking.”
“Beside every great success are the seeds of enormous failure. In every failure, there are the opportunity seeds of great success. They're not miles apart. So if they're that close together, and if you're really working, you're always gonna have that likelihood that something's not going to work.”
Tony Hawk is a well-known American professional skateboarder, actor, and owner of skateboard company Birdhouse. Tony is always trying to convince people to do what they love. Will you?
Casey Neistat is a video blogger, traveler and the classic embodiment of the American dream. He was the fifth child in a family, and his parents could not give him a good education. But thanks to his persistence and strong personality, Casey quickly won the hearts of the public. To date, he has more than 10 million subscribers on YouTube. Casey is also known as a filmmaker and co-founder of a multimedia company in the US. Below is his best advice on being successful.
“The biggest risk is to take no risk at all.”
Steve Case, the former CEO of America Online, writer, and investor, knows what a great team looks like and how important it is to grow any business. I hope you'll like Steve's inspirational quotes as much as I liked them.
“Having a great idea is important. But having a great team is also important.”
“At the end of the day, the team you build is the company you build.”
“I've got a nice car. I love my job. I've got a bagel store, and I have breakfast every morning with friends I grew up with. I've been in movies, I've written books…” This is what Mr. King says about his life. As you can see, he loves life, he enjoys life. Isn’t that what we need to learn too? We've picked a few fantastic quotes by Larry King to inspire you to succeed in all areas of life.
“I'm 80 years old, and I don't know what I'm going to be when I grow up.”
“You cannot talk to people successfully if they think you are not interested in what they have to say or you have no respect for them.”
Marc is the founder of Salesforce, and here are some of his quotes about the key to success:
“You need to have a beginner's mind to create bold innovation.”
Here you get three motivating quotes for entrepreneurs by Drew Houston, co-founder, and CEO of Dropbox.
“A lot of really great, innovative things have happened when people just didn't know it wasn't supposed to be possible.”
“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”
Newmark is a founder of a popular American advertisements website, Craigslist. People also know Craig Newmark as a person who supports journalism, women in tech, non-profits, etc. Below are his famous quotes:
“The stuff that works best is driven by passion rather than dollars.”
“There's no genius behind it. It's persistence and listening to people.”
May all these quotes inspire you to grow, improve your professional and personal skills, provide support, feel confident and happy. Keep going, and you will reach the top!