Let’s face it, running a business is hard work. Sometimes, you just absolutely do not have the energy or inspiration to churn out fresh and ambitious ideas, your attempts seem worthless, and the outcomes... poor. Your business requires personal resilience, despite all the setbacks and failures along the way.

At NetHunt, we also put up with tough days from time to time, coping with fears of the unknown, frustration, and anxiety. It’s normal. Entrepreneurship and sales are rewarding to those who have the power to accept challenges, learn lessons from failures, and step out of their comfort zone.

No more words; you’ve come here for a dose of inspiration to operate at your very best. We’ve put together inspirational quotes from influential business and sales gurus to help fire up your creativity. 🔥

Take a deep breath, because these motivational quotes are breathtaking. After you’ve read them, you won’t be able to sit still. 💪

Boost your salespower:

1. “Make a customer, not a sale.” - Katherine Barchetti, retailer

2. “If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.”Bob Hooey, sales success coach, leader, speaker and author

3. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, business magnate, software developer and investor

4. “Sometimes the most influential thing we can do is listen.“Bob Burg; sales, marketing, and influence author and speaker

5. “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, marketer and author

6. “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”Jack Canfield, author, motivational speaker, corporate trainer, and entrepreneur

7. “I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win.”Tom Hopkins, sales trainer and leading authority on selling techniques and salesmanship

8. “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, not the attitude of the prospect.”William Clement Stone, businessman, philanthropist and self-help book author

9. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”Chris Grosser, photographer and owner advisor for Tesla

10. “Care enough to create value for customers. If you get that part right, selling is easy.” Anthony Iannarino, speaker, author, and sales leader

12. “Keep yourself positive, cheerful and goal-oriented. Sales success is 80% attitude and only 20% aptitude.” Brian Tracy, motivational public speaker and self-development author

13. “The questions you ask are more important than the things you could ever say.” Thomas Freese, bestselling author and leading authority on business development strategies and sales training

14. “The customer doesn’t care about features – they care about solving their problems”Trish Bertuzzi, The Bridge Group Founder & CEO, sales development & inside sales thinker and writer

15. “Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.”Seth Godin, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker

16. “Great salespeople are relationship builders who provide value and help their customers win.”Jeffrey Gitomer, author, speaker, and business trainer

17. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”Robert Collier, author of self-help and New Thought metaphysical books

18. “Filter everything you’re doing, saying and pitching and you’ll improve just about every metric you care about today.” Matt Heinz, doctor, politician, Former Director of Provider Outreach in the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs

19. “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” Zig Ziglar, author, salesman and motivational speaker

20. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou, poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist

Don’t lose belief and passion to make your business thrive:

21. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.” John Wooden, American basketball player and head coach at the University of California

23. “Your life can only get better when you do. Do something every day to improve your key skill areas.”Brian Tracy, speaker, writer and self-development author

24. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”Vince Lombardi, football coach, and executive in the National Football League

25. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” - Zig Ziglar, author, salesman and motivational speaker

26. Stop saying ‘later.’ You WON’T do it later. Do it or decide not to do it.”Chris Brogan, author, journalist, marketing consultant, and speaker about social media marketing

27. Dream big! There are no limitations to how good you can become or how high you can rise except the limits you put on yourself.”Brian Tracy, speaker, writer and self-development author

28. “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” Napoleon Hill, self-help author

29. “Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else.” - Fred Rogers, television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister

30. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” Dale Carnegie, writer and lecturer, and the developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship

31. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”David Brinkley, journalist, newscaster for NBC and ABC

32. Today is always the most productive day of your week.”Mark Hunter, speaker, author and salesman

33. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”Mark Twain, writer, entrepreneur and humorist

35. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple

36. “Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley, author and motivational speaker

37. “If you can offer a free tier that provides a lot of value, it will naturally help your product to spread much more rapidly.” -Melanie Perkins, Co-founder of Canva

38. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain, writer, entrepreneur and humorist

39. “The value of an idea lies in the use of it.” - Thomas Edison, General Electric Co-founder

40. “The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to think every evening what can be done better tomorrow.” - Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder

41. “If you do not have a defined process that moves your people forward so they can achieve greater results, then what is it you are managing?” – Keith Rosen, global authority on sales and leadership coaching

42. “I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” - Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc

43. “If you’ve got an idea, start today. There’s no better time than now to get going. That doesn’t mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100% from day one, but there’s always small progress that can be made to start the movement.” - Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram

NetHunt’s thoughts

Whether you’re an entry-level sales rep, or a manager who oversees an entire sales team, there’s no better way to improve than to learn from the experts. We are pretty sure these legendary quotes made your nostrils flare and your heart race. You’re raring to go. Go get ‘em, tiger.

📌 Our advice: write down and find a way to memorize your favorite quotes to encourage you and nurture your strengths throughout the day!

Sometimes we, at NetHunt, also seek inspiration, so if you have some favourite energizing quotes pinned on your board or written out in your diary, feel free to share them in the comments!

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