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Motivational Quotes From Niti Shah of HubSpot

by Michael J Griffin, Founder ELAvate, John Maxwell Team Founder

Usually at ELAvate we write blogs on sales productivity, skill and process. This week’s blog is different as it will encourage your positive attitude as a sales person.Sales is a tough job. Read on and refuel your drive and persistence as a successful sales person.

1. ”People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” -Zig Ziglar
2. ”Someday is not a day of the week.” -Denise Brennan-Nelson
3. ”Hire character. Train skill.” -Peter Schutz
4. ”Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” -Steve Jobs
5. ”Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman — not the attitude of the prospect.” -W. Clement Stone
6. ”Everyone lives by selling something.” -Robert Louis Stevenson
7. ”If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.” -Bob Hooey
8. ”The golden rule for every businessman is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place.” -Orison Swett Marden
9. ”If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” -Napoleon Hill
10. ”The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are. They are frank in admitting this and are willing to pay for such talents.” -Antos Parrish
11. ”Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.” -Edith Wharton
12. ”Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” -J.M. Barrie
13. ”Without a customer, you don’t have a business — all you have is a hobby.” -Don Peppers
14. ”To be most effective in sales today, it’s imperative to drop your ‘sales’ mentality and start working with your prospects as if they’ve already hired you.” -Jill Konrath
15. ”Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.” -Mary Kay Ash
16. ”It’s not just about being better. It’s about being different. You need to give people a reason to choose your business.” -Tom Abbott
17. ”Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” -Andy Warhol
18. ”Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” -Stephen Covey
19. ”Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” -Gary Vaynerchuk
20. ”Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stressed; working hard for something we love is called passion.” -Simon Sinek
21. ”I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” -Lucille Ball
22. ”I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” -Estée Lauder
23. ”Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” -OgMandino
24. ”The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.” -Bette Davis
25. ”Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” -Brian Tracy
26. ”Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” -Joshua J. Marine
27. ”Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” -Robert Kiyosaki
28. ”How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” -Seth Godin
29. ”Energy and persistence conquer all things.” -Benjamin Franklin
30. ”Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” -Julie Andrews
31. ”Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.” -Travis Bradberry
32. ”Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.” -George Eliot
33. ”The secret of joy in work is contained in one word — excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” -Pearl Buck
34. ”Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” -Dale Carnegie
35. ”Action is the foundational key to all success.” -Pablo Picasso
36. ”The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.” -Ayn Rand
37. ”Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.” -J. Paul Getty
38. ”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
39. ”Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” -Henry Ford
40. ”It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person.” -Kenneth J Hutchins
41. ”You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” -Shonda Rhimes
42. ”Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.” -Abraham Lincoln
43. ”Done is better than perfect.” -Sheryl Sandberg
44. ”Don’t ask if your dream is crazy, ask if it’s crazy enough.” -Lena Waithe
45. ”The act of doing something un-does the fear.” -Shonda Rhimes
46. “Be poor, humble and driven (PhD). Don’t be afraid to shift or pivot.” -Alex Rodriguez
47. “#1 make good decisions, #2 everything else.” -Rand Fishkin 

Here are some of my favorite quotes from Dr. John Maxwell to give you that extra boost to succeed.

48.“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.”
 John C. Maxwell
49.“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”  John Maxwell
50.“Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.”  John C. Maxwell
51.“Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.”  John C. Maxwell
52. “The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying”  John C. Maxwell

Refuel your motivation daily by starting your day with reading and reflection on wisdom writings from the successful people quoted here. Google them, read them and learn from them.

Michael J Griffin
Founder ELAvate
John Maxwell Team Founder

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About Michael Griffin

Michael is the CEO of ELAvate Global and Equipping Leaders for Asia Pte. Ltd. Over 40+ years, his career has revolved around developing leaders, especially sales leaders, in emerging nations. Mr. Griffin has spent the majority of his 40+ year career in Asia. His areas of expertise include Sales Productivity, Senior Executive Development, Cross Cultural Leadership, Strategy Mapping and Balanced Scorecard.

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