Quotable & Notable~Sales Inspiration
Part Inspirational – Part Ponderable – Part Random
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
[As quoted from a Jack Canfield article on HuffingtonPost.com]
Seth Godin, quoted in an interview for his 2010 book, Linchpin:
“People who need a map, are going to get paid less and less and work harder and harder every day, because there’s plenty of those people, and I can find them with a click of the mouse. Challenge — the only thing I’m selling in this book — is the decision that you will now live without a map, that you will be less obedient, not more obedient; less compliant, not more compliant; and that ultimately, you will do work that matters.”
“It’s not the Strongest or Most Intelligent that Survive, but the Ones Most Receptive to Change.”
Chris Prentiss, Zen and the Art of Happiness
“We are the Authors of Every Next Moment…”
Quote from Zig Ziglar, Sales & Motivational Great
I’ve got to say no to the good so I can say yes to the best.
Two more here from the genius who is…and that is…Seth Godin:
“I wonder if real art comes when you build the thing that they don’t have a prize for yet…?”, and “Safe is risky.”
Dan Schawbel, Personal Branding Visionary & Expert
“A blog is a career asset – it points to where you’re going – not where you are!”
“People with the genius to breathe life into a brand almost never use inanimate terms like Branding…or Integration.”
Tibor Shanto, on Sales Bloggers Union, in a piece entitled, Who Wants to Forget 2009? Not Me!
The reason I don’t want to forget 2009 is simple, if you survived, or even thrived a little in 2009, you should keep practicing that in 2010, 2011, and beyond. If you were able to communicate value and sell without discounting in 2009, those practices will serve you well now. If you were able to learn and respond to market conditions in 2009, why would you stop now.
Jerry Garcia, Musician
“YOU DO NOT MERELY WANT TO BE THE BEST OF THE BEST. YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED THE ONLY ONES WHO DO WHAT YOU DO.”
[As seen on the ElectricArtist.com website.]
“Imagination is More Important than Knowledge…”
Nancy Gibbs: [As quoted from her 1/25/2010 article in Time Magazine, entitled 'The Loneliest Job']
“…indeed: lonely does not begin to describe where he lives now.”
Note: This article was written in reference to President Obama, and all President’s, about the difficult choices they face in their elected office…and how they must go them alone. While not on the same level, a similar plight often awaits those on the Sales side as well.
From the 4/12/2010 issue of Forbes, Bruce Dahlgren of HP says: “There’s a paranoia I live with. Somewhere in the world, right now, there’s a Salesman talking with a customer–I hope he is as good as I need him to be…”
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”
Sometimes the best way to figure out who you are is to get to that place where you don’t have to be anything else.
“I am Open & Receptive to All Good…”
Alan Furst, The Foreign Correspondent [Pg 229]
“Somewhere, Weisz thought, in the backstage apparatus of his life, someone had turned a wheel.”