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Quotes to Inspire You


Bite-sized wisdom can go a long way.  This is why I include quotes in our daily emails, on social media, in presentations and, occasionally, in these blogs. They’re simple and short, but always impactful.  They often give us encouragement at just the right time, urging us to stay on the right path and continue striving for success.

Quotes to Inspire You

As some bonus content and a pick-me-up, here are the top 20 quotes we shared in 2019.  Let’s carry this wisdom into 2020 as we head into the summer. 

  1. "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." - Oprah Winfrey
  2. "I often say that speaking is a lot like music. There would be no music if there were no space between the notes." - Mark T. Jewell
  3. “You need to be able to paint a picture in a conversation. The lost part of sales is the storytelling side.” -  Richard Harris
  4. "Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks." - Warren Buffett
  5. “My greatest assets are my time, my mind, and my network. My goal is to use each one wisely, each day.” - Mark Hunter
  6. "Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning." - Bill Gates
  7. "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain
  8. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four-hour days.” – Zig Ziglar
  9. "If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old. " - Peter F. Drucker
  10. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” - Marissa Mayer
  11. “It is not your customer’s job to remember you. It is your obligation and responsibility to make sure they don’t have the chance to forget you.” - Patricia Fripp
  12. "Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me." - Arianna Huffington
  13. "Change before you have to." - Jack Welch
  14. “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
  15. "There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak." - Simon Sinek
  16. "Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don't quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don't quit until you reach it. Never quit." - Bear Bryant
  17. "A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there." - Anonymous
  18. “It can be done but you have to make it happen.” - Chris Gardner
  19. “If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.” - Abraham Lincoln
  20. "Selling is not a pushy, winner-takes-all, macho act. It is an empathy-led, process-driven, and knowledge-intensive discipline. Because, in the end, people buy from people." - Subroto Bagchi

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