Here are some of my favorite quotes about success in sales and life:

“Whether you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford.

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” — Thomas Edison

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill.

“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” — Colin Powell’s 13th rule of leadership (it’s worth it to seek out the other 12).

And three bonus items from me:

Bring your clients positivity and optimism, and you will be the only one in their lives doing so. They will thank you with their business.

The sale is the very last indicator, so focus on all the leading indicators: the small efforts that lead to the sale.

Making one call, or asking one did you know question is easy. But doing them constantly, consistently, for a long time is challenging and interesting. And it’s also how you feed your family.

Motivational Speeches for Your Sales Team: Would you like to bring energy, enthusiasm, optimism, and belief to your customer-facing teams? I do over 50 live appearances a year and would be happy to discuss motivating your team to sell more. Please call me at 847-459-6322 for a conversation, or simply reply to this message.

A February 2023 Keynote for ServiceMaster franchise owners in Las Vegas.