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Quotes by Jeffrey Gittomer

A Collection of Quotes by Jeffrey Gittomer

“Great people have great values and great ethics.”

“In business, your positive thoughts and lifestyle choices lead to your personal success and your career success.”

“Before you can get what you want, you have to know what you want, and make a game plan to get it.”

“People will try to rain on your parade because they have no parade of their own.”

“Your grammar is a reflection of your image. Good or bad, you have made an impression. And like all impressions, you are in total control.”

“Some people serve with pride – because they ‘want to’ do and be their best; other people serve with disdain because they ‘have to’ do their job. Which person do you think will end up running the show?”

“My readers and my audiences have turned into my followers. They are more than interested in what I have to say in the subjects of sales, loyalty, attitude, networking, business social media, and becoming a trusted advisor.”

“A person who seems to have all of the answers, usually isn’t listening.”

“The key is not to call the decision maker. The key is to have the decision maker call you.”

“The love of what you do, combined with your belief in what you do, will not determine your success. It will determine how hard you will work and how dedicated you will be to achieving it. Success just shows up from there.”

“Questions are to sales as breath is to life. If you fail to ask them, you will die. If you ask them incorrectly, your death won’t be immediate, but it’s inevitable.”

“There is no prize in sales for second place. It’s win or nothing. The masters know this and strive for – they fight for – that winning edge.”

“A big part of honesty is self-discipline, personal resolve, and taking pride in who you are as a person and what each action means to your character.”

“Great salespeople are relationship builders who provide value and help their customers win.”

“Every single person in every single company is either in sales or affects sales. Every single person in every single company is either in service or affects service.”

“In sales, it’s not what you say; it’s how they perceive what you say.”

“Humor can give you the edge you are looking for.”

“Don’t dwell on the problem; concentrate on the solution.”

“Failure is not about insecurity. It’s about lack of execution.”

“If you want to be the best salesperson, first you must be the best person.”

“Most salespeople are half prepared. They know everything about their company and their product. They know nothing about their prospect.”

“If you believe in your company. If you believe in your product. If you believe in yourself. Then you can march to success.”

“Management’s job is to convey leadership’s message in a compelling and inspiring way. Not just in meetings, but also by example.”

“When you employ HUMOR, you create a friendly, relaxed buying atmosphere.”

“When you hear bosses talk about their best salespeople, they often refer to them as rock stars. It’s the highest praise your boss can give someone on your team.”

“Social media presents an opportunity for business people to connect and know each other prior to a phone call or email taking place.”

“Rock stars, like anyone else, have to show discipline and take consistent good actions.”

“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.”

“Good things come to those who have patience and take consistent, persistent actions toward what they want.”

“There’s no lotion or potion that will make sales faster and easier for you – unless your potion is hard work.”

“The reason trust is requested is because the person seeking.”

“If you don’t think you can do it, who will? You control the most important tool in success, your mind.”

“Value-first is a perception. If your customer does not perceive it as value, then it’s not very valuable.”

“Resilience is not what happens to you. It’s how you react to, respond to, and recover from what happens to you.”

“There is no one thing that can turn around a rejection. But there is one answer: begin talking to your customers who have already bought from you and discover why they bought.”

“Many salespeople are trying to make their quota rather than developing a deeper belief in their product or service – and even worse, they don’t have a strong enough belief in themselves.”

“What is a positive attitude? The simple definition is the way you dedicate yourself to the way you think. Interestingly, it’s also the definition of a negative attitude.”

“Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.”

“Selling is a natural skill. It’s developed as a child. You may know it as persuasion.”

“If you make a sale, you can earn a commission. If you make a friend, you can earn a fortune!”

“You don’t earn loyalty in a day. You earn loyalty day-by-day.”

“Mistakes in judgment are the best teachers in the world, and if you choose to learn from them then you will begin to trust yourself and understand that, correct or incorrect you were decisive and moved on.”

“Your customers are judging every aspect of every transaction and rating everything, from friendliness of people to ease of doing business to quality of product to service after the sale.”

“Memorable customer service can only take place in a human-to-human situation.”

“If all it takes is an angry stranger to ruin your day, what are you going to do if something really serious happens? Why give someone else control of your life like that?”

“Most salespeople would like to think of themselves as being rock stars, but they don’t display the talent to match their definition.”

“Failure is an event, not a person. Think of failure as ‘it’ and not ‘me’.”

“People don’t like to be sold, but they love to buy.”

“Customer satisfaction is worthless. Customer loyalty is priceless.”

“Differentiate with value or die with price.”

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