10 Best Sales Affirmations

Happy Sunday, my friends! My latest YouTube video is posted and it’s for all the sales professionals out there looking for a mental edge or a mindset boost.

I’ve made a living in the sales world for 29 years, first as a B2B sales rep and then developing training for sales professionals. W

hen we develop sales training in the corporate world, we focus, understandably, on selling skills and product knowledge.

I’ve always contended that the part that’s always left out is the mental side of selling. Selling is a mentally tough game and you won’t last long without a mindset steeped n confidence, determination, and belief in yourself.

I’ve written many sales affirmations over the years, starting with affirmations for myself when I was selling and for the last 15 years as creator of TAS.

For this video, I wrote and recorded 10 brand new, powerful affirmations. I believe they are 10 (actually 12 because I know a good salesperson appreciates a deal) best sales affirmations I’ve ever recorded. I hope you’ll find them empowering and inspiring for you.

Remember, affirmations are not a one and done tool. For best results, you should listen to them regularly for a couple weeks to infuse your consciousness and then periodically to maintain them.

Happy Selling!

Ray

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Sales Success Affirmations – I Win Deals Affirmation

The line between confidence and cockiness in sales is a fine one. No one else is going to make or exceed quota for you. You have be your own advocate, your best friend, and your biggest cheerleader.

This affirmation boldly declares that the best salesperson wins an you are the best salesperson.

As with all affirmations, use regularly for best results. The affirmation is repeated eight times each in the first and second-person with interlacing phrase sales success.

Wherever you are on your journey, remember you are awesome!

Ray

Sales Manager Affirmations Video

Being a fantastic sales manager is a different skillset than being a fantastic sales person. Yet, sales performance is often a precursor to being promoted into sales management.

These affirmations are directed specifically at sales managers. They encourage key mindsets for success and developing the confidence to be the leader your sales team needs. All affirmations benefit from persistent listening. Bookmark this video and watch it often for best results. The affirmations are repeated in first-person and second-person for maximum effect. Believe in yourself as a sales leader. Believe in your team. Let the successes multiply!

The Affirmations

  • I am a great sales manager and I get better every single day.
  • I meet my reps where they are to improve their skills and their results.
  • I make struggling reps good. I make good reps great. I make great reps even better.
  • I am constantly improving my game to improve my team’s game.
  • My team is a quota-exceeding machine!
  • My team’s results are grabbing the attention of senior leadership in my organization.

Just in case no one has reminded you today, you ARE awesome!

Ray

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17-Minute Money Flows to Me Mantra

Money, as we’ve discussed many times on this blog, is not meant to rule us. It’s meant to be a tool for us. It’s a form of energy and exchange in our world. This 17-minute meditative mantra is meant to help you attract more money and abundance into your life.

It’s recorded in first and second-person and each repeats nearly 100 times. For best results use headphones and listen to the recording regularly for about three weeks.

 Ray

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Why Great Salespeople Aren’t Always Great Sales Managers

Thought of the Day

You must be a credible leader before you can be an incredible leader.

business_people_sales_people_diverseOver many years in sales, I’ve seen it time and again. Sales leaders want to reward their top performers. This is a great impulse and one you should follow. However, often the method of reward is to make the great sales maker a sales manager. The thinking, and it’s logical, is that if I can have this high-performer infuse a whole team with what he or she does, my sales will rocket.

Here’s the challenge. Great sales makers don’t automatically make great sales managers. In fact, often it’s your middle-of-road, reliable, competent sales rep who would make the best manager. Why?

People who perform at a high level  in any area of life are often “naturals.” Look at LeBron James, Steph Curry, or Kevin Durant. These guys amaze because they can simply do things their teammates cannot do with any amount of practice or determination. They have natural gifts that can’t be taught, not even by them.

This is why sports lore is filled with the great player who was not a successful coach. The great coaches are typically the people who were reliable, competent players who really had to work at their craft. That meant they couldn’t “just do” things like the great players. They had to break things down into their component parts and work hard on those elements. That’s the kind of player that makes a great coach.

Sales is very much like sports. Your highest performers are naturals too. They do things naturally that you coach and teach and struggle to get your other reps to do. Now you make that top sales rep a manager. He or she doesn’t understand what it really means to have to work at all the small things – and may not even realize what all those small things are or how to teach them.

Coaching is a huge part of sales management. The top performer can easily become frustrated that his or her team can’t do things that came natural to them. His or team can become frustrated because they aren’t getting the stripped down coaching they need to succeed. It all can – and often does – add up to failure.

Am I saying never promote your top sales makers to manager? No, I never say never. I’m simply saying this is why it often doesn’t work and what you should consider before you do it.

Happy Selling!

Ray

Ray Davis is the Founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s spent more than 20 years in sales and sales training and more than 25 years studying human motivation. Read more sales articles by Ray.

He is also the author of the Anunnaki Awakening speculative fiction series. Book 1 – Revelation – was released in 2015. Book 2 – Revolution – is due out in 2017.