40 Motivating & Inspiring Quotes About Selling Insurance

We all have those days. You know that afternoon feeling when the coffee has worn off and your goal turns into just making it to 5p.m. Even the most committed insurance agent needs a little reminder from time to time on why they do what they do. It helps to stay resilient during any tough closes. To be successful, you have to continue to stay positive, and motivated to have an impact on lives of others.  

Sometimes all you need to get through the midday funk is to read a really inspiring quote. And what if you could read a powerful and motivating quote that’s also about selling insurance? That sure should amp you up to close that next deal and help you power on through the rest of your day.  

There are certain quotes and sayings that have a way of giving you just what you need to get that motivational boost. Here are some of our favorite words of wisdom to fuel you up for that big insurance sale.

Selling Insurance: 40 Quotes to Give You That Motivation You Need

“You don’t close a sale, you open a relationship if you want to build a long-term, successful enterprise.” ~Patricia Fripp – 

“Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.” ~Thomas J. Watson Jr  

Everyone lives by selling something.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson 

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” ~Nikos Kazantzakis 

How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.” ~Gilbert K. Chesterton 

“Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.” ~Zig Ziglar

“And old Dave, he’d go up to his room, y’understand, put on his green velvet slippers – I’ll never forget – and pick up his phone and call the buyers, and without leaving his room, at the age of eighty-four, he made his living. And when I saw that, I realized that selling was the greatest career a man could want.” ~Arthur Miller (1915 – 2005), Death of a Salesman, 1949.

Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.” ~Karl Marx 

“It used to be that people needed products to survive. Now products need people to survive.”~Nicholas Johnson

“Most people think ‘selling’ is the same as ‘talking’. But the most effective salespeople know that listening is the most important part of their job.” ~Roy Bartell

“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it. But if you love what you are doing,and always put the customer first, success will be yours.” ~Ray Kroc

“I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it, and I sell it hard.” ~Estée Lauder 

“A smart salesperson listens to emotions not facts.” ~Unknown 

“Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, not the attitude of the prospect.” ~William Clement Stone 

"To build a long-term, successful enterprise, when you don't close a sale, open a relationship." ~Patricia Fripp

“Don’t sell life insurance. Sell what life insurance can do.” ~Ben Feldman

“Insurance business is about promises and trust. It is about delivering to the customer in times of need and if this cannot be imbibed in a professional neither him nor the industry will succeed.” ~Tapan Singhel

"90 percent of selling is conviction and 10 percent is persuasion." ~Shiv Khera

“If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.” ~Bob Hooey

“The sale begins when the customer says yes.” ~Harvey MacKay

“Internalize the Golden Rule of sales that says: All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like and trust.” ~Bob Burg

“Make a customer, not a sale.” ~Katherine Barchetti

“In sales there are going to be times when you can’t make everyone happy. Don’t expect to and you won’t be disappointed. Just do your best for each client in each situation as it arises. Then, learn from each situation how to do it better the next time.” ~Tom Hopkins

“You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.” ~Jim Rohn

“A sale is not something you pursue; it's what happens to you while you are immersed in serving your customer.” ~Unknown

“Here is a simple but powerful rule … always give people more than they expect to get.” ~Nelson Boswell

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” ~Michael Jordan

“Try not to become a person of success, but try to become a person of value.” ~Albert Einstein

“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises; he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him.” ~Mahatma Ghandi

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they never quit.” ~Conrad Hilton

“If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work.” -Dale Carnegie

“A salesman, like the storage battery in your car, is constantly discharging energy. Unless he is recharged at frequent intervals he soon runs dry. This is one of the greatest responsibilities of sales leadership.” ~R.H. Grant

“Fall down seven times. Stand up eight.” ~Japanese Proverb

“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

“Success is 99% failure.” ~Soichira Honda

“You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event – it is a habit.” ~Aristotle

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. ” ~Harry Truman

“Work hard. Think big. Listen well.” ~Ben Feldman

“You miss every sale that you do not try for.” ~Ben Feldman

“Your prospect doesn’t get excited first. You must get excited first.” ~Ben Feldman

“Knowledge Is Power, Only If It Is Followed By Action!” ~Lew Nason

[Quotes Courtesy of: https://blog.insideview.com/2012/01/23/25-motivational-sales-quotes/, https://www.insuranceproshop.com/InsuranceQuotes.html, http://www.businessbrief.com/the-top-50-inspirational-quotes-about-selling/, http://blog.agentbrandingsystem.com/40-inspirational-inspiring-and-funny-quotes-to-help-you-sell-more-insurance]

We hope at least one of these inspiring quotes about selling insurance that really resonated with you.  

The magic happens once you get out of your comfort zone and embrace the uncertainty that life brings.  Here’s how to get out of your comfort zone to find success.  

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