Stressed? Unmotivated? Lacking inspiration? There are millions of motivational videos to help you, but who has the time to find “the one?”
No worries. We did it for you – compiled 11 powerful motivational videos for sales professionals to inspire you.
They’re brief (most are about four minutes; the longest is just over 10) and surely one can help with your challenge du jour.
Read, watch, share.
No. 1: If there ever was a reason to do it (whatever it is) …
Just do it
Helps with: Procrastination. You can’t reach goals or make dreams a reality by putting off anything. Anything. When you struggle to pick up the phone, finish the paperwork, set up the meeting or have an uncomfortable conversation, turn this on, and within two minutes Shia LaBeouf will have you doing what needs to be done.
No. 2: Rethink what you think of success
How Successful People Think
Helps with: Reaching Goals. Successful people at the top of their professional and athletic games make no bones about it:
- You don’t achieve big things by accident.
- Behind the scenes is where the work is done.
- If you don’t know where you’re going or what your targets are, you’re never going to get there. Period.
No. 3: If you ever doubted ‘If there’s a will there’s a way …’
TMB Panyee FC Short Film
Helps with: Creativity. If you think there’s no solution for the customer, no way to settle a negotiation or no fix to a problem, you’re wrong. This unlikely group of champions will show you.
No. 4: Why you can’t give up
Never Give Up: Advice from the Most Successful People on the Planet
Helps with: Motivation. If you ever feel overwhelmed, dejected or unmotivated, stop and watch this video. Share it with colleagues who say they can’t win, friends who feel beat down and clients who express frustration with work or life. If motivation is contagious, this could be the ultimate contagion.
No. 5: How to respond to failure
Why Do We Fall
Helps with: Failure. Sales is a losing game more often than not. Professionals get rejected every day. That degree of failure can lead to self-defeat. When you’re on the brink of throwing in the towel, remind yourself that how you respond to failure is the true mark of a successful person.
No. 6: Most meaningful pep talk ever
A Pep Talk from Kid President for You
Helps with: Morale. We all hit a wall sometimes. The demands of work and life pile on and we can’t see how we’ll ever overcome and achieve. That’s when we need a pep talk to get out of the rut. There’s a reason this is one of the most beloved motivational videos. The kid reminds us: “You got this!”
No. 7: Inspiration unfolds in reality
Men’s 4×100 freestyle relay Beijing 2008
Helps with: Beating the competition. Trash-talking. Underdogs. Critics. Overcoming odds. Shock and dismay at victory. Sounds like an epic movie. And it kind of is. But this reality unfolds in just over three minutes (world-record timing, actually). The build-up and fallout are just as exciting and inspiring as the race.
No. 8: Tough love at its toughest
John Doman 2nd Place Who?
Helps with: Winning. Every sales professional wants to win. Loves to win. Loves how it feels to win. Here’s a tough-love reminder that there’s nothing better than being No. 1 – and nothing worse than being No. 2.
No. 9: Don’t Stop at Success
Success is a Continuous Journey
Helps with: Reaching goals. You did it! You made the big deal. You won the client. You hit your quota. Whew – now you can enjoy the success. Until you can’t … because success is more than reaching goals. It’s about continuing to reach your goals.
No. 10: When things get complicated, go back to the basics
The Office: How Michael Scott Makes a Sale
Helps with: Complexity. Deals can become complex, complicated and too detailed – and that gets in the way of the sale. Pulling back to focus less on numbers and more on relationships will help. In this analysis of Dunder Mifflin-Scranton’s top salesman, you’ll see what matters most in sales.:
No. 11: Sales will always be about helping people
Give a Little, Get a Lot
Helps with: Attitude. At the heart of sales is service. Helping people find the right products and services. Helping customers improve. Helping people live and work at their best. Here’s an inspirational reminder that paying it forward makes a difference no matter how small or big the gesture is.