20 Jordan Belfort Quotes to Inspire Salespeople

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20 Jordan Belfort Quotes to Inspire Salespeople

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Jordan Belfort has been inspiring salespeople at live seminars for over thirteen years.

But that’s not how you best know his name. You also know Jordan as “The Wolf of Wall Street“.

It doesn’t take long for Belfort to motivate a salesperson. He uses high energy, optimism, and empowerment to get even the most pessimistic of people out of their chair and clapping their hands with enthusiasm.

While you don’t have time to sift through the 100+ quotes on the internet, we hand picked his top twenty for inspiring sales professionals such as yourself.

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20 Motivational Jordan Belfort Quotes for Sales Pros

Successful people are 100% convinced that they are masters of their own destiny, they’re not creatures of circumstance, they create circumstance, if the circumstances around them suck they change them.”

If you want to be rich, never give up. People tend to give up. If you have persistence, you will come out ahead of most people. More importantly, you will learn. When you do something, you might fail. But that’s not because you’re a failure. It’s because you have not learnt enough. Do it differently each time. One day, you will do it right. Failure is your friend.”

“I want you to back yourself into a corner. Give yourself no choice but to succeed. Let the consequences of failure become so dire and so unthinkable that you’ll have no choice but to do whatever it takes to succeed.”

“If you give people a good enough ‘why’, they will always figure out the how.”

“Best way to sell something: don’t sell anything. Earn awareness, respect and trust of those who might buy.”

"You need to see things as they are, not worse than they are, then see them better than they are, and make them that way."

"There are always patterns in everything, there are patterns in books, there are patterns in human behavior, there are patterns in success, there are patterns in everything in life. You just need to pay attention to them."

“Act as if you have unmatched confidence and then people will surely have confidence in you.”

Use power words because power words go a very long way to capturing someone’s attention and establishing yourself as an expert.”

“In terms of the split between logic and emotion, you’re always going to build airtight logical cases first and airtight emotional cases second.”

Pain creates urgency, which makes it the perfect vehicle for closing these tougher sales.”

"People don't buy stock; it gets sold to them. Don't ever forget that."

“Eye contact is very important because if you don’t make eye contact at least 72 percent of the time, people won’t trust you.”

Enthusiasm makes a massive impact on someone emotionally, and it’s one of the earmarks of sounding like an expert.”

"At the highest level, what sales is really is—it's the transference of emotion. And the emotion you're transferring is the emotion of certainty. That someone feels certain, 'Yeah it's a good thing, it's going to help me, it's going to fulfill my need'."

"Great salespeople understand that it takes 3, 4 or 5 No's to actually get the Yes."

"Without the ability to influence and persuade, you can't put yourself out there into the world and be known for what you really are."

"When you're running (a meeting) that's 60 minutes, and he closes at minute 40, you don't think you're making progress between minute 1 and minute 40?! You're making massive progress!"

"Most people, the problem that they have, is that when someone starts to spiral out and start talking about nonsense, you'll jump right into their nightmare to establish rapport. That's not rapport! As soon as you do that, they'll assume control of the sale. Always be in control of the sale!"

"When you mirror somebody, you get into massive rapport with them. The less offensive way is not to mirror, but to match. Don't cross your legs when they do it. When they cross their legs, wait 5 seconds then cross your legs. Settle into the same posture. This is hugely powerful for gaining rapport with another person."


Samir Majumdar

Samir Majumdar

Samir is the CEO and Co-founder of Veloxy. After spending 20+ years creating corporate systems, boosting revenue, and eliminating inefficiencies, Samir started Veloxy to help sales professionals shorten sales cycles, accelerate pipelines, and close more deals.

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