March 16, 2020

3 Kobe Bryant Quotes to Inspire Your Sales Team

The debate continues about the world’s best basketball players. But there’s no doubt that Kobe Bryant is very high on the list.

He’s one of a selected few who made history through talent and hard work.

But, how does Bryant look at success?

Let’s take a look at some of the key things that made him tick.

1.‘I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.’

It’s all too common for people to model their lives after those they look up to. But this may not be the right approach. It only leaves you in someone’s shadow, however good you are.

This applies to sales as well. You shouldn’t try to become this or that world famous salesperson. You’ll be better off finding a way to set yourself apart from them.

You’ll be able to unlock untapped opportunities and perhaps one day exceed their level.

2.‘I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.’

Bryant always understood the value of teamwork. It’s not only about the ones who are in the spotlight. He can appreciate those who work in the background and the support staff.

Don’t underestimate the value of small actions. Everyone has a role to play, and it’s the collective effort that makes a winning sales team.

3.‘I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.’

There’s a big difference between reflecting on and obsessing over the past. 

It’s the lessons that you learn that make the difference between the two.

Only use the past as a means to correct what you’ve done wrong. Instead of getting stuck in it, learn the lesson and move forward.

You can achieve greatness through sales. Start by seeing if you’re eligible for a free sales training session with Frontier Performance.