March 04, 2020

The 5 Life Lessons From Lionel Messi (That All Salespeople Should Adopt)

Lionel Messi is a living legend. Soccer players want to be like him. He’s a transformative player on top of his many achievements and status as the #1 player in the world.

Even sales teams can learn a lot from Messi. Let’s take a look at the best lessons.

  1. Take Your Time

Messi didn’t become the best soccer player in the world overnight. It took decades of blood, sweat, and tears.

Salespeople should do the same. Don’t rush success but take your time and focus on the long term.

  1. There’s Always Room for Growth

It’s not about how many years you’ve spent in sales – it’s about what you’ve done during that time.

You need to be on a constant lookout for new areas of growth. Only then will you be able to gain the skills and experience needed to become a killer salesperson.

  1. There’s No ‘I’ in ‘Team’

Salespeople work in teams for a reason. Everyone brings their own skillset that others can learn from.

Instead of trying to do everything yourself, rely on your teammates to give you a helping hand when you need it.

Don’t underestimate the power of synergy. Work together with your teammates and give credit when and where it’s due.

  1. It’s Not about the Money

It’s not contradictory if you think about it. Money will only motivate you for a limited amount of time before it becomes old game.

It’s much better to go after progress. And guess what? Money will come naturally when you continue to improve yourself.

  1. Always Give 100%

If you’re not at the top of your game, you risk getting swallowed up by the competition.

Tune out everything and keep a laser focus on your goals.

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