Fired Up! Selling
Fired UP! Selling is for everyone who wants to live a fired-up life —whether they're in sales, an entrepreneur, or someone who desires to live life to it fullest.
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“Change your thoughts
and you change your world.”
Norman Vincent Peale
About this book
More than 1,000 quote judges around the world participated in a unique crowd-sourcing model to select the 324 best quotes for the book.
Think Big, Get Going, Keep Going, Make the Sale, Succeed, and A Stronger, Better You make up the six parts. A cross-referenced subject index and author index make it easy to find the quote you want and search for your favorite author.
It's a classy gift with a faux leather cover, 60 brilliant color images, and 3 silk ribbon markers, Meant to inspire employees, show gratitude to customers, and encourage friends. And, to fire you up!
“You can't start a fire without a spark.”
“Be your own spark.”
The Fired-Up Selling Story
Folding down book page corners, tabbing with sticky notes, marking newspapers and magazines with a colored pen, gleaning from the internet — keying and cutting/pasting into a file on my hard drive. More than a decade ago I began collecting quotes.
In the beginning my only purpose was to collect and enjoy some of the wisdom of the ages. A few chosen words that spoke to me. Some were lyrical like poetry. Some had zing and punch. Others, just the plain simple truth.
After a few years the file had grown to many pages. And I, like undoubtedly thousands of others, thought maybe I should publish these. A quick visit to Amazon revealed that there are hundreds and hundreds of inspirational quotes books. I should have known this; there were many of these on my shelf. 🙂 So, I gave up on another bright book idea.
But...I continued to collect quotes. And, a few years later I thought — who really needs inspiration? Who would find these quotes valuable? Which professions more than others? My answer was salespeople and entrepreneurs. They're the ones swimming against the tide — aspiring to invisible dreams and grand goals. Who sometimes need a spark, a bit of wisdom, a little encouragement, a shot in the arm. And often, nothing more than being reminded to act on what they already know.
Then, another visit to Amazon, to see how many quote books there were for salespeople. A big surprise — zero! How crazy was that? The people who need quotes the most didn't have a resource tailored for them. Since that discovery, as far as I know, there's been one quote book published for salespeople.
Then the serious work began — creating a framework with salespeople in mind. Using quotes from the greatest historical sales figures, the giants of personal development, and seasoned sales experts — as well as the best of the newcomers and people from all walks of life who could share thoughts of value for salespeople.
The big Q — how many quotes in the book? I first thought thousands. Then, no — these need to be the best. Not a jumbo, ho-hum collection with a few great quotes scattered here and there. This needs to be a book of diamonds — those sparkling quotes with lasting power and value. So, how to select from the thousands now on my hard drive? A huge dilemma!
The solution was to create a project. To ask salespeople — which are the diamonds?
Director - The Fired UP! Selling Project
Fired UP! Selling: Awesome Quotes to Inspire, Energize, and Win!
Ray Bard, Editor
- ISBN 978-1885167835
- The book was published on August 1, 2017.
- The hardcover edition has 240 pages.
- Published by Bard Press.
- Distributed by National Book Network.
- The trim size is 5.3 x 7.8 x 0.7 inches.
- Print - Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book-A-Million, Book Depository, BookPal, Hudsons, Powells, Porchlight Books and other fine retailers.
- Digital - Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.
Fired Up Quotes Collection
With the book’s publication in 2017, The Fired UP! Selling Project produced a weekly, online quote service, Fired UP! Quotes in 55 Seconds until February 9, 2022. The Project sent 873 quotes to its subscribers. The quotes, now curated in a Collection, are available for you to download and use as you wish.