Learn what being a member does for you
The Seller Styles
Learn the styles and take your free assessment
See a summary of all our programs and certifications
Certified Professional Sales Person(CPSP®)
Develop your potential as a certified sales professional
Certified Professional Sales Leader(CPSL®)
Grow your impact as a certified sales leader
Certified Master Sales Professional (CMSP®)
Join the elite group of sales professionals and leaders
Advanced Sales Influence (ASI)
Take your influence and leadership to the next level.
Sales Success Principles
Learn foundational sales behaviors, strategies, and skills
Power of Contact Marketing
Learn from marketing expert and author Stu Heinecke
Join the top 1% of sales professionals in the world.
Next Level Virtual Coaching
Join our ongoing dynamic virtual coaching community
Explore job postings from some of the best companies in the country looking for sales professionals
Daily Dose of Influence!
Enjoy our video series of influence tips and strategies
Leads To Growth
Dig into our podcast featuring industry leaders and experts
Learn from our high-level sales coaching video series
Women of Sales & Influence – Facebook Live Series
Be inspired by our Facebook Live series spotlighting top women influencers
Women of Sales & Influence – Video Blog
Enjoy valuable, high-level sales strategies to empower your sales goals
The Growth Quotient
You’ve heard about IQ, but what is your GQ?
Our Commitment to You
We are here to help your approach to sales, how you interact with others, and how you perform and execute
NASP Sales Blog
Learn from our member-submitted articles for sales professionals
Write For Us
Share your sales expertise and insights with our community
About Our CEO
Standards of Conduct
Common Questions and Answers
American author Anais Nin said, “And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”. We all have immense potential within us that is just waiting to be awakened. Yet, most of us prefer to lead mediocre lives. There’s nothing wrong in being content with what we have, but are we really, totally satisfied? Somewhere deep inside our hearts, do we feel that we are capable of much more? If you are always looking out and wishing you could be like this or that person, there is no point. No one ever got rich by counting his neighbor’s wealth. At the end of our lives, all we will have are the memories of the risks we took to reach beyond our limitations and achieve the impossible that we desired. We do not need the outside world to do this for us. The motivational giant we require exists within our lives.
Here are a few tips to awaken the motivation that will spur you forward:
A Buddhist scripture expresses the unique beauty of each individual with the metaphor of the cherry, plum and peach blossoms. Each blooms and bears fruit in its own time and in its own way. We all have our own special talents and abilities. Know what they are and build on them.
Set meaningful goals that accord with your ideals, beliefs and abilities. Aim as high as you can, for in life we achieve much less than what we aim for. If your goal is small in the first place, you will achieve even less than what you set out to.
Everything starts and ends with you. Our minds have the power to move mountains. If you believe you can do it, you can. Obstacles will come but if your mind is strong you will not be defeated. Ultimately, it is not the ridicule of others but our own inner demons, like the fear of failure, of getting out of our comfort zone or of the hard work ahead, that defeat us.
Even the most positive person can lose heart sometimes. Inner motivation has to be nurtured. You can do this in three ways:
The best intentions are useless till they are translated into action. Don’t sit and dream that the right opportunity will come your way. Go out and find them. Actually seeing concrete results of your efforts will motivate you further.
History has shown us that neither Martin Luther King nor Mother Teresa would have achieved anything if they had not listened to the voice within them. You can do it too.
About the author