Franklin Lyle Bettger, more popularly known as Frank Bettger was the father of longtime actor Lyle Bettger and was also a self-help author. In the year 1910 Bettger played Major League Baseball. However shortly after he was demoted from playing time. When he asked the manager of the team the reason behind why he was demoted, his manager told him that he lacked enthusiasm.
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing"
"Sell the interview before you attempt to sell the product"
"The short-cut to popularity is to lend everyone your ears, instead of giving them your tongue"
"There is an art in silence and there is eloquence in it too"
"The most important secret of salesmanship is to find out what the other fellow wants, then help him find the best way to get it"
"Selling is the easiest job in the world if you work it hard—but the hardest job in the world if you try to work it easy."
"A man generally has two reasons for doing a thing - one that sounds good, and a real one"
"New customers are the best source of new business"
"Never forget a customer. Never let a customer forget You"
After his brief stint in baseball he went on to get a variety of jobs over the next few years. Finally he settled at selling insurance. Bettger was encouraged by Dale Carnegie to write his first few best selling books, How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling and How I Multiplied My Income and Happiness in Selling. Frank Bettger’s books are now even available to download as ebooks. Frank’s quotes are motivating and inspiring. Frank’s quotes have a profound impact on his readers.