Becoming an entrepreneur is more than just owning a business. It’s being confident that you know something that other people might not. And that that knowledge is enough to draw people into your business. Some of the most successful business people always come with a quote or some sort of casual saying.
As you tread through the world of entrepreneurship, it’s helpful to have some motivational and entrepreneurial quotes in your back pocket. These are great to keep you grounded when times are tough, and to motivate you when you lose sight of the end goal. It’s also helpful to have a few sprinkled in there to humble yourself when things are going exactly as you wanted. Obviously all these quotes would help anyone, but what’s important is that you take away quotes that resonate with you and resonate with your business. Quotes that would have some sort of emotional or deeper meaning and hold a power over your thoughts and motivations.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma– which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” - Warren Buffett
“The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake– you can’t learn anything from being perfect.” - Adam Osborne
“Don’t get distracted. Never tell yourself that you need to be the biggest brand in the whole world. Start by working on what you need at the present moment and then what you need to do tomorrow. So, set yourself manageable targets.” - Jas Bagniewski
“Selling is not a pushy, winner-takes-all, macho act. It is an empathy-led, process-driven, and knowledge-intensive discipline. Because, in the end, people buy from people.” - Subroto Bagchi
“Do not focus on numbers. Focus on doing what you do best. It’s about building a community who want to visit your site every day because you create value and offer expertise.” - Cassey Ho
“No matter how many customers you have, each is an individual. The day you start thinking of them as this amorphous ‘collection’ and stop thinking of them as people is the day you start going out of business.” - Dharmesh Shah
“Being a woman in business doesn’t come without challenges. My advice? Surround yourself with other supportive women that encourage you, share ideas and get you motivated.” - Jessica Alba
“If you tune it so that you have zero change of failure, you usually also have zero chance of success. The key is to look at ways for when you get to your failure checkpoint, you know to stop.” - Reid Hoffman
“Some days you’re smiling and thinking you’re going to make this thing rock. Then the next day a pipe breaks and your costs look too high. You have to learn to keep your eyes on an ultimate goal. If you lose sight of that goal, you have to get out.” -Hamdi Ulukaya