As an entrepreneur, putting in the effort required to make your business and projects a success is something you are familiar with – something you are already doing.
But when deep in the trenches making things happen, when days are slow or when you are frightened in the face of uncertainty, a little inspiration can add fuel to your fire and help you through the ups and downs.
Below are 11 entrepreneur success quotes for you.
I know of no other skills to be more important than selling as well as marketing. The skills of selling and marketing are difficult for most people primarily due to their fear of rejection. The better you are at communicating, negotiating and handling your fear of rejection, the easier life is – Robert Kiyosaki.
Sales can be scary.
Trying to persuade people, to negotiate, to win over strangers, to be their friend first, it can be daunting.
But you know it has to be done.
And lots of practice yields better results. So, keep this quote mind.
Your life will be better if you take action on the things you avoid – Darren Rowse’s Mom
In a Problogger podcast on procrastination, Darren recounts how his mother gave him this great advice – which has helped him do the necessary work even when he felt like he could just put things off and tackle them later.
The biggest and most complex obstacle you’ll ever have to overcome is your mind – Anon
Every entrepreneur knows how the mind likes to play games sometimes – scaring you from pushing forward.
But you know it’s malleable.
So, go through your day, knowing you control it – not the other way round.
You will never find time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it – Charles Buxton
Inside the 24 hours, and with lots of things to do, this quote simply reminds you to set your priorities straight.
The truth will set you free…but first, it will piss you off – Neville Medhora
Simple and easily understandable, yea?
You can edit a bad page, but you can’t edit a blank page – Jodi Picoult
On fighting perfectionism, Jodi, shares this simple advice.
One great quote to keep in mind at all times.
And it also reminds you of Seth Godin’s Ship!
If you want people to listen, you put money on the table – Marcus Lemonis
They’ll know you are ready to get the ball rolling.
To make things better.
You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want – Zig Ziglar
It’s all give and take and making sure others win too – not just you.
And being there for fellow humans, treating them with dignity, respect and love.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit – Aristotle
This is a simple reminder to be careful about what you do with your time, for it is in these moments that you form habits – good ones and bad ones.
Review your day everyday to ensure you’re on the right path.
Great companies are made not born – Jay Abraham
Jay has consulted for and helped many businesses grow beyond the expectations of their owners.
With this quote he’s giving you confidence to transform your business and make it better, while at the same time imploring you to make your company great.
He knows this can be done.
Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow – Rupert Murdoch
This quote is a great reminder to not be fearful of the big companies in your industry; to take advantage of your size, when they are marred in bureaucracy, and to be fast while still maintaining quality.
If you are looking for even more inspiration, see these 17 entrepreneur success quotes to inspire more success in 2017!