I’m an entrepreneur and artist. I’ve also been called a mommypreneur! I know many entrepreneurs. They are amongst the most energetic and motivated people I’ve ever met. They take risks, take on huge amounts of responsibility and always have take charge personalities. They are constantly improving their knowledge, skills and abilities. They are continuously seeking out ways for self-improvement.
Some of the wisest advice I’ve received came from friends and mentors who built highly successful companies from scratch. Quotes are also a valuable source for entrepreneurs like myself. If you don’t have a book of business quotes in reach, I suggest this free edition of 200 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success.
a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money
one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise
Here are some of my favorite quotes for entrepreneurs:
“An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.” – Reid Hoffman
“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook, co-founder of MyYearbook
“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson
“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey
“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance
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“Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.” – Dennis Waitley
“I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company.
“If you don’t define yourself and proactively maintain your identity, someone else will do it for you. The idea that you can be invisible is a myth.” – Patrick Ambron, BrandYourself.com
“Don’t let what you don’t know scare you, because it can become your greatest asset. And if you do things without knowing how they have always been done, you’re guaranteed to do them differently.” – Sara Blakely, Spanx
“My best advice to entrepreneurs is this: Forget about making mistakes, just do it.” – Ajaero Tony Martins
Art print by Terry-Anne, Kokabella.com
“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!” – Richard Branson
“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
“Never give up, because you never know if the next try is going to be the one that works.” – Mary Kay Ash
“You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” – Walt Disney
“Always deliver more than expected.” – Larry Page, co-founder of Google
“If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” – Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s.
Art print by Terry-Anne, Kokabella.com
“Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom.” – General George Patton
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein
“Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” – Anthony Volodkin, founder of HypeMachine
“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates
“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter
If you’re an entrepreneur, I’d love to hear about your business. Drop me a note and connect with me.
Keep making things happen,