While I'm all about digital marketing and social media, I certainly have a love for entrepreneurship (I've been an entrepreneur since age 12) and the big picture of business and economics in general. Business can be challenging in any profession, and often times it can be useful to seek motivation from great men and women. You may find some common themes in many of these quotes that really speak to me such as perseverance, resilience, and bravery. Here are some of my favorite inspirational quotes from elite business icons:
1) "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." -Steve Jobs
2) "Hell - there are no rules here. We're trying to accomplish something!" -Thomas Edison
3) "The essential question is not 'how busy are you?' but "what are you busy at?'"
4) "Quality means doing it right when no one is looking" -Henry Ford
5) "Passion should be the fire that drives your life's work." -Michael Dell
6) "Either you run the day, or the day runs you." -Jim Rohn
7) "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't -- you're right." -Henry Ford
8) "Every risk is worth taking if it's for a good cause, and contributes to a good life"
9) "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work." -Thomas Edison
10) "There are no traffic jams on the extra mile." -Zig Ziglar
11) "To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart"
-Thomas Watkins Sr.
12) "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life" -Steve Jobs
13) "There's no shortage of remarkable ideas, what's missing is the will to execute them"
14 "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." -Zig Ziglar
15) "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." -Vidal Sassoon
16) "Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice." -Steve Jobs
17) "Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition - in having put forth the best within you." -Henry Kaiser
18) "I'm not a businessman, I'm a business...man" -Jay Z
19) "If you want to be successful in a particular field, perseverance is one of the key qualities."
20) "Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you." -Tony Hsieh
And just for good measure, I'll throw in another personal favorite for added inspiration:
"The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo"
-Bob Iger, CEO of Disney
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So those are currently my Top 20 Business and Entrepreneurial quotes. It's always tough to make any list because inevitably you still leave out some of the biggest business legends and moguls. These may be subject to change but fear not, I will keep this updated over the months / years and I'm sure you will see additional ones on my other social media.
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As always, best of luck in business to all of you!
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