8 Entrepreneur Quotes to Inspire your Business

Oftentimes, as entrepreneurs, you may find yourself second guessing each action you do and as an aspiring entrepreneur, you may find yourself wondering when or where you should start. Being an entrepreneur in itself is a hard hat to wear, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be worth it! For those days when you’re feeling down or cornered by your thoughts, we’ve compiled a list of inspiring quotes to get your engines going!

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“Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.”

-Oprah Winfrey

We have a tendency of keeping our eyes not on our goals, but our success. It is impossible to see something that has yet to happen- our success. It’s not to say that it won’t come, it’s simply to say that you must acknowledge what’s in front of you such as open doors, goals that will get you to your success! Take those opportunities, fulfill those goals, start your journey and that’s what will take you to where you need to be.

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“People don’t take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are over-analyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it.”

– Michelle Zatlyn

The timing will never be just right, financial stability isn’t immediate for many companies and your doubts are simply doubts if you don’t do anything towards them. There will always be something that can keep you from starting your entrepreneurial journey. Are you really going to let these things that have been proved time and time again to be conquered keep you down? Don’t. Get the ball rolling and make your dreams a reality!

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“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

– Audre Lorde

Fear is inevitable and there’s not one person who isn’t afraid of something! Dwelling on your fears, however, can be self-destructive. Simmering in the fear of an unsuccessful business or product does one thing- it keeps you from being successful. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt, believe in yourself, in your will power to pull through and make your vision, your dream come true!

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“Nothing will work unless you do.”

– Maya Angelou

Imagine you’re taking a casual, relaxing stroll out in the city when out of no where you see a car coming right at you! What do you do? Do you wait anxiously for someone to tell you to move or for a sign to tell you to get out of the way when a car is coming directly at you? Absolutely NOT. It is instinct to get out of the way! So why do you keep waiting around for that sign or for that person to get you started? Take that first step, the second step, a THIRD step, and soon it will become instinct for you to just keep moving forward.

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“If I hadn’t had mentors, I wouldn’t be here today.  I am a product of great mentoring and great coaching.”

- Indira Noooyi

If you’re stuck at a fork in your business, don’t be embarrassed and do not hesitate on asking for help or on getting another point of view. Your mind is great and unique, but two minds are better than one! Having people that share your thoughts, ideas and help you get better are always a great addition to your team! Not only is this a way to better your own business, it is also a great opportunity to network and grow too. Don’t let your pride hold you back and get to doing business!

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“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

- Walt Disney

You can dream about your plans. You can write about your plans and you can talk about your plans. But nothing will get done unless you act! Contemplating on your dreams takes you as far as a hamster wheel takes a hamster. Don’t tire your mind with thoughts, tire your mind with actions, with actual effort! This way, you won’t just be tired, you’ll be seeing your dream unfold.

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“In whatever you do, you’re not going to stand out unless you think big and have ideas that are truly original. That comes from tapping into your own creativity, not obsessing over what everyone else is doing.” 

—Sophia Amoruso

There are hundreds of businesses selling and making the same products, but you have your favorite a favorite electronics brand or a favorite table maker, right? Why is that? Your answers may be along the lines of they have better pixilation and he just has a different vibe. This is because of preference. Each individual person has a preference and each individual has a unique mind and guess what? You’re an individual. If you’re afraid to keep going because something’s already been done or because everyone is doing something the same way, DON’T BE. Put your unique and creative mind to work because that is the one thing keeping you from blending in with others.

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“You never lose in business, either you win or you learn.” — Melinda Emerson

Falling down doesn’t mean you have to stay on the floor or that you have to keep going through the same path that got you there in the first place. It means you have the option to do both of those things or you can get up and not take that path again. This is a learning experience! Omit negative words from your vocabulary when it comes to situations like this. Find a way to see the good in everything and this will help you not just in business, but in life as well.