Motivational Quotes for Entrepreneurs
"Be a first rate you instead of a second rate somebody else." ~ Judy Garland.
In the business world you will often encounter people telling you that you need to do things a certain way. Whether it's marketing, setting up a web site, or communicating with clients and customers, there are people who believe that there is only one way to success and that if you do not follow that model you are doomed to fail. As it turns out, many entrepreneurs are now finding that the key to success is to do things in a way that works for them and that fits with their specific business goals, values, and niche. So if someone tells you you have to do something, or have to do it a certain way, stop and think about it. In some cases their advice may be appropriate, but in other cases you may realize that their mindset simply differs from yours and does not represent what you are trying to accomplish and how you want to run your business.
"You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour." ~ Anonymous
"Successful people realize that failure is an important part of the learning process." ~ Jack Canfield
A common theme among business experts and coaches is that successful entrepreneurs are not afraid of failing. You may find that fear of not succeeding keeps you from starting a business or taking your business in a new direction. Perhaps you are concerned about the financial implications, or worry about the judgment of others should you not achieve your stated goal. When you realize that you are in that situation, take some time to think back on experiences in your past that you or others would categorize as failures. How did they help you accomplish more later? How did they lead you to where you are now? As you begin to appreciate the positive side of failure, you will find that you fear failure less, or even that you no longer consider certain possible outcomes as failures.
"You cannot learn other people's lessons for them. They must do it themselves and they will do it when they are ready." ~ Louise Hay
As you work with clients, customers, and business partners, you will no doubt encounter people who seem unwilling to take your advice and follow your expertise. While it may be frustrating to make no headway in trying to help another, and you may regret losing the opportunity for their business, realize that not everyone will be ready for the products or services you offer. You will fare better if you approach business with the mindset that you are here to let people know what you offer and how it can help them, and they need to determine if what you offer is a fit for them. Their decision then says more about them and what they are ready for than about the value of what you offer.