Tuesday, March 12, 2013

50 Success Quotes for Entrepreneurs

50 Success Quotes for Entrepreneurs
Below you will find 50 inspirational success quotes for current or aspiring entrepreneurs to start the new year off the right way.
It doesn’t matter if you want, or have, a home based business, an online home business, a brick-and-mortar offline business, or any other type of business. All that matters is that you are succeeding as an entrepreneur, and living by these quotes will be very helpful in achieving your goals.
1. “Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.” -Henry Ford
2. “Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.” -Jawaharlal Nehru
3. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” -Napoleon Hill
4. “Have the end in mind and every day make sure your working towards it.” -Ryan Allis
5. “If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.” -John D Rockefeller
6. “There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.” -Christopher Morley
7. “The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.” -William James
8. “Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried something new.” -Albert Einstein
9. “Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” -Peter F. Drucker
10. “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” -Unknown
11. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas Edison
12. “It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.” -John Crowe
13. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” -Thomas Edison
14. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
15. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” -Vince Lombardi
16. “Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!” -Paul J. Meyer
17. “The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.” -Nolan Bushnell
18. “Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.” -Mark Twain
19. “Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” -Booker T. Washington
19. “To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.” -Bunker Hunt
20. “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’” -Brian Tracy
21. “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.” -Mooie
22. “What is not started will never get finished.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
23. “The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.” -Dennis Waitley
24. “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” -Napoleon Hill
25. “Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.” -Joseph Sugarman
26. “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” -George Patton
27. “Effective people are not problem-minded; they’re opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.” -Stephen Covey
28. “A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn’t particularly feel like it.” -Alistair Cooke
29. “I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” -John D. Rockefeller
30. “I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.” -Frank Lloyd Wright
31. “You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn’t correct. We all start with all there is. It’s how we use it that makes things possible.” -Henry Ford
32. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -Les Brown
33. “To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail.” -Dorothea Brande
34. “Life is a series of problem-solving opportunities. The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you depending on how you respond to them.” -Rick Warren
35. “I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you’re a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you’ll win – if you don’t you won’t.” -Bruce Jenner
36. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” -John Maxwell
37. “Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing there is a solution paves the way to a solution.” -Dr. David Schwartz
38. “All successful men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.” -Brian Tracy
39. “Never be afraid to tread the path alone. Know which is your path and follow is wherever it may lead you; do not feel you have to follow in someone else’s footsteps.” -Eileen Caddy
40. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” -Aristotle
41. “Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves.” -Zig Ziglar
42. “Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” – Sun Tzu
43. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” -David Bly
44. “Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses… on your powers, instead of your problems.” -Paul J. Meyer
45. “The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.” -Aristotle Onansis
46. “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” -Henry David Thoreau
47. “Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.” -Reed Markham
48. “If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.” -Henry Ford
49. “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing. It’s when you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.” -Margaret Thatcher
50. “The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication.” -Michael Gerber

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Winners Never Quit!

"All my life people have said that I wasn't going to make it... You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win." Ted Turner

Monday, March 4, 2013

Self Education

Take Care of Yourself

It has been said by many successful entrepreneurs that being healthy is the key to success. Not only will you have the energy and a clear head to do all that needs to be done to succeed but others will look at you and see vibrancy. Think of all the successful people that you know- famous or not- the majority are in good health.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Nothing is More Important Than Persistence

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." --Calvin Coolidge

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Believe in the goal of becoming a millionaire

" This isn't something to discuss in terms of "possibilities" or "maybes". You must believe that you both deserve to be and will become a millionaire. Many people don't truly believe they deserve more money than what they're already getting. In fact, many people discount wealth as being bad, dirty, an evil and something ignoble to pursue. Yet, this ignores the reality that money creates opportunities both for yourself and for others. With more money, you can help more people just as much as you can help yourself. For example, you will have far greater opportunities to help others through charity donations, mentoring, creating projects that people can be a part of and possible even providing jobs if you're a business person. None of these things are tainted reasons for wanting to be rich."

Excerpt from: 6 Ways to Become a Millionaire

Be Willing To Work Hard

Think Big

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ask For Referrals

Word-of-mouth referrals are probably the least expensive and the most effective way of getting new business. This makes referrals the most important way for home-based businesses to market themselves. Here are several of the best ways of earning great referrals from customers:
  • Do great work: When you do great work, your clients are happy to give you great referrals. Do less-than-great work, and you'll be lucky to get any referrals.
  • Do your work on time and within budget: If you consistently deliver on your promises, you'll soon have more business than you could ever imagine possible. And you'll earn your clients' referrals.
  • Keep your clients well informed: When clients spend their money on you, they want to be kept apprised of your progress, not only to stay in touch with the project, but also to keep a watchful eye out for problems before they get out of hand. Do your clients a favor, and keep them informed about your project's progress. Whether the news is good or bad, your clients and customers will appreciate your forthrightness and candor.
  • Be dependable: If anything, you should always keep your word — even when it hurts. If you promise to do something, do everything in your power to keep your promise, no matter what it takes to follow through on it.
  • Be flexible: Customers and clients appreciate vendors who are flexible and willing to meet their needs, no matter what those needs are. Not only that, but also, they will pay more for that flexibility. Think what you can do in your business to better meet your customers' needs.
  • Thank your clients for their referrals: Everyone likes to be appreciated for what they do. Your customers are no different. Be sure to thank them for their referrals with a hand-signed card or small gift.
Excerpt From How to Succeed in Your Home-based Business

Help Me, Help You

"Your home business is not about the products or services that you sell. Your home business is not about the prices that you charge for your goods and services. Your home business is not about your competition and how to beat them. Your business is all about your customers, or clients, period. After all, your customers are the people that will ultimately decide if your business goes boom or bust. Everything you do in business must be customer focused, including your policies, warranties, payment options, operating hours, presentations, advertising and promotional campaigns and website. In addition, you must know who your customers are inside out and upside down."

Friday, February 22, 2013

What is Your Primary Motivation?

"This is one of the most obvious signs of most entrepreneurs heading for doom. If your primary motivation for being in business is to acquire wealth rather than to create and add value, then you’ve started off on the wrong foot. If the drive for money supersedes the drive to create innovative products/services that will add value to your target market, then is time for some serious soul searching."
Excerpt from 7 Reasons Why Most Entrepreneurs Fail in Business

Keep Going

"Entrepreneurs get so easily distracted. We’re creators and so always have new ideas of new projects to pursue. The average entrepreneur will only work at their business concept for 3-10 months before starting to give up on it. Decide what ONE thing you want to pursue and go get it. Dedicate 18 months to the project, build it strategically and you will be amazed at what unfolds for your life."

The Millionaire Messenger

The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard is about taking info that you are passionate about (and others want to know) and turning it into a message that you can sell: via ebook, webinar, video etc... It is a must read for those of us who itching to become millionaires. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

What is Millionaire in Training?

My husband and I decided that we were going to work our booties off this year and make 1 million dollars. You heard me right. Our goal is to make 1 million dollars by March 1, 2014.
We don't want to be millionaires because we want to fancy cars, expensive jewelry etc.. We want to pay off our debt, buy a home in cash, and then have the time and resources to give back to our community.
We are self employed and have a miriad of ways that we could make money so we will just have to try them all to get the money coming in. I will be sharing some things with you here- maybe you could be a millionaire in training too.

Thought of the Day

A few days ago someone this on Facebook "What could you sell for $84 to 1000 people a month? If you do this you would make over a million dollars in 1 year." This got Jeff and I thinking. What could we offer for $100? Consulting, website hosting, an actual website? Hmmmm.. Time to think outside the box.