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11 Inspirational Quotes On Secrets Of Success From Entrepreneurs

11 Inspirational Quotes On Secrets Of Success From Entrepreneurs

Whether you are preparing to launch your own startup or are looking for inspiration to help you with other areas of your life, the following 11 entrepreneurs can help you focus on what really matters and learn the importance of continuously striving for success.

1. Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari, Inc. and Chuck E. Cheese

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    “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, not a dreamer.”

    Nolan Bushnell has been involved in more than 20 companies. He currently serves as the chairman and co-founder of Brainrush.

    2. Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook

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      “If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.”

      Mark Zuckerberg is known for being one of the creators of Facebook, and he also launched the Internet.org project with the goal of helping 5 billion people worldwide get online.

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      3. John Rampton, Founder of Blogging.org, PPC.org, Due.com and Pixloo

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        “You can say anything to anyone, but how you say it will determine how they will react.”

        John Rampton is an entrepreneur, angel investor and writer who contributes to The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur and Forbes. His most recent business launch is due.com which provides tools for simple online time tracking and invoicing. The blog also offers online business advice through articles such as “The 12-Step Program To Recover Your Blog From Any Google Penalty”

        4. Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks

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          “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.”

          Howard Schultz doesn’t just bring us some of the most popular and delicious coffee in the world, either. He has also served on Square, Inc.’s board of directors and was the owner of the Seattle SuperSonics from 2002 – 2006.

          5. Steve Jobs, Co-founder and Former CEO of Apple

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            “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

            Steve Jobs passed away in 2011 after one of the most successful entrepreneurial careers there has ever been. He is credited with being a pioneer of the American computer revolution and was also the owner of Pixar.

            6. Jim Rohn, Former Vice President of Nutri-Bio

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              “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”

              Jim Rohn’s rags to riches story enabled him to become a successful motivational speaker and author after Nutrio-Bio went out of business. Rohn passed away in 2009.

              7. Estée Lauder, Co-founder of the Estée Lauder Companies

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                “I didn’t get here by dreaming or thinking about it. I got here by doing it.”

                Estée Lauder began working with beauty products as a teenager and released her first fragrance, Youth Dew, in 1953. Lauder passed away in 2004 after a successful 51 year career that included being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

                8. Thomas Edison, Founder of the Edison Electric Light Company

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                  “I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”

                  Thomas Edison’s list of accomplishments includes the electric light bulb, the motion picture camera. and developing the phonograph.

                  9. Kallum J. Mitterer, Founder of Peak Nootropics

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                    “Controlling our thoughts and behaviors is the single most important factor of success. Everything else is just an edge over people who don’t harness these abilities.”

                    Kallum Mitterer, a 26-year-old entrepreneur, is one of the top online merchants in the business world today. He’s made a career of marketing nootropics that unlock the key to ultimate brain health and life hacks. Mitterer’s quick rise at such a young age showcases the fact that everyone’s potential for entrepreneurial success is truly Limitless.”

                    10. Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group

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                      “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”

                      Richard Branson has been bringing his business ideas to life since the age of 16. Branson is also involved in several humanitarian causes and has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies.

                      11. Mark Cuban, Owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Landmark Theaters

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                        “Work like there is someone working 24-hours a day to take it all away from you.”

                        Mark Cuban is an outspoken entrepreneur and author of How to Win at the Sport of Business. He has built a diverse and successful business career that has enabled him to accrue an estimated net worth of $3 billion. Cuban’s accomplishments include co-owning 2929 Entertainment, owning Landmark Theaters and the Dallas Mavericks, and appearing as an investor on “Shark Tank.”

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                        All of these quotes are a good inspirational starting point for any entrepreneur who wants to take their ideas to the next level. You can also derive inspiration by reading additional quotes from some of the most notable female leaders throughout history.

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                        Last Updated on November 5, 2019

                        How to Use Visual Learning to Work More Effectively

                        How to Use Visual Learning to Work More Effectively

                        Knowledge is essential to become successful in life, your career and your business. Without learning new concepts and becoming proficient in our craft, we cannot excel in our chosen careers or archive knowledge to pass down to the next generation.

                        But content comes in various forms, and because how we learn influences how much we know, we need to talk about learning styles. This article will focus on how to utilize visual learning to boost your career or business.

                        The Importance of Knowing Your Learning Style

                        Knowing your learning style enables you to process new information to the best of your ability. Not only does it reduce your learning curve, you’re able to communicate these same concepts to others effectively.

                        But it all starts when you’re able to first identify the best way you learn.

                        As a college student, I soon figured out that taking online courses without visual aids or having an instructor in front of me led to poor retention of concepts.

                        Sure, I got good grades and performed excellently in my online exams. However. I discovered that I couldn’t maintain this performance level because I forgot 80 percent of the course content by the end of the semester.

                        There are several types of learning styles known to mankind. To give an idea of how visual learning stacks up against other learning styles, here’s a brief mention of some of the different types of learning styles we have.

                        The four most popular types of learning styles are:

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                        • Visual learning style (what this article talks about).
                        • Aural or auditory learning style (learning by listening to information presented).
                        • Verbal or linguistic learning style (learning that involves speech and writing).
                        • Tactile learning style (learning by touching and doing)

                        But for the purposes of this article, we will be focusing on using visual learning to boost your career or business.

                        How to Know If You’re a Visual Learner?

                        When it comes to boosting your career, business (or education), a visual learner is one who would most definitely choose shapes, images, symbols, or reading over auditory messages.

                        I’m talking about preferring to read an actual map when navigating to a new place over listening to verbal directions. I’m talking about discovering that you actually have trouble remembering what your manager said at the meeting because there were no graphs or illustrations to support the points raised.

                        Most people who struggle with learning probably aren’t leveraging their best learning styles. The earlier you identify how your learning style can boost your success, the less struggle you will encounter with processing new information throughout your career.

                        However, visual learning in particular CAN 10x your career or business whether it is your preferred learning style or not. And here’s why:

                        Several studies have arrived at the conclusion that the brain retains more information with the help of visual aids. In other words, images are directly processed by our long-term memory which helps us store information for longer periods of time.[1]

                        While some lessons can be performed orally, several concepts can only make sense if you have an image with an explanation of sequences (i.e learning about the human DNA).

                        Visual learning does use a different part of the brain and visual cues are processed by the part of the brain known as the occipital lobe.

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                        By engaging more parts of the brain during learning, you’re able to have a fuller understanding of concepts and facilitate better interaction with your immediate environment.

                        How to Use Visual Learning for Success

                        Here’re 4 ways to use visual learning to boost your career or business:

                        1. Bring back the to-do list. Then add shapes and colors to boost productivity.

                        We live in an age where computers have taken over virtually every aspect of productivity and most human functions. But written lists are making a comeback, and with an endless number of important tasks to complete, having a to-do list of tasks in order of importance can improve your productivity.

                        While coming up with a list is initially challenging, adding colors and shapes to written lists that you personally write and manage gives you an extra layer of assurance and boosts aids recall so that you actually get stuff done.

                        I have tried this technique in my work as a registered nurse and discovered that adding shapes and colors to to-do lists helps me delegate tasks, recognize where more work is needed, and makes it easy to cross off completed tasks at the end of the day.

                        2. Add graphs, charts and symbols to your reports.

                        Yes, it seems like more work cut out for you. However, graphs enable you monitor the heartbeat of your business.

                        Graphs and charts help you trend your finances, budget, and pretty much any data overtime. With the help of free and premium software available on the market, it has become easier to take plain data and in a matter of seconds, have relevant information displayed in different shapes and images.

                        As an entrepreneur, you can make predictions and allocate funds wisely when you’re able to see whether your efforts are rewarded. You can use colors and charts to delegate actions to members of your team and track performance at the same time.

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                        And when broken down into monthly, quarterly, bi-annual or annual goals, graphs and charts communicate what ordinary text cannot.

                        3. Effectively brainstorm with mind-mapping.

                        Mind-mapping is not new but I don’t think it’s been talked about as often as we do to-do lists.

                        With mind mapping, you’re organizing information accurately and drawing relationships between concepts and pieces from a whole.

                        Think of a mind map as a tree with several branches. For example, the tree can symbolize healthcare while each branch stands for nursing, medicine, laboratory science, and so on. When you look at nursing, you can further branch out into types of nursing; pediatric, women’s health, critical care, and so on.

                        It’s an interesting relationship; the more ideas you’re able to come up with for your chosen subject, the deeper you get and the stronger the association.

                        Mind maps really show you relationships between subjects and topics, and simplifies processes that might seem complicated at first glance. In a way, it is like a graphical representation of facts presented in a simple, visual format.

                        Mind mapping isn’t only limited to career professionals; business owners can benefit from mind mapping by organizing their online learning activities and breaking down complex tasks into simple actions so that you can accurately measure productivity.

                        4. Add video streaming to meetings.

                        What if you could double the productivity of your team members by video streaming your meetings or adding flash animation to your presentation at the same time?

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                        When you offer video as an alternative method of processing information to colleagues, there is a greater chance of retaining information because we recreate these stories into images in our minds.

                        For organizations that hold virtual meetings, it can also be an effective way to enhance performance during if people can see their colleagues in addition to flash animation or whatever form of video is provided during the meeting.

                        Is Visual Learning Better Than Other Learning Styles?

                        No, that is not the point. The goal here is to supplement your existing dominant learning style with visual learning so that you can experience a significant boost in how you process and use everyday information.

                        You might discover that understanding scientific concepts are much easier after incorporating visual learning or that you’re able to understand your organization’s value when projected on a visual screen with charts and graphs.

                        The overall goal is to always be learning and to continue to leverage visual learning style in your career and business.

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