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30 Best Quotes to Encourage You to be a Successful Entrepreneur

30 Best Quotes to Encourage You to be a Successful Entrepreneur

Motivational quotes can help successful entrepreneurs to stay inspired. To assist you in finding quotes that can inspire you, 30 quotes have been compiled below to encourage you. Scroll through the quotes, choose one that inspires you, and then share it on social media.

Quotes to encourage startups and those starting out as entrepreneurs

Discovering quotes that can encourage you while getting your business started as a successful entrepreneur is included below. A startup is someone who has decided to invest in creating a business that is based on a business model. The amazing thing about being a startup is the fact that you are opening up a brand new business that can be just what your target market is looking for.

The goal of this section is to provide you with powerful quotes that will inspire you as your journey begins. Be inspired and encouraged!

1. “Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe~

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    2. “Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.” ~Norman Cousins~

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      3. “Ideas can be life-changing.  Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.” ~Jim Rohn~

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        4. “Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.” ~Author Unknown~

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          5. “The closer one gets to the top, the more one finds there is no “top.”” ~Nancy Barcus~

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          Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - making to top

            6. “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” ~William Feather~

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              7. “Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.” ~Zen Proverb~

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                8. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~Theodore Roosevelt~

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                  9. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” ~Jimmy Johnson~

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                    10. “Hire character. Train skill.” ~Peter Schutz~

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                      Quotes to encourage those building your business

                      It is always helpful to have encouraging words when building your business. As you read these quotes, think about how you can apply them to your process of building the business. It might even be helpful to you if you were to choose some to share with others to encourage them as they build their businesses too.

                      11. “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.” ~Jim Rohn~

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                      Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - business change

                        12. “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.” ~Author Unknown~

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                          13. “The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” ~Margaret Carty~

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                            14. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” ~Henry Ford~

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                              15. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” ~Woody Allen~

                              Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - team success

                                16. “Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles.” ~Walter Cronkite~

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                                  17. “Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to.” ~Author Unknown~

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                                    18. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.” ~Abraham Lincoln~

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                                    Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - resolution

                                      19. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” ~George Smith Patton~

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                                        20. “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” ~George Bernard Shaw~

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                                          Quotes to encourage engaging with others to grow business

                                          An essential part of growing your business is getting connected to others and engaging with them. The quotes in this section will focus on encouraging you to engage and influence others to move in a positive direction. As you engage, keep in mind that it would be great to connect with your peers, clients, competitors and mentors as you encourage them too.

                                          21. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” ~Henry Ford~

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                                            22. “No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

                                            Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - individuality

                                              23. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” ~Albert Einstein~

                                              Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - value

                                                24. “One must spend time in gathering knowledge to give it out richly.” ~Edward C. Steadman~

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                                                  25. “When the wisdom speaks, be silent. Do not waste your candle when the sun is there” ~Mehmet Murat ildan~

                                                  Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

                                                    26. “There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.” ~Alexander Woollcott~

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                                                      27. “Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.” ~John G. Pollard~

                                                      Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - wisdom

                                                        28. “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.” ~Howard Aiken~

                                                        Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - ideas

                                                          29. “Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority.” ~William Arthur Ward~

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                                                            30. “Make the workmanship surpass the materials.” ~Ovid~

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                                                              9 Tips for Starting a New Job and Succeeding in Your Career

                                                              9 Tips for Starting a New Job and Succeeding in Your Career

                                                              Congratulations, you’re starting a new job! You’re feeling relieved that the interviews and the wait for a decision from the hiring manager is over, and you’ve finally signed the offer.

                                                              Feelings of fear and anticipation may surface now as you think about starting work on Monday. Or you may feel really confident if you have plenty of work experience.

                                                              Remember to not assume that your new work environment will be similar to previous ones. It’s very common for seasoned professionals to overestimate themselves due to the breadth of their experience.

                                                              Companies offer different depths of on-boarding experiences.[1] Ultimately, success in your career depends on you.

                                                              Below are 9 tips for starting a new job and succeeding in your career.

                                                              1. Your Work Starts Before Your First Day

                                                              When you prepared for your interview, you likely did some research about the company. Now it’s time to go more in depth.

                                                              • How would your manager like you to prepare for your first day? What are his/her expectations?
                                                              • What other information can your manager provide so that you can start learning more about the role or company?
                                                              • What company policies or reports can you review that can get you acclimatized to your new job and work environment?

                                                              You’ll need to embrace a lot of new people and information when you start your new job. What you learn before your first day at work can help you feel more grounded and prepare your mind to process new information.

                                                              2. Know Your Role and the Organization

                                                              Review the job posting and know your responsibilities. Sometimes, job postings are simplified versions of the job description. Ask your manager or human resources if there is a detailed job description of your role.

                                                              Once you understand your key responsibilities and accountabilities, ask yourself:

                                                              • What questions do you have about the role?
                                                              • What information do you need to do your job effectively?
                                                              • Who do you need to meet and start building relationships with?

                                                              Continue to increase your knowledge and do your research through the company Intranet site, organizational charts, the media, LinkedIn profiles, the industry and who your company competitors are.

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                                                              This is not a one time event. Continue to do this throughout your time with the company. Every team or project you engage with will evolve and change.

                                                              Keep current and be ready to adapt by using your observational skills to be aware of changes to your work environment and people’s behaviour.

                                                              3. Learn the Unwritten Rules at Work

                                                              Understanding your work culture is key to help you succeed in your career.

                                                              Many of these unwritten rules will not be listed on company policies. This means you’ll need to use all of your senses to observe the environment and the people within it.

                                                              What should you wear? See what your peers and leaders are wearing. Notice everything from their jewelry down to their shoes. Once you have a good idea of the dress code you can then infuse your own style.

                                                              What are your hours of work? What do you notice about start, break and end times? Are your observations different from what you learned at the interview? What questions do you have based on your observations? Asking for clarity will help you make informed decisions and thrive in a new work setting.

                                                              What are the main communication channels?[2] What communication mediums do people use (phone, email, in-person, video)? Does the medium change in different work situations? What is your manager’s communication style and preference? These observations will help you better navigate your work environment and thrive in the workplace.

                                                              4. Be Mindful of Your Assumptions

                                                              You got the job, you’re feeling confident and are eager to show how you can contribute. Check the type of language you are using when you’re approaching your work and sharing your experiences.

                                                              I’ve heard many new employees say:

                                                              • “I used to do this at ‘X’ company …”
                                                              • “When I worked at “X” company we implemented this really effective process …”
                                                              • “We did this at my other company … how come you guys are not …”
                                                              • “Why are you doing that … we used to do this …”

                                                              People usually don’t want to hear about your past company. The experiences that you had in the past are different in this new environment.

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                                                              Remember to:

                                                              • Notice your assumptions
                                                              • Focus on your own work
                                                              • Ask questions, and
                                                              • Learn more about the situation before offering suggestions.

                                                              You can then better position yourself as a trusted resource that makes informed decisions tailored to business needs.

                                                              5. Ask Questions and Seek Clarification

                                                              Contrary to common belief, asking questions when you’re starting a new job is not a vulnerability.

                                                              Asking relevant questions related to your job and the company:

                                                              • Helps you clarify expectations
                                                              • Shows that you’ve done your research
                                                              • Demonstrates your initiative to learn

                                                              Seeking to clarify and understand your environment and the people within it will help you become more effective at your job.

                                                              6. Set Clear Expectations to Develop Your Personal Brand

                                                              Starting a new job is the perfect time to set clear expectations with your manager and colleagues. Your actions and behaviors at work tells others about your work style and how you like to operate. So it’s essential to get clear on what feels natural to you at work and ensure that your own values are aligned with your work actions.

                                                              Here are a few questions to reflect on so that you can clearly articulate your intentions and follow through with consistent actions:

                                                              Where do you need to set expectations? Reflect on lessons learned from your previous work experiences. What types of expectations do you need to set so that you can succeed?

                                                              Why are you setting these expectations? You’ll likely need to provide context and justify why you’re setting these boundaries. Are your expectations reasonable? What are the impacts on the business?

                                                              What are your values? If you value work life balance, but you’re answering emails on weekends and during your vacation time, people will continue to expect this from you. What boundaries do you need to set for yourself at work?

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                                                              What do you want to be known for? This question requires some deep reflection. Do you want to be known as a leader who develops and empowers others? Maybe you want to be known for someone who creates an environment of respect where everyone can openly share ideas. Or maybe you want to be someone who challenges people to get outside their comfort zones?

                                                              7. Manage Up, Down, and Across

                                                              Understanding the work styles of those around you is key to a successful career. Particularly how you communicate and interact with your immediate manager.

                                                              Here are a few key questions to consider:

                                                              • How can you make your manager’s job easier?
                                                              • What can you do to anticipate her/his needs?
                                                              • How can you keep them informed (and prepared) so they don’t get caught off-guard?
                                                              • What are your strengths? How can you communicate these to him/her so that they fully understand your capabilities?

                                                              These questions can also apply if you manage a team or if you deal with multiple stakeholders.

                                                              8. Build Relationships Throughout the Company

                                                              It’s important to keep learning from diverse groups and individuals within the company. You’ll get different perspectives about the organization and others may be able to help you succeed in your role.

                                                              What types of relationships do you need to build? Why are you building this relationship?

                                                              Here are some examples of workplace relationships:

                                                              • Immediate Manager. He/she controls your work assignments. The work can shape the success of your career.
                                                              • Mentors. These are people who are knowledgeable about their field and the company. They are willing to share their experiences with you to help you navigate the workplace and even your career.
                                                              • Direct Reports. Your staff can influence how successful you are at meeting your goals.
                                                              • Mentees. They are another resource to help you keep informed about the organization and your opportunity to develop others.

                                                              Other workplace relationships include team members, stakeholders, or strategic partners/sponsors that will advocate for your work.

                                                              Learn more in this article: 10 Ways to Build Positive And Effective Work Relationships

                                                              9. Keep in Touch With Those in Your Existing Network

                                                              “Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama

                                                              You are part of an ecosystem that has gotten you to where you are today. Every single person and each moment that you have encountered with someone has shaped who you are – both positive and negative.

                                                              Here’s How to Network So You’ll Get Way Ahead in Your Professional Life.

                                                              Make sure you continue to nurture the relationships that you value and show gratitude to those who have helped you achieve your goals.

                                                              Summing It Up

                                                              There are many aspects of your career that you are in control of. Observe, listen, and make informed decisions. Career success depends on your actions.

                                                              Remember to not assume that your new work environment will be similar to previous ones.

                                                              Here are the 9 tips for starting a new job and succeeding in your career:

                                                              1. Your Work Starts Before Your 1st Day
                                                              2. Know Your Role and the Organization
                                                              3. Learn the Unwritten Rules at Work
                                                              4. Be Mindful of Your Assumptions
                                                              5. Ask Questions and Seek Clarification
                                                              6. Set Clear Expectations to Develop Your Personal Brand
                                                              7. Manage Up, Down, and Across
                                                              8. Build Relationships Throughout the Company
                                                              9. Keep in Touch With Those in Your Existing Network

                                                              Celebrate, enjoy your new role, and take good care of yourself!

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