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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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            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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                        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~

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                                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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                                      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~

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                                              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~

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                                                    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~

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                                                        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~

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                                                          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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                                                              Is It Time for a Career Change? (And How to Make the Change)

                                                              Is It Time for a Career Change? (And How to Make the Change)

                                                              Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to determine next steps.

                                                              Many people settle for a career that no longer brings satisfaction. Most will respond by stating, “I am surviving” if a colleague asks them “How’s work?”

                                                              Settling for a job to pay bills and maintain a lifestyle is stagnation. You can re-direct the journey of a career with confidence by taking control of future decisions. After all, you deserve to be live a happy life that will offer a work-life balance.

                                                              Let’s look at the reasons why you need a career change and how to choose a career for a more fulfilling life.

                                                              How to Know if You Need a Career Change?

                                                              The challenges of dissatisfaction in a career can have a negative impact on our mental health. As a result, our mental health can lead to the obvious appearance of stress, aging, weight gain and internal health issues.

                                                              You deserve a career that will fulfill the inner desire of true happiness. Here are common factors that it is time for you to change your career.

                                                              Physical Signs

                                                              Are you aging since you started your job? Do you have anxiety? What about work-related injuries?

                                                              It feels amazing to receive a pay cheque, but you deserve to work in an environment that brings out the best of you. If the work environment is hazardous, speak to your boss about alternative options.

                                                              In the case that colleagues or your boss take advantage of your kindness, feeling the anxiety of fear of losing your job because of a high-stress environment may not be right for you.

                                                              Mental Signs

                                                              One out of five Americans has mental health issues, according to Mental Health America.[1] In most cases, it is related to stress.

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                                                              I remember working at a job in a work environment where harassment was acceptable. I had to walk on eggshells to avoid crossing the line with colleagues. My friends started to notice the difference in that I seemed out of character. It was then that I knew that changing a career to freelancing was the right decision.

                                                              Here is a list of mental signs of workplace unhappiness:

                                                              • The tension in your neck
                                                              • Difficulties with sleeping
                                                              • Unable to concentrate
                                                              • High anxiety
                                                              • Depression

                                                              If you start to feel your self-esteem is diminishing, it is time to consider if working in a high-stress industry is for you. The truth is, this negative energy will be transferred to people in your life like friends and family.

                                                              Are You Sure You’re Not Changing for the Wrong Reason?

                                                              Most people that feel they need a career are frustrated with their situation at work. Do you really understand your current situation at work?

                                                              The reason it is important to think about the work situation is some people decide to change career for factors that are insignificant. Factors that can potentially change if the person works in a different department or new organization.

                                                              Here is a list of unimportant factors to think about before you decide to make the transition:

                                                              Desire for an Increase of Salary

                                                              The desire for a higher income can persuade some to believe they are in the wrong career. The issue with this is more money requires more time in the office or taking on several positions at a time.

                                                              At times, pursuing a high-income role can be the complete opposite of what one is expected. It is what happens when a colleague leaves a company to a new one and returns several years later.

                                                              Overnight Decision

                                                              Let’s face it. We make overnight decisions when stressed out or disappointed with situations at work. The problem with a quick decision is the negative and positive points is overlooked.

                                                              Rejected for a Promotion

                                                              I have heard stories of managers that applied ten times for a position throughout a 5-year period. Yes, it sounds to be a lengthy process, but at times, a promotion requires time. Avoid changing a career if you do not see the results of a promotion currently.

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                                                              Bored at Work

                                                              Think deeply about this point. If you work a job that is repetitive, it is normal to feel bored. You can spice it up by changing the appearance of your desk, socializing with new employees in a different department, joining a leadership committee at work or coming to work with enthusiasm. Sometimes, all it takes is you to change jobs into a fun situation.

                                                              A career change can take time, networking, education and the job search process can be a journey. Here is a list of things to consider before making a final decision:

                                                              • How long have you worked in your career?
                                                              • What is the problem at work? Do you work well with the team?
                                                              • Do you receive recognition?
                                                              • Can you consider working in a new department?

                                                              If after reviewing your work situation and none of the above recommendations can help, then it’s time to make a career change.

                                                              How a Career Change Will Change Your Life

                                                              I have a friend that works in the medical industry. She was once a nurse working directly with patients in one of the top hospitals in her area. After five years, she started to internalize the issues with her patients to the point where she felt depressed after work hours. It impacted her relationship with her family and she almost lost herself.

                                                              One day, she decided to wake up and take control of her destiny. She started applying for new medical jobs in the office. It meant working on medical documentation of patients which is not an ideal career based on what society expects a medical professional to perform. But she started to feel happier.

                                                              It is a classic example of a person that was negatively impacted by issues at work, stayed in the same industry but changed careers.

                                                              A career change can fulfill a lifelong dream, increase one’s self-esteem or revive the excitement for one’s work.

                                                              You know a career change can be the right decision to make if you experience one or all of these:

                                                              • Working in a negative workplace: Don’t be discouraged. A negative workplace can be changed by working at a new organization.
                                                              • Working with a difficult boss: The challenges of working with a difficult boss can be stressful. All it takes is communication. You can address the issue directly with a manager professionally and respectfully.
                                                              • Feeling lost about what you do: Most people stay at their jobs and settle for mediocrity because of the fear of failure or the unknown. The rise to success often comes with working a tedious role or stepping outside of one’s comfort zone. If you fear the idea of being involved in activities that are new, remember that life is short. Mediocrity will only continue to make you feel as if life is passing you by.

                                                              How to Make a Career Change Successfully

                                                              The ultimate key to success is to go through a career transition step by step to avoid making the wrong decision.

                                                              1. Write a Career Plan

                                                              A career plan has a dead line for action steps that includes taking new courses, learning a new language, networking or improving issues at work.[2] A career plan should be kept in your wallet because it will motivate you to keep pursuing the role.

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                                                              You can learn how to set your career plan here.

                                                              2. Weigh Your Options

                                                              If you have a degree in Accounting, write down five positions in this industry of interest. The good news is diplomas and degrees can be used to a variety of roles to choose.

                                                              You don’t have to stick to what society holds a top job. In the end, choosing the right role that will make you happy is priceless.

                                                              3. Be Real About the Pros and Cons

                                                              It is time to be honest about strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the job market that are impacting the current situation.

                                                              A SWOT Analysis of a career can include:[3]

                                                              • Economic factors
                                                              • Direct competition: Is this role in high demand?
                                                              • Location: Do you need to move? If the goal is to work in tech and living in Cincinnati is not realistic, consider moving to San Francisco.
                                                              • Achievements: To stand out from the competition achievements like awards, committee involvement, freelance work or volunteering is a recipe for success.
                                                              • Education: Do you need to go back to school? Education can be expensive. However, online courses, webinars or self-study is an option.

                                                                A career blueprint is the first step to creating realistic goals. A person without goals will be disappointed without a clear direction of what to do next.

                                                                4. Find a Mentor or Career Coach

                                                                A mentor or a career coach that works in the desired position can share the pros and cons of working in the role. Here is a list of questions to ask a mentor:

                                                                • What is required to be successful in the role?
                                                                • What certification or educational development is needed?
                                                                • What are the challenges of the role?
                                                                • Is there potential for career advancement?

                                                                A chat at a coffee shop with a mentor can change your mind about the desire for a career change.

                                                                Find out how to pick a good mentor for yourself in this article: How to Find a Mentor That Will Help You Succeed

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                                                                5. Research Salary

                                                                Some people decide to change careers for a role that pays less or perks like benefits to make up for the difference in previous to potential salary.

                                                                It can reveal the cities throughout the country that offer a higher salary for those that have an interest in relocating for work.

                                                                6. Be Realistic

                                                                If your goal is to move up into an executive position, it is time to be honest about where you are in your career.

                                                                For example, if boardroom meetings, high-level discussions about financials or attending weekly networking events are boring, an executive role may not be right for you. If you are an introvert and working with people every day is nerve wrecking, you need to reconsider a job in sales.

                                                                Ask yourself if you can work in this role for the next five years of your life. If other benefits that come with the role are enticing, other roles are fit that will make you happy.

                                                                7. Volunteer First

                                                                A person that wants to become a manager should take on volunteer opportunities to experience the reality of the position.

                                                                Becoming a committee member to pursue a presidential opportunity can provide a perspective on leadership, maintaining a budget and public speaking.

                                                                Volunteer in a role until you are certain that it is the right opportunity.

                                                                8. Prepare Your Career Tools

                                                                I recommend asking a boss, colleague or mentor for career tools. If you prefer professional assistance, you can seek out resume writing assistance. Here is a list of things to consider when preparing career tools:

                                                                • Online search: Search your name online to see what shows up. I recommend searching images that are on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or other sites on a personal account. The last thing you want to realize is the job search is unsuccessful because there is unprofessional content you posted online.
                                                                • Be LinkedIn ready: Recruiters conduct a LinkedIn search to see if the work experience is the same on a resume. Remember to change the wording on LinkedIn from the resume, or it will appear there was no effort put into creating the profile.
                                                                • Portfolio: A portfolio of work is recommended for people that work in the arts, writing, graphic design and other fields. I recommend a portfolio online and one that is available in hand when attending job interviews or networking meetups.
                                                                • Cover letter: A good cover writer will always impress your potential employers. Here’s how to write a killer cover letter that stands out from others.

                                                                Bottom Line

                                                                It takes time to move towards a new career. Pay attention to the physical and mental signs to maintain your health. You deserve to work in happiness and come home stress-free. If you avoid the common mistakes people make, you will find a job and discover the role in a career field that is the best fit with your skillsets.

                                                                Master these action steps and changing career paths will be on your terms to make the best decision for your future.

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                                                                Reference

                                                                [1] Mental Health America: The State of Mental Health in America
                                                                [2] MIT Global Education & Career Development: Make a Career Plan
                                                                [3] Creately: Personal SWOT Analysis to Assess and Improve Yourself

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