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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~

                Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - what you have

                  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~

                        Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - teamwork

                          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~

                            Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - team together

                              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~

                                      Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - success bounce

                                        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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                                                              Feeling Stuck in Your Career? How to Break Free and Get Ahead

                                                              Feeling Stuck in Your Career? How to Break Free and Get Ahead

                                                              Have you ever caught yourself in a daydream where you’ve gone for that upcoming promotion, and you’re now the boss at work? Or how about the one where you’ve summoned up all your courage to quit a job where you’re feeling stuck in your career and live your dream instead? Or when you’ve changed career paths to do what really makes you happy?

                                                              Then, you snapped back to reality and realized that you’re not the boss, not living your dream, and not even happy in the career path that you’re on.

                                                              Over the years I’ve worked with hundreds of individuals who’ve told me they feel stuck in their careers, that something had to change for them to break free and be happy, but they lacked the confidence to take that step. My mission is to make sure that nobody feels stuck in their career because of a momentary lapse in bravery that’s dragged on for too long.

                                                              Read on to find out how you can stop feeling stuck in your career, break free, and get ahead at work. .

                                                              Here are my top ten tips for becoming unstuck in your career.

                                                              1. Make Time for You

                                                              If you’re feeling stuck, frustrated, or unhappy with how your career is panning out, the first step is to work out why.

                                                              Maybe you’ve arrived in your current career by accident and haven’t ever made time to deliberately think or plan what you’d love to do and how you’d get there.

                                                              Prioritizing time to think is the first step you need to take to stop feeling stuck and start getting ahead. Book some time into your day where you can have an uninterrupted meeting with yourself. This is your thinking time.

                                                              Work out what makes you happy at work, what doesn’t, and where you might want to go. Decide on the steps you want to take to progress your career in the direction that you want it to take.

                                                              For example, are there training days, evening courses, or online learning that you can do? Have you considered getting a mentor to help you get ahead?

                                                              By booking in a meeting with yourself, it signals it’s important (to you and your colleagues) and also stops others spotting a gap in your day and filling it with a meeting.

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                                                              2. Grow Your Network Before You Need It

                                                              Who you know is more important than what you know for career progression. Don’t wait until you’re feeling stuck in your career to start expanding your networks. Do it now.

                                                              Adam Grant, the author of Give and Take, says you’re 58% more likely to get a new job through your weak ties than through your strong ones. Your strong ties are those in your immediate circle whom you interact with often. Your weak ties are your friends of friends. They move in different circles to you, they know different people, make different connections, and are more likely to introduce you to new and different opportunities[1].

                                                              When I was thinking about setting up my current company, Lucidity, I turned up to every networking event. I drank a lot of coffees with a lot of different people to understand what they did, to ask for advice, to unpick what their problems were, and to look for opportunities for collaboration and connections.

                                                              It paid off because, when I launched my business, I let my network know how I could help them, and soon I had my first clients.

                                                              Pay attention to building and nurturing your networks and focus on how you can add value to other. That’s where your next career opportunity is most likely to come from.

                                                              3. Surround Yourself With People Who Inspire You

                                                              According to Tim Ferriss, “You are the average of the five people you most associate with,” and his associations with different people ebbs and flows depending on what he’s working on and trying to achieve[2].

                                                              For example, if you are trying to be fitter, it’s easier if you hang around with people who love doing exercise–they help you to up your game.

                                                              If you want that promotion, a career change, or to set up your own business, seek out people who are excelling at it already. They’ll have valuable things to teach you about breaking free and getting ahead.

                                                              4. Work on Your Personal Brand

                                                              Jeff Bezos defines a personal brand as “what people say about you when you’re not in the room.” People will talk about you when you are not in the room anyway, so you might as well be deliberate about what you’d like people to say!

                                                              Your personal brand isn’t about pretending to be something you’re not. That can actually keep you feeling stuck in your career. It’s really about being your best “real you.” It’s about owning your strengths and being purposeful about how you want to be perceived by others.

                                                              What do you want to be known for? By being more deliberate about how you want to come across and what you’re looking for in your career, you’ll increase your chance of attracting the right opportunities.

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                                                              Once you’ve given your personal brand some thought, make sure that you show up online. Is your LinkedIn profile up to date? And if you don’t have one, get one. Make sure it communicates what you want to be known for and that it’s consistent with your other social media profiles.

                                                              Try these 5 Steps to Master Networking Skills and Perfect Your Personal Branding.

                                                              5. Be Accountable

                                                              Achieve your career goals faster, and grow and learn by making yourself accountable. Tell other people your goals and a timeline. and have them to hold you accountable.

                                                              For example, you might want to get a promotion by the end of the year, have decided the sector you want to move to by the end of the month, or have got your new business idea before the next pay day. Whatever your ambitions are, you can tell a friend or a colleague, or share this with a mentor or a mastermind group.

                                                              When we tell other people our goals and intentions, they hold us accountable, and we are more likely to make progress faster.

                                                              6. Make Sure Your Values Are Aligned With Your Company’s

                                                              All the professional development, goal setting, and networks in the world won’t make you happy if you’re working for a company that ultimately has opposing values to yours.

                                                              Figure out what’s important to you in a job. For example, does your company’s product help people live a better life? Do you feel strongly about your company’s ethics and social responsibility? Does the company culture allows employees to be themselves and shine? Or maybe flexible working and more holidays for employees with families is where your heart is?

                                                              Some companies put their employees well-being at the core of their business; others put profits first. If you feel that your values don’t match the core values of your employer, it could be a reason why you’re feeling stuck in your career and unhappy.

                                                              It’s important to work through this and identify whether it’s the job that is not right for you, or if it’s a great job but the organization or sector is wrong for you.

                                                              7. Get out of Your Comfort Zone

                                                              Your comfort zone is your safe place. For any change to happen, you have to step out of your comfort zone.

                                                              It’s actually much easier not to change anything and to keep grumbling on about how you’re stuck and unhappy in your career than to step outside of your comfort zone to address the fearful unknowns associated with change. It’s part of human nature that we’d put up with the devil we know rather than risk the devil we don’t.

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                                                              This is true even if the devil we know is a boring, unfulfilling job because we’re wired to think that making a change to find a better option might actually leave us worse off.

                                                              If you feel stuck, it might be that your confidence has got the better of you.

                                                              To get ahead at work, start taking small steps outside of your comfort zone. Consider what you’re scared of that is stopping you from making a change. Then, tackle that in small steps.

                                                              For example, if you know that to move into the job you want, you’ll have to do more public speaking, but public speaking terrifies you so much it’s stopping you from going for the job, then start small to build your confidence. You can speak up more in team meetings, then slowly build from there.

                                                              You might also choose to set up or be part of a specific group. One of my clients, who found that confidence was holding her team back in achieving work goals, set up a “get out of your comfort zone club,” where they challenge and support each other to build their confidence by regularly leaving their comfort zones.

                                                              8. Learn to Embrace Failure

                                                              Failure is part of life. A New York University study found that children learning to walk averaged 2,368 steps and fell 17 times an hour[3]. Failure is simply the natural path to success.

                                                              The truth is that we don’t get everything right the first time. We fail, we learn, we pick ourselves up, and we try again.

                                                              In my experience, it’s common that whilst the theory of learning from failure is supported, the reality of being open about failures to enable personal learning is much harder to achieve.

                                                              We don’t like to admit that we’ve failed. We have a fight or flight response to failure. It’s a normal gut reaction to ask ourselves: “Will I get away with it if I don’t tell anyone?” We are fearful of criticism, of losing face in front of others, or even being fired for failure.

                                                              However, if you’re going to stop feeling stuck in your career, you must be open to learning from failure.

                                                              Reframe failure by viewing everything as an experiment because you can’t have a failed experiment—you just learn whether something works or not. Think of Edison inventing the lightbulb, when he said:

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                                                              “I’ve not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

                                                              9. Build Your Resilience

                                                              Resilience is the ability to tackle difficulties and setbacks, to bounce back, regroup, and to keep going.

                                                              Getting unstuck in your career, taking a different path, and achieving the results you want will take resilience. Having resilience is also the capacity to choose how you respond to the unexpected things that life throws your way and adapt and thrive in times of complex change.

                                                              Given that the world we live in is in constant flux, and the only thing that is certain is uncertainty, the ability to adapt and bounce back is an important life skill, as well as a career skill.

                                                              In her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth’s research shows that when measuring success, the ability to persevere beats talent every time.

                                                              Learn more about how to build resilience in this guide: What Is Resilience and How to Always Be Resilient (Step-By-Step Guide)

                                                              10. Ask for Help

                                                              It can be hard to ask for help, as it can make us feel vulnerable.

                                                              No one person can be expected to have all the answers. That’s why we need a group of people that we can go to for help, people who can pick us up when we have setbacks and also help us to celebrate success.

                                                              My advice is to be deliberate about creating your group. You can do that with a tool called a “Me Map”:

                                                              1. Write down all the things that you might need support with, like help with career progression, interview practice, making new connections, talking through business plans, learning from failure, etc.
                                                              2. Next to each thing, write the names of the people you go to when you need that particular thing.
                                                              3. Make sure you get in touch and regularly connect with them.

                                                              Final Thoughts

                                                              You can stop feeling stuck in your career, break free, and get ahead at work by applying the tips in this article. Start small by incorporating three new things in your first week, and then adding more as your comfort zone and capacity expands.

                                                              Remember, no matter how stuck you feel, it’s never too late to make a change and land the career that you truly want.

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