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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~

Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - Endure

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

    Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - anticipation

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

      Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - life-changing ideas

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

        Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - dream of success

          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~

            Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - success

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

              Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - knowledge

                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~

                  Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - difference

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

                    Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - hire skills

                      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~

                          Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - teamwork - others help

                            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~

                                Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - achieve

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

                                  Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - team determined

                                    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~

                                        quotes for entrepreneurs - responsibility

                                          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~

                                          encourage entrepreneurs to move forward in business

                                            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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                                                Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - knowledge

                                                  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~

                                                    Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - unimportant day

                                                      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~

                                                          Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs - wise

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

                                                            Best Quotes From Highly Successful Entrepreneurs -workmanship

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                                                              Last Updated on November 19, 2019

                                                              Work Smarter, Not Harder: 12 Ways to Work Smart

                                                              Work Smarter, Not Harder: 12 Ways to Work Smart

                                                              I imagine that like me, you say that you never have enough time and that you just cannot cope with 60 dozen things all at once.

                                                              How on earth do you get out of that spiral?

                                                              Many people never sit down and look at how to work smarter, rather than harder and even longer hours. But not you, you’re smart enough to try to learn effective ways to work.

                                                              So how to work smarter not harder? Here are 12 smart ways you should be following:

                                                              1. Improve Your Time Management Skills

                                                              Easier said than done? Well, no actually, because there are a few simple rules that can really help you to manage time better.

                                                              For example, when setting up a top priority task, you need to switch off the phone and ignore your email first. Then you need to abandon any ideas of multitasking as that will slow you down and ruin your focus.

                                                              Finally, set a reasonable deadline and do everything in your power to meet it.

                                                              “When you’re born, you’re born with 30,000 days. That’s it. The best strategic planning I can give to you is to think about that.” — Sir Ray Avery

                                                              2. Speed up Your Typing and Use Shortcuts

                                                              These days we’re all keyboard slaves. So why not speed up your typing and try to get rid of the two finger syndrome. In fact, when you save 21 days per year just by typing fast!

                                                              This is exactly what I am doing now, so I cannot honestly say I am practicing what I preach!

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                                                              But help is at hand. Try some of these apps and games to help you type fast: 8 Most Effective Games and Apps to Learn to Type Fast

                                                              Using shortcuts on the keyboard is another time saver and can speed up your work.

                                                              For example, press F2 to rename a selected file, while CTRL + I will put selected text in italics.

                                                              There are so many of these. If you make the effort to learn them, they really can be helpful.

                                                              3. Learn How to Use Productivity Tools

                                                              It is well worth downloading all the useful tools and apps that can highly boost your productivity. Take a look at these 18 Best Time Management Apps and Tools and install whatever fits your needs.

                                                              Now that is really a great way of working smarter, not harder.

                                                              4. Use Your Phone Wisely

                                                              Instead of writing emails, sometimes it’s better to pick up the phone and talk to the person responsible. It saves time, especially for important or urgent discussions.

                                                              If that colleague works in the same office, it is even better to go and talk to him or her. It gives you a break, you get some exercise and you actually make human contact which is becoming quite rare in this electronic world.

                                                              5. Keep a Tab on Your Tabs

                                                              If you are like me, you might well find that you have a ton of tabs open at the top of your browser.

                                                              In order to find the one you want, you have to search for them as they are off screen. Having all these tabs open slows down your browser too.

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                                                              One solution is to use OneTab which can keep a neat list on the screen of all these tabs when you want to quickly get to one of them or you want to remind yourself which ones you have open.

                                                              6. Use a “To Don’t” List

                                                              We all know about to do lists and I find that they are generally great. They give me a great sense of achievement as I cross off the tasks done.

                                                              But often, I find that we are doing non-essential tasks or ones that can easily be postponed. That is why many people recommend the to don’t list.[1]

                                                              Some people prefer to savagely prune the to do list while others prefer to have two separate lists, to do and to don’t. You just have to work out what works best for you when you are trying to save precious time to become more productive.

                                                              7. Expect Failure and Fight Paranoia

                                                              When failure rears its ugly head, some people get a bit paranoid and fear that this may become a trend.

                                                              Projects will go wrong and failure should be expected rather than feared. Learning lessons from failure and analyzing what went wrong is the best way forward.

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

                                                              And here you can find 10 Great Lessons Highly Successful People Have Learned From Failure.

                                                              8. Be Concise

                                                              Rambling on at meetings, in emails and even when introducing yourself to new clients can waste a lot of people’s time.

                                                              One way is to practice and sharpen your “elevator speech,”[2] which tells people in 30 seconds or less why they need your skills and how they can benefit from doing business with you.

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                                                              Just think of the many situations where this could be useful:

                                                              • Making new contacts
                                                              • Talking about yourself at a job interview
                                                              • Meeting people at conferences or parties
                                                              • Phone calls to new clients

                                                              9. Ask the Right Questions

                                                              “You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” — Naguib Mahfouz

                                                              How do you get feedback? The secret is to ask the right questions at the right time.

                                                              When you do this, you are gathering the information you need to help in decision making. This will save you time and you will be able to cut meetings to a minimum.

                                                              Forbes magazine reports on research that they carried out on asking the right questions.[3] When that happens, the positive effects are increased by 400%. There are also other benefits in staff motivation and a positive impact on the company’s bottom line.

                                                              Lifehack’s CEO Leon has shared about how to ask for feedback to learn faster: How to Learn Quickly And Master Any Skill You Want

                                                              10. Learn as Much as You Can

                                                              You should always be on a steep learning curve. Look at your skills profile and determine where you need to fill a gap. Talk to important connections and network in your niche.

                                                              Keep up to date on trends and developments. It is a fact-changing world. When an opportunity arises, you will be the best equipped to seize it because you have never stopped learning. Just another way of working smarter.

                                                              “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” — Mahatma Gandhi

                                                              11. Look After Your Greatest Resource

                                                              No, your greatest resource is not time. It is YOU.

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                                                              If you do not get enough sleep, exercise and relaxation, you find that you become less and less productive. You begin to work longer and longer hours, which is the exact opposite of what you want.

                                                              What you should be doing is making sure you are in the best shape. It is useful to remember that you need a break of 15 minutes after every one and a half hours of work.[4]

                                                              Taking breaks and getting fresh air and exercise is one of the best ways of working smarter, not harder.

                                                              12. Don’t Fall into the Trap of Working Smarter and Harder

                                                              As a society, we are obsessed with doing everything smarter so we are more efficient and we save time all around.[5]

                                                              But the most important thing to remember is to accept when we are ready to switch off that computer and not fill up the time with even more work!

                                                              The Bottom Line

                                                              The key to greater productivity is to work smarter, not harder. Working smarter saves precious time and energy for the things that really matter — your life goals, your personal growth, your health and your relationships.

                                                              Stop working for more hours and start working smarter!

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