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Empowering Quotes From Successful Women

Empowering Quotes From Successful Women

Women are much more than beautiful faces or bodies. The women of today are successful, enduring, empowering, and packed with honesty that can get them from rags to riches. Perseverance is a trademark of the following women. They have seized the opportunities that came their way. Today, these women are successful, joyful, and prosperous.

Look at these quotes to get back some of the inspiration that may have been lost due to invariable circumstances. The quotes will help you to get moving in life, to get closer to your dreams and goals.

Women are powerful, smart, and intelligent. You can be just as successful as any woman. All it takes is a bit of perseverance and following through on your part, and you are well on your path to success.

1. Sarah Blakely

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. This can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else!” — Sarah Blakely

Know that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Just be aware that the learning process is the greatest strength of the human race. We can learn if we choose to learn. When we learn, we accomplish great things.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Spanx inventor Sara Blakely attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)

    “We don’t have the luxury of time. We spend more because of how we live, but it’s important to be with our family and friends.” — Sarah Blakely

    Born February 27, 1971, Sarah Blakely, is an American businesswoman who founded Spanx, a hosiery company that is based in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2012, Sarah Blakely was named in Time Magazine’s “Time 100” annual list of most influential people in the entire world.

    “I took a fear of flying class, and I always missed the class, because I was always flying.” — Sarah Blakely

    That didn’t stop her from achieving what she accomplished. It made her stronger and able to handle her failures as she did her successes. Just because the path is hidden at the beginning, doesn’t mean it will always be. You need to have faith in yourself and continue on your path of achieving your dreams. Blakely did exactly this. You are no less in any way.

    “Everything in our society is so purposeful.” — Sarah Blakely

    She initially planned to become an attorney, but being unsuccessful at the Law School Admission Test caused her to reconsider her career path. She later chose to take a job at Walt Disney World. She didn’t know what she wanted to do, was unsure of herself, and doubted herself, something of which we are all victims.

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    2. Sheryl Sandberg

    “Option A is not available. So let’s kick the sh** out of Option B!” — Sheryl Sandberg.

    Always choose your options wisely. Never give up on your dreams. Opportunities await you. You just have to seize them when given the chance.

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      Sheryl Kara Sandberg is famous for being an American technology executive, activist, and author. However, her distinction arises as Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. She is reportedly worth over one billion dollars. Born in Washington DC, she currently resides in California and has two beautiful children.

      She is my inspiration and I hope she can be yours too. Just look at her list of achievements. When we talk about Facebook, we are talking about something important — being the COO is just the beginning. Who knows, with your talent and hard work, and her words of wisdom, perhaps you can be far more successful.

      All it takes is dedication to your craft, and the rest will simply fall into place. Always opt for the best. Her quote is saying simply that. Whenever you get an option, seize the best one and give it all your heart, blood, sweat, and tears. You will be provided with what you deserve.

      Why is her quote so important? Well, for a number of reasons, as it holds importance for everyday life. We must continue to keep trying in life. Giving up is never an option. Life is trying again and again until you succeed and feel that sense of fulfillment and achievement.

      3. Lori Greiner

      “Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist—while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!” — Lori Greiner

      Always seize opportunities; be an opportunist, not a pessimist. Sometimes, even being an optimist is not the best option. Maybe simply changing the way you seize opportunities is the best option for you. Try it and see for yourself. Be who you are by taking those opportunities.

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        Lori Greiner is an American inventor, investor, entrepreneur, and TV personality. She has created over 400 products and holds 120 US patents — that is quite some achievement. Why is this quote important to her and her life? Getting 400 products and 120 patents to your name is not an easy task or job. It takes a lot of “seizing the opportunity” and seizing the moment to achieve something like this.

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        Instead of cringing over the opportunities that didn’t come her way, she took the opportunities that did come her way, and made a great name for herself. You should and will do the same! I know you will — have faith and believe in yourself. Opportunities await you as well. You just need to seize them and you will be well on your way to greatness and success.

        4. Eileen Fisher

        “Life fulfilling work is never about the money—when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it.” — Eileen Fisher

        “Being passionate about something is the greatest thing you can feel. Don’t worry about things like money. Worry about your true calling and passion.” — Eileen Fisher

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          Nurturing your talent is important. Never think about money when you do something; instead, give it your all — your heart and your best, and watch yourself being immersed in something you truly love. Passion is fueled by something you feel inside, it does not happen as a cause or result of money.

          Eileen Fisher, through her quote, is saying exactly that. As always, find your true calling. You will not be disappointed you did. On the contrary, you’ll be proud that you did something for the ambitious soul inside of you.

          5. Barbara Corcoran

          “The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend feeling sorry for themselves!” — Barbara Cocoran

          “Get up on your feet soldier, and be alive. Don’t be sorry for yourself, live for yourself. No one else will do it but you. You need to be independent and self-reliant.” — Barbara Cocoran

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            Barbara Corcoran is a businesswoman, investor, speaker, consultant, columnist, author, and TV personality. She is a shark investor on Shark Tank. When you are down on yourself, you must rise again to conquer your dreams. Bring that smile to your face once again.

            If you keep feeling down on yourself, how will you keep fighting in the long run? You need to get up and do something — declare yourself as a fighter. Fighters keep on fighting and losers keep on losing. Choose which one you want to be!

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            6. Mary Kay Ash

            “Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try!” — Mary Kay Ash

            “Try and see the magic that comes the way. You must be daring to try. Otherwise, you never know what you may have accomplished if you had chosen to do.” — Mary Kay Ash

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              “No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important!” — Mary Kay Ash

              Mary Kay Ash was an American Businesswoman and the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc. She was born in Harris County Texas. What sets Mary Kay Ash apart is her dedication to her goals.

              She received numerous honors from business groups and her quote is clearly connected to what she achieved in her life. She tried and tried again, and her accomplishments are an example of her hard work and perseverance. Not only was she accomplished, she understood that simplicity and emotions come into the picture as well.

              Making other people feel important is equally important. Never undermine anyone and make them feel inferior to you. Instead, choose to make them feel wanted and welcome to the greatest degree and valuation.

              7. Melinda Gates

              “If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped!” — Melinda Gates

              “Every idea comes from somewhere else. Choose to open your eyes and mind to new things and ideas. You never know where you may get the best idea from that may just as well change your entire life for the betterment of yourself. You need to believe that there might be a door open that you can walk through and make it your own.” — Melinda Gates

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                Now let us talk about Melinda Gates. She is the wife of Bill Gates and cofounder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is a notable philanthropist. She has also worked at Microsoft.

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                This is quite a resume. I hope you can take some inspiration from her. She is a wonderful lady with great attributes that can take you a long way, simply by looking at her quotes and what she believes in.

                8. Andrea Jung

                “My parents ingrained in me early on that the perfect score is always something to strive for. I want to win and I want to succeed no matter what!” — Andrea Jung

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                  Andrea Jung is a Canadian-American executive, non-profit leader, and prominent women’s issues supporter. That is truly a long list of accomplishments for someone her age. April 2014 marked her success in becoming President and CEO of Grameen America. Jung was the first woman to serve as chairman of the cosmetic, toiletry, and fragrance association.

                  Being a graduate of Princeton University and graduating Magna Cum Laude is not easy, and her quote signals the struggle and hard work she endured during her earlier years.

                  9. Arianna Huffington

                  “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes—understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success!” — Arianna Huffington

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                    Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author, cofounder, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post. She was a popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990’s, though she later chose to be a liberal.

                    After running for Governor in the California re-election, she understands what success and failure are. This quote shows that she is able to fight loss and move on to follow her heart, talent, and passion. She is a wonder woman indeed.

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                    Last Updated on September 30, 2020

                    Effective vs Efficient: What’s the Difference Regarding Productivity?

                    Effective vs Efficient: What’s the Difference Regarding Productivity?

                    When it comes to being effective vs efficient, there are a lot of similarities, and because of this, they’re often misused and misinterpreted, both in daily use and application.

                    Every business should look for new ways to improve employee effectiveness and efficiency to save time and energy in the long term. Just because a company or employee has one, however, doesn’t necessarily mean that the other is equally present.

                    Utilizing both an effective and efficient methodology in nearly any capacity of work and life will yield high levels of productivity, while a lack of it will lead to a lack of positive results.

                    Before we discuss the various nuances between the word effective and efficient and how they factor into productivity, let’s break things down with a definition of their terms.

                    Effective vs Efficient

                    Effective is defined as “producing a decided, decisive, or desired effect.” Meanwhile, the word “efficient ” is defined as “capable of producing desired results with little or no waste (as of time or materials).”[1]

                    A rather simple way of explaining the differences between the two would be to consider a light bulb. Say that your porch light burned out and you decided that you wanted to replace the incandescent light bulb outside with an LED one. Either light bulb would be effective in accomplishing the goal of providing you with light at night, but the LED one would use less energy and therefore be the more efficient choice.

                    Now, if you incorrectly set a timer for the light, and it was turned on throughout the entire day, then you would be wasting energy. While the bulb is still performing the task of creating light in an efficient manner, it’s on during the wrong time of day and therefore not effective.

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                    The effective way is focused on accomplishing the goal, while the efficient method is focused on the best way of accomplishing the goal.

                    Whether we’re talking about a method, employee, or business, the subject in question can be either effective or efficient, or, in rare instances, they can be both.

                    When it comes to effective vs efficient, the goal of achieving maximum productivity is going to be a combination where the subject is effective and as efficient as possible in doing so.

                    Effectiveness in Success and Productivity

                    Being effective vs efficient is all about doing something that brings about the desired intent or effect[2]. If a pest control company is hired to rid a building’s infestation, and they employ “method A” and successfully completed the job, they’ve been effective at achieving the task.

                    The task was performed correctly, to the extent that the pest control company did what they were hired to do. As for how efficient “method A” was in completing the task, that’s another story.

                    If the pest control company took longer than expected to complete the job and used more resources than needed, then their efficiency in completing the task wasn’t particularly good. The client may feel that even though the job was completed, the value in the service wasn’t up to par.

                    When assessing the effectiveness of any business strategy, it’s wise to ask certain questions before moving forward:

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                    • Has a target solution to the problem been identified?
                    • What is the ideal response time for achieving the goal?
                    • Does the cost balance out with the benefit?

                    Looking at these questions, a leader should ask to what extent a method, tool, or resource meets the above criteria and achieve the desired effect. If the subject in question doesn’t hit any of these marks, then productivity will likely suffer.

                    Efficiency in Success and Productivity

                    Efficiency is going to account for the resources and materials used in relation to the value of achieving the desired effect. Money, people, inventory, and (perhaps most importantly) time, all factor into the equation.

                    When it comes to being effective vs efficient, efficiency can be measured in numerous ways[3]. In general, the business that uses fewer materials or that is able to save time is going to be more efficient and have an advantage over the competition. This is assuming that they’re also effective, of course.

                    Consider a sales team for example. Let’s say that a company’s sales team is tasked with making 100 calls a week and that the members of that team are hitting their goal each week without any struggle.

                    The members on the sales team are effective in hitting their goal. However, the question of efficiency comes into play when management looks at how many of those calls turn into solid connections and closed deals.

                    If less than 10 percent of those calls generate a connection, the productivity is relatively low because the efficiency is not adequately balancing out with the effect. Management can either keep the same strategy or take a new approach.

                    Perhaps they break up their sales team with certain members handling different parts of the sales process, or they explore a better way of connecting with their customers through a communications company.

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                    The goal is ultimately going to be finding the right balance, where they’re being efficient with the resources they have to maximize their sales goals without stretching themselves too thin. Finding this balance is often easier said than done, but it’s incredibly important for any business that is going to thrive.

                    Combining Efficiency and Effectiveness to Maximize Productivity

                    Being effective vs efficient works best if both are pulled together for the best results.

                    If a business is ineffective in accomplishing its overall goal, and the customer doesn’t feel that the service is equated with the cost, then efficiency becomes largely irrelevant. The business may be speedy and use minimal resources, but they struggle to be effective. This may put them at risk of going under.

                    It’s for this reason that it’s best to shoot for being effective first, and then work on bringing efficiency into practice.

                    Improving productivity starts with taking the initiative to look at how effective a company, employee, or method is through performance reviews. Leaders should make a point to regularly examine performance at all levels on a whole, and take into account the results that are being generated.

                    Businesses and employees often succumb to inefficiency because they don’t look for a better way, or they lack the proper tools to be effective in the most efficient manner possible.

                    Similar to improving a manager or employee’s level of effectiveness, regularly measuring the resources needed to obtain the desired effect will ensure that efficiency is being accounted for. This involves everything from keeping track of inventory and expenses, to how communication is handled within an organization.

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                    By putting in place a baseline value for key metrics and checking them once changes have been made, a company will have a much better idea of the results they’re generating.

                    It’s no doubt a step-by-step process. By making concentrated efforts, weakness can be identified and rectified sooner rather than later when the damage is already done.

                    Bottom Line

                    Understanding the differences between being effective vs efficient is key when it comes to maximizing productivity. It’s simply working smart so that the intended results are achieved in the best way possible. Finding the optimal balance should be the ultimate goal for employees and businesses:

                    • Take the steps that result in meeting the solution.
                    • Review the process and figure out how to do it better.
                    • Repeat the process with what has been learned in a more efficient manner.

                    And just like that, effective and efficient productivity is maximized.

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                    Reference

                    [1] Merriam-Webster: effective and efficient
                    [2] Mind Tools: Being Effective at Work
                    [3] Inc.: 8 Things Really Efficient People Do

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