Saturday, April 30, 2011

33 Quotes To Fuel The Entrepreneurial Flames

I came across this article on one of my favorite sites for entrepreneurs. I believe that quotes are a great use for motivation. One can take a quote and derive their own meaning to it. Take a peek at this:
Quotes.  Entrepreneurs are fascinated with them.  They spark our creativity, motivate us to action, and inspire us to greatness.  They offer us insights into the spirit behind innovation and genius. And they act as fuel to the blue-flame fire that burns deep within every true entrepreneur.
The 33 quotes below are, in our opinion, some of the best of the best.  They come from authors, poets, inventors, scholars, and entrepreneurs – all legends in their own rights.  So jot them down on Post-it notes and decorate your workspace. Grab red lipstick and write them in sweeping letters across your mirrors.  Pick your favorite and brand it on your…palm.  The right words at the right time can be paramount to your success, so do whatever it takes to keep inspiration close at hand.
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” Jim Rohn, Entrepreneur, Author, Motivational Speaker
“In life and business, there are two cardinal sins: The first is to act without thought, and the second is to not act at all.” – Carl Icahn, Investor and Entrepreneur
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet
A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” – Richard Branson, Entrepreneur
“Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes; work never begun.” – Christina Rossetti, Author
“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” Williams Jenning Bryan, Politician and three-time Presidential candidate
“Watch, listen, and learn. You can’t know it all yourself. Anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity.” – Donald Trump, Business Mogul
“High expectations are the key to everything.” – Sam Walton, Entrepreneur
“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” –Vidal Sassoon, Entrepreneur
“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” William Butler Yeats, Poet
“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.” - Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect and Entrepreneur
“Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor and Entrepreneur
“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” – Ray Kroc, Entrepreneur
“The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli, Author, Politician and Scholar
“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.” – Coco Chanel, Entrepreneur
“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.” - David Brinkley, Newscaster
“I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” – G. K. Chesterton, Author
“Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed.” Lloyd Jones
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”­ – Michael Jordan, Basketball Legend and Entrepreneur
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” - Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor and Entrepreneur
“Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.” - William M. Winans, Clergyman
“Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.” William Menninger, Entrepreneur
“My will shall shape the future.  Whether I fail or succeed shall be no one’s doing but my own.  I am the force. I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsibility.  Win or lose; only I hold the key to my destiny.” - Elaine Maxwell, Author
“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32ndAmerican President
“You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” - Henry Ford, Entrepreneur
“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible — and achieve it, generation after generation.” - Pearl S. Buck, Author
“It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success.” – Havelock Ellis, Physician and Author
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” - Goethe
“With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.” - Keshavan Nair, Author – Gandhi Biographer
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” - Anatole France, Poet
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” - T. S. Eliot, Author
“Some people have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.” Willis R. Whitney, American Chemist
“For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” - Mary Kay Ash, Entrepreneur
Taken from Young Entrepreneur.com

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Motivated Article of the Week. Rags to Riches

This article is a must read for any entrepreneur. Check it out by clicking on the link below Larry Ellison.

How Entrepreneurs Do It

As I watch one of new favorite shows "How You Get So Rich" which airs on TV Land. And I began to think. Although I am not yet a millionaire but I tend to think like one at my job as a store manager. I write many business plans about my ideas but I have yet to move forward with any. So I wondered how exactly do these self-made entrepreneurs do it. Last week I spoke with an entrepreneur who runs a new dry cleaning business that delivers to your door. As we spoke we both agreed on that business but be unique. Even if they sell the same product, they must have one thing that is different the others.

What entrepreneurs must have is creativity. As well as having love, passion, and the desire to want their product or service. There are many fast food restaurants around in every town. This is still a growing industry and needs more entrepreneurs to feed a hungry country that loves to eat. Starting a fast food business or food business can lead to success and could end with failure faster than you can blink your eye. The difference between all the restaurants is creativity. They all serve hamburgers or pizzas but one may do it better than the other, have faster service, more selection, friendly customer service, tastier food, or just outstanding marketing.

If you want to remain better than your competition or just run a great business you must have creativity. I have been successful in my industry because I come up with different sales pitches or marketing tactics to close deals or bring customers in. You can start hot dog cart next to another food cart and be successful just because you grill your hot dogs and they don't. You must do your market research first and see if the location is feasible. Prepare your SWOT analysis and figure out what will be your strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats. Entrepreneurs have the desire to and creativity to be successful. They have the passion needed and they are also not afraid to fail. If a guy can make a million dollars selling goofy teeth toys then why can't you. I believe if someone else can do it then why can't you. Im beginning to turn my life around and I want everyone who doubts themselves to do it to. So for everyone who thinks that it's impossible to be a entrepreneur it's time to get up and Get Motivated!
Stay Focused

Thursday, April 15, 2010

2 Steps to Help Finding your Inner-Motivation

Finding what motivates you can be very easy for some but difficult for others. Which one you are depends on how you look at life. That is why I'm putting together 3 steps to bringing the motivation out of you. These are based on what I have seen, being in sales, as a manager and from reading. These three steps are not in any order.
One step is finding out what gets you happy and repeating it throughout the day. That can be your child, mother, house, or car. Whatever it is that makes you happy start thinking about it during your work shift and see how it can help.

Another step is to read books that inspire you. I know for me its entrepreneurial one's that have a message such as "The Dream" Gurbaksh Chahal. It can also be business, housekeeping, car magazines, or fictional novels. Reading is a gateway into another world. Sometimes you have to picture yourself in someone else's shoes or read something that just makes you smile. Whatever it is these 2 steps are just a beginning. The most difficult thing for people to do is find self motivation. So get up and get yourself motivated!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Quote of the day

"All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible"-T.E. Lawrence.. Follow your dreams and don't let anyone tell you that you can't do anything...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Morning Motivation 10-07-09

Make sure to love yourself before anything else. In order to be happy with yourself, you have to love you. The best motivation is from yourself, though its sometimes hard to get that self-push you need. But I had a hard time a hard time loving myself a couple of years ago. It wasn't until I met my fiance that I began to trust in God again. Put your trust in God and believe in yourself and your dreams.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Here is some Sunday Motivation.

Cherish their day like you should cherish others. Make this day mean something and do something positive today, try helping out a loved one.