I’m actually not sure if it’s because I’m a:
- Woman entrepreneur
…but, I’ve noticed that many people have a bit of a dim view of those that work from home or own their own business. I have a feeling they think we check our emails once a day and then spend the rest of the time fritting around the mall or agonising over which beach to lie on.
Entrepreneurs work hard. And we do it without a boss breathing down our necks. So, I thought I’d share some sage advice from the greats as an alternative kick up the pants that’s far more manageable than the boss’ breath.
“Always deliver more than expected.” – Larry Page, co-founder of Google.
“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks.
“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson.
“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter.
“Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom.” – General George Patton.
“I’m not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of not trying.” – Jay Z, musician.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.,
“Fail often so you can succeed sooner.” – Tom Kelley, Ideo partner.
“I hate how many people think, “glass half-empty” when their glass is really four-fifths full. I’m grateful when I have one drop in the glass because I know exactly what to do with it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk, co-founder and CEO of VaynerMedia.
“Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” – Anthony Volodkin, founder of Hype Machine.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb.