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30 Inspirational Quotes From Entrepreneurs


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1. “Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions.” – Tony Robbins

2. “Screw it, Let’s do it!” – Richard Branson

3. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

4. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

5. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates

6. “Capital isn’t scarce; vision is.” – Sam Walton

7. “Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

8. “I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffet

9. “I’ve been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have.” – Russell Simmons

10. “Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.” – Mark Cuban

11. “I’m not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of not trying.” – Jay Z

12. “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.”  - Henry Ford

13. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

14. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

15. “Try not to be a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

16. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates

17. “If you live for weekends or vacations, your shit is broken.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

18. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” – Henry Ford

19. “I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.” – Jack Welch

20. “If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.” – Jeff Bezos

21. “We are really competing against ourselves; we have no control over how other people perform.” –Pete Cashmore

22. “Timing, perseverance and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone

23. “High expectations are the key to everything.”  - Sam Walton

24. “It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.”  - Mark Cuban

25. “Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things simple.” – Richard Branson

26. “Some 80% of your life is spent working. You want to have fun at home; why shouldn’t you have fun at work?” – Richard Branson

27. “Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you.” – Tony Hsieh

28. “I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction.” – Mark Zuckerberg

29. “If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” – Reid Hoffman

30. “Everyone has an idea. But it’s really about executing the idea and attracting other people to help you work on the idea.” – Jack Dorsey

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About the author: Jared O'Toole

Jared O’Toole graduated Ithaca College with a finance degree and like so many other business majors he quickly realized corporate life was not a path for him. Instead, he got passionate about entrepreneurship, branding and how companies could leverage new media tools online. This change in heart led him to co-found Under30Media, a network of sites dedicated to inspiring young people with the resources needed to succeed on their journey including Under30CEO, Under30Finance, and Under30Careers. O’Toole has led Under30CEO to features on The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Yahoo! Finance to name a few.

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