As small business owners, we may second guess ourselves and pick apart our choices while trying to grow and scale our companies. The truth is, everyone has fears. Even entrepreneurs…especially entrepreneurs! But it’s how we MANAGE that fear and uncertainty that will set up apart from the pack on the road to success.
Ready to take on 2019 and push your business to the next level? Here are 10 inspiring quotes from Founders that will help move your mind in the right direction.
Top 10 Inspirational Quotes for Small Business Owners
“People are the most important thing. Business model and product will follow if you have the right people.” Adam Neumann – Co-founder of WeWork
“Don’t get distracted. Never tell yourself that you need to be the biggest brand in the whole world. Start by working on what you need at the present moment and then what you need to do tomorrow. So, set yourself manageable targets.” – Jas Bagniewski, Co-Founder of Eve Sleep
“Starting a company extracts so much energy and conviction that not having a clear-cut goal and meaningful mission can hamper your success. This is why, at Virta, our mission was clearly defined: reverse early type-2 diabetes in 100 million people by 2025.” – Sami Inkinen, Co-founder of Virta Health
“Be nicer to your customers than your competitors.” – Richard Reed, Co-Founder of Innocent Drinks
“As a founder, lay all the possible scenarios — from best to worst — in front of you, so you don’t get surprised when something happens.” – Brian Wong, Co-founder of Kiip
“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” — Ray Goforth, director of strategy and partnerships at Spredfast
“If you can push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking a risk, really amazing things can happen.” — Marissa Mayer, President & CEO of Yahoo!
“I can name dozens of failures that we had over the years. Yet, with all these failures, we still managed to build Appster into one of the largest, and best companies in our industry. So, remember every time you fail, remind yourself these words: ‘Life won’t always go my way, but I will always find a way’.” – Josiah Humphrey, Co-founder of Appster
“If you tune it so that you have zero chance of failure, you usually also have zero chance of success. The key is to look at ways for when you get to your failure checkpoint, you know to stop.” – Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn