Entrepreneurial Quotes

 

 

  • Nothing predicts happiness like gratitude; what are you grateful for?

 

  • The best leaders are continual learners.

 

  • If you aren't growing you aren't living

 

  • Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.

 

  • The most important actions are never comfortable

 

  • You don't build a great reputation by talking about what you are going to do, you actually do it.

 

  • Don't try to become a man of success, rather try to become a man of value. Einstein

 

  • Everything we have is about decision and action

 

  • Make the shift from the time & effort economy to the results economy. It's not about how many hours you work it's about what you get done. Get paid for results not for hours.

 

  • One thing done equals money. 5 things undone equals no money.

 

  • “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”

    • Confucius

 

  • Intentionally choose discomfort, this is how you grow.

 

  • The biggest waste of time is to do well something that we need not do at all.

 

  • Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

 

  • Feel the fear and do it anyway

 

  • Enthusiasm! You are responsible for the energy you bring into this room/meeting/situation

 

  • That which you fear and do not face controls you

 

  • We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

 

  • If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. Focus on your strengths

 

  • Definition of success; to spend your life the way you want...life by design

 

  • Don't let making a living get in the way of making a life

 

  • Don't trade hours for dollars; create businesses/investments that produce income while you are on vacation; passive/residual / recurring income

 

  • There's a reason top teams 'keep score'. It measures progress/achievement which leads to higher self-esteem.

 

  • Great things never came from comfort zones.

 

  • Servant leadership, servant selling; serve first, lead or sell second

 

  • What you feed your mind determines your appetite.

 

  • Pay it forward!

 

  • Adversity is the catalyst for growth. Champions know this and are comfortable being uncomfortable

 

  • You can get everything in life u want if u will just help enough people get what they want

 

  • Just friggin do it

 

  • Take action, learn, iterate

 

  • No matter what--take action! Action is the foundational key to all success

 

  • Have a strong bias toward action!

 

  • What do you do when you are not working? Intentionally; Read, Learn, Grow, stretch

 

  • Try a lot of stuff, keep what works

 

  • It's not real if its not on the calendar

 

  • What you focus on expands

 

  • Make a positive dent in the universe

 

  • Very few things matter at all; but those that do matter enormously

 

  • Always make your future bigger than your past

 

  • When a bad experience happens; what does this experience make possible?

 

  • Build a business that isn't dependent upon you and your time; create systems & delegate; surround yourself with rock stars who can do the work better than you

 

  • What do you believe that most people would disagree with you?

 

  • Questions are infinitely superior to answers

 

  • Find someone who has successful done it in the last 3 years; pattern matching, modeling. Clarity.fm

 

  • Get a mentor, business coach and be one

 

  • You are the average of the 5 people you hang out with the most

 

  • Small actions repeated over time--transform us.

 

  • Become so good they can't ignore you

 

  • Timid salespeople have skinny kids

 

  • People buy from people who they know, like & trust

 

  • There's no failure there's only learning

 

  • Get out of the building

 

  • Consistent practice over time equals exponential growth

 

  • Sculpt your job / business that will serve your life; not the other way around.

 

  • Career capital; rockstar performance/results enables you to have leverage to sculpt your job to fit your lifestyle

 

  • Get good at skills that are rare & valuable; then the market will offer you benefits that are rare & valuable

 

  • Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

 

  • We are all 5-10 habits away from doubling our results/income.

 

  • Hire slow, fire fast

 

  • Find a big problem in your market and go solve it; scratch your own itch

 

  • Find a hole in your market and go fill it. Where is your market under served?

 

  • Best jobs offer; autonomy, mastery, purpose

 

  • If you want to change yourself, you must change something you do everyday.

 

  • What you do everyday matters more than what you do once in a while

 

  • What is the motive of your ambition? The cause/team or self interest?

 

  • Get the right people on the bus; if this was a new hiring decision would I hire this person?

 

  • Time; scarcest resource; you can make more $ but not more time

 

  • 168 hours in a week; 50 work, 64 sleep = 62 unused discretionary hours...busy is a victim word.

 

  • The thoughts we entertain become the behavior

 

  • Hire people who play at things you have to work at.

 

  • Resourcefulness; everything is figure-out-able

 

  • Calendar it to make it real

 

  • You can never solve a problem with the same level of thinking that created it. Einstein

 

  • You don't have to get it right, just get something going and improve as u go; practice crappy first drafts...get started

 

  • Habits are like compound interest when it comes to character.

 

  • Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. Michael Jordan

 

  • Winning means being un-afraid to lose

 

  • "Work hard, be patient, and be a sponge while learning your business." - Simon Cowell

 

  • Everything rises and falls on leadership

 

  • Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Ferris Bueller

 

  • Things do not necessarily happen for the best, but some people are able to make the best out of things that happen.

 

  • Don't allow your time to get eaten up with responsibilities that fall outside your core competences. That's a recipe for mediocrity.

 

  • It's not about ideas it's about making ideas happen

 

  • What do you want your closest family & friends to say about you at your funeral?

 

  • Character is the will to do what's right even when it's hard

 

  • Great leaders grow not just results, but people too. — Dr. Henry Cloud

 

  • "Never let your feelings dictate your bravery. Live braver than you feel." ~ Jon Acuff

 

  • Failure is often fuel for the very ideas that eventually transform industries, make record profits and reinvent careers

 

  • Don't forget that everyday you are writing your résumé.

 

  • Instead of wondering when your next vacation is maybe you should just set up a life you don't need to escape from. Seth Godin

 

  • Guts, chutzpah, audacity, bravado daring, tenacity and brilliance decides one’s future much more than school grades do.

 

  • Happiness and optimism fuel performance.

 

  • Happiness is the joy we feel striving after our potential

 

  • Which 20% of sources are causing 80% of my results & happiness. My problems and unhappiness?

 

  • Self fulfilling prophecy; expecting positive outcomes actually makes them more likely to arise

 

  • It's easier to act your way into anew type of thinking than think your way into a new type of acting.

 

  • Fake it until you make it. If you force a smile it will make you happier.

 

  • Belief = self fulfillment prophecy. Bend reality. Steve Jobs

 

  • Reality distortion field. Steve Jobs

 

  • What you believe matters.

 

  • People will summarize your life in a sentence - pick it now.

 

  • What gets measured gets managed

 

  • The things that get rewarded get done

 

  • Marriage: find the most generous explanation for each others behavior and believe it.

 

  • Whatever scares you, go do it. Whatever excites you, go do it.

 

  • The key to success in one word: generosity

 

  • Most of us don't ask enough.

 

  • Most people never change. 10 years from now they will be a 10 year older version of themselves. Choose to experiment, learn, grow, transform.

 

  • 3 words sum up the majority of the world; not very inspiring. Be unique

 

  • Feel the fear and do it anyway!

 

  • Stop being vanilla, stand out.

 

  • Sales; we are in the business of asking. Be a bold asker

 

  • A lack of time is actually a lack of priorities.

 

  • Busy is a victim word

 

  • You can leave a positive dent in this world

 

  • Great comfort rarely produces great growth--intentionally choose dis-comfort--this is how you grow

 

  • Successful millionaires: their success was not an event but daily progress, process, systems, habits, like automating your savings

 

  • I view life as learning. It's all learning for me, all the time I'm literally non-stop learning. I read everyday. I'm always looking for new people I can learn from. Elliot Bisnow

 

  • Survey says..."business people who read at least 7 business books a year earn over 230% more than people who ready only 1 book a year."

 

  • If you want to double your success rate, the quickest way is to read great books

 

  • I'm a learning addict

 

  • Somewhere along the way we seem to have confused comfort with happiness. Dean Karnazes

 

  • Sales solve everything. Mark Cuban

 

  • Nothing happens until somebody sells something

 

  • Solution oriented. Focus on facts and data.

 

  • We'd like to be humble but what if no one notices

 

  • You want an easy life? Boring! Growth requires facing challenges. If you want easy, go watch TV and wait to die.

 

  • It's good to do uncomfortable things. It's weight training for life. ~ Anne Lamott

 

  • Freedom = #1 driver of all entrepreneurs

 

  • Make the shift from the time & effort economy to the results economy. Get paid for results not hours.

 

  • Don't trade dollars for hours.

 

  • You can't think your way into the future - action trumps everything.

 

  • Have a strong bias toward action!

 

  • identify the organizations biggest problem and take initiative to go solve it...this is #1 key to career advancement

 

  • "Be selfless." the number-one quality of the successful entrepreneur

 

  • The decision to grow always involves a choice between risk and comfort (John Ortberg)

 

  • The choices you make today will be in your biography tomorrow.

 

  • Make interesting choices and you will have an interesting biography.

 

  • I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way”--Lee Iacocca

 

  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle

 

  • We have a strategic plan. It’s called ‘doing things.’ ” —Herb Kelleher

 

  • #1 trait of great leaders; Courage

 

  • What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. T Ferriss

 

  • What's the hidden agenda?

 

  • What is the story you are telling with your life? Is it exciting? Meaningful? Impactful?

 

  • What is the highest & best use of my influence in each nof my circles of influence?

 

  • How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

 

  • The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.

 

  • The best way to predict the future is to create it.

 

  • You are what you think about all day long.

 

  • Joy is proportionate to your level of gratitude.

 

  • Self reliance; I own the problem, I own the solution

 

  • Get to the place where you are literally repulsed by victim thinking; instead take 100% responsibility always.

 

  • Strong leaders have a code of total ownership and total responsibility

 

  • The signature of your work and vitality of your network will determine your professional fate.

 

  • Negotiation; the person who has more options has more power

 

  • Refusal to take risk makes for a life of mediocrity at best.

 

  • I don't divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the success and the failures...I divide the world into the learners and non-learners. Benjamin Barber

 

  • Work to learn, don't work for money

 

  • Passive income; business that doesn't require your presence

 

  • For most people their profession is their income, for rich people; their assets are their income

 

  • Know what an asset is...then acquire them and become rich

 

  • Surround yourself with people smarter than you and pay them well

 

2010 - present

2010 - present