2020 was very challenging for everyone but, as business owners, we are used to facing challenges to some degree, right?
With renewed hope in 2021, here are some inspiring quotes from business owners to inspire you, as a business owner, to help make sure that 2021 is a year of success. I've also included a couple of extra famous quotes that I like as well.
“Figure out the essence of what your business exists to deliver and then deliver that service or product exceptionally well”
- Dr. James Robertson, The Strategy Doctor
“You spend more waking hours at work than in any other activity. Life is too short, so why be unhappy? Take the ‘leap of faith’ and do what you love!"
- Steve Preston, the Career Catalyst
"Small changes can bring about huge change...
... Small changes being aware of our thought patterns can bring about huge change in how we feel. Mindfulness can help you to notice when your mind is adding to the stress rather than helping with it. Making small changes can help you to focus better and live more calmly and happily even in stressful times."
- Penny Metcalf, Penny Metcalf Mindfulness
"Sports stars achieve their goals and win medals working with great coaches. Business people can achieve their goals and ambitions too by working with a great coach"
- Steve Brooks, Marketing, Business & Retail Expert
"If you don't have a plan, you'll become part of someone else's plan"
"Writing down your goals and plans make you unstoppable. When you write down your goals, ink on paper, you tap into a powerful motivational force."
- Jeff Blount, Fanatical Prospecting
“As we start 2021 it's time to focus our businesses and ourselves - we need to focus our time smartly, prioritising the activities that give us the most satisfaction. Look at your tasks, tick off one action at a time then move onto the next – and if you don't need to do it, get someone else to!! DELEGATE!!
We can't always do it all, outsourcing enables you to achieve more!”
- Suzanne Cox & Kristy Roff – Get Ahead
"Taking control of your thinking and the stories you tell yourself are key in the pursuit of success and contentment"
- Vafa Taleban, Personal Revolution
...since it is inevitable that it is going to happen at some point, get it out the way early by acting quickly, and enjoy the learning that comes with it."
- Steve Birks, BizDash
"Growth comes at the point of resistance. We learn by pushing ourselves and finding what really lies at the outer reaches of our abilities"
- Josh Waitzkin, The Art of Learning
"The circumstances faced by thousands of businesses around the country would be untenable without the support of its team. And 'team' does not limit itself to immediate co-workers. Contractors, freelancers, suppliers, strategic partners, alliances - everyone in the business eco-system plays a vital role. It may be a cliche to say that teamwork makes the dream work but it's true. 2021 will bring our dreams to fruition if we involve and empower our circles of influence, our teams, to be part of the journey."
- Caroline Palmer, Raising the Baa
The author Darren Hignett has a wealth of experience and knowedge on effective sales and marketing with 7 different books on Amazon as well as experience running a digital marketing business.