Starting an online business can seem daunting. For many, it will also be pretty lonely. But remember, countless others have walked that path before you and had success. A great way to learn and feel encouragement is to listen to those entrepreneurs who have managed to create lasting businesses. With this in mind, when you are feeling stressed or lacking confidence in your business, here are 5 quotes to help you move mountains and achieve greatness.
It’s important to have goals and essential to have a handle on your numbers, but above all else you need to have an ethos – a foundation to build everything else on. As Ryan Freitas, co-founder of
About.me says, reputation can be this foundation:
“Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career.”
#2 Quality Over Innovation
It would be great to launch a business which adds something genuinely new to the marketplace; but this should not be your number one goal. First and foremost you should focus on quality, as innovation is useless if it is poorly implemented.
“Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” – Paul Rand, famous logo designer.
#3 Use Your Passion
Try not to focus on profit. Of course, if you want to be a successful businessperson, finances are important, but they shouldn’t be what drives you. You need to be energised about your business and believe in what you are doing.
“Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO
#4 Simplicity and Diligence Come Hand in Hand
Big ideas are good, but it’s a common mistake to focus on too many aspects at once, too many features of a product or service. Prioritise getting the basics right and always be meticulous in doing so.
“Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” – Jack Dorsey, Twitter Co-Founder
#5 Doing is More Important than Dreaming
Vision is an essential part to any business, but there are many failed startups which didn’t make it because dreaming of new ideas was prioritised over doing. No matter how great your idea is, you have to balance that with implementing a plan.
“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” —Scott Belsky, Behance co-founder
What keeps You Going?
There are many inspirational quotations out there to help inspire when needed. Which ones do you find most motivational? We’d love to read them, so please do post them in the comments section below....