To be an entrepreneur means to live a life of ups and downs, like a roller coaster. Nobody says it is easy. The entrepreneur needs a lot of ambitious for passing all the challenges. And often you need just a little more inspiration and motivation for succeeding.
Here are 10 motivational quotes for entrepreneurs from Guy Kawasaki from the book The Art of the Start 2.0 – Guide for Anyone Starting Anything (read book review)
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- Remember, few things are right or wrong in entrepreneurship – there’s only what works and what doesn’t work – Guy Kawasaki
- Entrepreneurship is about doing, not learning to do – Guy Kawasaki
- Don’t wait for perfection. Good enough is good enough. There is time for refinement later. It’s not how great you start – it’s how great you end up – Guy Kawasaki
- If entrepreneurship was without a risk more people would try it – Guy Kawasaki
- The worst speech you can give is the one that people interpret as a sales pitch – Guy Kawasaki
- When people believe in your product, they will help you succeed through credible, continuous, and cost-effective proselytization – Guy Kawasaki
- Leaders cannot have a bad day. No matter how scary and depressed are, you cannot show fear, uncertainty, or doubt. You must exude optimism every day – Guy Kawasaki
- If you wait until you have the perfect product or person, it may be too late – Guy Kawasaki
- Life is too short to work with people who you don’t like – Guy Kawasaki
- Help people who cannot help you. Help without the expectation of return. Help many people – Guy Kawasaki
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Marina Barayeva is an international speaker and coach who helps women entrepreneurs become recognized experts and confidently sell their services. She is also a TEDx speaker, has presented to audiences in Asia and North America, and has been featured in such media as ArtPeople, CCTV, China Radio International, and others.
As an entrepreneur you will get criticised, have very little support “financially/mentally/emotionally” and not taken seriously the majority of times and so the success in very important to an entrepreneur.
That’s true. Thanks for your comment George!
Please share your thoughts on how to over come the said obstacles? thks
Don’t apply the criticism to yourself. Listen only critique and thoughts of people, who can show you how to be better in what you do. If they cannot tell how to improve, then why would you listen to them? They don’t know well the subject what they are talking about.
When there is not enough support from the friends, find and surround yourself by people who know more about your subject. It can be both online and offline.
thanks a lot.
Hi Francis: Each
person has their own obstacles and problems in life and business they need to
overcome and so just one plain answer won’t help anyone. What you will need to
do is figure out what works and what does not, who to avoid and who to connect
with, learn from yours and others mistakes to not repeat those mistakes.