For each entrepreneur that sees his/her dream come true, there are probably 100 that never even try. What’s the difference between those that follow their aspirations and those that don’t? In order to determine what that might be, we’ve gathered advice given by entrepreneurs whose dreams withstood the test of time.
You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. – Henry Ford
A few years ago I remember watching an Oprah episode where fulfilling one’s dreams was the topic of discussion. She made a comment then that I’ve never forgotten. She said that if it feels like you’re swimming against the current, maybe it’s time you turned around. Her point was that when deciding where to focus your career efforts, the determining factor should always be your passion. Moving your dream forward should be enjoyable and the effort you exert should propel you forward, not back.
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. – Ben Franklin
The idea that you can learn from your mistakes is not a new one. However, when you’re in the middle of a business venture and are experiencing the painful consequences of your mistakes, the value of that concept can be more difficult to appreciate. No one said that running your own business would be trouble-free. Everyone is bound to make his/her fair share of mistakes. But the true marker is in how you perceive them. Are they burdensome obstacles or powerful learning experiences? We’ll let you decide what successful entrepreneurs believe.
When you expect things to happen – strangely enough – they happen. – JP Morgan
The Law of Attraction is a concept that’s been around for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Like the Law of Gravity, it influences your life whether or not you believe in it. Plainly stated it goes something like this: your life is a reflection of what you think, what you focus on, and what you expect to happen. If you’re unsatisfied with your life and the success of your business, then your thoughts have been of an unsatisfying life and an unsuccessful business. To see greater success, you must expect greater success.
If you don’t sell, it’s not the product that’s wrong, it’s you.— Estee Lauder
Or at least your approach. This is one principle that can make your business more profitable: nothing happens until you make a sale! This concept is critical to the success of any business. What do you have to sell? How does that product or service meet your customers’ needs? How do you get customers to your door so you can show them your product or service? If you do not have a method to sell, then there is no need to have a business. Everything starts with the sale.
It can be done, but you have to make it happen. – Chris Gardner
Building a business takes hard work, and unless you’re willing to invest some blood, sweat and, yes, tears, you should probably stick with your day job.
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Resource–. “Famous Entrepreneur Advice.” EvanCarmichael.com