Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"When Are You Going To Get A REAL Job?!

Entrepreneurs! many times have you heard this?!

...and to make it worse, most of the time, the question comes from our family and loved ones.

Well, it is time to fight back!

Here are Seven inspirational quotes from entrepreneurs , just like yourself, to use as ammo against the pessimists that challenge you.

"When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure."
- Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

"The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer."
- Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese's

"Innovation is the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different service. It is capable of being presented as a discipline, capable of being learned, capable of being practiced. Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation, the changes and their symptoms that indicate opportunities for successful innovation. And they need to know and to apply the principles of successful innovation."
- Peter F. Drucker, "The Father of Modern Management"

"Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make."
- Donald Trump, real estate and entertainment mogul

"The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it."
- Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies

"We were young, but we had good advice and good ideas and lots of enthusiasm. Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning."

- Bill Gates

"I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others... I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent."
- Thomas Edison

AND....Just in case someone says (like my niece did to me)

"Well Uncle Bob, you're no Thomas Edison"

"You're right", I said, "but who was Thomas Edison before he became "Thomas Edison" ? "
***This is just a sample!... if you would like a "full-slice" of passionate enthusiasm, be sure to indulge yourself in my upcoming book, "Pecan Pie", fresh from the oven, early this fall!...stay tuned!“Copyright (8-11-2010) by Robert V Gambone Sr.”


Michelle R. Donovan said...

Nice work, Bob. Entreprenuers should print this out and post it in a visible location for those downer days!

Anonymous said...

Well said. To reiterate, it has been documented that some of the WORST people to support entrepreneurs are friends and family. This seems counter intuitive, but the logic follows: Being an entrepreneur is not for wimps and is filled with long hours and disappointments. Naturally, your friends and family are the people who are the first people who are going to feel bad for you and say "quit this entrepreneur stuff!" I think it is a combination of this and also some degree of envy.