Thursday, November 08, 2012

Business Learning

As I'm in the process of transitioning from "employee" to "entrepreneur" I have been learning a lot about what it takes to captain your own ship and build a business that is going to not just stand the test of time, but be an environment in which I can truly thrive.  While it's impossible to share all I've been learning in just one blog post, I wanted to share some of my favourite quotes on the subject:

"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

"Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming." – Richard Branson

"There is no royal, flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it. For if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard." – C.J. Walker

"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations." –Steve Jobs

"To the degree we’re not living our dreams; our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves." – Peter McWilliams

"People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps." – Mary Kay Ash

"I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages." – Robert Bosch

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