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15 Successful Entrepreneurs Share The Quote That Inspired Their Journey



15 Successful Entrepreneurs Share The Quote That Inspired Their Journey

The power of words to inspire people cannot be denied. We often remember the little sayings of our mentors years later. We rely on these sayings when things get tough or we need that added inspiration to help us push through. The words of others often to reflect upon ourselves. They help us realize our flaws and give us the motivation we need to do better.

I asked a group of 15 successful entrepreneurs to share the motivational quotes that have inspired them on their journey. I hope the quotes inspire you on your journey as well!

1) Giridhar Akkineni

Founder & CEO of AkkenCloud | Inbound Talent Marketing

“Time is my most precious commodity.” David Skok, Matrix Partners

2) Ben Walker


Founder of Transcription Outsourcing

“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!” Richard Branson

3) Steve McIntosh​

Founder of CML | Recruitment For Professionals, By Professionals

“Those who build great companies understand that the ultimate throttle on growth for any great company is not markets, or technology, or competition, or products. It is one thing above all others: the ability to get and keep enough of the right people.” Jim Collins

4) Jason Greer

Founder | Greer Consulting | Author | Speaker

“Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” – J.K. Rowling

5) Byron Sakha

Entrepreneur | Master Coach | Speaker & Trainer |

“The way of the miracle worker is to see all human behaviour as one of two things: either love, or a call for love.” -Marianne Williamson

6) Dr. Ross Federgreen

CEO and Founder at CSR Privacy Solutions

The best way to predict the future is to create it. -Peter F. Drucker

7) Stephanie Lee

Founder of Beauty Brite | Professional Blogger

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

8) Matt Sweetwood

CEO | Author | Speaker | Contributor Entrepreneur

“There is a power under your control that is greater than poverty, greater than the lack of education, greater than all your fears and superstitions combined. It is the power to take possession of your own mind and direct it to whatever ends you may desire.” -Andrew Carnegie

9) Annie Vick


Founder of Pinocchio’s Italian

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. ” – Arthur Ashe

10) Megan McKissen

CEO, McKissen+Company

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” -Eleanor Roosevelt.

11) Travis Liebig

CEO, St Louis Bank

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without Strategy is the noise before defeat.” – Sun Tzu

12) Jeff Rothermich

Managing Partner at Flat World Supply Chain

“Pressure is playing for Ten Dollars, when you don’t have a dime in your pocket.” –  Lee Trevino

13) Bryan Bowles

Founder and CEO at Transactly

“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” – Winston Churchill

14) Marcia Reece

Founder of StayWell Copper

“I’d like to spend the day with the person who has never forgotten to say “Thank You”.” -Sam Walton, Founder of Wal-Mart.

15) Ryan Brennan


Founder of Askfinli

“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long university education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new.” – Richard Branson

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