As this day comes to a close, with less than 30 minutes left before Day 7 in the UCB, I find I need a little inspiration. So, I went looking for some quotes about entrepreneurship that would mean something to me and to my young clients. And now I’m sharing them with you. I hope you enjoy them and that at least some of them speak to you.
“Everything started as nothing.” – Ben Weissenstein
“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook
“If you’re not doing the things that you love, then your life is not worth living. What are you here for?” – King Sidharth
“Manual labor sucks, dude.” – Alex Fraiser (I found this especially relevant today after spending hours planting the organic garden in gale force winds that suddenly started up.
“A lot of people have said that the internet is a teenager. Guess who understands a teenager best: a teenager.” – Syed Balkhi (This is why I empower teens to become entrepreneurs)
“Start today, not tomorrow. If anything, you should have started yesterday. The earlier you start, the more time you have to mess up.” – Emil Motycka
“There’s no committee that says, ‘This is the type of person who can change the world – and you can’t.’ Realizing that anyone can do it is the first step. The next step is figuring out how you’re going to do it.” – Adora Svitak
“Every single person I know who is successful at what they do is successful because they love doing it.” – Joe Penna
“Over-deliver every time.” – Alex Maroko
“There is no reason to be hesitant… becoming an entrepreneur is a learning experience.” – Savannah Britt
“You’ve got to stop doing all the things that people have tried, tested, and found out don’t work.” – Michael Dunlop (Duh, how much sense does this make?)
“I think what teenagers lack is the belief that they can be unique and extraordinary in life. Make the most of your age because you’re not going to be a teenager forever!” – Sabirul Islam
“You could have a million ideas, but they’re all worthless if you don’t get them done.” – Lauren Amarante
“Success comes down to hard work plus passion, over time. If you work really, really hard over a long period of time, it will pay off.” – Stanley Tang
“If you have a goal, be relentless in your pursuit.” – Keith J. Davis Jr.
“I’m going to reinvent the wheel. My vision of the wheel is unique.” – King Sidharth
“It’s not about how many years of experience you have. It’s about the quality of your years of experience.” – Jacob Cass
“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.” – Catherine Cook
“If you pursued something that you felt strongly about, then I call that success.” – Adora Svitak
“I like the idea of working hard now, so you can earn big later.” – Alex Fraiser
“The hardest part about being an entrepreneur is that you’ll fail ten times for every success.” – Adam Horwitz
“You always want to surround yourself with people who are rooting for you and who want you to succeed. Stay away from the naysayers who couldn’t do it themselves.” – Arjun Rai
“If you can’t communicate, you’re going to find yourself a lonely businessperson.” – Keith J. Davis Jr.
“I don’t want to look too far ahead. The journey is what’s happening right now, not what’s on the finishing line.” – Sabirul Islam
“Starting your own business is like riding a roller coaster. There are highs and lows and every turn you take is another twist. The lows are really low, but the highs can be really high. You have to be strong, keep your stomach tight, and ride along with the roller coaster that you started.” – Lindsay Manseau
“If you start with nothing and end up with nothing, there’s nothing lost.” – Michael Dunlop
“The biggest failure you can have in life is not trying at all.” – Emil Motycka
“If you can find people who think that what you’re doing is great, they’re going to do everything in their power to make it a success.” – Juliette Brindak (I have this kind of support right now.)
“All that you need to become an entrepreneur and change the world is a working brain – and pretty much nothing else.” – Adora Svitak
“Make it happen now, not tomorrow. Tomorrow is a loser’s excuse.” – Andrew Fashion (Amen!)
“I like computer games and I treat business a bit like a computer game. I count money as points. I’m doing really well: making lots of money and lots of points.” – Michael Dunlop (Hey, whatever works, right?)
“If you think that you are going to love something, give it a try. You’re going to kick yourself in the butt for the rest of your life if you don’t.” – Joe Penna
Do any of these strike a chord with you?
If you are interested in hearing some of the speakers from the telesummit, there are a few more days left and the replays will be available until until April 14th. We are also pre-selling the recordings with three options at discounted prices. After April 14th, the prices go up significantly. The CD package would make a great unique gift for anyone parenting (Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are coming up), teaching or otherwise working with tweens, teens and young adults. It would also be perfect for counselors, therapists and coaches who work with families. You can find out more at http://TheYouthEmpowermentTelesummit.com.
In another note, I am offering a deep discount on my coaching program “The Monetize Your Passion Blueprint – Empowering Young Entrepreneurs” for anyone registered at the telesummit. That discount is good through April 14th as well. Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in more information.