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15 Quotes to Get You through a Rough Business Day

Workday Slump

“Always be closing” is not enough anymore. These days, it’s more important to keep track of how engaged a customer is to your business brand versus the quantity of sales pitches your employees make. It’s not easy, we get that. So we’ve rounded up 10 quotes for business owners and entrepreneurs to help keep you and your employees inspired for the work days ahead.

Adam Osborne

1. “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.”–Simon Sinek

2. “The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect.” –Adam Osborne

3. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” –Bill Gates

4. “In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.” –David Ogilvy

5. “An entrepreneur must pitch a potential investor for what the company is worth as well as sell the dream on how much of a profit can be made.” –Daymond John

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

6. “Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves.” – Joseph Cossman

7. “Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.” –Jim Rohn

8. “In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm. In the real world all rests on perseverance.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

9. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” –Mark Twain

10. “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” –Peter F. Drucker

William B. Sprague

11. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” –Ralph Nader

12. “You can’t ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.” –Steve Jobs

13. “Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.” –Tim Blixseth

14. “Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.” – Clement Stone

15. “Do not wait to strike until the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” –William B. Sprague