10 Apr An Additional 4 Great Quotes and How They Can Help Inspire Your Business.
An Additional 4 Great Quotes and How They Can Help Inspire Your Business.
If you’re not familiar with how our inspirational quote blogs go by now, allow me to give you a quick rundown.
We bring you quotes that may or may not be related to business and explain how they can be used to inspire your business. Yup, it’s that simple.
Ready? Here we go!
“Play by the rules but be ferocious.” – Phil Knight, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Nike.
We’re starting with a quote that sounds like it could be taken straight out of The Wolf of Wall Street. So, this is one for anyone who thinks of themselves as the next Jordan Belford. That, or anyone that wants Leonardo DiCaprio to play them in a movie adaptation of their life.
Of course, as a business owner, you have to play by the rules. In this scenario, it’s safe to assume the rules are the law. But there are no rules against being ferocious, in both your determination and your drive to succeed. This includes taking risks, trying new things, and not letting and setbacks dampen your spirit.
This quote has helped to inspire us here at YMG and was one of the reasons we created Jargon Buster and our Jargon Dictionary. We took the term ferocious and decided that’s what we wanted to be. Jargon Buster helps our audience to understand digital marketing terms and phrases, so that they’re on a level playing field when it comes to understanding what they want for their business. Along with our Buy It Now Digital Marketing Store, we provide a platform in which our audience is completely in control of their own digital marketing, as we noticed there was a gap in the market for this. Since the creation of this, we’ve become known as the digital marketing agency that truly cares about our audience.
We saw an opportunity, we embraced it, and we’ve remained tenacious. Can your business say the same? If not, perhaps you should use this quote to inspire yours.
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.” – Unknown.
Because it was better than having “All my life flashed before my eyes.… It was really boring.” From Chicken Run. Which, admittedly, is a great film.
Don’t be like the chickens from Chicken Run (apart from the part where they escape captivity. That part you should aspire to. What I was talking about was the part where they say their life is boring).
As we’ve said before in previous greatest quote blogs, you must be your own business. If you choose to exclusively follow paths laid out by others, there’s a chance you’ll see some success. But this success will always exist in the shadow of others.
Your business is something to be proud of, so make sure it creates a legacy. Ask yourself how your business can stand out, be different, and become a business that has high ambitions. Perhaps you want your business to inspire others or become known as the company that went above and beyond to help its customers.
“Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it’s starting a new business, whether it’s leaving home, whether it’s getting married, or whether it’s flying into space.” – Chris Hadfield, Retired Astronaut.
This inspiring quote comes from a man that has physically left our planet and seen it from space. If that isn’t inspiring enough, I don’t know what is. But, for the purposes of continuity, I will go into depth about how this quote can inspire your business.
Starting and running a business can be a scary prospect. Many decisions make or actions you take may feel like a risk. But, some of the greatest business owners in history took risks and had the tenacity and drive to pull them off.
Playing it safe may provide some success to your business, but it will prevent it from ever shining bright. Staying in the shadows of other businesses will never provide your business with true success. This is why you must take some risks, break away from your competitors, and show your worth as a business. But we’re not saying every risk has to be a big one. Small risks that yield small rewards all add up.
Ultimately, risks are everywhere, especially in business. But you’re not the only one who’s taken those risks, and if you fail, you’re not the only one to do that, either. And in many cases, it’s not just succeeding with the risk that benefits your business, but the failure too. After all, you can learn a lot from a mistake.
“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” – Chinese Proverb.
By now, we’ve become quite accustomed to including Chinese proverbs in these lists. And why not? They can be by far some of the most powerful and influential quotes there are. Especially when it comes to inspiring your business.
Being a business owner is tough, and anyone that says otherwise is a liar. There, I said it.
There’s no shame in asking for advice or help, and, in the long run, it can only help to benefit your business. Sure, it can make you feel like you’ve got egg on your face if the answer or advice is obvious, but it’s better to be sure than to continue to fail. After all, everybody needs help from time to time.
But this quote doesn’t only apply to business owners, it applies to employees too.
As an employee of a business, it’s ignorant to assume you’ll know everything about the business and the operations. You may think you do, but if you really did, why are you an employee? That’s not a dig, by the way, it’s an observation.
Therefore, it’s perfectly ok to ask for advice or help if you’re unsure how to complete a task or proceed. After all, it’s better to ask for help or advice a dozen times to get the job done right than to never ask and fail the job several times.
And there you have it, numbers 22, 23, 24, and 25 in our inspiring quotes and how they can inspire your business list.
“But Louis,” I can hear you saying” 25 isn’t a figure of 4. How can that be? Well, you’ll have to read our previous lists to find out, won’t you?
YMG are a full-service digital marketing agency based in Chelmsford, Essex, and home of the Jargon Buster series, helping business owners to understand the technical terms of digital marketing.