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Coaching - A Quote A Day

Nov 22, 2007
"Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce." - Author Unknown

Believe it or not, the use of motivational quotes can have a positive impact on your resolve to move forward in business. We all suffer through moment of self-doubt and find ourselves somewhat incapacitated in our entrepreneurial endeavors.

This article draws from a select group of quotes and ideas that may help you jumpstart your willingness to move forward.

"In the factory we make cosmetics. In the store we sell hope." - Charles Revson

You have customers to think of. In the end, you sell more than a product you also sell something intangible, but altogether needed - an emotional attachment to the product. Some people don't care about how they connect to a product on an emotional level, but many do. How have you developed your product to have an emotional appeal?

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." - Anne Frank

Anne Frank endured Nazi repression and her life represents one of dedication and willingness to help others. She did not become bitter in the midst of great difficulty she simply found ways to make things better. How does this thought mesh with your entrepreneurial efforts?

"A person who graduated yesterday and stops studying today is uneducated tomorrow." Author Unknown

Have you stopped learning? Sometimes it becomes easy to rely on what we have always known because it just takes too much work to do otherwise, yet ongoing education can help you take the entrepreneurial spirit and apply it to new methods. Never loose the joy of learning and then share what you've learned with others.

"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well." - Abraham Lincoln

Look at the successes of those around you. Don't view their success as something to envy, but as the encouragement you need to see that success is possible.

"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today." - Will Rogers

You may have failures in your past and it may be easy to dwell on those failures as evidence of your inability to do anything meaningful in the future. By living in the rear view mirror you fail to see opportunities and potential success ahead.

"The buyer buys the seller not the salt." - Author Unknown

You may sell a certain product, but what you are marketing is trust. If your customers trust you then they will trust the product. Conversely you can have the best product available, but if people don't trust you they will never make that all-important first purchase.

Print this article out and refer to one of the quotes and thoughts each day. It may be the encouragement you need to turn the corner and make positive steps forward in your business.

Let me leave you with one final question to consider. Believe it or not, your answer is important.

"What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?" - Robert Schuller
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