Even the most successful HealthyYOU Vending operators need a little inspiration from time to time. From making the choice to start your own business to persevering when things don’t always go as planned, we’ve compiled nine quotes from successful visionaries to spark your entrepreneurial spirit!
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” —Peter Drucker
Variations have been quoted by everyone from 16th President Abraham Lincoln to Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dennis Gabor. We’re crediting it here to management expert Peter Drucker, as it relates to business. The one thing they all have in common? The persistent belief that if you want something it’s up to you to make it happen.
“Don’t start a business. Find a problem. Solve a problem. The business comes second.” —Robert Herjavec
The greatest successes provide something people need, whether that’s a service or a product. Chances are, if you’re looking at HealthyYOU Vending you already recognize the need for affordable access to healthy snacks.
“If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it, throw yourself into it with everything you’ve got.” —Richard Branson
Do you live to work or work to live? Finding your niche and following your passion are important factors to being both happy and successful.
“A goal without a timeline is just a dream.” —Robert Herjavec
Every entrepreneur has a goal, but to reach it, you need a plan. Creating a plan and setting a deadline for each goal helps you keep your vision clear and gives you something achievable to work toward.
“Make sure you pick good people to build your business with, as they’ll determine 80 percent of your success.” —Barbara Corcoran
A great support team is critical to any success, in business and in life. You can’t go wrong when surround yourself with good people.
“As an entrepreneur, you can always find a solution if you try hard enough.” —Lori Greiner
Every business faces challenges and sometimes they seem impossible to overcome. Hard work, perseverance, and a sense of humor can go a long way toward finding solutions.
“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.” —Henry Ford
Hand in hand with the quote above, it’s up to you to decide where to take your business, when to give up, and when to keep going.
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” —Wayne Gretzky
Still not sure if entrepreneurship is for you? It’s understandable to be worried about leaving your day job. But as your parents probably told you, if you don’t try you’ll never know.
“Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” —Oprah Winfrey
Create the opportunity you want, and every hurdle will be worth the jump. Sure, life gets in the way sometimes, but when you believe in yourself, you’re in control of your destiny.
Not every quote will resonate with you so pick one that DOES speak to your entrepreneurial spirit and keep it where you can see it—your bathroom mirror, your computer, your fridge—and let it lead you where you want to go!