Entrepreneurial Inspirations

Since most of our clients are, like us, entrepreneurs, artists, and/or small business owners, I wanted to share some of my favorite inspirational quotes that help me get through the particularly challenging bumps in the road or just the tough days.

If you have a favorite one to share, please send me a note and I'll add it!

People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get ahead in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them. -- George Bernard Shaw

Life is so simple, really. Think through what people want, invite them to get it from you, and when they show up, bill 'em! -- Stuart Wilde

When you pick up one end of the stick, you pick up the other. Therefore, if you decide to take responsibility for your circumstances, you automatically tap into the power to change them. -- Dr Stephen R Covey

We are not retreating, we're just advancing in another direction. -- General George S Patton

The talent is in the choices. -- Robert De Niro

Success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue... as the unattained side effect of one's personal dedication to a course greater than oneself. -- Viktor Frankl

A goal is nothing more than a dream with a deadline. -- Joe L Griffith

Don't ask what the world needs - ask what makes you come alive and then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. -- Howard Martin

I never ran 1,000 miles. I could never have done that. I ran one mile 1,000 times. -- Stu Mittleman (world record holder for ultra distance running)

You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do. It's simple: fantasize, rehearse, then go out into the world and do it! -- Henry Ford

Don't wish it was easier - wish you were tougher. -- Jim Rohn

All men dream, but not all equally. Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake to find it was all vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, and make things happen. -- TE Lawrence

You want what you want, whether or not you think you can get it. -- Robert Fritz

Lack of money is the root of all evil. -- George Bernard Shaw

Who dares, wins. --Motto of the British Special Forces

If someone hands you a million dollars, best you become a millionaire, or you won't get to keep the money. -- Jim Rohn

You can't help the poor by becoming one of them. -- Abraham Lincoln

The difference between poor people and rich people is easy. The poor spend their money and then save what's left over; the rich save their money and then spend what's left over. -- Jim Rohn

If you want to learn about money, learn from somebody who has a lot of it. -- Charles Givens


What is now proved was once impossible. -- William Blake

The unexamined life is not worth living. -- Socrates

The voice inside your head is not the voice of God. It just sounds like it thinks it is. -- Cheri Huber

A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances. -- James Allen

Thoughts become things. Choose the good ones! -- Mike Dooley


Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. -- Goethe

The purpose of life is a life of purpose. -- Robert Byrne-- Michel de Montaigne

All the money in the world is spent on feeling good. -- Ry Cooder

Today's gratitude buys tomorrow's happiness. -- Michael McMillian