Sally Grimes quotes: insights from the Clif Bar CEO.
“‘You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose.’ This Dr. Seuss line from Oh the Places You’ll Go! is a good reminder that life is more about how we choose to respond and lead, and less about what happens to us.”
“Purpose is the greatest motivator: I have learned that people are motivated so much more by purpose than just profit. Clearly articulating ‘why we exist’—in creative ways, multiple times—goes such a long way in bringing out the best in people, and that brings out the best in business.”
Mary Dillon quotes: beautiful biz and life advice by the Ulta CEO.
“I didn’t know much about business when I was a kid and never imagined I would grow up to be a CEO.”
“I had all sorts of jobs. That gives you a sense of being humble. What I try to hold on to is really what I learned at those times.”
Gail Blanke quotes: on letting go of baggage, evolving, how to do the tough stuff when you don’t feel like it, and more.
“As English writer, George Elliott, quoted: ‘It’s never too late to become… what you might have been.'”
“Nothing really big, really bold, or really beautiful was ever created in a country, in a company, in a family, or in a life without a vision: a clear picture of what good would look like, of how, if anything were possible, it would be.”
Weili Dai quotes: on how to be successful in business and life.
“Believe in yourself.”
“Follow your passion in order to succeed. Most of the time, at best, I find that people follow their enthusiasm—until they run out. To me, following your passion means a willingness to give everything you have every day. Anything you aren’t truly committed to—night and day—is not really your passion, so don’t do it.”
Abby Wambach quotes: the soccer star sounds off.
“Be grateful. But do not just be grateful. Be grateful and brave. Be grateful and ambitious. Be grateful and righteous. Be grateful and persistent. Be grateful and loud. Be grateful for what you have and demand what you deserve.”
“Claim your power, and bring along your full humanity. Clear the way for others to do the same. Because what our families, our companies, and the world needs is nothing more—and nothing less—than exactly who we are.”
Carol Bartz quotes: candid quotes from the biz badass.
“If you think you can’t, you’re right.”
“If you hate going to work in the mornings, you’re not doing anybody any good—the company, yourself or your family. Figure out what makes you happy and go after it. Keep searching.”
Ann Winblad quotes: the businesswoman’s best advice.
“Think like a big dog, and find leverage to get there.”
“An entrepreneur is a kind of genius who is born, not made.”
“The visionaries are the entrepreneurs.”
Rita Dove quotes: the American poet and essayist sounds off.
“The American Dream is a phrase we’ll have to wrestle with all of our lives. It means a lot of things to different people. I think we’re redefining it now.”
“Nothing is too small. Nothing is too, quote-unquote, ordinary or insignificant. Those are the things that make up the measure of our days, and they’re the things that sustain us.”
Sandra Day O’Connor quotes: the attorney turned politician’s most popular quotes.
“It is the individual who can and does make a difference even in this increasingly populous, complex world of ours. The individual can make things happen.”
“It is the individual who has acted or tried to act who will not only force a decision but also have a hand in shaping it.”
Ellen J. Kullman quotes: excellent advice by the business executive.
“The core of who you are will get you where you need to go. To try and make it something else is just going to make you miserable. It’s just too hard not to have your gut working for you, and you need both your head and gut to get it right.”
“Focus on what you can control. Figure those out—things we can do something about, and get about doing them.”
Marie Curie quotes: fascinating feedback from the late physicist.
“It is important to make a dream of life—and of a dream, reality.”
“Stay curious, no matter the cost.”
“We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”
Jo Miller quotes: on leading, standing out, maximizing your energy, and more.
“Have clear career goals. You must have clarity about your career goals.”
“We are often so focused on trying to fix our weaknesses that we neglect to nurture our strengths.”
“Amplify the accomplishments that align with your aspirations.”
Bonnie Crater quotes: thoughts from the President and CEO of Full Circle Insights.
“Figure out what your values are and stick with them.”
“In Batman Begins, Alfred says to Bruce Wayne, ‘Why do we fall, sir? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.’ It’s okay to make mistakes. Just don’t make the same mistake twice. It’s exciting to try new things—lots of new projects. Sometimes the ideas don’t work, but change direction very quickly so the error wouldn’t have a lasting impact on the business.”
Falon Fatemi quotes: wisdom from one of the top tech entrepreneurs.
“Do the job you want.”
“At the end of the day, you are the only one that is limiting your ability to dream, or to actually execute on your dreams. Don’t let yourself get in the way of that.”
Yoko Ono quotes: this woman gives some damn-good life advice.
“We are all dreamers creating the next world, the next beautiful world for ourselves and for our children.”
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”