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Jessica Alba Quotes

Jessica Marie Alba

Jessica Alba quotes: about movies versus business, finding the right partners, beauty, perfection, fear, and more.

“Success takes communication, collaboration and, sometimes, failure.”

“The only way you can measure your success is by reflecting and seeing what you want out of the experience.  And the journey is just as much a part of the success you seek out.”

“Find your passion and do it totally.  The more life experience you get, the better you’ll be at whatever you want to do.”

“You have to be tenacious, you have to be focused, you have to have a real vision, and be extremely passionate about it.”

“Don’t be hard on yourself.  Doing your best to be present wherever you are is what’s important.  Make time to eat healthy and stay active.  It’s worth it to recharge once a week.”

“It’s so much better to promote what you love than to bash what you hate.”

“I had a dream about my entrepreneurial success and I asked a lot of questions and I surrounded myself with people who were really good at what they did and then we all together made a dream come true.”

“Anytime I step outside of my comfort zone and into unknown territory, that feels brave to me.  It’s brave to know that you’re not always going to be successful, but you do it anyways.  Being fearless led to big success.”

“Pitching Honest to potential investors was one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced, but even in the face of rejection, I was constantly motivated by my desire to create this company.  No one had any expectations of me in business, and it made me more fearless.”

“I hit many roadblocks, false starts, had to find the right business partners and spent time and money on different iterations of the business that didn’t come to fruition.  It took about four years of struggling before I was able to find the right business partners to even start Honest and get it off the ground.  In hindsight, I realize that each lesson that I learned during these years brought me one step closer to making Honest a reality.”

“With a movie, it’s not like your whole life is hanging on this thing.  With a business, your whole life is hanging on this thing.”

“Ultimately if you want to build something that’s going to last, you have to build a brand and you have to think of the consumer first.”

“I think the most valuable lessons actually come from making mistakes and going down the wrong path.  Now, making the same mistake three times, that’s when you have some problems.  But, you know, figuring it out for yourself, sometimes you just have to go through it.  You can’t always learn from other people.”

“You have to trust your gut and you have to know that diversity and thought is important.  The mindset was, that when you build something from nothing, is you’re really having the business revolve around a business model, versus building a brand and being consumer-centric.”

“All the rejection that I’ve been through only made me stronger, and it’s part of being an entrepreneur.  You kind of have to take the kid gloves off and let them feel it because it’s not going to be the first time that someone’s going to say ‘no’ or close a door in your face.  You’re going to have to figure out how to burst through it.”

“Launching products is easy – it’s building it, finding the right manufacturers, getting the design right, and all of the marketing that is hard.”

“I believed that there was a real opportunity for my idea, but I had to overcome a lot of self-doubt about establishing and running a business.”

“At the company, we like to say we’re honest, not perfect.  We really listen to our customers and our internal teams to pivot as quickly as possible when it comes to addressing any challenges.”

“We all have a mission and a purpose across all of our different industries that we’re in, and you can see that in every entrepreneur, certainly the ones that get through and get chosen.  And I think that’s ultimately what technology is here to do, is to enhance our lives and make it better.”

“I’m all about supporting anyone whose art is also the way they make their living.”

“Nothing is put on pause.  Everything is still happening.  And then as far as just reflecting on what got you to where you are, there aren’t very many times where we have the space to sit and reflect and really understand the depth of what it took and the grit that we had to have to get to where we are.”

“You have to be brutally honest with yourself and understand your strengths and weaknesses.”

“I never just did what people told me.  I questioned everything.  When I look back, it is really no surprise that I started working at 12.”

“I love to challenge the status quo.  That’s been my mission from day one as an actress and an early feminist wanting equality and wanting to push the limits of what’s possible.”

“I was pretty determined from a very young age.  I’ve always been on my path and if the system didn’t agree with it I thought, ‘Okay, I don’t care, this is what I’m doing’ – very stubborn and strong-willed.  Do your own thing!”

“The secret to using power is not to use it.  Just having it is enough.”

“I wish I was more educated, but I make do with the tools I was given in life.”

“What really makes someone beautiful is how kind they are to other people – being genuinely happy and not being mean-spirited or grumpy.”

“Being perfect is being flawed, accepting it, and never letting it make you feel less than your best.”

“Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you.  I don’t care about fame, I don’t care about being a celebrity.  I know that’s part of the job, but I don’t feed into anyone’s idea of who I should be.”

“I get self-conscious, but you have to just embrace it and go with it.”

“My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything – even if you have no clue what you’re doing.”

“I’m much more of a risk taker.  I’m more fearless now than when I was 18.  I was much more self-aware and I cared too much about what people thought of me and now I really don’t.”

“I share the same advice that my mom gave me – stay hydrated and sleep well.  And that being a beautiful person on the inside is what really matters.”

“Love is ever-evolving and it takes compromise, work and patience.”

“I love acting because it’s this space where dreams can be realized, fantasy comes to life, and there are no limitations on what’s possible.”

“Don’t get overwhelmed trying to do everything at once.  Lay out what you can get done now and what will take longer.”

“I guess for me, balance isn’t about treating your time like a pie chart and dividing it into equally-sized slices for you, the kids, work, and so on.  It’s about the quality of how you spend your time, not the quantity – are you being present and focused on whatever you’re doing while you’re doing it?  I truly believe that’s how you can be the best version of yourself, whether you’re in work mode, mom mode, or wife mode.  When I know I’m giving my undivided attention in each of these areas, I don’t feel so guilty about the time spent away from them.”

“I was on a TV show when I was 13, and I had a tutor for high school.  Everyone was like, ‘Oh, you’re missing out on the high school experience,’ so I’d go with my cousins to parties where there would be a keg and people doing body shots and playing quarters.  I was like, what a waste of time.  I didn’t want to be doing E [ecstasy] and making out with a guy three years older than me who’s a loser.”

“I can’t tell you how great it is to get away with a girlfriend for four days shopping in Paris.  Now that’s what I call a vacation.”

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