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Debbi Fields Quotes

Debbi Fields

Debbi Fields quotes: founder and spokesperson of Mrs. Fields Bakeries, these are Debbi Fields’ sweetest sayings.

“You have to have passion when you’re finding a recipe for a career.  If you love what you are doing, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

“The most important thing is for you to believe in what you are doing.”

“You do not have to be superhuman to do what you believe in.”

“The easiest thing any of us can do is give up.  But don’t.  No matter how many noes you go through.”

“Don’t stop at the first no.  You have to be a risk-taker.  If there weren’t room for creativity, the patent office would close down.”

“Too many people have a wonderful dream and just talk about it rather than do something about it.”

“Don’t ever lose sight of your dreams.”

“The one thing that I think is critical in the entrepreneurial spirit is that it’s all attitude.  If you think you can, then you’re halfway there.  If you say, ‘I can’t,’ then you’re defeated.”

“The trick is that you can’t find the hidden treasure until you start
digging.  Often enough, if you take the leap and do something, something will happen.  Probably not what you thought, but something.”

“We are here for a reason.  We all have a gift or gifts to share.  You want to look inside your heart and your soul, and you want to tap into the one thing you love to do.  Develop it.  Share it.  Nurture it.  You were meant to have that gift.”

“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance.  Remember, the greatest failure is to not try.  Once you
find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”

“To me, failure is only a way of communicating that it is not working.  Stop what you’re doing and try something else until it works.”

“When things are bad, it means that good is close by.”

“Be great at what you do, and don’t ever settle for mediocrity or else you will always wonder how great you could have been.”

“If you’re going to be at a job environment, you should love it.  You shouldn’t do it just for money.  You should do it because you love it.  And the money comes naturally.”

“If you love it, you can sell it.”

“When somebody says, ‘You can’t,’ I say, ‘Why not?'”

“Had I listened to all the people during the course of my life who said, ‘You can’t.  You’ll fail.  It won’t work.  You don’t have…,’  I wouldn’t be here today.”

“And, more importantly, reach for the stars.  And realize that it is never too late – not now, not ever – for you to pursue your passion, your pursuit of perfection.  And most importantly, your perseverance for making it happen.”

“I believe the only limitations are the ones that we accept.”

“Good enough never is.  Set your standards so high that even the flaws are considered excellent.”

“I love to brainstorm.  I like to mentor.  When you’re starting out, especially as an entrepreneur, you really don’t know what you’re doing.  You go out there and you try so many things.  The key in the process, to me, is that you keep trying and you never give up.”

“What I wanted was to be allowed to do the thing in the world that I did best – which I believed then and believe now is the greatest privilege there is.  When I did that, success found me.”

“No is an unacceptable answer.  Don’t stop there.  Go for yes.”

“I want to just do it, try it, give it my all, and if it’s not meant to be, I can accept that.  But I had to do it.”

“You know, Mrs. Fields was never a business.  It was a part of me.  It was an extension of me.  I was never 9 to 5.  And I never separated, oh, well, business from personal because to me they all blended together.”

“I’ve never felt like I was in the cookie business.  I’ve always been in the feel good business.  My job is to sell joy.  My job is to sell happiness.  My job is to sell an experience.”

“Be passionate.  I loved baking chocolate chip cookies.  Love what you do.”

“If that’s what everybody else is doing, that is not what I’m going to do!”

“I get very excited when I wake up in the morning and I am just full of oxygen.”

“All I need as payment is a smile.  That just really pushes me forward so that I’m always capturing the next opportunity to develop myself.”

“There are people out there who want to say yes.  That gave me confidence to keep asking.”

“When you’re taking care of the customer, you can never do too much.  And there is no wrong way… if it comes from the heart.”

“The principle was right there – you couldn’t miss it.  The more we did for our customers, the more they did for us.”

“Celebrate excellence.  Make people feel important.”

“There is always competition.  Whatever you do, there will be competition, and you have to decide how you’re going to play.  For me, I had to be the very best.  I had to be the very best.  Because, if I was not the very best, I would end up being number two.”

“Small business in America is what fuels the American economy.  We need more small business to assist us in creating a great nation and in creating more jobs.  It’s this frontier that is endless in terms of opportunity and potential.”

“The American dream is true.  It works and it’s possible for everybody.  Even the word ‘impossible’ says ‘I’m possible.’”

“I try not to take for granted how lucky we are to have life and breath and opportunity.  Once we’ve got that, we can conquer anything.”

“I had always been taught that life was the other way around – that you had to make sure you got what was coming to you.”

“I use my experience, my failures, my successes, and help people stay focused.”

“My role is to coach, encourage, inspire, motivate, and help people.”

“When I went into business, I knew people could compete, but there would be none better.  I wanted to make eating my cookies an experience – and I did.”

“Every day is special.  Make it the best it can be.”

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