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Robert Herjavec Quotes

Robert Herjavec Advice

Robert Herjavec quotes: clutch content from the friendliest Shark and internet security specialist, Mr. Robert Herjavec.

“When the bullets are flying and the bombs are dropping, the ability to zig and zag is far more valuable than the capacity to figure out the caliber of the bullets and what kinds of planes are flying overhead.”

“No one is living your life for you.  We may not be responsible for what happens to us, but we are responsible for our own reaction to it and how we let it affect us.”

“If you’re ready to get started, there’s no better time than now.”

“The most successful people in any enterprise are the ones who venture beyond the comfort of their cave in search of something better across the next river and over the next hill.”

“Be driven by love, compassion, and understanding.  Take care of each other.”

“It is human nature, especially as we get older, to look for stability in our lives.  But if you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you have to fight against that somewhat, as starting a business requires movement.  You cannot stay still.”

“Being overly sensitive to rejection can become a destructive virus.”

“Expand your reach and give back.  No matter what you can give, it will always mean something to someone else.”

“Don’t start a business.  Find a problem.  Solve a problem.  The business comes second.”

“People who succeed in life have a need for something greater than themselves.”

“Thinking too much leads to paralysis by analysis.  It’s important to think things through, but many use thinking as a means of avoiding action.”

“The only person who owes you anything is yourself.”

“Successful businesspeople retain a quality most others not only lack but often fail to comprehend, and that is the unrelenting drive to convert a vision into reality.”

“I was one of those guys who never wanted to start their own business.  I never saw myself as a leader.  I saw myself as a great ‘number two.'”

“Work-life balance is one of the biggest misconceptions people have.”

“The more choices you have, the harder it is to be definite.”

“I love our business and our industry.  It’s constantly changing.  Every company should be using big data and better threat intelligence to strengthen their security.”

“I like to invest in people that I like to hang with.”

“All the people I have met with who achieved a level of economic success similar to my own were driven to realize a dream, but not necessarily to become wealthy.  Remember this: success is doing what you want to do.”

“In the long run, ‘good enough’ is never good enough.  You have to keep going.”

“Another aspect of being a driven entrepreneur is something I like to call ‘a tolerance for ambiguity,’ which among other things explains why people like me often have messy desks.  (Beware of accountants with messy desks.  Ambiguity in accounting is not necessarily a desirable quality.)  The untidiness isn’t always the result of running here and there.  It reflects the knack of seeing opportunities all around us, some of which are acted upon while others are merely evaluated.  Which explains the reference to ambiguity.”

“If you’re hard on yourself, life will be easy on you.”

“I’m really inspired to build a billion-dollar company.  The hardest part is building the vehicle to get you there.”

“One of the greatest lessons I learned is the importance of selling and you know what?  It doesn’t take a Shark to sell.”

“Try as you might, you will never please everyone all of the time.  Accept that fact, remind yourself that the only one you really need to please is yourself, and move on.”

“Takes a village to run a successful business and a TV show is no different.”

“The more you avoid risk, the less likely it is that you’ll achieve all that is possible within your own capabilities.”

“Life isn’t a matter of flipping a coin over and over.  It’s a matter of climbing a mountain — with the ultimate prize waiting at the top.”

“There is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow — but don’t wait for the rainbow to appear, go create it.”

“Cash is the lifeblood of your business.  There are very few things in business that will kill you, but running out of cash is one of those things.  You can recover from almost any other mistake, but if you run out of cash you’re dead.”

“‘Someday’ isn’t a real day like Monday or Tuesday; it’s just another word for ‘never.'”

“Without the ability to visualize a goal and believe it will be reached, nothing of substance will be achieved.  Not by anybody.  Not at any time.  Not in any place.”

“Business is a sprint until you find an opportunity, then it’s the patience of a marathon runner.”

“Work hard, have fun, be nice, play fair, dream big.  We only get one chance at this life.  If you’re going to play this game, play it to win.”

“I was raised by my grandmother on a farm, where we were really poor — we had dirt floors — but so did everybody else.”

“I look for the entrepreneur to capture my attention.  If you don’t come out with a great presentation, you’re dead.  That’s a big red flag.”

“I never dreamed I could build a $100 million dollar company.  I just happened to build a $1 million dollar company that became a $5 million dollar company, and so on.”

“The best way to get past doubt and inexperience is simply action.”

“If you are under the illusion that you can start a business and run it at your life’s schedule, you are mistaken.  The business is like a starving puppy — when it needs to eat, then it needs to eat, regardless of what you have going on personally.”

“I’m intrigued that the same letters from the alphabet are used in the word silent and in the word listen.  Perhaps it’s evidence that the most important part of listening involves remaining silent.”

“You can’t rush the miles.  No matter how fast I run, the five miles isn’t going to be done in the first five minutes.”

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