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Brit Morin Quotes

Brit Morin

Brit Morin quotes: the entrepreneur discusses her upbringing and path to business success.

“Life’s only short once. Live what you love. Try to make your passion into a career. And don’t let anyone bring you down for trying.”

“Everyone has a passion. I truly believe it’s in our DNA literally to build things.”

“Turn your passion into your career and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

“Believe in what you set out to do. Follow your north star.”

“There is no greater reward than feeling like you’re changing lives for the better.”

“It sounds so cliché, but pick something you’re really passionate about. I see so many people choosing to start businesses just for the prospect of making a lot of money. Starting a business is not easy, and it’s important to have a mission and purpose that can serve as your north star through the good times and certainly the bad. And have patience. Most startup companies—even the most successful—are at it for seven to ten years before they really take off in the mainstream market.”

“Don’t let your fear of failure keep you from trying. Every failure will teach you something else about how to succeed.”

“Many women lose confidence in the business world as well. While it’s important to make logical choices, don’t fear failure.”

“One of the biggest and toughest lessons for me was not getting caught up in the ups and downs. When first starting Brit + Co, I would go from thinking I was a genius to feeling really low in a matter of 24 hours. I’m not joking; it was that crazy. It’s important as a startup founder to realize that you’re going to have failures (especially in the early days!) because in many cases you’re trying something totally new. There’s not a playbook and it’s important to adapt and keep moving.”

“‘Everything in this world was made by people no smarter than you.’ This is a quote by Steve Jobs, and it rings in my head on a consistent basis. I started this company when I was 25 and had no prior entrepreneurial experience. I was so insecure about that lack of experience but kept trying to tell myself that I was smart enough to just figure it out as it happened. Luckily, five years later, that is still true. And yes, I feel much more confident now. But it’s true: you can build and create whatever you want, no matter your age or experience. Work hard and learn quickly.”

“Flexibility: realize not everything is always going to go according to plan. Watch the data. It will tell you what to do next.”

“I think that now is such an interesting time in media. There are new platforms and formats popping up every day. Keeping up with it all and deciding what to invest in is a constant challenge, but also a constant opportunity to innovate.”

“Characteristics to look for when you’re hiring a new team member: someone who is a creative thinker; someone who is hungry. The sky’s the limit with startups, so it’s important to have people who are eager to help grow the business. I love a good hustler.”

“You know you are a good CEO when you have nothing to do. If you run your company well, you have probably hired enough talented people to delegate your work to. As any business grows, it’s important to accept that you can’t do everything yourself. It’s sometimes hard to let go because as a founder, my business is everything to me, but it’s vital to hire a team that you can trust and rely on. Establishing that mutual trust with your team is something that will pay dividends.”

“Find advocates. Having advocates and people who will tell your story for you will only help you get noticed faster by more people.”

“Because of the nature of my brand, it’s so important our readers know it really is me behind my keyboard.”

“Most brands want to see their products used in creative ways.”

“Really take the time to focus on finding your voice and making sure that whatever you’re creating is of high quality and is useful for people in their everyday lives.”

“We’re at a moment where people are rediscovering their ability to design, to create, and in essence, to become a true maker.”

“Don’t let a lack of big company names on your resume get you down, but also, don’t let it feed a Silicon Valley ego. Oftentimes, the best candidates come from startups or smaller companies. It shows they are open to risk and can keep up with the long hours and occasional harsh demands.”

“What drives me is truly inspiring people to realize they can live more creative and simple lives.”

“That’s what I care about most. That more people are making and more people feel like they are creative.”

“I realized then that there is a disconnect between being a child and an adult that makes us lose our creative confidence. I saw that so many women wanted to be creative but lacked the tools and skills to do it. Millennial women are really the first generation that grew up with working mothers—most of us were not taught to cook or sew, and we opted for computer science over home economics. And so, Brit + Co was born to try to fill that void and to inspire and provide women with the tools to lead more creative lives.”

“I was extremely curious growing up. I taught myself how to sew, French braid, and cook. When I wasn’t creating things with my hands, I was learning more about tech. I was experimenting with email at nine, had my first cell phone at 13, and was truly obsessed with the internet as a teenager.”

“By the time I was a senior in high school, I knew I wanted to move to Silicon Valley and learn more about computers and the internet. I just fell in love with technology and the potential of everything the internet had to offer.”

“I left Google after four years of working on Google Maps, search, and Google TV as a product marketing manager. I knew I wanted to do something on my own.”

“While it’s true that women are the minority in most tech companies, I don’t think that inhibits entry into the tech space. My motto has always been, ‘Live what you love,’ and as such, I think it’s incredibly important to do work you believe in and to work for a company that has values that align with your own, be it in tech or another industry.”

“Society is still adapting to women being CEOs and professionals rather than homemakers. Because of this, the unfortunate outcome is that we feel we have to be successful at both, in the office and in the home. Striking that balance is different for everyone.”

“I’m a supporter of female entrepreneurs. I don’t feel like a victim, and I try to not think of myself as one.”

“For my grandmother’s generation, the big invention was cake mix; for our moms, it was the microwave; and for me, it’s the iPhone. And that’s enabled us to do so many different things more efficiently at home.”

“Our generation grew up with technology. It evolved as we grew up. This new generation has had it since they were babies. That’s crazy. It fundamentally changes they way they understand and think about technology. They’ve never known life without it, whereas we knew life without the internet.”

“To me, age doesn’t make a difference in terms of how playful or fun life can be.”

“I want people to know me as a real person, that I struggle with the same things they do, that I had to teach myself how to get through life in efficient ways.”

“I’m extremely lucky that my passion (making and creating) is also my career.”

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