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Inspirational Quotes for the Entrepreneur:

The act of balancing life, work, and success can be challenging at times. As business owners, entrepreneurs, and workaholics, we love what we do, but need a little boost every now and again. We put together a list of quotes from some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs to keep you motivated and help you find that balance that we all seek to achieve.

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson  Richard Branson

Nothing new would ever be attempted, invented or achieved if everyone followed the rules. The trick to living an extraordinary life and running a successful business is to inspire yourself by looking outside the box. If you try and you fail, you have learned something new. It is always wise to avoid the “shoulda, coulda, woulda” excuse, because only you can keep yourself constantly challenged and inspired.

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.  The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency - Bill Gates 

Bill Gates This quote, in particular, rings loudly in our ears as a business operating system. We could not agree more. Automation can make any organization run more smoothly and efficiently, but it must be used in the right way to achieve success. With BusinessEssentials tracking abilities, you can easily gauge the effectiveness of your automated strategies.

"My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people." – Steve Jobs Sreve Jobs

Running a business takes a team; a team of well-placed professionals that are best at what they do. When you have a team of greats, your business is bound to succeed. Knowing where to place the right person is critical to ensure the total is greater than the sum of the parts.

“A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.” - Henry Kravis

Business is about taking risks. If you are not willing to risk it, then you will be settling for the ordinary. Ordinary does not usually end in success, but take risks in order to reap the rewards. If we don’t risk it, we will never know if success would have been born.

Last, but certainly not least:

“The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing.” – The great Socrates Socrates

Life is not about knowing everything; it is about constantly evolving and moving forward. Lessons are everywhere we turn in life, and it is recognizing and accepting these lessons where we start to grow. The same is true for business. If you believe that you have it all worked out, then there is no room for improvement.  A business should never be static and should always be advancing, just as we, as individuals, should be in our everyday lives.

There are many quotes out there said by many great leaders, philosophers and businessmen, and yet a number of them end at the same point; strive for the consistent flow of knowledge and to constantly evolve to learn something new every day.

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