15 Smart Quotes to Help You Start the Year on the Right Foot

Business QuotesA few wise words may be all you need to get you back on track or get you going this New Year. Here are some smart quotes from some very clever entrepreneurs, speakers and authors.

1. SUCCESS

Success is determined by your ability to sell yourself.”

~Dan Schawbel
Founder of Millennial Branding consulting and Author
danschawbel.com

 

2. SYSTEMS

“I value self-discipline, but creating systems that make it next to impossible to misbehave is more reliable than self-control.”

~Tim Ferriss
Entrepreneur & Author of The 4-Hour Workweek
fourhourworkweek.com

 

3. TIME

“Everybody has time! Stop watching F*ing Lost. If you want this, if you want bling bling, if you want to buy the Jets, if you want to do sh*t…WORK! That’s how you get it!”

~Gary Vaynerchuk
Co-founder of Vaynermedia
garyvaynerchuk.com
Watch Everybody Has Time on YouTube http://bit.ly/1eJlo6S

 

4. SELF

“I think the most productive thing to do during times of change is to be your best self, not the best version of someone else.”

~Seth Godin
Speaker and Author of Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow
sethgodin.com

 

5. EQUITY

“Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it.”

~Mark Cuban
Businessman and Investor
markcubancompanies.com

 

6. ENGAGE

“Marketing is not a task. Marketing is not a department. Marketing is not a job. Marketing happens every time you engage (or not) with your past, present, and potential customers.”

~Scott Stratten
President of Un-Marketing and Author
unmarketing.com

 

7. REMARKABLE

“Even when you are marketing to your entire audience or customer base, you are still simply speaking to a single human at any given time. Worry less about sounding professional and worry more about creating remarkable content that other humans can relate to.”

~Ann Handley
Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs and Author
marketingprofs.com

 

8. CHANGE

“Never accept or be too comfortable with the status quo, because the companies that get into trouble are historically the ones that aren’t able to adapt to change and respond quickly enough.”

~Tony Hsieh
CEO Zappos

 

9. WANT

“You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you.”

~Marissa Mayer
President and CEO of Yahoo
marissamayr.tumblr.com

 

10. REPUTATION

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

~Warren Buffett
Businessman and Investor

 

11. MISTAKES

“The number one reasons I see entrepreneurs failing isn’t because they make mistakes, but they keep on making the same ones over and over again. Learn from them and avoid making the same ones over again.”

~Neil Patel
Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Barand KISSmetrics
quicksprout.com

 

12. COMFORTABLE

“Do the uncomfortable. Become comfortable with these acts. Prove to yourself that your limiting beliefs die a quick death if you will simply do what you feel uncomfortable doing.”

~Darren Rowse
Blogger, speaker, consultant at ProBlogger.net
www.problogger.net

 

13. CONTENT

“If you’re not showing up during the prospect’s self-determined buying journey, you’re not in the game. But if you are showing up via content, you’ve got a chance to tell a truly different story.”

~Brian Clark
Founder of Copyblogger and CEO of Copyblogger Media
copyblogger.com

 

14. CONTROL

“If you’re not building an email list, you’re an idiot. I know that’s harsh, but when companies can destroy your entire business in one fell swoop, you should rely on things you can control.”

~Derek Halpern
Founder of Social Triggers
socialtriggers.com

 

15. JUMP

“When moving out of your comfort zone, be sure to jump in with both feet. You’ll have a better chance of success if you give it your all!”

~Michael Hyatt
Author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
michaelhyatt.com

 

How are you going to make 2014 the best year ever?

 

Genevieve Lachance is a web marketing consultant who has a passion for social media and technology based in Montreal, Canada. Read More About Me »