The balancing act of being a parent and running a business is hard work especially when you have young children. So there are bound to be days when everything can be overwhelming and doubts can surface. On days when I’m having trouble seeing the cup half full rather than half empty, I quickly remind myself that all I need is a good dose of motivation and spend a few minutes googling for words of wisdom from now successful women who have previously treaded the same difficult path as me.
As a mother in business, I derive inspiration from all the little things my life can offer me; the sweet kisses I get from my kids as soon as they wake up, the feeling of being connected with nature during my early morning walk with the pram. Even the incoming mail notifications and to-do lists kind of inspire me as it means that I have work to attend. Over the years, I've bookmarked a few quotes that have kept me going when the going has been tough.
While pondering over an idea for my first blog post, it struck me that the best inspiration I could share was my collection of these uplifting quotes. I got in touch with all these amazingly successful women who took the time off from their busy schedules to reply back to me with a few words of encouragement and love; the act itself was inspirational. Hope you too find inspiration in them as I did.
Wise words from Entrepreneurs
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You can always make more money, but you can never make more time. Use your time wisely. [Click To Tweet]
Only when we change our thinking can we change our future. [Click To Tweet]
Freedom truly happens when you come to the realization that you can let go of all of those who weigh you down. - Sheila Burke [Click To Tweet]
I try to wake up each day and put one foot in front of the other. Over and over again. It started as a running mantra but fits every aspect of my life. I have big dreams and lofty goals but the only way I've found to be successful is to take lots of little steps and eventually, they lead me to where I'm going! [Click To Tweet]
The intention sets the context, the universe sends opportunities. Thus, we open up the scope of possibilities. [Click To Tweet]
Looking forward keeps us on the right path. Only look back when you need to remember how far you've come. [Click To Tweet]
Even the strong cry sometimes, we just don’t let you see it. [Click To Tweet]
Good things are all around you every minute of every day — you just have to start to notice them. [Click To Tweet]
And if the rain is to blame, well who knows how long I might have to wait? [Click To Tweet]
See the day as obstacle free with only possibilities. [Click To Tweet]
The difference between who you were and who you want to be is what you do today. Keep going. [Click To Tweet]
One little step is sometimes all you got. Let it be enough. [Click To Tweet]
Rename your bills "invoices for blessings already received." [Click To Tweet]
Even if you're on the right track, don't just stand there. You've got to keep moving forward or you'll get left behind.[Click To Tweet]
A rejection isn't a failure, it isn't the end. It's a cosmic course-correction, a new beginning. [Click To Tweet]
If you try to do everything you may find yourself unable to do anything. [Click To Tweet]
If you never ask, you never allow the opportunity for a Yes! [Click to Tweet]
Never compare your first draft to someone else's final draft. [Click to Tweet]
Failure is nothing more than a chance to revise your strategy. [Click To Tweet]
Take every chance; even the one that has not been given. [Click To Tweet]
Tomorrow will be better if you do something about it today. [Click To Tweet]
Grand dreams require grand effort. [Click To Tweet]
"Why? and "Why not?" should always be asked together. [Click To Tweet]
By Sissy Gavrilaki | QuoteandQuote.com
Trust yourself. Nobody knows you and your business like you. [Click To Tweet]
Keep your eyes on the goal ahead and on the next step. Don't try to imagine the whole road. [Click To Tweet]
When you're chasing your dreams it's not your audience you have to convince that you can do it. It's you! [Click To Tweet]
By Natasha Vanzetti | NatashaVanzetti.com
Don't you dare apologize for the way you see the world. Your perspective is your gift! [Click To Tweet]
Everybody’s got a song to sing, a story to write about and a plot to act out. Why not make your drama the next best seller?
You may not be the star, but that shouldn't stop you from putting on a good show. [Click To Tweet]
By Terri Huggins | TerrificWords.com
It's all about perspective. If you can't see the solution, change your angle of approach. [Click To Tweet]
Often the best answers come to us when we take a moment to just sit still.[Click To Tweet]
You can't help lift someone up if you let them pull you down. [Click To Tweet]
By Katrina Mayer | KatrinaMayer.com
Anything ‘worth it’ requires patience and commitment. [Click To Tweet]
There's no easy way to box up the life you have in order to start a new one that doesn’t exist yet. [Click To Tweet]
Kindness is contagious, and often can be passed on through something as simple as a smile. [Click To Tweet]
If it were easy to change, we would all be enlightened masters at this point, for we would be able to follow through on practicing the actions we know are good for us.
The only people miracles don’t happen to are those who refuse to see them. [Click To Tweet]
Seek stories everywhere. [Click To Tweet]
There are always lessons in your struggles, and good things that come from bad times. Just take one step at a time, and you will find your way.
In the space between success and failure lies the willingness to try. [Click To Tweet]
When you're bringing heart and soul and love into the equation, suddenly things read differently. [Click To Tweet]
All of the information, all the books, the readings, the workshops, all the a-ha moments won't change your life unless you put actions behind them.
One of the greatest discoveries we make is to find out that we can do what we were always afraid of not being able to do when we take a chance on ourself.
Inspiration meets you halfway.. you have to reach up to find it! [Click To Tweet]
Some things can never be avoided, no matter how hard we try, and we cannot know the future. However, we can always improve the odds.
BELIEVING in yourself, your goal, and in forces both seen and unseen will see you through every time. [Click To Tweet]
Seeing all possibilities in life is all about your vantage point. [Click To Tweet]
Fear not, as soon as you’re over the mountain, there will be a valley. [Click To Tweet]
Speed of implementation is a key dictator of success. Therefore get your offer out there even if it isn’t perfect.[Click To Tweet]
You are amazing and when you believe it you will attract people who treat you as if you are, too! [Click To Tweet]
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