There are so many badass women out there who inspire me daily, so I thought I would share some absolutely brilliant quotes from business women. If you need some motivation, life and business advice, or guidance, you’ll find it in the words of these amazing ladies. Here are five quotes from business women that every business owner should take on board.
5 Amazing Quotes From Business Women
Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in. – Brené Brown
It’s a common belief in business that you have to show no weakness in order to get ahead. In my opinion, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Being vulnerable in business is necessary as it allows you to connect with your audience in a real way. Showing vulnerability lets your audience see the highs and lows, wins and losses, and reality behind your business. This authenticity is relatable, making vulnerability essential in business.
Meet life as it shows up—not as you prefer it to show up. – Marie Forleo
Life very rarely goes according to plan. When things take an unexpected turn you have a choice to make, either fight it or go with it. It’s exactly the same in business. There will always be bumps in the road, detours in your five-year plan, and massive curveballs you never saw coming. Accept these as opportunities rather than obstacles and you will be amazed at how they can end up being the best thing that ever happened to you and your business.
It is not ‘what’ you do that makes the difference; it is the ‘why’ that puts a spring in your step, a smile on your face, and gives you a sense of fulfilment. It is the ‘how’ that makes a difference to others. – Naomi Simson
Everyone who runs their own business has a ‘why’ that motivates them. For many of us working mums, our ‘why’ is our kids. Don’t get me wrong, my kids are a massive part of my ‘why’ and I wouldn’t have it any other way, but they aren’t my only ‘why’. It’s important to also do it for yourself because that passion straight from the source is what will truly make a difference in people’s lives.
Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me. –Arianna Huffington
Practice makes perfect, and just like everything else in life, it takes practice to be fearless. Taking risks and making big moves in your small business can be terrifying, but these steps are what will help your business grow. Just know that with every scary step you take, it makes the next one so much easier.
Done is better than perfect. – Sheryl Sandberg
Finally, one of the most important things for all small business owners to know is that done is better than perfect. So many of us refuse to take a step that will vastly benefit our businesses until everything is perfect. The thing is, it never will be. Life is messy, and your business is a part of life. Put yourself and your brand out there, because it doesn’t matter how perfect something is if nobody ever sees it.
All of these inspirational women have absolutely killed it in their field, so check them out for more motivating wisdom. If you want to meet and share with some awesome women in business, check out my Facebook group the Australian Business Collaborative.
Have a great day,