Mindset as an entrepreneur is critical. Your mindset contributes to how you get up each day to seize the day and live your dream. 

As a woman-owned business, leading a team of smart entrepreneurial-minded experts to serve clients across many industries, we are always looking for ways to lift each other and our clients at Smart Girl Digital. 

The pressure that comes with business can be overwhelming, but we can find hope, strength and inspiration in a few smart quotes from the female entrepreneurs that came before us.

Don’t get lost in the daily grind of getting started, gaining new clients, or reaching the ever-evasive work/life balance. Don’t get lost in a sea of frustration. Instead there is power in taking control – of your business, your life, your career, and your team.

The good always outweighs the bad…Sometimes you just need to be reminded of it

So, here are 50 quotes to inspire your entrepreneurship. No matter where you are in your business journey, we hope you’ll use these as fuel to push you forward!

A Shift in Mindset

The first step in deciding to work for yourself is a shift in mindset. The power of positive thoughts is real. And tapping into that goodness is essential if you want to make the change you want to see in your business!

“You can be the lead in your own life.” — Kerry Washington

“Change is inevitable, but transformation is by conscious choice.” — Heather Ash Amara

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” — Dolly Parton

“Dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.” — Shonda Rhimes

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!’” – Audrey Hepburn

“If you are facing a new challenge or being asked to do something that you have never done before don’t be afraid to step out. You have more capability than you think you do but you will never see it unless you place a demand on yourself for more.” — Joyce Meyer

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.” — Venus Williams

“If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen.” — Marissa Mayer

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” — Mary Kay Ash

“I am a woman with thoughts and questions and sh*t to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.” — Amy Schumer

Inspiration for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Once you’ve changed your mindset, be prepared to do what it takes to create a business and take it to the next level. Staying inspired at this phase of the game is important. Use these quotes to fuel your business dreams & desires.

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” — Helen Keller

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

“Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” — Madam C. J. Walker

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” — Golda Meir

“I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder

“Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career.” — Meg Whitman

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” — Sheryl Sandberg

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.” — Brene Brown

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” — Maya Angelou

“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” — Simone de Beauvoir

Motivation to Fuel Your Business

When it comes to entrepreneurship, motivation fuels your focus. While this holds true for everyone…get a special boost for fem-spiration and motivation in these classic and strong quotes from female entrepreneurs or business owners.

“Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals.” — Michelle Obama

“If you’re clear on what you believe, you have a great foundation to go make a market.”— Ginni Rometty

“So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” — Caterina Fake

“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” — Erica Jong

“Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.” — Sara Blakely

“Find the smartest people you can and surround yourself with them.” — Marissa Meyer

“We entrepreneurs are loners, vagabonds, troublemakers. Success is simply a matter of finding and surrounding ourselves with those open-minded and clever souls who can take our insanity and put it to good use.” — Anita Roddick

“I’m always perpetually out of my comfort zone.” — Tory Burch

“Define success in your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” — Anne Sweeney

“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” — Tina Fey

What do You do When You Fail?

In digital marketing, we fail fast and we fail forward. It’s not so much how you fail but how you recover that makes the difference. Bookmark this blog and revisit this page if you need a reminder of just how great you are during challenging times!

“Take risks. Failure is a stepping stone to success.” — Arianna Huffington

“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” — Barbara Corcoran

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” — Beverly Sills

“My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.” — Sara Blakely

“I have stood on a mountain of no’s for one yes.” — B. Smith

“All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can’t bat a thousand all the time.” — Julie Andrews

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.” — Helen Keller

“Failure is so important. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success.” — J.K. Rowling

“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” — Coco Chanel

“It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.” — Emma Watson

Grind It Out!

The road of a female-led business is not always straight. It isn’t always easy. The feeling of wanting to throw in the towel may happen. The trick is to feel what you feel without judgment, acknowledge when things get hard and push forward anyway!

“Remain a lifelong student. Don’t lose that curiosity.” — Indra Nooyi

“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

“Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in.” — Hillary Clinton

“The road to success is always under construction.”— Lily Tomlin

“True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” — Sheryl Sandberg

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” — Billie Jean King

“The more you adapt, the more interesting you are.” — Martha Stewart

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” — Maya Angelou

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” — Ruth Bader Ginsberg

“Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.” — Michelle Obama

Smart Strategies for Success

Your mindset as a business owner or professional service provider is an important part of running your business. 

But equally important? STRATEGY

Strategy is the map that helps you reach your goals. It outlines how you are going to get to the next level. Creating a smart strategy to match your enthusiasm is key to business success. 

At Smart Girl Digital, we help female-led firm craft a strategic plan of action to do digital the right way for your business. We help you implement the right systems, messaging, and offers that will find, attract, convert and retain more of your ideal clients. 

Let’s chat about your digital marketing plans. Contact us now to claim your FREE discovery call.

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