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Sir Richard Branson is the multi-billion dollar man who founded Virgin back in 1970.

Virgin has brands in many, many different areas, and although Branson started out in the music industry with Virgin Records; the company now has expanded into areas such as the Virgin Airline, Virgin Media.

This an incredible collection of 70 Richard Branson quotes that all entrepreneurs need to hear. Take a look and share them on your social media.

 

70 Richard Branson Quotes For Entrepreneurs

1. “Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.” – Richard Branson

2. “If you don’t succeed at first, there’s no need for the F word (Failure). Pick yourself up and try, try again.” – Richard Branson

3. “Life is a hell of a lot more fun if you say yes rather than no.” – Richard Branson

4. “To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.” – Richard Branson

5. “Fortunately we’re not a public company – we’re a private group of companies, and I can do what I want.” – Richard Branson

6. “Building a business is not rocket science, it’s about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity.” – Richard Branson

 

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7. “My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently un-achievable challenges, and trying to rise above them.” – Richard Branson

8. “Education doesn’t just take place in stuffy classrooms and university buildings, it can happen everywhere, every day to every person.” – Richard Branson

9. “Right now I’m just delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath.” – Richard Branson

10. “Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won’t make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa – and it’s about getting a balance.” – Richard Branson

11. “Screw it. Let’s do it.” – Richard Branson

12. “Entrepreneurial business favors the open mind. It favors people whose optimism drives them to prepare for many possible futures, pretty much purely for the joy of doing so.” – Richard Branson

13. “The best way of learning about anything is by doing.” – Richard Branson

14. “I think it’s quite great to set yourself a big challenge, and then you’ve got another reason for keeping fit.” – Richard Branson

15. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” – Richard Branson

16. “Learn from failure. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club!” – Richard Branson

17. “If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it, throw yourself into it with everything you’ve got.” – Richard Branson

18. “Once a changemaker, always a changemaker but only a few swim against the tide.” – Richard Branson

19. “My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.” – Richard Branson

20. “You never know with these things when you’re trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental.” – Richard Branson

21. “My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.” – Richard Branson

22. “Don’t become a slave to technology – manage your phone, don’t let it manage you.” – Richard Branson

23. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” – Richard Branson

24. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

25. “There’s nothing like the endorphins from being fit, and the incredible endorphin rush that goes with that.” – Richard Branson

 

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

27. “Engage your emotions at work. Your instincts and emotions are there to help you.” – Richard Branson

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28. “I don’t think of work as work and play as play, it’s all living.” – Richard Branson

29. ”I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn’t really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.” – Richard Branson

30. “Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank.” – Richard Branson

31. “We, we – as I say, we go in and shake up other industries and I think, you know, we do it differently and I think that industries are not quite the same as a result of Virgin attacking the market.” – Richard Branson

32. “Well, I think that there’s a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you’re likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line.” – Richard Branson

33. “Life is a series of ups and clowns. Make it worth your wild!” – Richard Branson

34. “If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.” – Richard Branson

35. “Happiness is the secret ingredient for successful businesses. If you have a happy company it will be invincible.” – Richard Branson

36. “You’ve got to take risks if you’re going to succeed. I would much rather ask forgiveness than permission.” – Richard Branson

37. “You can’t do a good business with a bad person. Find the right people to work with and you can’t go wrong.” – Richard Branson

38. “So I’ve seen life as one long learning process. And if I see – you know, if I fly on somebody else’s airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn’t in – years ago, then I’d think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I’d like to fly on.” – Richard Branson

39. “My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.” – Richard Branson

40. “There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.” – Richard Branson

41. “If you’re hurt, lick your wound and get up again. If you’ve given it your absolute best, it’s time to move forward.” – Richard Branson

42. “Don’t think what’s the cheapest way to do it or what’s the fastest way to do it…think ‘what’s the most amazing way to do it’.” – Richard Branson

43. “Well, the odds must be against anybody being able to fly around the world in a balloon on the first attempt. All of us who are attempting to go around the world in balloons are effectively flying in experimental craft because these craft cannot be tested.” – Richard Branson

44. “The funny thing is people won’t let me pay for things. I’ll be in a restaurant and the manager will say, ‘Oh no, it’s on the house.” – Richard Branson

45. “Whatever business you are in, every company can shoot for the start in their own way.” – Richard Branson

46. “Take a chance. It’s the best way to test yourself. Have fun and push boundaries.” – Richard Branson

47. “The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life.” – Richard Branson

48. “I cannot remember a moment in my life when I have not felt the love of my family. We were a family that would have killed for each other – and we still are.” – Richard Branson

 

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49. “A business is simply an idea to make other people’s lives better.” – Richard Branson

50. “For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.” – Richard Branson

51. “Through the right people focusing on the right things, we can, in time, get on top of a lot if not most of the problems of this world. And that’s what a number of us are trying to do.” – Richard Branson

52. “With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights.” – Richard Branson

53. “When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly, is hard to do.” – Richard Branson

54. “Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it.” – Richard Branson

55. “The balloons only have one life and the only way of finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world.” – Richard Branson

56. “Nobody’s ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there’s some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway.” – Richard Branson

57. “My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost.” – Richard Branson

58. “If you don’t have time for the small things, you won’t have time for the big things.” – Richard Branson

59. “Remember it’s OK to be yourself.” – Richard Branson

 

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60. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

61. “And obviously, from our own personal point of view, the principal challenge is a personal challenge.”  – Richard Branson

62. “Communication: the thing humans forgot when we invented words.” – Richard Branson

63. “Please be polite. Nothing in life should erode the habit of saying thank you to people or praising them.” – Richard Branson

64. “I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was years old. And if I’m not interested in something, I don’t grasp it.” – Richard Branson

65. “One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.” – Richard Branson

66. “I’ve been very lucky. I come from a very close family.” – Richard Branson

67. “Listen. Take the best. Leave the rest.” – Richard Branson

68. “Chance favors the prepared mind. The more you practice, luckier you become.” – Richard Branson

69. “Your company should act as a springboard for ambitious employees, not a set of shackles.” – Richard Branson

70. “If you want swashbuckling action in your life, become an entrepreneur and give it a go.” – Richard Branson

 

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Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan is a young ambitious guy who has been researching self-development for the past two years and is now off travelling the world. His mission is to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up." Join Wealthy Gorilla on Facebook.

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25 Donald Trump Quotes That Make Sense

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25 Inspirational Donald Trump Quotes That Actually Make Sense

There’s been a lot of talk about Donald Trump and his views on certain issues concerning what’s wrong with America.

But the fact remains, Donald Trump is an incredibly successful businessman, and we can’t forget some of the wise words he’s said over the years. Even if the other half are completely ludicrous.

Check out these 25 inspirational Donald Trump quotes that actually make sense.

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25 Donald Trump Quotes

1. “Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.” – Donald Trump

2. “You have to think anyway, so why not think big?” – Donald Trump

3. “Without passion you don’t have energy, without energy you have nothing.” Donald Trump

4. “You know the funny thing, I don’t get along with rich people. I get along with the middle class and the poor people better than I get along with the rich people.” – Donald Trump

5. “In the end, you’re measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.” – Donald Trump

6. “When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough.” – Donald Trump

7. “What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.” – Donald Trump

8. “Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.” – Donald Trump

9. “Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.” – Donald Trump

 

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10. “Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.” – Donald Trump

 

11 “If you’re interested in ‘balancing’ work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.” – Donald Trump

12. “The point is that you can’t be too greedy.” – Donald Trump

13. “I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s where the fun is.” – Donald Trump

14. “I have an attention span that’s as long as it has to be.” – Donald Trump

15. “Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.” – Donald Trump

16. “I wasn’t satisfied just to earn a good living. I was looking to make a statement.” – Donald Trump

17. “A lot of people don’t like to win. They actually don’t know how to win, and they don’t like to win because down deep inside they don’t want to win.” – Donald Trump

18. “I judge people based on their capability, honesty, and merit.” – Donald Trump

19. “You learn their honesty, you learn their competitiveness. You learn a lot about a person. It’s not that they have to sink the putt and there’s a great deal of talent involved – but you do learn about how competitive a person is on the golf course, and frankly, how honest.” – Donald Trump

 

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20. “I always want to think of myself as an underdog.” – Donald Trump

 

21. “I’m competitive, and I love to create challenges for myself. Maybe that’s not always a good thing. It can make life complicated.” – Donald Trump

22. “I’ve been making deals all my life.” – Donald Trump

23. “The way I run my business seems to be easier than the way I run my life.” – Donald Trump

24. “If you love what you do, if you love going to the office, if you really like it – not just say it, but really like it – it keeps you young and energized. I really love what I do.” – Donald Trump

25. “In real life, if I were firing you, I’d tell you what a great job you did, how fantastic you are, and how you can do better someplace else. If somebody steals, that’s different, but generally speaking, you want to let them down as lightly as possible. It’s not a very pleasant thing. I don’t like firing people.” – Donald Trump

 

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23 Fearless Jordan Belfort Quotes That’ll Motivate You

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Jordan Belfort, the real ‘Wolf of Wall Street’, is a former stockbroker that was convicted of multiple fraud crimes involving penny stock scams and stock market manipulation.

His company, Stratton Oakmont, was turning over millions of dollars using a ‘pump and dump’ scheme. Anyway, I’m sure you’ve all seen the film.

Even though what Belfort did was illegal, he is an incredibly smart individual and his story shows this, in a slightly unusual way.

Here are 23 great Jordan Belfort Quotes to inspire you:

 

23 Genuine Jordan Belfort Quotes

1. “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort

2. “Without action, the best intentions in the world are nothing more than that: intentions.” – Jordan Belfort

3. “Winners use words that say ‘must’ and ‘will’.” – Jordan Belfort

4. “When you live your life by poor standards, you inflict damage on everyone who crosses your path, especially those you love.” – Jordan Belfort

5. “You don’t choose who you fall in love with, do you? And once you do fall in love—that obsessive sort of love, that all-consuming love, where two people can’t stand to be apart from each other for even a moment—how are you supposed to let a love like that pass you by?” – Jordan Belfort

6. “Successful people are 100% convinced that they are masters of their own destiny , they’re not creatures of circumstance, they create circumstance, if the circumstances around them suck they change them.” – Jordan Belfort

7. “If you want to be rich, never give up. People tend to give up. If you have persistence, you will come out ahead of most people. More importantly, you will learn. When you do something, you might fail. But that’s not because you’re a failure. It’s because you have not learnt enough. Do it differently each time. One day, you will do it right. Failure is your friend.” – Jordan Belfort

 

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“I want you to back yourself into a corner. Give yourself no choice but to succeed. Let the consequences of failure become so dire and so unthinkable that you’ll have no choice but to do whatever it takes to succeed.” – Jordan Belfort

 

9. “Act as if! Act as if you’re a wealthy man, rich already, and then you’ll surely become rich. Act as if you have unmatched confidence and then people will surely have confidence in you. Act as if you have unmatched experience and then people will follow your advice. And act as if you are already a tremendous success, and as sure as I stand here today – you will become successful.” – Jordan Belfort

10. “Whether you say, ‘I can’ or ‘I can’t,’ you’re right either way.” – Jordan Belfort

11. “No matter what happened to you in your past, you are not your past, you are the resources and the capabilities you glean from it. And that is the basis for all change.” – Jordan Belfort

12. “The easiest way to make money is – create something of such value that everybody wants and go out and give and create value, the money comes automatically.” – Jordan Belfort

13. “I’ve got the guts to die. What I want to know is, have you got the guts to live?” – Jordan Belfort

14. “If you give people a good enough ‘why’, they will always figure out the how.” – Jordan Belfort

15. “Everything that has happened to you up to this point is irrelevant. It’s your past.” – Jordan Belfort

 

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16. “If you try and fail, people will praise you for trying. If you fail to even try people will ignore you.” – Jordan Belfort

 

17. “I want you to deal with your problems by becoming rich.” – Jordan Belfort

18. “Best way to sell something: don’t sell anything. Earn awareness, respect and trust of those who might buy.” – Jordan Belfort

19. “Dream stompers are people who want to stomp on your hopes and dreams. Lose their phone numbers.” – Jordan Belfort

20. “You need to see things as they are, not worse than they are, than see them better than they are and make them that way.” – Jordan Belfort

21. “Average sucks.” – Jordan Belfort

22. “Create a vision that makes you wanna jump out of bed in the morning.” – Jordan Belfort

23. “There are always patterns in everything, there are patterns in books, there are patterns in human behavior, there are patterns in success, there are patterns for everything in life. You just need to pay attention to them.” – Jordan Belfort

 

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38 Grant Cardone Quotes About Achieving Success

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Grant Cardone is a very successful entrepreneur, investor, speaker and author. A lot of you may watch his ‘Power Players’ show where he interviews a lot of successful people as well as people who are trying to achieve success.

You should check out his books “The 10X Rule!” and “If You’re Not First, You’re Last.”

Here’s an awesome collection of short and straightforward Grant Cardone quotes on achieving success. Check these out people!

 

34 Grant Cardone Quotes

1. “You sleep like your rich… I’m up like I’m broke.” – Grant Cardone

2. “Money and success demand attention. Ignore either and you will have neither.” – Grant Cardone

3. “Set no targets and you will get nowhere.” – Grant Cardone

4. “Almost every problem people face in their careers and other aspects of their lives – such as failed diets, marriages, and financial problems – are all the result of not taking enough action.” – Grant Cardone

5. “Love me or hate me, at least now you know me.” – Grant Cardone

6. “Go the extra mile. There’s no one on it!” Grant Cardone

7. “I’m not ‘living the dream’, I’m busting my ass to make freedom a possibility.” – Grant Cardone

8. “Staying poor is selfish.” – Grant Cardone

 

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9. “All your dreams await just on the other side of your fears.” – Grant Cardone

 

10. “Success is a full time job.” – Grant Cardone

11. “You sleep to rest the body. You wake up to make your dreams a reality.” – Grant Cardone

12. “If you don’t do something you’ll end up being nothing.” – Grant Cardone

13. “Nothing about an excuse can help your situation.” – Grant Cardone

14. “I don’t go to work to work, I hate that saying! I want you to go to work to prosper. Go to work for freedom. This is what wealthy people do different than anybody else. Wealthy people work for freedom. They’re not working for comfort items, not for a weekend, they’re working for freedom.” – Grant Cardone

15. “I want a million dollars in my happy account and a million in my bank account.” – Grant Cardone

16. “Your excuses might be legit, but they won’t improve your life.” – Grant Cardone

17. “Your success will be compromised by your need to be liked by everyone.” – Grant Cardone

 

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18. “Freedom is not something you buy, but something your earn.” – Grant Cardone

 

19. “Investing energy and resources in yesterday prevents you from creating the future you deserve.” – Grant Cardone

20. “Don’t criticize my swag. Find yours.” – Grant Cardone

21. “You can’t reach your potential without haters.” – Grant Cardone

22. “Very successful people don’t seek comfort; they seek success and are willing to do what is most uncomfortable. But most of the world is seeking comfort and familiarity, which are traps that cause you to settle for the mediocre.” – Grant Cardone

23. “The ambitious are criticized by those who have given up.” – Grant Cardone

24. “Don’t go to work to work. Go to work to prosper.” – Grant Cardone

25. “Most opportunities are disguised as problems.” – Grant Cardone

26. “Don’t just make money, make a difference.” – Grant Cardone

 

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27. “Never lower your price, add value.” – Grant Cardone

 

28. “If you’re not first, you’re last.” – Grant Cardone

29. “Make time, not excuses.” – Grant Cardone

30. “Massive success is the best revenge.” – Grant Cardone

31. “Don’t be a little b****… champions dominate.” – Grant Cardone

32. “Disciplined, consistent, and persistent actions are more of a determining factor in the creation of success than any other combination of things.” – Grant Cardone

33. “You can’t get anywhere flying under the radar.” – Grant Cardone

34. “Never depend on one action.” – Grant Cardone

35. “You will never be admired without being criticized first.” – Grant Cardone

36. “You will not have a successful life surrounded by negative people.” – Grant Cardone

37. “What you have done is nothing compared to what you can do.” – Grant Cardone

38. “Do what others refuse to do.” – Grant Cardone

 

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