We all know that starting and maintaining a business takes hard work, dedication and passion among other things. Nevertheless, there are times when it just helps to look at successful people who have gone before us. They didn’t start out successful, but they fought their way through and can now be an inspiration to new and existing franchise owners. Whether you are still in the decision making phase or have been operating a franchise for years, the following are a few quotes to motivate and inspire:
When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen. – Harley Davidson
Working in the corporate world, it can often feel like your employer is the one holding the pen. If you’ve been considering starting a business, now is the time to start exploring your options and start writing your own story.
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. – Suzy Kassem
If you go into business for yourself, the fear of failure is a very real thing. Fortunately, using a proven system under a franchise model can help to minimize the risk. But if you allow doubt to keep you from even trying, you will never know how successful you can be.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney
Research is a key initial component of franchise ownership, but eventually you have to take the plunge. Let your franchise consultant guide you in getting started – but then get started!
Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. – Richard Branson
Everyone makes mistakes, and franchise owners are no different. As a business owner, you have to realize that from time to time you are going to fail at something. Learn from it and move on.
Building a mission and building a business go hand in hand – Mark Zuckerberg
As a franchise owner, you should be passionate about what you are doing. And one way to keep that passion is to surround yourself with other passionate people. Get a mentor, make contacts in the business community and hang around other successful people.
Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better. – Jim Rohn
Remember, if franchise ownership was easy, everyone would be doing it. Remember to invest in yourself through ongoing training, reading and personal development.
Make today worth remembering. – Zig Ziglar
Whether you are still working with your franchise consultant to determine the right business for you or whether you have been operating your franchise for years, do something significant that will contribute to your success and happiness as a business owner.
If you need a bit of inspiration, we hope that at least one of these quotes has been of some help. Use one of these or find another that speaks to you as a franchise owner and look to it whenever you need a little push from one of the greats.