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7 LESSONS ON HOW TO NETWORK BETTER ON LINKEDIN FROM KEITH FERRAZZI

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If you’re looking for some powerful Keith Ferrazzi networking tips, then this page is for you. But, before we dive into those, know this…

A few months ago, I felt LinkedIn was an exclusive club for professionals only and inaccessible to a freelance writer like me.

My fear of the business platform had everything to do with my dislike for networking.

Networking and self promotion don’t come very naturally to me. But that was not all that was stopping me.  Many people on LinkedIn seem to know it all and have their careers on track. I was just trying to wrap my head around being a content writer.

I avoided the app even after reading reports like the Hootsuite report on LinkedIn that stated that about 30 million companies were on LinkedIn. I knew that being active would increase my chances of landing gigs but I was not sure how to get started.

All of these facts made it very easy to let dust settle on my LinkedIn profile.  Until I read Keith Ferazzi’s book, ‘Never Eat Alone’ and it changed how I looked at networking. Since then, I have grown my network and I have connected with prospects and learnt from fellow freelancers.

Here are the lessons I learned that will help you make useful connections and grow your business on LinkedIn.

BEST KEITH FERRAZZI NETWORKING TIPS

1. Share Your Knowledge Freely

Content marketing on LinkedIn is at an all time high. And while you might not be a corporation with a huge budget, you can use this to your advantage.

Why is everyone giving away what they know for free?

Keith explains that “…the currency of real networking is not greed but generosity.” Hoarding knowledge is detrimental to networking.

People are drawn to information that is helpful to them. Value could be anything from the quote of a CEO to showing how you write a sales copy.

Before you say you’ve nothing to teach or share, think back to a time you overcame a challenge at work or got over a bad habit. Talking about experiences like this is valuable.

Your articles or posts do not have to come from decades of work. You could share the process you are going through right now and it will get you a lot of attention.

Forget about the technical stuff, focus on what people can use. Just be sincere and share true experiences.

Not all posts or articles have to be work related. Professionals don’t only share business tips, they share simple life lessons. Some posts look like they are straight out of motivational books.

Do some research if you do want to share the technical stuff and don’t know enough about it. Do not be comfortable waiting for ideas on what to share to come to you. Actively seek them out.

2. Be Audacious and Deliberate

Opening a LinkedIn account and sharing posts is not going to get you very far. Especially if you’ve only 5 connections and you are afraid to put yourself out there.

I spent years on LinkedIn waiting for people to reach out to me. I sent the occasional connection request to some guy from high school that popped up in the suggestion feed.

This “strategy” was not working.

Then I made a deliberate decision to connect with two people every day. Not with people I know. I just looked out for people in my industry. I sent out the requests with my heart pounding. Each time I felt a wave of nausea hit, “I would ask myself what is the worst that could happen?”

Yes, some people didn’t accept my connection request. I have over a 100 connection requests that have not been accepted. But I also have tripled the number of my connections in a few weeks.

Keith Ferrazzi says…

“Sticking to the people we already know is a tempting behavior. But unlike some forms of dating, a networker isn’t looking to achieve only a single successful union. Creating an enriching circle of trusted relationships requires one to be out there, in the mix, all the time.”

Go beyond familiar faces. Reach out to people that you do not know too.

A great way of getting new connections is by engaging with people’s posts and dropping meaningful comments. Saying thanks for sharing does not count. It is better to explain why the post meant something to you. Mentioning what you think (whether in affirmation or negation) is also very good.

Be on the lookout for posts that are created solely for connecting with others. Look through the comments and identify the people you are interested in connecting in.

3. Don’t Be the Networking Jerk

Yes, it is a great idea to connect to other people. But there are ways to do this.

Just sending hey, I think we should connect does not always work. Nor does please I want you to mentor me (trust me, I tried this and got no reply).

People are selfish.

Keith warns against being a networking jerk. Connecting with others is not all about you.

“When you don’t have others’ interests at heart, people will find out sooner rather than later.”

So if they sense you are leaching on to them and have nothing to offer they will shake you off real fast. It is easier to connect to a guy who actually posts meaningful stuff in your industry than to someone who is just there to drain you.

Make people see some benefit in connecting with you. And no, you do not need to be a hot shot executive. If you follow the first step (sharing what you know) people will want to be part of your network.

Connecting with an industry leader or someone really important might take more than a connection request. Here is what you can do:

You could send a request after dropping meaningful comments on the person’s posts. Start out by following them at first and looking out for things that they need or want. When you identify something you can do for them. You could ask if you can help.

Don’t copy and paste a template. Personalize it for each person you want to connect with. Go through the person’s profiles. Look for common interests or mutual contacts. 

4. Cold Calls Should Be Warm

Knowing the right time to pitch is essential.

Don’t barrel into anyone’s inbox with a proposal the minute they connect with you. Even if you connected with them for the sole reason of gaining a client or to partnering with them on a project.

Consider starting out with a personal note thanking the person for connecting.  can Or comment on their posts with insightful information.

Keith provides a formula to transform cold pitches to warm pitches

  1. Look for shared passions or mutual friends and build on them.
  2. Share interesting and useful resources with them.
  3. Go straight to the point.

If you do not have mutual friends, you can send them a note thanking them for connecting instead.

5. Expanding Your Network

Each connection you make on LinkedIn opens you up to more people. Think of it this way, for every connection you make, their network becomes open to you. You can access the people they know.

It is networking of the exponential kind. Take advantage of this in a wise way.

Don’t just send requests to everyone on their list. Be strategic about the people you connect with.

Create a strategy. Keith Ferrazzi has this to say,

“The more specific you are about what you want to do, the easier it becomes to develop a strategy to accomplish it. Part of that strategy, of course, is establishing relationships with the people in your universe who can help you get where you’re going.”

A good idea is to connect based on:

a. Industry

b. Niche

c. Common interests/schools/associations

But don’t expect everyone to accept your requests. These people don’t know you. But they can get to know you. So be patient and do not think anyone owes you anything. .

6. Keep Yourself at the Forefront by Being Present

If there are certain people in your network that are very important to you, keep yourself ever present in their minds by doing the following

a. Sharing their posts

b. Dropping meaningful comments on their posts

c. Provide solutions and answer their questions

d. Celebrate their wins with them.

People always remember those who are constantly engaging with their content. It will going a long way to setting you apart from everyone else.

It is that simple.

It makes no sense to create new connections and do nothing with them.

In the words of Keith Ferrazzi, “In building a network, remember: Above all, never, ever disappear.”

I am not saying you should go wild and comment on everyone’s posts. Instead  drop a comment or like or share on a post from your network that you found helpful or insightful. Be active and present.

7. Never Eat Alone

There are lots of opportunities on LinkedIn.

Some may be for you, others might be the dream job for someone on your network. If you see something that could help someone in your network, do share it with them.

George Seal, a senior colleague to Keith during his days at Deloitte had this to say about helping others.

“Stop driving yourself—and everyone else—crazy thinking about how to make yourself successful. Start thinking about how you’re going to make everyone around you successful.”

A writer in my network recommends people for mentorships and jobs from her network. It does not cost a thing but it generates loyalty and friendships that she would have never gotten otherwise.

In the end, networking on LinkedIn the right way requires you to genuinely care about others. Keith Ferrazzi says, “I learned that real networking was about finding ways to make other people more successful.”

 When you are in it for yourself, networking will feel unnatural and uncomfortable. So think about how you can grow with others, on LinkedIn and in the real world.

Till next time,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed this post on Keith Ferrazzi networking tips, but you’re not a fan of networking because you’re slightly introverted, check out this resource. I can help you dial into your inner extrovert so you can crush that next in-person networking event.

Stella Inabo is a freelance writer and blogger. She writes about freelancing, content marketing and personal development. Want to grow your business and increase your reach with words, contact Stella to write for you at stellainabo@gmail.com.

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75+ INSPIRING DAYMOND JOHN QUOTES FOR SUCCESS

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Daymond John is an highly successful businessman, author, venture capitalist, and T.V. personality. He’s most well known from his appearances as a panel member on the hit T.V. program, ‘Shark Tank’. He’s also the founder and CEO of FUBU, and The Shark Group, as well as a two-time New York Times bestselling author. Indeed, Daymond John is no stranger to success. Which is exactly why we’ve rounded up this inspiring collection of Daymond John quotes for success.

That said, if you’ve ever wanted to glimpse into the mind of this multimillionaire, or gleam some of his best secrets for finding success in business and in life, then you’ll enjoy these quotes. So, let’s dive into these Daymond John quotes and see what we can learn:

BEST DAYMOND JOHN QUOTES FOR SUCCESS

Best Daymond John Quotes For Success

 

1. “If people haven’t laughed at your dreams, then you aren’t dreaming big enough, just keep pushing forward.” – Daymond John

2. “Don’t listen to anybody who tells you you can’t make it.” – Daymond John

3. “You don’t have to work for a big corporation if you don’t want to.” – Daymond John

4. “It takes the same energy to think small as it does to think big. So dream big and think bigger.” – Daymond John

5. “Sometimes you have to learn how to fail before you can succeed.” – Daymond John

6. “My parents always taught me that my day job would never make me rich; it’d be my homework.” – Daymond John

7. “Don’t focus on you, focus on what you can give others.” – Daymond John

8. “Align yourself with the right people, forge the right relationships and you’ll be set up for the long run.” – Daymond John

9. “Don’t wait for the ‘perfect time’, you’ll wait forever. Always take advantage of the time you’ve been given.” – Daymond John

10. “I think it’s only failure if you put the word failure on it. I think it’s part of the process of learning.” – Daymond John

11. “The easiest thing to sell is the truth.” – Daymond John

12. “I believe the last thing I read at night will likely manifest when I’m sleeping. You become what you think about the most.” – Daymond John

13. “When you have a large amount of the workforce being laid off, some of them have no other choice but to go out there and invent something.” – Daymond John

14. “I value an entrepreneur I can get behind and trust, because I know they are attempting to move forward in life.” – Daymond John

15. “If you expect something in return for being a nice person, you’re not a nice person.” – Daymond John

16. “The things that I’ve learned is, try to make all the mistakes with your own money and on a small level.” – Daymond John

17. Success is waking up everyday and doing what you want to do.” – Daymond John

18. “Mentors, by far, are the most important aspects of businesses.” – Daymond John

19. “I’m a big advocate of financial intelligence.” – Daymond John

20. “Life is a cruel teacher. She loves to give you the test first, and the lessons later.” – Daymond John

21. “We all want the freedom to make our own decisions.” – Daymond John

22. “Entrepreneurship is two steps forward one step back. But no matter what, you have to keep stepping.” – Daymond John

23. “You can make up your own opinion, but you cannot make up your own facts, go sell.” – Daymond John

24. “An entrepreneur must pitch a potential investor for what the company is worth as well as sell the dream on how much of a profit can be made.” – Daymond John

25.Mindset is what separates the best from the rest.” – Daymond John

26. “Don’t look at your mistakes as a loss. Think of them as knowledge gained.” – Daymond John

27. “I don’t want people saying you need money to make money, you don’t.” – Daymond John

28. “You either think like a shark or you don’t. It’s up to you.” – Daymond John

29. “Being broke is temporary but poverty of the mind is permanent.” – Daymond John

30. “Just because someone is already doing something, it doesn’t mean you can’t do it better.” – Daymond John

31. “Life is like business, 20% of what happens to you is 80% of how you react.” – Daymond John

32. “It helps to be so hungry you have no choice but to succeed.” – Daymond John

33. “The time will never be perfect, you can only make perfect use of your time.” – Daymond John

34. “If I am successful and you’re not, don’t get mad at me. We all have the same 24 hours. What are you doing that’s different?” – Daymond John

35. “As an entrepreneur, you never stop learning.” – Daymond John

36. “Poor people put a low value on themselves and their efforts.” – Daymond John

37. “Real entrepreneurs aren’t ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ people.” – Daymond John

38. “When you succeed you have a million people to thank, but when you fail there is only one person to blame.” – Daymond John

39. “Learn as many mistakes and what not to do while your business or product is small. Don’t be in such a hurry to grow your brand. Make sure that you and the market can sustain any bumps that may occur down the road.” – Daymond John

40. “Supporting another persons success will never ruin the chances of yours.” – Daymond John

41. “As an entrepreneur, you love your business like a child, and you’re taught to be laser-focused on the business.” – Daymond John

42. “All these people who hear all those stories about take out large loans and just “go for it”? It’s a lie, and they should never do that.” – Daymond John

43. “Listen, every overnight success has taken 15 years, and that’s just the way it goes.” – Daymond John

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44. “I think when people are out there and they don’t know what they want to do, I think first of all they should go into a field where they would do it for free.” – Daymond John

45. “Success is access to information, not money.” – Daymond John

46. “If you don’t educated yourself, you’ll never get out of the starting block because you’ll spend all your money making foolish decisions.” – Daymond John

47. “Five days a week, I read my goals before I go to sleep and when I wake up. There are 10 goals around health, family and business with expiration dates, and I update them every six months.” – Daymond John

48. “Pioneers get slaughtered, and the settlers prosper.” – Daymond John

49. “Be inspired by the success of others but don’t be intimidated by it.” – Daymond John

50. “If I’ve learned one thing in this life it’s this: even if you lose, don’t lose the lesson.” – Daymond John

51. “I’ve failed way more than I’ve succeeded.” – Daymond John

52. “The only way to make sure a project or endeavor fails is to quit on it.” – Daymond John

53. “It’s the basic lesson of starting a company; if you don’t know how to do something, find someone who does.” – Daymond John

54. “If you’re not living your dreams then you’re living your fears.” – Daymond John

55. “Be in the efforts business, not the results business.” – Daymond John

56. “Good grooming is integral and impeccable style is a must. If you don’t look the part, no one will want to give you time or money.” – Daymond John

57. “The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.” – Daymond John

58. “Responsibility is something that must be taken, it can’t be given.” – Daymond John

59. “No matter what color or creed you are, if you understand the fundamentals of life and business, if you keep applying yourself you can make it.” – Daymond John

60. “I believe that in business and in life, if you don’t have a strong foundation, the rest will crumble.” – Daymond John

61. “It helps to have passion for your pursuit, especially when passion is the only resource.” – Daymond John

62. “The one asset that’s more important than any other is the passion you bring to your journey.” – Daymond John

63. “You have something that nobody else has. Let it lead you to success.” – Daymond John

64. “Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to others.” – Daymond John

65. “There’s a big difference between chasing your dreams and chasing money. Make sure you’re chasing the right thing.” – Daymond John

66. “Do what you love and success will follow.” – Daymond John

67. “You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.” – Daymond John

68. “If you don’t like the direction you’re headed in, then make a change! Don’t wait for the right moment, start making the life you want for yourself NOW.” – Daymond John

69. “Sometimes, the more haters you have is a sign that you’re doing something right! Don’t let the doubters get in your way. Instead, let them motivate you to work even harder to make your dreams a reality.” – Daymond John

70. “Once you make joy your biggest asset, you’re way ahead of the game.” – Daymond John

71. “Look at every day as a new opportunity to accomplish your goals and make your dreams happen. No matter what challenges life throws at you, if you can just keep coming back with this same energy, it’s only a matter of time before you start seeing your success.” – Daymond John

72. “It’s that hunger. It’s that drive. It’s the instinct that nothing is ever going to stop you.” – Daymond John

73. “No matter what skills you have or don’t have, the first step to success is having the winning mentality!” – Daymond John

74. “Don’t get comfortable. If other people around you are taking the day off, be the one person that stays on. The best way to set yourself up for success is to start NOW.” – Daymond John

75. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow, I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Daymond John

Final Thoughts

There you have it, the best of the best Daymond John quotes. We hope they provided you with both insight on what it takes to follow your dreams, and the inspiration to help you get started and accomplish those dreams.

Till you reach your aims,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed these Daymond John quotes, then you may also enjoy these other inspiring success quotes from fellow sharks like Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, or Kevin O’Leary.

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75+ INSPIRATIONAL KEVIN O’LEARY QUOTES FOR SUCCESS

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Kevin O’Leary is a highly successful businessman, entrepreneur, author, and venture capitalist who is most well-known from his participation as a panel member from the wildly popular reality T.V. show, ‘Shark Tank’. He’s founded, invested, and sold many companies over the years, (including one for over $4 billion) and has achieved massive financial success and fame in the process. As such, we’ve pulled together some of the best and wisest Kevin O’Leary quotes to give you a bit of insight into the mind of this business icon.

So, if you’re looking to get inspired, or just want to peer through the eyes and thinking process of this business genius, then let’s dive right into these Kevin O’Leary quotes for success:

BEST KEVIN O’LEARY QUOTES FOR SUCCESS

Best Kevin O'Leary Quotes on Success

1. “Life is hard, money doesn’t care, your tears don’t add value.” – Kevin O’Leary

2. “The road to riches is never straight and narrow. It can be riddled with financial land mines.” – Kevin O’Leary

3. “You may lose your wife, you may lose your dog, your mother may hate you. None of those things matter. What matters is that you achieve success and become free. Then you can do whatever you like.” – Kevin O’Leary

4. “You don’t do it for the money. It’s not about the greed. It’s about personal freedom. The reason you want to be an entrepreneur is to be able to do whatever you want with your time anytime you want. That’s the whole idea. It’s to set yourself free to pursue the dreams you have.” – Kevin O’Leary

5. “A salary is the drug they give you to forget your dreams.” – Kevin O’Leary

6. “Nobody has a monopoly on good ideas.” – Kevin O’Leary

7. “Business is war. I go out there, I want to kill the competitors. I want to make their lives miserable. I want to steal their market share. I want them to fear me and I want everyone on my team thinking we’re going to win.” – Kevin O’Leary

8. “I like to take risks, that’s how I make money. But they are calculated risks.” – Kevin O’Leary

9. “Don’t let the dark clouds of greed confuse you.” – Kevin O’Leary

10.Money has no gray areas, you either make it or you lose it.” – Kevin O’Leary

11. “The personal sacrifices of entrepreneurship are huge.” – Kevin O’Leary

12. “There are two types of people. There are the people who own the store, and the people who scrape the sh** off the floor. You have to decide which one you are.” – Kevin O’Leary

13. “What are the most important qualities that make a successful entrepreneur? The ability to communicate. The ability to express your idea with certainty. That’s how you become a leader, even if you’re unsure. Your ability to explain your vision and your direction is the attribute you need the most. Articulate your idea in 90 seconds or less.” – Kevin O’Leary

14. “When you’re 21 years old, or 20 or 18 or 19 and you start putting aside 10 percent of what you make, you’ll have over $1,000,000 by the time your 65. If no one else is going to worry about your retirement, I want you to worry about it.” – Kevin O’Leary

15. “Whatever you do, somebody can do it better. You have to bring your A game in every single day. There’s nothing unique about any one individual. What’s unique is their passion, their ability to execute, to meet targets and exceed them.” – Kevin O’Leary

16. “I’m not planning on giving my kids any of my wealth. They know when their education is over, I’m pushing them out of the nest. The bird you see dead under the nest is the one who didn’t think about the future.” – Kevin O’Leary

17. “I don’t consider myself an ordinary investor anymore. I don’t care what the last round was valued at. This may sound arrogant, and perhaps it is, but I’m Mr. Wonderful. What I can do for businesses is remarkable.” – Kevin O’Leary

18. “I was working once in an ice cream parlor, when I was about 15 years old, my first real job. On the second day, I was asked to scrape the gum off between the Mexican tiles on the floor. I said to the woman who owned this store, it was called Magoo’s Ice Cream Parlor, ‘You didn’t hire me to scrape gum. You hired me to scoop ice cream.’ This girl in the shoe store across the way that’s looking at me, I don’t want her to see me scraping the gum. She said, ‘What are you talking about? I’ll do anything I want with you. Get down on your knees and scrape that gum.’ Then I said, ‘I’m not doing it.’ She said, ‘You’re fired.’ Last job I ever had. “I owe that woman everything.” – Kevin O’Leary

19. “You need to be willing to fire someone once they lose their direction with the business. There is no debate on this one — you have to fire them.” – Kevin O’Leary

20. “If you want to control your own destiny, you work for yourself. That’s how it works.” – Kevin O’Leary

21. “I’m not a tough guy. I’m just delivering the truth and only the truth and if you can’t deal with it, too bad.” – Kevin O’Leary

22. “I like gold because it is a stabilizer; it is an insurance policy.” – Kevin O’Leary

23. “If you want a friend, buy a dog.” – Kevin O’Leary

24. “I’m not trying to make friends, I’m trying to make money.” – Kevin O’Leary

25. “Working 24 hours a day isn’t enough anymore. You have to be willing to sacrifice everything to be successful, including your personal life, your family life, maybe more. If people think it’s any less, they’re wrong, and they will fail.” – Kevin O’Leary

26. “You don’t build wealth part time.” – Kevin O’Leary

27. “I have had some great successes and great failures, I think every entrepreneur has. I try to learn from all of them.” – Kevin O’Leary

28. “I have met many entrepreneurs who have the passion and even the work ethic to succeed – but who are so obsessed with an idea that they don’t see its obvious flaws. Think about that. If you can’t even acknowledge your failures, how can you cut the rope and move on?” – Kevin O’Leary

29. “The only reason to do business is to make money; that’s the only reason for doing business.” – Kevin O’Leary

32. “Money equals freedom.” – Kevin O’Leary

31. “If you can’t make money after 36 months, it was a hobby not a business.” – Kevin O’Leary

32. “Money is my military, each dollar a soldier. I never send my money into battle unprepared and undefended. I send it to conquer and take currency prisoner and bring it back to me.” – Kevin O’Leary

33. “I do not own single security anywhere that doesn’t pay a dividend, and I formed a mutual-fund company with that very simple philosophy.” – Kevin O’Leary

 34. “Nobody forces you to work at Wal-Mart. Start your own business! Sell something to Wal-Mart!” – Kevin O’Leary

35. “If you want to be an entrepreneur, know that there will be stretches of time when you will have to work for other people.” – Kevin O’Leary

36. “Vision is nothing without a plan to execute it.” – Kevin O’Leary

37. “Whatever you pay attention to grows. Quit wasting time and money” – Kevin O’Leary

38. “There is a discipline required as an entrepreneur about working to optimize the business. There is no balance in life as an entrepreneur. You can’t expect to work 9 to 5; that’s never going to happen. You have to expect that it’s going to consume your life for a period of time. That’s the downside, but the upside is that you buy yourself freedom in perpetuity.” – Kevin O’Leary

38. “There’s only one side with me, the right side. You get the correct version of the facts.”

40. “In business, if you are not growing, you are dying.” – Kevin O’Leary

41. “Debt is evil” – Kevin O’Leary

42. “I want to go to bed richer than I woke up.” – Kevin O’Leary

43. “Don’t cry for money, it never cries for you.” – Kevin O’Leary

44. “So much of life is negotiation, even if you are not in business.” – Kevin O’Leary

45. “Running a successful business is an all-consuming, all-encompassing venture, which totally invigorates some, and totally exhausts others.” – Kevin O’Leary

46. “I want to go to bed richer than when I woke up. The pursuit of wealth is a wonderful thing, but the thing is you have to be honest about it, you have to tell the truth.” – Kevin O’Leary

47. “When the stakes are high, you have to become ruthless about the bottom line.” – Kevin O’Leary

48. “If you don’t know how to pivot, you’re going to zero.” – Kevin O’Leary

49. “The best motivator in the world is money. And if that doesn’t work, try more money.” – Kevin O’Leary

50. “Vision is easy, execution is hard.” – Kevin O’Leary

51. “I’d rather invest in an entrepreneur who has failed before than one who assumes success from day one.” – Kevin O’Leary

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52. “You never put more than 20% in any one sector, and you never put more than 5% in any one stock.” – Kevin O’Leary

53. “You may not achieve your ultimate goal, but you’ve got to go in that direction. If you’re lost, you’ve got to have a plan.” – Kevin O’Leary

54. “The best investment in your life will always be on you.” – Kevin O’Leary

55. “If you’re going to take a risk, the person to risk on is you.” – Kevin O’Leary

56. “The time in your life when you invest in venture capital is when you’re giving back, after you’ve made a ton of money. Then you say okay I’ll put 5 or 10% in a bunch of deals and help out the next generation of entrepreneurs, that’s what I am doing. But the real dough is sitting in a very conservative portfolio.” – Kevin O’Leary

57. “I predict in the next ten years crypto, blockchain, bitcoin, all of this innovation will be the 12th sector of the S&P.” – Kevin O’Leary

58. “Very often nepotism is what kills the golden goose.” – Kevin O’Leary

59. “The backbone of the success of our country and capitalism, and the most noble thing you can do in your life, in my opinion, is to start a business and quit your job.” – Kevin O’Leary

60. “If at first you don’t succeed, get over it and get to work on something better.” – Kevin O’Leary

61. “Downturns are the best time to start businesses, because you develop discipline that’s very lean and mean in terms of how to spend money. And those habits serve you very well in good times.” – Kevin O’Leary

62. “Every entrepreneur I meet is very passionate, that’s just part of the equation. I actually argue that what matters most is executional skills.” – Kevin O’Leary

63. “Experience is the most brutal teacher you’ll ever have, but the best for results.” – Kevin O’Leary

64. “Money may go to bad people but it never goes to bad ideas.” – Kevin O’Leary

65. “We’ve made a big mistake in the last 10 years vilifying capitalism, I am one of the people who want to take that back.” – Kevin O’Leary

66. “Everybody knows that success is an addictive, obsessive, and often fleeting thing. So my best advice is: Enjoy it as much as possible and whenever you can! Why else are you working so hard?” – Kevin O’Leary

67. “If you don’t know how to fail, you’ll never learn how to succeed. Hitting rock bottom with grace and learning what you need to do better next time is an art form that almost every successful person has mastered. There will always be rejections, bad ideas, and mistakes. It’s what you do AFTER that matters.” – Kevin O’Leary

68. “Know when to cut the rope! Entrepreneurs who care in love with bad ideas kill companies and send money running.” – Kevin O’Leary

69. “My answer is always going to be, if your goal is to get rich or famous, you’re doing it wrong. Fame and fortune is byproduct of great work, but freedom is the ultimate reward.” – Kevin O’Leary

70. “Don’t start something that you don’t have a lot of passion for.” – Kevin O’Leary

71. “A**holes get rich because they are not afraid to ask for what they want.” – Kevin O’Leary

72. “Go out every single day with the mindset that you will win.” – Kevin O’Leary

73. “You have to believe in yourself, you have to believe in your business, and you have to believe that you can take it all on and WIN.” – Kevin O’Leary

74. “A lot of entrepreneurs get lost in the day to day hustle that they lose sight of the long term goal. What’s your BIG picture! Be clear about your goals, and make sure that everything you’re focusing on daily aligns with it. Let’s stop investing time and money into things that ultimately are leading us nowhere.” – Kevin O’Leary

75. “The key to success that I would’ve taught myself 20 years ago — shut up and listen.’ – Kevin O’Leary

76. “If you’re not totally in love with what you’re doing, you’re screwed. You have to make the assumptions that the person you’re competing with really loves what they do and is willing to work 25 hours a day.” – Kevin O’Leary

77. “If you don’t think business is war, you’ll be one of the people that loses.” – Kevin O’Leary

78. “Business is a competition, that’s what it ultimately comes down to. You’re constantly competing for the best ideas, the brightest minds, and the most market share. It’s always war.” – Kevin O’Leary

Bonus Kevin O’Leary Quote On Success

Bonus: Alright, here’s our last Kevin O’Leary quote for success. Our philosophy here it at the strive aligns 100% with this message. So, we hope you enjoy it and embrace it as much as we do.

“The Only Thing That Can Stop You Is Excuses.”

– kevin o’leary –

Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed this inspiring and insightful collection of Kevin O’Leary quotes. Certainly there were many valuable success gems hidden within, so if you need to, bookmark this page and revisit it often.

Kevin knows a thing or two about success, and he generously puts it out all out there for all to learn, on what it takes to succeed financially and in business in this day and age. So, pay attention and never stop learning.

Till you achieve your aims,

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35+ MYRON GOLDEN QUOTES ON SUCCESS AND GETTING RICH

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Myron Golden, Ph.D. is the best selling author of ‘From The Trash Man to The Cash Man: How Anyone Can Get Rich Starting From Anywhere’. He’s also a songwriter, owner of his very own record label, and a successful business growth consultant who helps people turn their passion into profits. As someone who once lived in poverty, to now being a multimillionaire, Myron understands how to overcome adversity and he knows a thing or two about success. As such, we’ve rounded up some of the best Myron Golden quotes of all time.

Our hope is that you’ll leverage his wise words to help you find a bit of inspiration and motivation to take your life or business to the next level.

That said, if you’re ready for these insightful and inspiring Myron Golden quotes on success, then let’s dive right in:

BEST MYRON GOLDEN QUOTES FOR SUCCESS

Best Myron Golden Quotes

1. “If you’re going to get rich, the first thing you gotta do is you have to get okay with the idea that being rich is okay.” – Myron Golden

2. “Anxiety is the thief of your dreams.” – Myron Golden

3. “The greatest business breakthroughs that I have had is probably collapsing time frames through high ticket sales.” – Myron Golden

4. “Wealth is measured in time.” – Myron Golden

5. “You can always make up in leverage what you lack in ability.” – Myron Golden

6. “Problems are a sign of progress and difficulty is a sign of destiny.” – Myron Golden

7. “Stop trying to find someone to validate what you know God already put inside of you.” – Myron Golden

8. “If you want to become wealthy, then you have to find out what the top 5% of people do financially and do the same thing.” – Myron Golden

9. “You’ve got to find out what the bottom 95% are doing financially, and whatever else you do, don’t do what they do.” – Myron Golden

10. “Be a lot, do a lot, do a lot have a lot. ” – Myron Golden

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11. “What do the top 5% do, that those in the bottom 95% don’t do?” – Myron Golden

12. “What do the bottom 95% do that the top 5% don’t do?” – Myron Golden

13. “If you study both wealth and poverty, you can learn how to become wealthy.” – Myron Golden

14. “Follow the principles that rich people follow, and you will become rich. It’s that simple.” – Myron Golden

15. “Poor people stop learning as soon as they get out of school. Rich people continue their education long after they graduate.” – Myron Golden

16. “If you learn to master one thing really well, you can conquer people who are average at a thousand things.” – Myron Golden

17. “We didn’t have T.V. at all. Why? Because I wasn’t going to watch somebody else live their dreams while we were living a nightmare.” – Myron Golden

18. “Time is infinitely more valuable than money.” – Myron Golden

19. “It is not enough to just make a lot of money. What you have to do is build a financial fortress around your family.” – Myron Golden

20.Abundance and lack are always both present, and we get the one we focus on.” – Myron Golden

Myron Golden Quote on Abundance

21. “Poverty is not something that is lacking out there, poverty is always something that is lacking inside.” – Myron Golden

22 “Wealth is a good idea, because wealth is a God idea.” – Myron Golden

23. “I saw all these people around me making all this money and I was like, ‘If they can do i, then I can do it.’ If it’s a possibility for anyone, then it’s a possibility for me.” – Myron Golden

24. “If I’m out selling something that nobody buys, it doesn’t matter. Every time I do the presentation and nobody busy, I learn another way not to do a presentation.” – Myron Golden

25. “I did something that most people are unwilling to do, and that is I lasted through the learning curve. I kept working on what seemed like it wasn’t working.” – Myron Golden

26. “I started in insurance in October of 1985, selling insurance and investments. I didn’t get my first sale until April of 1987, 18 months.” – Myron Golden

27. “Emotions are the energy in motion that cause you to move or keep you from moving.”

28. “Some will, some won’t. So what, someone’s waiting, next.” – Myron Golden

29. “Most people are not persistent enough to get the results they want.” – Myron Golden

30. “If you are unwilling to do, you are undeserving to have. That’s how God set it up.” – Myron Golden

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31. “It’s impossible to have peace, unless you’re willing to go to war.” – Myron Golden

32. “Self interest is not selfish.” – Myron Golden

33. “We get paid in life in direct proportion to our resourcefulness.” – Myron Golden

34. “People who are working on perfect never get anything done.” – Myron Golden

35. “We think we see life the way it is. We actually see life the way we are. Become the person who sees life a new way.” – Myron Golden

Bonus Myron Golden Quote

Bonus: Alright, here is our last and final Myron Golden quote. It is by far our favorite, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

“Don’t Let Your Past Rob You Of Your Future.”

– myron golden –

How to Get Rich

If you enjoyed these Myron Golden quotes, then you’ll likely enjoy this simple formula to make millions. Never forget, you could be just one good idea from the success and prosperity you seek.

So, if you have a few minutes to spare then this video is worth watching.

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Final Thoughts

There you have it, the best of the best Myron Golden quotes on success. We hope these inspirational quotes have both enlightened you and intrigued you to learn more about the success wisdom that Myron has to teach.

That said, if you enjoyed this page, please share it or any of the quotes with someone who could use a few good words.

Till you reach your aims,

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TOP 7 TRAITS OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE THAT YOU SHOULD EMULATE

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Traits of Successful People

If you’re searching for some of the top traits of successful people, then this article is for you.

There is a reason why the word success is held in such high esteem. It’s because it’s not easy to achieve.  While hard work and dedication typically pave the way for success, studies have found that there are other characteristics that play equally important roles as well.

It has been found that most highly successful people have several characteristics in common.  The purpose of this post, is to provide you with these traits to help prepare you for your higher success.

The paths that lead most highly successful people to to their grand achievements are unique. But there are a few common traits that all of them share. These characteristics ensure success at the end of their long endeavors. Let’s take a brief look at some of these traits of successful people below.

MOST COMMON TRAITS OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE

Common Traits of Highly Successful People

1. Have a Passion For Their Work

Being passionate about your work yields the courage to work harder, and keep at it until your goals are achieved. Highly successful people typically love what they do.

Passion for work also allows you to enjoy what you are doing, which means it is more fun than just work. When you are having fun, work doesn’t feel like a duty.

Robert Greene, in his book Mastery, goes into great depth about this phenomenon.  He calls it living one’s ‘Life’s Task’, which equates to living one’s passion.

Even Warren Buffett agrees, because having a passion for your work not only gives you a competitive advantage, but it also supports tenacity and persistence in all of your professional endeavors.

2. Highly Focused

People who achieve success in their lives are focused on their goals. They know what they want, and usually know how to achieve it.

However; if they don’t know how to achieve their goals, they are typically very eager to learn how.  But once they learn of a path to achieve their goals, they zero in on it, and don’t lose focus until they get it.

To achieve success, one needs to devote themselves completely to their primary purpose or goal. Many lose focus midway, but successful people don’t.

So, if you want to become highly successful, you must become highly-focused.

3. Go Beyond Their Comfort Zones

People who are serious about achieving their goals do not hesitate to go outside of their comfort zones.  Pushing their limits is a part of who they are. Just look at the most successful people in any field, they are always willing to go above and beyond. The same applies for athletes, they push themselves way past the point of comfort.

So, if success is what you seek, then it is important to let go of anything that holds you back, even if that means going outside of your comfort zone.

When the discomfort of not achieving your goals is higher than the discomfort of getting our of your comfort zone, going beyond your comfort zone will become that much easier.

And when it becomes easy, that’s when you’ll be well on your way to becoming a highly successful person.

4. They are Teachable

Highly successful people are always eager to learn, and are open to new ideas.   In short, they are teachable.  New ideas open up new avenues that helps us achieve success faster.

Having more knowledge and being eager to always learn, increases one’s capacity for solving problems.  And success is usually discovered by those who have found a way to solve the problems of others.

To be successful, it is important to keep learning, as only knowledge can help you proceed further.  So become a sponge and open your mind learning and becoming teachable.

5. They Can Redirect Unproductive Emotions and Thoughts

Negative emotions can interfere with one’s ability to focus on their goals. The most successful people have learned how to effectively redirect their negative thoughts, and stay focused on what’s most important.

It is vital to learn how to let things go, and move on to be achieve what’s most important to us.  Typically, the less able you are to redirect your negative thoughts and emotions, the less productive you’ll be.

As such, the sooner we learn how to redirect your negative thoughts and emotions, the sooner you’ll be able to tap into our higher levels of success.

6. They Have Staying Power

One of the most underappreciated traits of successful people, is their ability to keep to their goals till they reach them.  Successful people understand the power of tenacity, and perseverance.   

They know, that if they stay in the game longer than their competition, then their chances of winning increase….dramatically.

In short, they know how to play the long-game, exhibit grit, determination, and never surrender. So, emulate persistence in all you do, because it is hands down one of the most important traits of successful people.

7. They Are Competitive

Being competitive is one success trait that follows most high achievers.  However, it is not always a must for one to find success.  There are many scenarios where a great success was found by a person who was not very competitive.

In most cases however, being competitive has its advantages for the ambitious seeker of success.  The reason being, is because when someone is competitive, they have a strong desire to win, and that strong desire to win forces them to put more time and effort in all they are doing.  And  as we all know, our money, attention, or love… goes to the product, service, art, or person that adds the most value to others.

Bonus Trait of Highly Successful People

DISCIPLINE

This last bonus success trait, really should be listed as the number one trait that all successful people posses.  The most successful people in any industry have always exhibited an ability to be self-disciplined

And typically the more self-disciplined the person is, the more success they find. Truly there is a direct link between discipline and success. Just study the success stories of a handful of high achievers, and you’ll easily see this commonality among them all.

Conclusion

There you have it, the most common traits of the most highly successful people. Here they are again as a quick recap:

  • Have a Passion For Their Work
  • Highly Focused
  • Push Beyond Their Comfort Zones
  • Teachable and Coachable
  • Ability to Redirect Unproductive Thoughts
  • Persistence
  • Competitive
  • Discipline

The 7+ traits of highly successful people covered in this post are some of the most important; however, they are not the only traits that exist.

In fact, there a quite a few more characteristics that successful people have in common. To learn more about these success traits, consider checking out this collection of success stories.

If you think there are more important traits of successful people that I might have left out, feel free to leave a comment.

Till you achieve your aims,

STRIVE

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35+ BARBARA CORCORAN QUOTES ON SUCCESS AND ACHIEVEMENT

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Barbara Corcoran is a highly successful entrepreneur, investor, author, and celebrity panel member from the hit reality T.V. show, ‘Shark Tank’. Her first claim to fame came just after she sold her high powered real estate brokerage, ‘The Corcoran Group’ to NRT for over $66 million. And since then she’s been growing her fortune while inspiring people all over the world. With that said, we’ve rounded up some of the best Barbara Corcoran quotes of all time.

Our hope is that her insightful quotes will both encourage and inspire you to lean in to the abundance of opportunities that await, if you’ll but take the leap. So, if you’re ready for some of Corcoran’s best quotes on success, then let’s dive in:

BEST BARBARA CORCORAN QUOTES ON SUCCESS

Best Barbara Corcoran Quotes

1. “The difference between successful people and others is how long they feel sorry for themselves.” – Barbara Corcoran

2. “You can’t study to be an entrepreneur. Sometimes you just have to jump.” – Barbara Corcoran

3. “Your heart must always be in it. That’s part of an entrepreneurs DNA.” – Barbara Corcoran

4. “I have a theory and I really believe it, I think your worst weakness can become your greatest single strength.” – Barbara Corcoran

5. “My best successes came on the heels of failure.” – Barbara Corcoran

6. “The biggest challenges in business is not the competition, it’s what goes on inside your own head.” – Barbara Corcoran

7. “Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.” – Barbara Corcoran

8. “When you’re building a business, you’re either all in or your not.” – Barbara Corcoran

9 “A good organization is like a box of crayons. You need different colors of the spectrum, but all the crayons should fit in the box.” – Barbara Corcoran

10. “Finding opportunity is a matter of believing it’s there.” – Barbara Corcoran

11. “A complainer is like a death eater, because there’s suction of negative energy. You can catch a great attitude from great people.” – Barbara Corcoran

12. “So many people are good at starts and not so good at finishing.” – Barbara Corcoran

13. “I consider your rejection a lucky charm, because everything that ever happened in my life came on the heels of failure.” – Barbara Corcoran

14. “A funny thing happens in real estate. When it comes back, it comes back like gang busters.” – Barbara Corcoran

15. “Stop putting it off! Procrastination breeds guilt, guild breeds depression, and depression breeds failure.” – Barbara Corcoran

16. “Whenever I feel stuck I get up from my desk and go outside. I’ve never had a really creative idea sitting at my desk. I’ve found all the big ideas that make a sizeable difference in my business when I’m playing outside.” – Barbara Corcoran

17. “Fun is always good for business! Whenever I conduct my business as usual, it results in usual business. But when I take the time and put in the energy to plan something fun for myself and my company outside of the office, it always results in extraordinary business.” – Barbara Corcoran

18. “The joy is in the getting there. The beginning years of starting your business, the camaraderie when you’re in the pit together, are the best years of your life. So rather than being so focused on when you get big and powerful if you can just get the juice out of that…. don’t miss it.” – Barbara Corcoran

19. “I find running a business in a man’s world to be a huge advantage. I wear bright colors, yank up my skirt + get attention.” – Barbara Corcoran

20. “All the best things that happened to me happened after I was rejected. I knew the power of getting past no.” – Barbara Corcoran

21. “Speak from the heart what you believe and put it on the table. It’s not your job to make somebody buy it. It’s your job to present it and to believe it.” – Barbara Corcoran

22. “Play up what you’ve got & don’t waste time worrying about what you don’t.” – Barbara Corcoran

23. “The only thing you can learn anything worthwhile… is through your failures.” – Barbara Corcoran

24. “When it comes to hiring, the best people are honest plus have lots of enthusiasm. I don’t care about the resume – the right attitude always wins.” – Barbara Corcoran

25. “I hate entrepreneurs with beautiful business plans.” – Barbara Corcoran

26. “Innovation and creativity are the juiciest parts of running a business.” – Barbara Corcoran

27.Don’t be afraid to go for positions, jobs, or take on clients just outside of your knowledge base. It’s when you’re uncomfortable that you learn and grow the most.” – Barbara Corcoran

28. “Story telling is everything. Show me an MBA and your sales numbers, that’s fine. But tell me a great story and we’ll talk.” – Barbara Corcoran

29. “You don’t need an MBA to launch a business. You need street smarts and grit.” – Barbara Corcoran

30. “Stop comparing yourself to everyone else around you. If you’re minding someone else’s business, no one is minding yours.” – Barbara Corcoran

31. “People most resistant to fun need it the most.” – Barbara Corcoran

32. “Some of the worst pitches here are the people who talk all fancy who’ve been to business school.” – Barbara Corcoran

33. “You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going.” – Barbara Corcoran

34. “Leaders come in two flavors, expanders and containers. The best leadership teams have a mix of both.” – Barbara Corcoran

35. “If you want to be noticed, dress the part.” – Barbara Corcoran

36. “The hardest lesson to learn is that you are more capable than you think you are.” – Barbara Corcoran

37. “Everybody has something they excel at. You need to figure out what yours is and build a life around it.” – Barbara Corcoran

38. “In business, you’re the Chief Salesman. Create a sense of demand, rather than waiting to have demand.” – Barbara Corcoran

39. “If you stand back and analyze the best way to do something, you’ll be standing there forever. Follow your gut and jump right in!” – Barbara Corcoran

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Final Thoughts

There you have it, the best of the best when it comes to Barbara Corcoran quotes. Again, we hope her quotes inspire and motivate you to take a few more chances in your personal and professional life. Especially when it comes to business.

Till next time,

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