Below is a top-ten list of our most liked inspirational quotes in April from our Instagram page and a few facts behind each of these influential people.
10. Kevin Kruse
Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” – Kevin Kruse is a founder, CEO, keynote speaker, and best-selling author. He founded The Kruse Group and LEADx, a site that provides free leadership training and advice. He has two great books “Employee Engagement 2.0” and “15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management.”
9. Robert Kiyosaki
“Knowing you need to make a change isn’t enough. You’ve got to find the guts to do it.” – Robert Kiyosaki (April 8, 1947 – Present) Kiyosaki is an American entrepreneur and author. He is the founder of the Rich Dad Company, which is a financial education company. He has also created a board game named CASHFLOW Board Game to help people learn how to manage their money and get out of the rat race. He is the author of one of my favorite books “Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!“, which is both an inspirational and educational book. In his book, Robert teaches us lessons he learned from both his “rich dad” and his “poor dad”.”.
8. Bill Gates
“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world… if you do so, you are insulting yourself.” – Bill Gates (28 October 1955 – Present) Gates is a co-founder of Microsoft and is an investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is also one of the richest men in the world. An innovator and a truly great businessman, Gates has accomplished more than what some would hope to in several lifetimes. It’s more than likely you are using one of his products as you read this. Check out his great book “The Road Ahead“.
7. Mark Cuban
“I still work hard to know my business. I’m continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I’m always selling. Always.” – Mark Cuban (July 31, 1958 – Present) Well known as one of the co-hosts of Shark Tank, Cuban is an outspoken entrepreneur and the owner of the Dallas Mavericks. He has had an entrepreneur mindset since he was a kid. He started a successful business when he was in college that ran into some legal trouble. Check out his great book “How to Win at the Sport of Business” for information from Cuban.
6. Warren Buffett
“I will tell you how to become rich. Close the door. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffett (August 30, 1930 – Present) Buffett is one of the most successful men in the world. He is one of the greatest investors, while also being a philanthropist and Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway – one of the biggest holdings companies. Check out “Gems from Warren Buffett” for some words of wisdom from one of the greatest investors around.
5. Thomas Edison
“There’s a way to do it better… find it.” – Thomas Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) Edison was an American businessman and inventor. He invented and sold many world-changing items, such as the motion picture camera, the long-lasting electrical light bulb, and many more. America may have ended up a different place without Edison’s knowledge and prowess. Check out “The Quotable Edison” for more on this American legend.
4. Mark Zuckerberg
“The question I ask myself almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’” – Mark Zuckerberg (May 14, 1984 – present) Zuckerberg is a technology wizard, philanthropist, and businessman that is best known for being the co-founder of Facebook. Zuckerberg is one of the richest men in the world and is only 33 years old. He is said to be one of the top 100 most influential people in the world. If you would like to know more about Zuckerberg, check out the book “The Boy Billionaire”.
3. Will Smith
“The first step is you have to say that you can.” – Will Smith (September 25, 1968 – present) Smith was born in West Philadelphia, which you may have already known if you can remember the catchy theme song from “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. Smith is an actor, songwriter, rapper, producer, and comedian. Forbes listed Will Smith as the most bankable star in 2014 (which just means most of Smith’s ventures make good money). Most recently, he has been encouraging entrepreneurs to get out, try, and not worry about failing. Check out his book “You Were Born to Win”.
2. Grant Cardone
“No one is going to come to your house and make your dreams come true.” – Grant Cardone (March 21, 1958 – present) Cardone is an entrepreneur, speaker, and best-selling author of the “The 10X Rule”. He has improved the sales process and customer relations for many fortune 100 companies. Cardone has a great attitude towards life and is very motivating. I highly suggest checking out one of his books or courses if you are looking to increase sales.
1 Lori Greiner
“There are always things that are needed. There are always ways to do things better. It’s all about offering solutions.” – Lori Greiner (December 9, 1969 – present) Greiner is an entrepreneur, inventor, and television co-host on the great series Shark Tank. She is known as “the queen of QVC” for her great successes there. Lori has invented over 600 products and continues to help up-and-coming entrepreneurs do the same to make their dreams come true. Check out her book “Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!” to learn more about how Lori has become so successful.