Below is a top-ten list of our most liked inspirational quotes in May from our Instagram page and a few facts behind each of these influential people.
10. M. Scott Peck
Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time, you will not do anything with it. – M. Scott Peck (22, May 1936 – Present) A psychiatrist and bestselling American author. He wrote the book “The Road Less Traveled”
9. Jamie Dimon
The best way to look at any business is from the standpoint of the clients. – Jamie Dimon (13 March 1956 – Present) Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase. He is the head of one of the biggest American banks. Prior to his role at JP Morgan Chase he served on the board of directors for the Federal Reserve. To find out more about Jamie’s ascent to the top of the corporate ladder check out “Last Man Standing”.
8. Napoleon Hill
The starting point of all achievement is desire. – Napoleon Hill 39 (26 October 1883 – 8 November 1970) an entrepreneur and bestselling author. He is well known for his self-help book “Think and Grow Rich”. Later in his life, Hill would write that the turning point of his life had been an assignment to interview the industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie founder of Carnegie Steel Company which later became US Steel.
7. Kevin O ‘Leary
I like to take risk. That’s how I make money. But they are calculated risks. – Kevin O ‘Leary (19 July 1954 – Present) Best known for his role in the hit series shark tank Kevin is an author, businessman and head of the O’Leary funds. Kevin takes calculated risk to ensure his net worth continues to rise. If you would like to know more about this shark checkout “Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life”
6. Howard Schultz
If you dream small dreams, you may succeed in building something small. For many people, that is enough. But if you want to achieve widespread impact and lasting value, be bold. Howard Schultz (19 July 1953 – Present) Shultz is the CEO of Starbucks. He is a man who came from little and accomplished a lot. We have written an article here on Howard Shultzs life Here.
5. Tim Ferriss
Tomorrow becomes never, no matter how small the task, take the first step now. – Tim Ferriss (20 July 1970 – Present) this young entrepreneur and bestselling author has accomplished many things that take people a lifetime to accomplish. Best known for his book “The 4-Hour Workweek”. Tim motivates his follows to be efficient and strive to accomplish their goals.
4. Mark Cuban
It’s not about money or connections — It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone…And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time. – 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.
3. Grant Cardone
Go the extra mile, there’s no one on it – Grant Cardone (March 21, 1958 – present) Cardone is an entrepreneur, speaker, and best-selling author of the book “Sell or Be Sold”. 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.
2. Andrew Carnegie
No man can become rich without himself enriching others – Andrew Carnegie (25 November 1835 – 11 August 1919) American entrepreneur, industrialist and philanthropist. Carnegie has left behind a great legacy with companies that are still around. When he passed away he gave about 90% of his wealth in to charities, foundtions and universities. If you would like to learn more about the Andrew Carnegie read “The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie”.
People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two mistakes a year. – Peter Drucker (November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) Drucker was a leader, consultant, educator, and author. His writings helped build the foundations of modern businesses. He is also known as one of the founders of modern management with concepts like “management by objectives” and self-control. Check out one of Peters great works “The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials)“.
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