Are you a productivity quotes junkie like me?
Do you always feel that being your own boss is the only choice available to you? You just can’t help working on your own terms?
Then I’m sure these real-life quotes about productivity I recently collected on Pinterest will challenge you to get down working and achieving more.
The way to get started is to stop talking and begin doing.Walt Disney
It is easy to fall into the habit of telling everyone else what you’re planning to do but never really acting on those plans.
Where are your castles? Are they still intangible fantasies up there in the sky?
Why don’t you begin to act today? Remember life is very short and you cannot afford having it all wasted on empty talk.
Motivation comes from looking at the thing you want and realizing what it takes to get it.
What’s the point?
For every prize, there is a price to pay. I love to get to grips with the things I need to do to achieve a cherished dream.
It is true that knowing what to do to get what you want gives you an instant sense of direction and urgency. I believe this is what motivation is all about.
Are you still looking for motivation to begin that task ahead of you? You need not look any further.
Just identify and write down the first three steps you need to take to set you on the path of achievement. Then take the first step.
Believe me, from then onward your motivation level will be overflowing if you really want to get what you want.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.Michael Jordan
Here’s the point
Come to think of it. There is this funny paradox about failure and success. The more you fail, the brighter your chances of achieving success!
That’s a fact and it’s so true.
Valuable lessons, priceless experiences and life-changing insights only come from taking the necessary steps, falling down and getting up each time you fall.
This shall forever remain the surest route to success.
Being self-employed isn’t a career choice. It’s a lifestyle choice.Anonymous
As I type these words, I’m still inside the room in my easy wear. I’m relaxed and there aren’t enough words to describe how much I enjoy what I’m doing.
I will go out whenever I feel like doing so. I have no fears about a looming prospect of a mean boss coming to breathe down fire and brimstone upon my neck.
I jump onto other equally rewarding personal projects when I’m tired of doing this one. For instance, I receive my students and go on to enjoy teaching them as they call in right here!
I love learning. So I have fun learning new things online and offline when I feel like it.
These and many more form part of the chosen lifestyle of the self-employed, work-at-home person.
For us, it is hardly work! It is fun!
Sure, rather than being a career choice, self-employment is a fun-filled lifestyle choice. Never mind the obvious small business challenges we face.
True leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.Tom Peters
What you ought to be doing as a leader
I have known small business owners who hate to see their employees go back to school so they can climb higher to take leadership positions in society.
This is unfortunate indeed.
I believe that being a leader is a responsibility not only to yourself but to those you lead and also to society at large.
Are you actively grooming your followers to follow in your footsteps to become even greater leaders than you? If you haven’t yet started then I urge you to begin today.
Always remember that investing in others so they can produce more than you is like planting seeds which will eventually bear fruits to feed the whole society.
Work until you no longer have to introduce yourselfshopriffraff.com
Here’s the point
Self-employment is not for lazy folks. If you are a laggard, get someone else to give you a regular paycheck so they can control you and impose their will on you. Period.
That is not to say that anyone working for a paycheck is lazy. Never.
There are multitudes of great public servants and other employees out there who really enjoy what they do and do it with all the strength there is in them. Good for them
Choosing to be self-employed means you have taken your entire destiny into your own hands. Granted, you may fail a number of times but you can’t afford to become a failure.
That takes hard work. I mean real, hard work. And when you work hard and get the results, you are easily recognized.
You no longer have the need to strain yourself just to tell people what you do.
Because in the eyes and minds of all, you are the very embodiment of all that you have done single-handedly and so brilliantly.
The way you treat your employees is the way they treat your customers.
Can you see the point being made?
There is so little any business owner can achieve without the abiding presence of loyal and satisfied customers. But it is satisfied employees that will make your customers happy.
That is why you need to work consciously to put a smile on the faces of your people. You know why? The smile on the faces of your employees will naturally reflect on the faces of the customers that come to them.
Learn how to build a highly motivated workforce. Show them you care not only about your profits but also about their welfare. Then stand by and watch the amazing effects on your small business.
It is true that there are some employees who will never be satisfied even if you cook the whole you for them to enjoy!
Thank goodness this kind are always in the minority. So keep doing right by your workers and they will thank you by making sure your customers keep coming back.
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