Business Motivational Quotes

Here’s a crazy statement – it’s already almost the end of 2016! (Told you it was crazy!)

With the end of every year, it can be hard to stay motivated and on task. Maybe there are holiday cookies hiding away in the break room that you’d rather be eating. Maybe you have exciting plans over the holiday that you’d rather be focused on. Either way, the struggle is real!

In order to help keep you motivated and have you start off strong in 2017, here is a list of some of our favorite motivational quotes from a few great business influencers.

Beth Brooke (Global Vice Chair, Ernst & Young)

“Success is fine, but success is fleeting. Significance is lasting.”

Beth Brooke-Marciniak
Global Vice Chair of Public Policy, Ernst & Young

Conrad Hilton (Founder, Hilton Hotels)

“I learned that you don’t get anywhere by sitting comfortably in a chair.”

Conrad Hilton
Founder, Hilton Hotels

Forrest Mars, Sr (Director, Mars Inc.)

“If you make a really good product that people want and are willing to pay for, money will come.”

Forrest Mars, Sr.
Director, Mars Inc.

 George Lucas (Founder, LucasFilm Ltd.)

“Train yourself to let go of the things you fear to lose.”

George Lucas
Founder, LucasFilm Ltd.

Guy Kawasaki (Board Member, Wikimedia Foundation)

“Ambitious failure, magnificent failure, is a very good thing.”

Guy Kawasaki
Board Member, Wikimedia Foundation

Jack Ma (Founder, Alibaba Group)

“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”

Jack Ma
Founder, Alibaba Group

Larry Ellison (Founder, Oracle Corporation)

“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts.”

Larry Ellison
Founder, Oracle Corporation

Alexander McQueen (Fashion Designer)

“Of course I make mistakes. I’m human. If I didn’t make mistakes, I’d never learn. You can only go forward by making mistakes.”

Alexander McQueen
Fashion Designer

Warren Buffet (Investor and Philanthropist)

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

Warren Buffet
Investor and Philanthropist

Walt Disney (Entrepreneur, Animator, Voice Over Actor and Film Producer)

“The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.”

Walt Disney
Entrepreneur, Animator, Voice Over Actor and Film Producer

We hope these keep you going, no matter what the rest of 2016 throws your way!

If you’re looking for more motivation, make sure to listen to our interviews on Branch-Out: THE Digital Media & Marketing Podcast. You’ll get additional insights and words of wisdom from more exciting business thought-leaders!

And we also recommend these Top Marketing, Sales, Business and Leadership Podcasts To Tune In To for even more inspiration!


Evin Charles Anderson

For more than a decade, Evin Charles Anderson has explored the intersection of performance, production and promotion. As the CEO and Creative Partner of Waverley Knobs, featured in Lifehack and CEO Blog Nation, he helps clients shape, shoot and share unique and engaging brand stories that inspire action, innovation and change. Evin’s independent, Hollywood and commercial film experience and marketing expertise means he not only knows how to visually tell a story for his clients, he knows how to position that story for real-world impact and business results.

In addition to running Waverley Knobs, Evin is a professional actor and director, as well as co-creator of the podcast Branch Out: THE Marketing and Digital Media Podcast. He also teaches acting, directing and marketing classes for the City of Cambridge in Massachusetts. Evin’s film Paperthin has been featured at The Magwill Film Festival in California, and Waverley Knobs’ short film, The Heist, has been featured in Examiner and MobileMovieMaker.

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