Wednesday, July 15, 2015

GIRLBOSS: Favorite Quotes, Takeaways & Insights

“A #GIRLBOSS is someone is who’s in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it. As a #GIRLBOSS, you take control and accept responsibility. You’re a fighter - you know when to throw punches and when to roll with them. Sometimes you break the rules, sometimes you follow them, but always on your own terms. You know where you’re going, but can’t do it without having some fun along the way. You value honesty over perfection. You ask questions. You take life seriously, but you don’t take yourself too seriously. You’re going to take over the world, and change it in the process.”

“The energy you expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own idol.”

“Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back. Learn to create your own opportunities. Know that there is no finish line; fortune favors action. Race balls-out toward the extraordinary life that you’ve always dreamed of, or still haven’t had time to dream up. And prepare to have a hell of a lot of fun along the way.”

“You combine hard work, creativity, and self-determination, and things start to happen.”

“Running my own company mean that every single day, if not every hour, there was some sort of new challenge to tackle, a new problem to solve, and there was no time to linger on anything, let alone get bored.”

“When you approach everything as if it’s a big, fun experiment, then it’s not that big of a deal if things don’t work out.”

“You can laugh about it. I want to make a contribution that matters, and I want be as vulnerable and raw as possible so other people feel less alone. I want to make people happy or make them laugh —even if it’s at my own expense.”

READ: George S Clason’s — The Man in Babylon

“We control our thoughts and our thoughts control our lives”

“You get back what you put out, so you might as well think positively, focus on visualizing what you want instead of getting distracted by what you don’t want, and sending the universe your good intentions so that it can send them right back”

“I was choosing my fate and sowing the seeds of my future”

“Focus on the positive things in your life and you’ll be shocked at how many more positive things start happening.”

  • Life is about forcing experimentation upon myself
  • Life is about evolving

“Dive headfirst into things without being too attached to the results. When your goal is to gain experience, perspective, and knowledge, failure is no longer a possibility. Failure is your invention.”

“It is she who has enough confidence to define success and failure for herself who succeeds”

“We don’t need people who just have ideas; we need people who can execute them”

“All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA” - Reid Hoffman

“Surround yourself with people who are engaged, honest, and confident enough on their own quest to support you on yours”

“If you’re a risk taker, you have to feel comfortable in knowing you could fail. You have to have enough confidence and conviction to go full force even if things don’t work out. For us risk takers it’s an occupational hazard. If we fail. we get right back up and try again. Just doing is reward enough.”

“The world loves to tell you how difficult things are, and the world’s not exaggerating. And that’s a real bummer. But here’s the real deal: You can’t have it all, and nothing comes easy. You will make sacrifices and compromises, get let down and let other people down, fail and start over, break some hearts, take some names, and learn to buck up and continue when your own heart gets broken. But difficult doesn’t make impossible, and out of the bajillions of things in this universe that you can’t control, what you can control is how hard you try, and if or when to pack it in.”

“Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Never let go of your appetite to go after new ideas, new experiences, and new adventures. Compete with yourself, not with others. Judge yourself on what is your personal best and you’ll accomplish more than you could ever imaged.”

“… Life stops for no one, so keep moving. Stay awake and stay alive. There’s no AutoCorrect in life — think before texting the universe. Breaking the rules just for fun is too easy — the real challenge lies in perfecting the art of knowing which rules to accept and which to rewrite. The more you experiment, take risks, and make mistakes, the better you’ll know yourself, the better you’ll know the world, and the more focused you’ll be.”

“Look up and around, and you’re now finding something inspiring, then you’re probably not looking hard enough.”

“Great entrepreneurs are like Indiana Jones: They take leaps before seeing the bridge because they know if they don’t, someone else will get that holy grail. That holy grail is yours for the taking.”

BOOM. Marinate on all of that and go get your #GIRLBOSS on, sistas!

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