7 Pieces of Career Advice From Your Favorite Entrepreneurs
We love a good motivational quote here at SIMPLY! Just take a look at our many #SIMPLYquotes on Instagram, where we share bits of wisdom from inspiring individuals.
Below, we're sharing some of our all-time favorite pieces of career—and life—advice from the female entrepreneurs we look up to. From creative fashion designers to enterprising tech mavens, these women know a thing or two about career success.
Keep reading to get inspired!
On Getting Taken Seriously:
"You don’t get taken seriously by asking someone to take you seriously. You’ve got to show up and own it."
– Sophia Amoruso, Founder of NastyGal and Girlboss Media
On Focusing on the Little Victories:
"The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance–and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning."
– Oprah Winfrey
On Not Making Excuses:
"Whatever it is that you think you want to do, and whatever it is that you think stands between you and that, stop making excuses. You can do anything."
– Katia Beauchamp, Co-Founder and CEO of Birchbox
On Taking Initiative:
"Taking initiative pays off. It's hard to visualize someone as a leader if she is always waiting to be told what to do."
– Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO
On Learning as You Go:
“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.”
– Sara Blakely, Spanx Founder
On Making Your Passion Your Livelihood:
"Find something you love to do and then figure out a way to get paid for it."
– Katherine Power, Co-Founder and CEO of Clique Media Group
On the Importance of Persistence:
“Passion and persistence are what matter. Dreams are achievable and you can make your fantasy come true, but there are no shortcuts. Nothing happens without hard work.”
– Diane Von Furstenberg, Fashion Designer