7 Pieces of Career Advice From Your Favorite Entrepreneurs

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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


What's your favorite piece of career advice?