Here are 21 business celebrity quotes that I’ve come across with no order of importance.
1. Always Know What’s Going On in Your Business
You’ve gotta be at the ground floor of your operation. I don’t care how big you get. Don’t just rely on your team to bring back the information because you’re such a big shot and you don’t have to be there. – Wendy Williams
2. Be a Good Boss, Don’t Yell at People
No one likes someone who screams at people, just as a general rule. You actually lose power when you scream at people. It’s just as easy to get something done by using an even tone of voice. There are going to be stressful situations. There are going to be things that aren’t done the way you want them to, or by the time you want them done. But there’s no use in ruining someone’s day. And it also just isn’t as effective. – Taylor Swift
3. Don’t Lose Perspective and Self-Awareness
I used to watch Behind the Music every day. When other kids were watching normal shows, I’d watch Behind the Music. And I would see these bands that were doing so well, and I’d wonder what went wrong.
I thought about this a lot. And what I established in my brain was that a lack of self-awareness was always the downfall. That was always the catalyst for the loss of relevance and the loss of ambition and the loss of great art. So self-awareness has been such a huge part of what I try to achieve on a daily basis.
It’s less about reputation management and strategy and vanity than it is about trying to desperately preserve self-awareness, since that seems to be the first thing to go out the door when people find success. – Taylor Swift
4. Get a Job Until You Can Do What You Want
You want to be a writer? A writer is someone who writes every day, so start writing. You don’t have a job? Get one. Any job. Don’t sit at home waiting for the magical opportunity. Who are you? Prince William? No. Get a job. Go to work. Do something until you can do something else. – Shonda Rhimes
5. Don’t Be Afraid of Failure
I grew up in a house where my father encouraged my brother and me to fail. I specifically remember coming home and saying, ‘Dad, Dad, I tried out for this or that and I was horrible,’ and he would high-five me and say, ‘Way to go.’ – Sara Blakely
6. You Don’t Have to Know Everything
Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. – Sara Blakely
7. Entrepreneurship is Hard Even If You’re a Celebrity
Launching products is easy–it’s building it, finding the right manufacturers, getting the design right, and all of the marketing that is hard. – Jessica Alba
8. Believe in Yourself Even When It’s Hard
I believed that there was a real opportunity for my idea, but I had to overcome a lot of self-doubt about establishing and running a business.” – Jessica Alba
9. Pay Attention To Your Thoughts
The big challenge in business is not the competition, it’s what goes on inside your head. – Barbara Corcoran
10. Be Willing to Be a Beginner
You will never learn to be an expert at anything if you aren’t willing to suck at it first.
– Brooke Castillo
11. Give It Your All in Everything You Do
I think, since I was a kid, I had that independence of being driven and being motivated in whatever I did, whether school, work or a sport or even a hobby. – Olivia Holt
12. Take Time Off From Work
Doing regular things and not just working all the time, as much as I love the work I do, it’s nice to take a break and really have perspective on things and go on road trips or go hiking or travel. It keeps me alive and curious. – Olivia Holt
13. Don’t Sell Yourself Short
When I was younger, I thought I wasn’t smart. I didn’t have a conventional or higher education. Now, after starting a business, I feel okay with identifying myself as smart.’ – Jessica Alba
14. Know What Is In Your Contracts & Lawyer Up
Read your contracts. Up and down, left and right. – Lauren Jauregui, Fifth Harmony
Get a good lawyer. – Taylor Swift
15. You Can’t Do It All by Yourself
What I have discovered, is this: You can’t do it alone. As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. – Amy Poehler
16. You Have a Place in This World & In Business
There’s room for you too. – Christy Wright
17. Be Smart With Your Money
Saving is what kept me from accepting opportunities that I did not believe in. Now, I do not have to endorse products or accept offers I do not want due to planning early. – Wendy Williams
18. Don’t Just Accept the First Offer, Be Selective
I was very low-key in my transition from radio to television, while booking meetings with influential people. I had to reject many of the initial offers until I found the right fit for me.
– Wendy Williams
19. Listen to Your Intuition
Chances are, if something feels wrong it probably is wrong. Ladies, our intuition is one of our biggest strengths—use it to your advantage. Don’t let anyone pressure you into a business decision that doesn’t feel right, let alone speak for you.
When I decided to leave reality TV I had a few naysayers tell me that would be the end of my career, but I always knew that it was just the beginning. – Lauren Conrad
20. You Need More Than a Good Idea
A brilliant idea doesn’t guarantee a successful invention. Real magic comes from a brilliant idea combined with willpower, tenacity, and a willingness to make mistakes. – Lori Greiner
21. Don’t Take Rejection Too Personally
All the best things that happened to me happened after I was rejected. I knew the power of getting past no. – Barbara Corcoran