“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily.” -Zig Ziglar

At some point, every entrepreneur begins to lose their motivation. This is no less true for the entrepreneur that goes down the path of franchise ownership.

While the franchisee receives uncompromised support from the franchisor, they will often suffer from “it’s lonely at the top” syndrome. There are always small daily failures that will chip away at one’s confidence, and the need for reassurance will arise.

So, for those times, here are some of the greatest quotes, pieces of advice, and affirmations that have been spoken over the years.

“Do not focus on numbers. Focus on doing what you do best. It’s about building a community who wants to visit your site every day because you create value and offer expertise.”

-Cassey Ho, Founder of Blogilates.com

“You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end.”

-Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO of Stella & Dot

“Don’t try to do everything by yourself, but try to connect with people and resources. Having that discipline and perseverance is really important.”

-Chieu Cao, Co-founder of Perkbox

“Be nicer to your customers than your competitors.”

 -Richard Reed, Co-Founder of Innocent Drinks

“Some days you’re smiling and thinking you’re going to make this thing rock. Then the next day a pipe breaks and your costs look too high. You have to learn to keep your eyes on an ultimate goal. If you lose sight of that goal, you have to get out.”

-Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani

“Five days a week, I read my goals before I go to sleep and when I wake up. There are 10 goals around health, family and business with expiration dates, and I update them every six months.”

-Daymond John, founder, president, and CEO of FUBU

“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t — you’re right.”

– Henry Ford, Founder Ford Motor Company

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”

– Mary Kay Ash, Founder Mary Kay Cosmetics

“When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’”

– Tom Preston-Werner, co-founder Github

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

– Walt Disney, founder Disney

“Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.”

– Jack Dorsey, founder Twitter

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

– Winston Churchill

“I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.”

– Jack Welch, chairman and CEO General Electric

“Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.”

– John F. Kennedy

“When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.”

-Robert Kiyosaki, founder Cashflow Technologies Inc.

“Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.”

–Lisa Stone, co-founder and CEO BlogHer

“Always deliver more than expected.”

– Larry Page, co-founder Google

“Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.”

– Anthony Volodkin, founder Hype Machine

“Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career.”

– Ryan Freitas, co-founder About.me

“There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

– Christopher Morley

We hope that on those days when you need an extra little push, some of these words of wisdom will help get you over the finish line. And here’s to 2022, and to spending your life your own way!

Franchise Matchmakers is a team of franchising professionals that are dedicated to helping people explore business ownership as a career path.  Contact them at  info@franchisematchmakers.com to find out more about franchising options that are perfect for you.

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