Top Inspirational Quotes for Business, Career & Entrepreneurial Success

November 7, 2016

Top Inspirational Quotes for the Girl BossIn a previous blog post I mentioned my love for inspirational quotes and shared some of my Top Inspirational Lifestyle Quotes.  They help me be more positive and happy in life, but when it comes to career, entrepreneurial or business success, there are so many other different quotes that inspire me.

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 I will say that during the years I worked for others and set personal objectives, the entrepreneurial and business quotes really helped provide perspective when I felt like I was failing and not doing enough.  Many often are a great reminder that the path to success not often be perfect, but offer great motivation and encouragement when things don’t immediately work out the way you planned.

Top Inspirational Quotes for Business, Career and Entrepreneurial Success
When you think about quitting, think about why you started.
Practice as though you were the worst. Perform as though you were the best.
Good players inspire themselves. Great players inspire others.
You can’t fail if you don’t start. You can’t succeed if you don’t start.
Nothing worth having comes easy.
Never let success get to your head. Never let failure get to your heart.
I don’t believe in failure. Failure is just information and an opportunity to change your course.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
It’s never too late to go after the things you want in life.
Don’t wait for an opportunity. Make one.
Work hard and have no regrets.

What are your own favourite entrepreneurial or success quotes?. I’d love to hear. If you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments below.

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Xo,

Miki

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99 Comments

  • Reply Stella Asteria November 7, 2016 at 8:33 am

    What a great post and look Miki! I am crazy about these mules you are wearing, where are they from? :))
    Thanks for sharing these inspirational quotes for business and happy Monday!
    xo
    Stella
    http://www.stellaasteria.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks so much Stella! They’re from MiuMiu. Glad you enjoyed the post!

      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Mariann Yip November 7, 2016 at 9:23 am

    I absolutely love your blazer! I think everybody should own a classic white blazer 🙂

    http://WWW.MARIANNYC.COM

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks! I agree – a white blazer is a must! Have a great week.
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Crissy November 7, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I love inspirational quotes especially when it comes to business & career! The quotes you chose are great and I think they will definitely help inspire the entrepreneurs out there trying to hustle to make their dreams come true. I love your stylish outfit in these photos as well! Overall, great post and an awesome way to start my Monday morning! I hope you have a good week!

    ~Crissy
    http://www.whimsicalfawn.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks Crissy. So glad you enjoyed the post. I hope you’re having a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Jessi Malay November 7, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    These quotes are so amazing for motivation! I also love how you styled your white blazer with an all black outfit! So chic <3

    XO, Jessi
    http://www.mywhitet.com/8-drugstore-dupes-for-your-favorite-high-end-make-up-products/

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks Jessi!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Thomas November 7, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Besides from the fact that your pictures are stunning, you’re also such a huge inspiration for me who wants to make the transition from working 9-5 on a full time job to being my own boss and do THIS for living! Each and every one of your quotes will from now on be bookmarked whenever I feel unmotivated! 🙂
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://www.thomasfalkenstedt.com/2016/11/07/je-suis-un-vilain-garcon/

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Thanks so much! Definintely something worth working towards. You can do it Thomas!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Stephanie November 7, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Not only do I absolutely love your outfit (that bag – swoon!) but those quotes are fantastic. I’m going to need to write some of them down to keep with me when I’m feeling a lack of motivation. Thanks for sharing!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      So glad you enjoyed this post Stephanie! Have a wonderful week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Josie November 7, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    I am loving this post! I also have a thing for inspirational quotes! They motivate me on a daily basis. I have so many in mind but one that always comes in mind is: Work Hard Stay Humble.

    Thanks for sharing

    Josie // http:www.petiteandbold.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      I love that quote! Such a great one. Thanks for sharing that. 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply rachel November 7, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Wow such a classy look babe. Love you blazer, so nice.
    xoxo, Rachel

    http://www.rachelvogttrends.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks Rachel! Have a great week.
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Lily November 7, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    That bag is everting!!! You’re such an inspiration!! Xx

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 4:57 pm

      Thanks Lily. You’re so sweet. This is my favourite bag. Haha.
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Jo November 7, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks for sharing those awesome quotes! I totally needed that! Feeling inspired.

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks so much Jo. Glad you enjoyed it. Have a great week.
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Jo November 7, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    First of all you know how much I love this look, very powerful business look yet very chic at same time. I seriously feel a lack of motivations for my job recently so these inspirational quotes came in right time. Thanks for sharing!

    xo,
    Jo
    http://www.glamfashionbook.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      Thanks Jo. Glad you enjoyed the post!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Samantha Mariko November 7, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I love all these quotes but the 2nd one resonates, reminds me of when I did classical piano throughout college. all so inspirational!

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      Thanks Samantha! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Danielle November 7, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Sometimes there’s nothing worse than a Monday, but these quotes were a great way to start the week! Loving the black/white combo girl!

    xx Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks Danielle! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Linh Dao November 7, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    I love your post babe! I’m the same way like you with quotes! I so use it to motivate myself with everyday life. Great job on your hard work! This outfit is super fierce babe! Love it!

    Linh
    http://xcapewithlinh.com/holiday-fever/

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks so much! Inspirational quotes are so handy to have.
      Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Camille Nichelini November 7, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    I definetly needed a boost of inspiration—thanks so much for this post! My favorite one you included: Don’t wait for an opportunity. Make one

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      I love that one too. 🙂 Thanks Camille! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Taylor November 7, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this post!
    So inspiring and such a chic look!
    xo.
    http://www.itswhatsin.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      Thanks Taylor! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply portiastylebook November 7, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    this is so great and inspirational! love the blazer.

    http://www.portiastylebook.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply sonia // daring coco November 7, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    To be honest I’ve been lacking in these types of quotes and I hadn’t really noticed until now. Thanks for these. Making a note now!

    Sxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I hope they offer you inspiration throughout the week.
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Violette November 8, 2016 at 12:57 am

    I love these quotes and your blazer! You look like a real business women!

    http://violettedaily.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      Thanks Violette! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Christine Kong November 8, 2016 at 1:12 am

    I love quotes of all kinds and these are wonderful reminders for me right now. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the things we have to do and sometimes it clouds our minds. We have to remember these inspirational messages and refocus. Thanks for these Miki! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      So true. It’s so easy to get so stressed out too! Thanks so much Christine! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Marianne Sophia November 8, 2016 at 5:30 am

    I love this post, it is so encouraging! It is great to set goals for yourself and then work towards them! Some really useful quotes here. I must say, I love your outfit too! It’s beautiful, you look amazing and I love your bag!

    Many thanks,
    Marianne x http://www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      Thanks Marianne! Glad you enjoyed the quotes. 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Susanne - Bag at you November 8, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Absolutely love these quotes!!! So super inspirational:)! And your look is fabulous: professional, stylish and feminine! Love it! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      That’s so kind of you. Thanks Susanne!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply 4evajessie November 8, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Love this 9-5 look! So stylish and those shoes are so pretty!
    xx
    Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/wanted-piece-autumn-winter/

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks Jessie! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Sharron November 8, 2016 at 5:58 am

    I have so much going on right now including my business. This was may Fav: “You can’t fail if you don’t start. You can’t succeed if you don’t start.”

    Thanks for sharing!

    You can’t fail if you don’t start. You can’t succeed if you don’t start.

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      I love those quotes. Both fantastic! Thanks Sharron! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Jordan November 8, 2016 at 8:03 am

    I definitely needed these quotes today. I’m feeling a bit behind and in a rut, so this is great!!
    Jordan xx
    http://www.thehatlogic.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      Sorry to hear! I hope your week gets better and that these offer you some extra motivation or a boost to your week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Fe Samaia November 8, 2016 at 8:07 am

    you look absolutely gorgeous! The blazer look amazing with your outfit. All of these quotes are so great thank you so much for the motivation babe you are so sweet.

    xoxo
    Fe
    http://www.fesamaia.com/20162017-trends-pleated-items/

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks Fe! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Kathryn November 8, 2016 at 9:53 am

    The black and white outfit you styled is so chic. Loving all the inspirational quotes you compiled — whenever I’m feeling lazy or unmotivated I always go in search of inspirational quotes. Thanks for sharing these!
    Xx, K
    http://www.jassamineelaine.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      They’re always great to read, aren’t they? Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply LINDSEY of THE NOMIS NICHE November 8, 2016 at 9:54 am

    What a great inspirational post. And I love those shoes!!!

    Love, Lindsey
    http://thenomisniche.com/

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      Thanks Lindsey! I love these Miumiu shoes, too! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 6:37 pm

      Thanks!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Yasmin November 8, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I recently read one I liked – Don’t call it a dream. Call it a plan. I think if you put things in terms of dreams, they’re not as concrete. They seem out of reach. A plan seems more doable – it’s likely to happen. Loved this post! Thanks for all the inspiration. Keep it coming!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      I love that one too. Dreamers don’t always make things happen, afterall. 🙂 Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply terri November 8, 2016 at 11:54 am

    You’ve styled this look so well, love your photos!

    Much love,
    HER FASTEST FASHION

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      Thanks Terri!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Helen Chik November 8, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    I think the first quote is the one that resonates with me the most because I often have to remind myself why I quit my job to pursue this life!!! This is so perfect for what I need and you look like a total boss lady!

    Helen xx
    https://ch1k.com/finding-your-perfect-summer-party-outfit

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      That’s awesome. I love that you’re just going for it, and I hope you keep growing babe. Thanks Helen!
      Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Abdelkhalek November 8, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    You look so gorgeous <3

    http://www.abdelkhalekleblog.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      Thanks so much!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Kusum November 8, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    You look so chic babe and congrats on reaching your career goals well ahead of time, way to go! I love quotes and every single one you mentioned in the post is amazing!
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      Thanks. So glad you enjoyed them!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Deddeh Howard November 8, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    These are beautiful quotes, there’s something about them that makes me feel so happy as well. It’s so inspiring. You look amazing beautiful.

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      Thanks Deddeh! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Dee November 8, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Inspirational quotes are the best! I love reading them when I loose motivation or just feel down in general. One of my favorite quotes is “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
    Awesome look too, girl! Can’t help but love a good old classic black and white look!

    Dee
    http://www.urbanchicblvd.com/

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      I love that quote too, and it really is true. Always fill your mind with positive and productive thoughts. 🙂 Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Jenn Hanft November 8, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    You look amazing in that white blazer!I love lengthy pieces. And girrrrrl you are such an inspiration. Im about to graduate soon and move into a corporate 9-5 but I would love to be a blogger ft or even just the idea of being my own boss sounds so awesome. I love inspirational quotes because they definitely help you stay on the positive side!!

    XOXO JENN
    http://www.jennsemble.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      I hope you get closer and closer to your dream every day babe. You’re doing great! Thanks so much Jenn! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Sharon Wu November 8, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Great quotes to start off my week with! Thank you for sharing babe! You’re so inspirational xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/personal/the-business-tip-need-grow-business/

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      Thanks so much. Happy you enjoyed the post Sharon. Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply francesca November 8, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    love that you posted this! Such a good topic and so inspirational
    xx francesca
    Frank Vinyl : A California Fashion Blog

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      Thanks Francesca! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Atsuna Matsui November 8, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    You look so fab in this monochrome outfit dear.

    xoxo
    http://www.atsunamatsui.com

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      Thanks Atsuna!
      Xo,
      miki

  • Reply Julia November 8, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    OMG I love this post! Your outfit is amazing and the quotes are really inspiring and appropriate! Let me eager to take more risks! Thanks

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      I love that! Thanks Julia! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Bernice November 9, 2016 at 3:39 am

    I love all the motivational points! It’s important for us all to keep motivating us to always strive for more success in various areas of our life 🙂

    http://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2016/11/09/Kent-and-Lime-Review

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      So true. Thanks Bernice! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Beauty Follower November 9, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Nice heels
    classy jacket!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Luci's Morsels November 9, 2016 at 10:09 am

    What a beautiful post, Miki! Thanks for the inspiration! Love your photos and outfit! xo

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks so much Luci!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply jasna November 9, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    love these, such a great inspiring post, hope you have a lovely wednesday xx

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks Jasna! I hope you have a fantastic week!

  • Reply Marcy November 9, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Such a nice look babe! Love this white blazer too! The quotes are very inspiring babe

    Xx
    Marcy

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks Marcy! Enjoy your week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Caprice bianca November 11, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Great quotes babe! Sometimes we need to be reminded that everything is all worth it. I love your white jacket and the way you styled it ?

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      So true. Those reminders always help me when days get tough. 🙂 Have a great week Caprice!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Luxes November 13, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Magnifique !
    Kiss, Béa

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Thanks Luxes!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Melissa November 13, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Cant go wrong with black and white looking great xx

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Thanks Melissa!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Elien / Dogs and Dresses November 16, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Beautiful post! Love the qutes, and the Valentino Rockstud bag 😉

    xo Dogs and Dresses fashion blog

    • Reply miki November 16, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Thanks! It’s my favourite bag. 🙂 Happy you enjoyed the post!
      Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

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