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7 Inspirational business quotes
Make an impact on your work with these memorable quotes from Tony Robbins
Are you looking for ways to find new meaning in your work? Tony Robbins knows that inspiration is just part of the formula for lasting success:
“If all you do is motivate, without a strategy, it’s like a warm bath. It’s nice. It’s not enough.”
You need to go beyond empowering yourself and your team and learn to be inspired to achieve your greatest levels of success. By reconnecting with your original purpose and creating an action plan, there’s no way you won’t reach your goals.
Looking for ways to get inspired? These powerful business quotes offer inspiration for every workplace. Use them as foils for your own thought process. The more you think constructively about your work, your career trajectory, your successes and your failures, the more insight and inspiration you’ll gain and can then apply to your business.
1. Optimization and business
“Optimization simply means that you take a bunch of little things that don’t seem to be very difficult to change and all of those little changes have a multiplying effect and you get a giant change from all of those tiny changes.” – Tony Robbins
Too often we see the need for change as some overwhelming force that is unattainable, but this is far from accurate. We assess where we are, look ahead to where we want to be and feel discouraged because there’s a major disparity between the two. In reality, it is the incremental, day-to-day process of optimization that fuels revolutionary change. Each day at work, focus on little changes you can make right now as you maintain a long-term goal for larger changes. What can you do today to get more organized? Set manageable goals that inspire you to take action, instead of creating goals that are too lofty and giving up when you don’t meet them right away.
How can you outsource small tasks so you have more time to focus on other projects? If you make this daily commitment to optimization, you will see your long-term goals realized as well.
Why does optimization matter?
“The most many people will grow their business, is when they learn how to optimize.” – Tony Robbins
2. Creating a raving fan culture
“If we’re going to build a business, we not only need raving fan clients, we need a raving fan culture. Culture meaning everybody on your team works to create raving fan experiences. You’ve got to create raving fans if you want to be successful.” – Tony Robbins
One of the most underutilized tools small businesses possess naturally is their customer satisfaction data. Raving fans sell businesses to everyone they know because their own experience with these businesses has been so outstandingly positive. The often unseen happy customer is your invisible teammate in your marketing mission.
On a similar note, everyone who works at your company should be a raving fan of it. If you feel like interest is waning internally, you can pull from these business leadership quotes to revitalize your team. Make sure that every single person on your team understands what raving fans can do for your business, and sees creating and sustaining raving fans as part of their job description. Whenever a team member provides truly above-and-beyond or innovative customer experiences, tell everyone on the team so that everyone understands how much raving fan culture matters to your company. That way, you not only reward that person for excelling, but encourage those around them to do the same.
3. Management and leadership
“Management is focusing on getting someone to get a result. Leadership is producing a standard in someone that when you’re gone, they will live by to produce higher level results consistently.” – Tony Robbins
Some of the most inspirational business quotes focus on leadership. Are you merely managing your business, or are you leading it? Leaders inspire their entire company, and show each employee how much is possible. If you’re an insightful leader, you pay attention to how to get more out of yourself every day, which teaches your team to do the same. Eventually, those around you will realize their leadership qualities as well and begin to manage more tasks.
4. Innovation and goals
“Passion is found in the field of the unreasonable. Anything is possible if you are clear about what you want and you have strong enough reasons and a real action plan — if you have unreasonable expectations for what will be required of you and you are willing to meet them.” – Tony Robbins
Are you concerned about the goals you’ve set for your business, or are you still working toward setting some? Remember not to limit yourself based on what already exists on the market, in your industry and in the business world. Sound strategies and an action plan can make even reach goals reality. Even when you have an action plan underway, continue to look for ways you can innovate and improve. Some of the best leaders worked to improve existing ideas instead of creating new ones.
5. Ignorance in business
“The price of ignorance in business is obsolescence. Obsolescence in business in short order means extinction.” – Tony Robbins
Have you ever turned a blind eye, even for a day, to a problem in your business that you just didn’t want to address? Remember that your business will only survive and thrive if you banish ignorance. No problem is insurmountable if the right remedial tactics are deployed in time. Instead of shying away from an issue, find a way to tackle it that you’re comfortable with. Issues with scaling? Find a solution, whether it’s hiring an expert or using technology to streamline operations. Having internal company culture problems? Address it with your team so that your hesitations, and theirs, are dealt with.
“Willpower by itself is not enough. If we want to achieve lasting change, we must have an effective strategy.” -Tony Robbins
Wanting your goals to happen is important, but ultimately you must want to achieve those goals enough to create and implement effective business strategies. The harmonious blending of ambition with a sound business plan is what sets the most successful companies ahead of others. This is what sets apart businesses that succeed from those that fail.
7. Core values
“Any time you have difficulty making an important decision, you can be sure that it’s the result of being unclear about your values.” – Tony Robbins
Each time you experience a decision-making crisis, stop to ensure that your goals and the decision itself are in line with your core values. Core values should inform each step of your business plan and every strategy you implement. Be clear on your company’s mission. Why do you do what you do? Who are you serving? Draft a business map that incorporates these values and refer to this document whenever you feel you’re veering off course.
Your true purpose should be at the center for every business decision you make. Why are you working so hard? Do you want to provide for your family, give back to your community, find a way to better the world for future generations? Whatever your reason for pursuing success, keep this core value at the center of all that you do. That way, no matter what successes or failures come your way, you’ll know that you did everything you did for the right reasons.
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