Motivational quotes for the self-employed

Motivational quotes for the self-employed

Although being self-employed can be gratifying and make you happy from time to time, it sure is a lot of work and it can get you down from time to time.That is when you have to look at the bigger picture to keep you motivated. Here are some motivational quotes to encourage you to keep striving for your dreams.

Being self-employed isn't a career choice. It's a lifestyle choice.

Being your own boss is great. You get to choose which 18 hours a day you work.

Design your business so that it serves your ultimate lifestyle. - Michael Port

If you don't build your dreams, someone will hire you to help build theirs.

Ever more people today have the means to live but no meaning to live for - Dr. Viktor Frankl

Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want. - Tony Robbins

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

Motivation comes from looking at the things you want and realising what it takes to get it.

Do your future self a favour and work hard now.

The most important skill you could ever have is the ability to learn.

97 percent of people that quit too soon are employed by the 3 percent that never gave up.

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. - Henry David Thoreau.

All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today. - Pope Paul VI

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. - Newt Gingrich

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. - George Bernard Shaw

Coca-Cola sold 25 bottles in their first year - so whatever you're going through, it'll be ok.

The key to success is to start before you're ready.

Don't ever be afraid to pick up your phone. Seven figure business owners don't survive unless they pick up the phone and make that real connection to their clients. Email can be a crutch in client communication. If you need something, call. - Julie Elster

To truly excel in a consulting career, you need to sell your brain. Your strategy, knowledge, and advice will always be more valuable than your hands. Help your clients reduce risk, and build value, not just complete tasks. Don't sell your time, sell clients a better version of their life. - Kurt Elster

You can think of freelancing as volatile and risky, or as flexible and opportunity-rich. Doesn't having multiple sources of income and multiple moneymaking skills sound less risky than putting all your eggs in one employer's basket? Freelancing lets you shift gears when the world does. - Sara Horowitz, freelancers union, author of the freelancer's bible.

Don't freelance to make a living – freelance to make a life1. Money is important – but when you hit ruts, work 16 hour days and get that tough feedback, it's going to be something else that motivates you. You need to remember why you started and keep it in focus. - Joel Klettke

As a freelancer your biggest advantage is that you only need a handful of clients to succeed. Most companies need to find thousands of customers. You only need to find one at a time. - Robert Williams

Remember, nobody is hiring you just because you can design, write, market or code… they're hiring you because they have a business problem. Your service (in their mind and yours) provides the solution to that problem, so focus on that rather than skill-jargon, buzzwords and vague lists of qualifications. - Liam Veitch

Most reasons to delay are invalid if you get right to the core: no time, no money, no audience. These are all future concerns, which make it hard to start anything. Worry about those things later or not at all. Make small decisions at first, and start moving in a direction that feels right. - Paul Jarvis