The women quoted here have walked the road to success, sometimes by experiencing failure. They’re savvy about the world and themselves.
As you decide to become your own best ally and create a plan for your wealth and life as an independent business owner and leader, take their words and examples with you. Let them inspire you, guide you, and point the way through the storm toward your goal.
Who You Are Matters
The way you tell your story to yourself matters.Amy Cuddy, Researcher, Harvard Business School, Author of “Presence”
Know what you bring. Know what you don’t bring. And build a team that covers everything you need.Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.Coco Chanel
Your value will be not what you know; it will be what you share.Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM
The Attitude of Success
I like to say it’s an attitude of not just thinking outside the box, but not even seeing the box.Safra A. Catz, Co-CEO, Oracle
Believe in your idea, trust your instincts, and don’t be afraid to fail.Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx
Expect the unexpected, and whenever possible, be the unexpected.Lynda Barry, cartoonist
Give 100% & Succeed
Nothing will work unless you doMaya Angelou
Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently.Marie Forleo, founder B School
Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.Hilary Rodham Clinton
In Praise of Failure
Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged.J.K. Rowling
Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of fear. It’s about getting up one more time than we fall down.Arianna Huffington
Follow the Leader
I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind learning.Amy Poehler
I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.Dee Dee Myers, former White House Press Secretary
You’ve Got This
How you see and talk about yourself, the attitude you bring, your commitment to showing up, resilience in the face of setbacks, and your willingness to stand up and stand out are all essential elements of your journey to success. Choose to show up for yourself in each of these areas in order to achieve your goals for your wealth and your life.