If you need a little extra motivation when it comes to developing and growing your own company, there is no better place to look than seasoned entrepreneur Daymond John. Many individuals know Daymond John for his work on the popular television show Shark Tank. John is an entrepreneur, investor, author and motivational speaker. His first major venture was the wildly popular clothing line FUBU. If there is one thing that is for certain, it is that John knows a thing or two about growing a successful company and helping others to do so as well.
Take a look at some of his most motivational quotes on success to get that extra boost you need with your professional efforts.
“I’m a big advocate of financial intelligence.”
For those who have ever seen the program Shark Tank, chances are you know that Daymond John wants aspiring entrepreneurs to truly have a strong sense of financial intelligence before they ever even make it big. A strong understanding of finances is a great way for individuals to make sure they are not only making smart decisions with their personal money but that they are continuing to understand the importance of financial intelligence once they start to make money.
“My parents always taught me that my day job would never make me rich; it’d be my homework.”
This quote exemplifies what has made Daymond John so successful. In addition to his day job he has done the work and started investing, exploring other avenues of earning, speaking publicly and doing more to build his brand. It is this extra work outside his normal job that made him the success that he is today.
“Poor people put a low value on themselves and their efforts.”
While this quote may seem crass to some, John’s message is pretty straightforward. You need to put a high value on yourself and your skills and efforts in order to have the financial success that you are looking for.
“Mentors, by far, are the most important aspects of business.”
Daymond John has successfully made a career out of being a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, but it doesn’t meant that he does not value the role that mentors have played in his own journey to success. Having a mentor is a great way to learn from someone who has done it all before and to grow in a journey. A mentor can advise you and you can learn from their successes and mistakes as you develop your own path. The thing to remember about mentors is that no matter how old you are or how seasoned you have become, a mentor is always a great resource.
“Five days a week, I read my goals before I got 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.”
No matter how busy you are or how immersed in your work life you have become, it is important to have both short term and long term goals. Finding balance in your life is important as the more balanced and fulfilled you are the better you will be able to perform inside the office. It is important to not only have goals that surround your professional life but your personal and family life as well. John’s approach to reading himself his goals is a great way to stay focused and on task with what you want to accomplish.
Daymond John has long been known in the industry for his success and his work ethic. Take a cue from his book and use these quotes to help motivate you toward your own organizational goals.