In honor of St. Patricks day, we wanted to do a post about luck. We were quickly reminded that (pro tip) there is no such thing as luck in the small business world, just a lot of hard work. That being said, below are some of our favorite quotes from great minds and small business owners on hard work, how to succeed, and how to “get lucky” in business.
"The harder you work, the luckier you get." - Gary Player
"If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time." - Steve Jobs
“Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” – Oprah Winfrey
On kindness and people:
"Treating people with kindness and respect seems elementary but is not always reciprocated. I often run into people who tell me a story about how I impacted their life -- most often by an act of kindness that they never forgot." -- April Uchitel, chief brand officer, Spring
"Invite people into your life that don't look or think like you." - Mellody Hobson (president of Ariel Investments)
Plus one more for extra good luck:
Do you have any words of wisdom that you live by for you small business or that just really resonated with you, changing your approach to any aspect of your biz?
Happy St. Patrick's Day!