Stay motivated: Quotes for business inspiration

No matter what your position in a company is – whether you’re the CEO or intern – it’s essential that everyone works hard as a team to achieve business-wide success. That’s why it’s crucial every team member feels motivated and inspired during their working day – but sometimes, that’s easier said than done.

We’ve spoken to CEOs, Chairmen, Presidents and Founders to discover their secrets to success. Whenever you find yourself or your team feeling downtrodden or unmotivated, take a look at these inspirational pieces of advice – and rediscover your vigour for business success!

Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan: CEO of Owner Media Group

When you’re in a rut…

“When you’re stuck, be helpful. When you’re down, be helpful. Helping others is the secret to finding your own success.”

David Williams

David Williams: CEO and Chairman of Fishbowl Inventory

To find success…

“Promises must be more than words, even if they require sacrifice.”

Tim Berry

Tim Berry: Founder and Chairman of Palo Alto Software

Find a work-life balance…

“Don’t lead your life to make your business better. Run your business to make your life better.”

Tink Taylor

Tink Taylor: Founder and President of dotmailer

Team management is key…

“Your staff are your most important asset; look after them, and they will look after your prospects and customers.”

Christos Pittis

Christos Pittis: Microsoft Dynamics Lead Consultant at Ocean Dynamics Group LTD

Find networking success…

“Once you start learning how to fight your cognitive biases, important people may want to have a cup of tea with you.”

Michael Litman

Michael Litman: CEO of Burst Insights

Follow your ideas through…

“Ideas are everywhere, but great execution is hard.”

Ed Relf

Ed Relf: Digital Entrepreneur

How to beat the competition…

“When developing a strategy, think of the three things your competitors would hate the most, then do them!”

Ian Calvert

Ian Calvert: VIP Futurist at IBM

Develop your business in line with technology…

“As the world becomes more mobile, if you aren’t making your business mobile, every minute your potential customers are passing you by and using companies that do use the #NewWayToEngage.”