Sometimes owning a business can feel more like a slog than like freedom. Monetizing your dreams is hard work, and the roller coaster of being a small business owner comes with a lot of ups and downs. It’s always good to keep a reminder of why you started your business in the first place handy, […]
Money wisdom comes in many forms. From the advice of a mentor to a good book, you can glean money wisdom that helps you improve your business finances, personal finances, and even your lifestyle. These five great quotes about money offer plenty of money wisdom to enjoy. Follow along to learn more and for insights […]
We can be our own biggest enemies when it comes to our businesses. Negative self talk and limiting beliefs about abilities are very real things. We have to face not only our fears, but the harder to see things like our insecurities, our misplaced beliefs, and our own shortsightedness to really begin to thrive. Imposter […]
It happens to even the best entrepreneurs. You get a killer business idea or turn a passion into profit and start working for yourself. You find out that running a business may or may not turn out to be what you thought it would be but it is rewarding after you put in lots of […]
“Many people are so poor that the only thing they have is money. Cultivate your spiritual growth.” – Rodolfo Costa What a shame it would be to look back on a life and measure it only by the digits in one’s bank account. The most important things in life cannot be counted so precisely: the […]
“Money does not change the sickness, only the symptoms.” – John Steinbeck Despite what a lot of people think, money can change a lot – the conditions under which certain people live, access to better services, a person’s social standing – but it doesn’t change the fundamental state of the person in question. It […]
“Put all good eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.” – Andrew Carnegie If there’s anyone in history who could impart some valuable advice on how to make it as a millionaire, it’s the Gilded Age steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Born to a poor family, he began his career as a […]
“It’s easy to say you don’t care about money when you have plenty of it.” – Ransom Riggs The problem with being on the other side of the income gap is that it’s hard to be convinced that there are fundamental flaws with the financial system. It’s hard, if you’re from a certain, widely acceptable […]
“Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your future self.” – Nathan W. Morris Not only do you have to pay back every last dollar if whatever you borrow, getting into the habit of borrowing money is passing into dangerous territory, like how people open credit cards compulsively, thinking it will buy them more time […]
“To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid to want it.” – G.K Chesterton We would all like more money. Some of us need it, desperately. Some of us treat it like a game. There are stupid reasons to want money, and those who want it stupidly are driven to […]
Inspirational Finance Quotes
Fast Company published an article about why inspirational quotes are a motivating factor for people. The article offered many reasons why people of drawn to find and read these quotes, starting with the fact that tough situations cause many to turn to a motivational quote to change their perspectives. While they found that some people were captivated by the words used in inspirational quotes and their inherent meaning, the research also suggested that motivational psychology and self-selection play a role in the attraction to inspirational quotes.
Scientific study has even gone so far as to suggest that these quotes are tied to human biology. As the article explained, "Humans are aspirational. We want to look up to role models and leaders and follow what they ask. Leaders and their words—inspirational quotes—affect us on a primal level." Tied to this is the idea that people in these leadership positions are clearly accomplished or they would not be in a place to have their inspirational idea even heard in the first place, so the admiration of seeing these success stories - in print - makes the words of someone we perceive knows something special, more meaningful to us.
Therefore, these inspirational quotes actually have the power to inspire others to change their thinking or actions or, at the very least, help someone see what they want to change about themselves or the barriers they want to move past.
While many books and speeches are capable of inspiring in this same way, we are all very busy people with less time to read than we'd like. Short, quick, to the point, inspirational quotes are so good. They are concise, using very few words to transmit powerful messages that motivate and change attitudes.
While there are websites dedicated to quotes that you can use for inspiration like Brainy Quote and GoodReads, at Due.com we regularly gather inspirational quotes tied to money management and financial issues that are designed to inspire you to improve these skills and address those issues. As you read these quotes and come back regularly for more inspiration, be sure to read the quote a few times so you can really connect with what it says and be able to say it again later as though it was an affirmation.
When you are reading a quote and repeating it later on, think about what it really means, discuss it with others, and meditate on its meaning. Then, think about how you might be able to implement that quote in your personal situation, including in relation to your own freelance or small business as well as in terms of how you manage money and look at financial matters. Another idea may be to print out the quotes we put in our Inspirational Finance Quotes category of the Due.com blog and post them on a board in your home to keep them in mind -- at least for a day.
The quotes that we have selected for this category are ones that have inspired our team members at some point in their lives. To provide the most diversity to the quotes used, we have been sure to cover everyone from today's business leaders and finance experts to historical figures and leaders, philosophers, entertainers and celebrities, authors and artists.
Be sure to check back often to see the latest words of wisdom that you can take away with you, maybe learn from, and we hope to be a part of your life, to help you to feel inspired, better yourself and help you build a stronger business!