Inspiration & Motivation for Startup Staffing Company Entrepreneurs
Steve Capper – Flexible Funding - July 21, 2017
Flexible Funding has funded hundreds of staffing company business startups, and talks to hundreds of new staffing startup entrepreneurs every year — taking a risk — and in need of Payroll Funding. We can certainly relate to startup operations because we started Flexible Funding from scratch twenty two years ago, first in staffing company shared space, and then in
our own independent small space (a 10 x 12 foot room), with no budget for sales or advertising, etc. With years of sweat, no vacations and long hours, we built our company brick by brick.
Starting a new business takes more than money. All the payroll funding in the world will not help you if you are inspirationally or motivationally bankrupt. Along the way in any new venture there are ups and downs, obstacles, some wins, frustrations, and then more hard-fought wins. At the new-company startup stage, most staffing agencies do not have the extra time and resources to join associations or travel to motivational seminars. While some of the professional seminars are extremely valuable and practical, some of the teachings in seminars are airy-fairy, nebulous, or esoteric. A few of the course exercises that people must participate in at seminars are just plain silly. New ideas from seminars often fade fast, or, it may take up too many precious hours in the work week to re-absorb course materials weeks later.
For all of the reasons above, we offer the following quick motivational inspirational one liners, and a few key thoughts held by the very successful:
“If you are going through hell, keep going.” Winston Churchill
“You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretsky
“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” Frank Clark
“Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.” Julie Andrews
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” Hannah Moore
“In school, you’re taught the lesson and then you’re given the test. In life, you’re given the test that teaches you a lesson.” Tom Bodett
“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” Duke Ellington
“Life is ‘trying things to see if they work’.” Ray Bradbury
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt
“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” Booker T. Washington
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” Bill Cosby
“A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein
“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” Roger Staubach
“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” Beverly Sills
“Well done is better than well said.” Benjamin Franklin
“Big Shots are only little shots who keep shooting.” Christopher Morley
“Step by step and the thing is done.” Charles Atlas
“Good things come to people who want, but better things come to those who go out and get them.” Anonymous
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Albert Einstein
“People often say motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.” Zig Ziglar
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” Margaret Thatcher
“If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.” Anonymous
“Genius is divine perseverance.” Woodrow Wilson
“Your greatest worry can spur you on to your greatest achievement.” Art Linkletter
“Work, once started, creates a mood of it’s own.” Sam Levenson
“Inch by inch, anything’s a cinch.” Robert Schuler
“A diving board will lift you, after you give it energy.” Dennis Fairchild
“I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” Thomas Edison
“The only thing to fear is fear itself.” Franklin Roosevelt
“Life is a series of surprises.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I discovered that the more I hustled, the luckier I seemed to get.” Sam Levenson
“Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.” Author Unknown
Mantras of the super successful:
My future depends on me.
I can do anything I set my mind to.
Every second counts.
It’s a stumble, not a fall.
Everyone has something to teach me.