Quotes From Successful Women (2)

With International Women’s Day just around the corner, ruminating on these quotes from successful women is the perfect way to celebrate women. Ranging from advice on life, overcoming fear and finding balance, this listicle of quotes from successful women is full of lessons we can take to heart as direct sellers.

Conquering Fear

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady Of The United States Of America

Whatever your real-life fears of direct selling, the best thing to do is to put one leg in front of the other and to keep going. Take it one day at a time, knowing that every new day is a step towards success, especially when it comes to running a business.

Networking

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“We need three things to harness the power of people into a successful business: a networker’s head which gives us the ability to understand our people and their unique strengths, weaknesses and motivations; a networker’s heart which allows us to love and raise ourselves into able leaders so that we may have the capacity to love others and serve them; and a networker’s hand which teaches us to help people by adding value to their gifts and driving them to succeed so that they may be inspired to do the same.”

― Donna Imson-Lecaroz, V Partner

Being in direct selling, networking becomes our most important skill and goal. Working with people and using their strengths and abilities to steer us towards success is the best way forward.

Taking Risks

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” ― Arianna Huffington, Founder Of Huffington Post

We can’t expect our entrepreneurial journey to be straight forward and full of success. There will be failure and imperfection, and there will come a time when you just have to take that leap of faith. It will always be worth it.

Overcoming Challenges

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“I believe challenges are what makes us. If it weren’t for the challenges I faced when growing up as a teenager and having to work early and study at the same time, I wouldn’t have thought about being an entrepreneur; if it weren’t for the challenges, we wouldn’t be making our decisions today, the decisions that we have made. If it weren’t for the challenges, we wouldn’t be the people that we are today. Challenges are beautiful things if a person can just see that in their life, usually, they become something great after challenges.”

― Narjis Ryweck, Associate V Partner

Never shy away from a good challenge because THAT is what makes us who we are – strengths, talents, expertise included. A lump of coal becomes diamond only after overcoming pressure after pressure, challenge after challenge. Facing challenges and overcoming them is the best way to rise up and be the best entrepreneur you can be.

Relationships

Find people who will believe and would never give up on you. People who will patiently and lovingly teach and correct until you get to that space and feeling that you can do anything and everything and that fear is nothing compared to your dreams, tenacity and resilience.”

Malou Caluza, QNET CEO

Finding success in direct selling comes from finding the right people to support you, to mentor you when things get hard, to have your back no matter what. In QNET, all our distributors are like our family, and all our uplines are our role-models and support system. Lean on them whenever you need to.

Perseverance

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“People were like, ‘You are just a girl from Malaysia.’ But I realised at that point in time that I had made a decision to get that far. I had to move forward and that really made the difference. I could not turn back, and I had to finish.”

― Kalai Manikam, Associate V Partner

No matter how hard things get, giving up is not an option. Take a step back, breathe, lay out all your options, and finish what you started. You will soon see how success depends so heavily on you persevering, every single time.

Which of these quotes from successful women were your favourites? Tell us in the comments. Feel free to leave your favourite quotes for us as well.

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