What do United States Presidents have to do with business? While many preach they will help business and try to push legislation accordingly, their greatest contribution is what they have said in the public eye. Looking at many famous quotes from U.S. Presidents, you can easily adopt them to your entrepreneurial career.
“In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.” – William McKinley
While McKinley was more than likely talking about physical defeat, this quote can be applied to business. As an entrepreneur, you should always look for positive outcomes in bad situations. Just when you think you have failed, chances are your success is hiding right around the corner. Look at Sylvester Stallone who was practically at rock bottom before scoring his role in Rocky.
“A good leader can’t get too far ahead of his followers.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Great advice from Roosevelt. As an entrepreneur, your team is very important. If you fail to take them with you, you are unlikely going to get the results you desire. Make sure to include your team in everything and you will find them repaying your trust with loyalty.
If you are not yet inspired, here are more quotes from U.S. Presidents that can be applied to just about any business situation.
[This post is contributed by Mike Wood, an online marketing expert and owner of Legalmorning.com.]