Business Owners Tips

Successful business owners are not smarter than everyone else so how do they succeed when others fail? PERSISTENCE and sticking with just a few goals!

Persistence is a habit that can be strengthened and built through daily habits. One of the ways that worked for me was writing visualization exercises by recording the words. I learned that technique by reading autobiographies and self-help books .

Along the way I learned by working working with close to 1000 business owners during 38 years in private and public accounting.

I remember Ben who had successful businesses making millions of dollars in profit from a proven restaurant concept who stopped being persistent in making his product and service better for customers and instead started up 3 unsuccessful brewery restaurants that gave his competitors in his successful restaurants time to catch up.

I remember the successful courier service business owner Gary who took unprofitable business that his successful competitors refused to take instead of taking the time to market to those businesses that would pay more for a better service. Gary spent an inordinate playing with the computer because he felt he could control the outcome which reduce the time he could improve his service.

Or the internist who was trying to get even with his ex-wife instead of focusing on getting referrals from existing patients.

What makes Amazon’s Jeff Bezos so successful is his persistence and focus on improving the customer service.

I find these quotes inspiring and I hope you will too!


  • Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches’ ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
    – Herbert Kaufman
  • Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
    – Bill Bradley
  • To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up.
    – Ralph Bunche
  • “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
    – Winston Churchill
  • You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.”
    – Tom Hiddleston
  • “You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist.”
    – Isaac Asimov

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