"I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody." - Herbert B. Swope, American Journalist
“Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” —Anthony Volodkin, Hype Machine founder
In a world inundated by ads in print, on T.V. and all over the internet; it can be easy to forget about the power of word-of-mouth endorsements. These types of endorsements can be extremely valuable. If your product is undeniably good it will lead to a large fan base and these brand fans can provide your product with support you can’t get from traditional ads.
“Someone once said to me, find your spot, communicate that you know what you’re doing, you’re prepared to be there, you’re ready to do it, and you love doing it… Leave no stone unturned in terms of hard work, in terms of being prepared to engage someone in a variety of circumstances.” – Charlie Rose
This week, BuzzFeed wrote an article in which seven winners of the 2014 Peabody Award for excellence in electronic storytelling shared the best, and worst, advice they’ve gotten.
“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” - Bernice Johnson Reagon
Running a business can be hard, but don’t get discouraged when things get tough. Instead, use those obstacles as opportunities to learn new things and improve your business.
"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it." - William Durant
Owning a business can be hard. The path to success isn’t always an easy one, and there are a lot of twists and turns on the way. Don’t let failure discourage you, forge ahead and keep your eye on the bigger picture.