8 Quotes That Prove Your Franchise Job is the Perfect Path
As you’re considering business ownership, there are two sides to your potential growth. On one hand, you’re excited about what’s to come. You look forward to business growth, the potential for career advancement, and more. Then on the other hand, comes fear and uncertainty, which can ultimately hold you back from your franchising goals. These two simultaneous feelings battle within, but in order to make your franchising goals a reality, it’s time to push past the negative side of your thoughts and focus on the good.
In order to help that transition, look to these motivational quotes that can move you forward in your ownership path.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always try just one more time.” Thomas Edison
Are you giving up as a business owner? Is giving up in your vocabulary?! Push failure out of your mind and instead, try once more to make your goals real. As a franchisee, setbacks will come and go. Ultimately, your stamina and perseverance will keep you going. Don’t get caught up when things don’t go your way, use it as an opportunity to learn and try once more. You’ll learn as you go and avoid those same mishaps in the future!
“Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” Debbi Fields
Choose a franchising brand that you love and be the best owner you can be. These are inspired words to live by, and ones that can bring your success levels to new heights. Don’t lose sight of your career goals, instead strive toward greatness whenever possible – whether in skill level, income levels, management training, or whatever else you aspire within as a new franchisee.
“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.” Alfred Montapert
If you’re expecting things to go wrong, you’re not in the least bit disappointed when they actually do. Instead, you’re ready to tackle whatever comes your way. As far as the “eating for breakfast” portion of this quote, we take that to mean attacking a problem with gusto! Don’t put it off, deal with the issue right then and there so you can eliminate it from causing additional problems.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
In the same mindset that you can never succeed as a franchisee unless you actually become one, forward motion is a necessity. This is an ideal reminder to stop pushing work off, to stop putting tasks on your to-do list and move them to your to-done list! This is a working strategy that helps you get more done, which ultimately allows you to become a successful business owner.
“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” William Butler Yeats
Tomato, tu-mot-o – just like the above, this quote discusses the importance of self motivation and not waiting for things to fall into your lap. Gain momentum with your completed efforts, not by what needs to be done in the future.
“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” Ayn Rand
Perhaps no truer words have been said. As a franchise owner, your main goals should be to become better, smarter, more efficient in the months and years to come. You should be your own biggest competition. Forget about what others are doing, and instead, work to become a better business owner yourself.
“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.” Gordon Hinckley
This is a wise analogy, because of course many things grow on their own. But just because it’s working without our efforts doesn’t mean it’s what we want or need. Put the time in to manage your garden (AKA your franchise) and see just how well your brand can expand. With your efforts come great rewards; don’t get caught up in the weeds; put in the work to cultivate what you what your franchise to become and eliminate the parts you wish to be gone.
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” Warren Buffet
This quote is a great reminder to work hard at all times … and to encourage your employees to do the same. Costly mistakes can cause you to lose future business. While damage control is an option, the better option is to keep your franchise in tip-top shape at all times – by maintaining patrons instead of losing them.
These inspirational quotes can help you thrive as a new franchisee. Refer to them for inspiration as you transition into business ownership.