Barbara Corcoran Quotes to Success


“I had twenty-two jobs before I started my business at the age of twenty-three and I didn’t want one more boss telling me what to do. So I was motivated simply because I didn’t want a boss.”

“People imitate their leader. Lead by example.”

“I have a theory and I really believe it. I think your worst weakness can become your greatest strength.”

“Play what you’ve got and don’t waste time worrying about what you don’t.”

 “Every single failure has an equally great upside if you are willing to stay in the game.”

“Sometimes very successful people appear to be winging it, because they look so comfortable on their feet. But don’t be fooled; there ain’t no such thing. They just come across that way because they practiced so many times.”

“Always choose attitude over experience. Always.”

 “Most great entrepreneurs I know are nothing like the other kids.”

“If people like you, they’re going to want to do business with you. And if they don’t you’re going to have an almost insurmountable obstacle to overcome.”

“Stop comparing yourself to everyone else around you.”

“If you’re minding someone else’s business, no one is minding yours.”

“The biggest challenge in business is not the competition, it’s what goes on inside your own head.”

“When you feel stuck and can’t seem to move ahead, always remember that you don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going!”

 “I consider rejection a lucky charm.

“I first discovered the word ’failure’ in the classroom. I can distinctly remember being in class and not being able to read or write … When Sister Stella-Marie told me that if I didn’t learn to pay attention, I would always be stupid. That was the day that I first discovered that I had a label”

“The joy is in the getting there. The beginning years of starting your business, the camaraderie when you’re in the pit together, are the best years of your life. So rather than being so focused on when you get big and powerful, if you can just get the juice out of that… don’t miss it.”

“The worst that could happen is I lose my company and go back to being a waitress. I don’t think money’s a great aspiration for a lot of people that succeed. They have other motivations that turn them on. And money was not one of mine.”

“If you have an idea, immediately move on it. To start that fire and get it burning immediately…it’s everything.” –

“A good organization is like a box of crayons. You need different colors of the spectrum, but all the crayons should fit in the box.”

“If you stand back and analyze the best way to do something, you’ll be standing there forever. Follow your gut and jump right in!”

“If you’ve got the money, you need people to make money with your money. And if you have the talent, you can always merchandise your talent to someone who’s got the money and make money. There’s two pieces to it: talent and money.”

“Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct. Instinct is a lifesaver for sharks and entrepreneurs alike. Most people can recall times they ignored their gut only to regret it later. Learning to actually listen to your instinct is a great form of self-preservation. It’s both incredibly easy and tough at the same time, but worth the effort to master.”


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