We can all use a little inspiration to help us meet challenges, work through obstacles, and continuing pressing on toward our goals.
Well, here’s some of that much-needed inspiration in the form of business networking quotes—12 of them! Keep them handy to help you push through the rough times!
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge
“The biggest failure you can have in life is not trying at all.” – Emil Motyck
“If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.” – Chinese Proverb
“One of the challenges in networking is everybody thinks it’s making cold calls to strangers. Actually, it’s the people who already have strong trust relationships with you, who know you’re dedicated, smart, a team player, who can help you.” – Reid Hoffman
“To be successful, you have to be able to relate to people; they have to be satisfied with your personality to be able to do business with you and to build a relationship with mutual trust”. – George Ross
“By a network I don’t necessarily mean your customers or clients. I mean a network of people who know you, like you, and trust you. They might never buy a thing from you, but they’ve always got you in the backs of their minds. They’re people who are personally invested in seeing you succeed… They’re your army of personal walking ambassadors.” – Bob Burg and John David Mann
“All things being equal, people do business with, and refer business to people they know, like and trust.” – Bob Burg
“The best prospect is the client who has already dealt with you. The second best is the one referred to by a client who has dealt with you previously. The third best is the one referred to you by another trusted professional or friend.” – Marilyn Jennings
“Never answer the question “What do you do?” with a job title and a company, but rather something interesting that guarantees the answer, How do you do that?” –Patricia Fripp
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffet
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