35 Quotes to Motivate Your Business and Digital Marketing Efforts in 2019

Whether you routinely nail running your online business or make your share of digital marketing mistakes, everyone can use a little extrinsic motivation from time to time to uplift us during challenging times and inspire us to succeed in business and our
professional endeavors.

Here are 35 quotations from entrepreneurs, tech thought leaders, business titans, marketing experts and historical icons to inspire you and keep you motivated as you embark on the new year.


    “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
    –Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft

    “The biggest risk is not taking any risks...In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail, is not taking risks.”
    –Mark Zuckerberg, Co-founder of Facebook

    “Do not focus on numbers. Focus on doing what you do best. It’s about building a community who want to visit your site every day because you create value and offer expertise.”
    –Cassey Ho, Founder of Blogilates.com

    “You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end.”
    –Jessica Herrin, Founder and CEO of Stella & Dot

    “If you love what you’re doing, that will make it so much easier to actually sit down and create content, inspire, entertain, and educate. That’s what’s really important.”
    –Jeff Bullas, CEO of Jeffbullas.com Pty Ltd

    “Starting and being consistent and not giving up is more important than being brilliant.”
    –Mark Schaefer, Author of Known: The Handbook for Building and Unleashing Your Personal Brand in the Digital Age

    “If you start thinking you are good at something, that's often the day you stop trying to be better and open the back door for someone to come after you. That's why we always aim higher. We never feel like we're done.”
    –Drew Houston, Co-founder and CEO of Dropbox


    “The only way to outdo, to outperform the competition is to offer something unique and something better than they have.”
    –Tim Soulo, Head of Marketing and Product Strategy at AHREFs

    “In the age of transparency, honesty, and generosity, even in the form of an apology, generate goodwill.”
    –Alexander Asseily, Founder of Jawbone

    “Being a woman in business doesn’t come without challenges. My advice? Surround yourself with other supportive women that encourage you, share ideas, and get you motivated.”
    –Jessica Alba, Founder of The Honest Company

    “If we tried to think of a good idea, we wouldn’t have been able to think of a good idea. You just have to find the solution for a problem in your own life.”
    –Brian Chesky, Co-founder of Airbnb

    “Don’t let others convince you that the idea is good when your gut tells you it’s bad.”
    –Kevin Rose, Co-founder of Digg

    “Where we always start is: What’s the user’s itch? What’s their pain point that occurs frequently enough to build a habit around?”
    –Nir Eyal, Author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

    “If you're looking for the next big thing, and you're looking where everyone else is, you're looking in the wrong place.”
    –Mark Cuban, Owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA Team


    Selling is not a pushy, winner-takes-all, macho act. It is an empathy-led, process-driven, and knowledge-intensive discipline. Because, in the end, people buy from people.”
    –Subroto Bagchi, Co-founder of Mindtree

    “The best marketing doesn’t feel like marketing.”
    –Tom Fishburne, Founder of Marketoonist

    “Viral marketing is almost like finding love. You have to stop doing it to actually make it happen.”
    –Tim Topham, Founder of timtopham.com

    “Marketers need to build digital relationships and reputation before closing a sale.”
    –Chris Brogan, Chief Executive Officer of Owner Media Group

    “The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.”
    –Peter Drucker, Author of The Effective Executive

    “Marketing strategy will impact every piece of your business and it should be tied to every piece of
    your business.”
    –Brandon Andersen, Chief Strategist at Ceralytics


    “Content is the party. Promotion is the invitation to attend.”
    –Nathan Ellering, Head of Marketing Demand Generation at CoSchedule

    “Authenticity, honesty, and personal voice underlie much of what’s successful on the Web.”
    –Rick Levine, Author of The Cluetrain Manifesto

    “Content marketing is really like a first date. If all you do is talk about yourself, there won't be a
    second date.”
    –David Beebe, Founder of Disney/ABC Television Group Content Studio

    “Content is the reason search began in the first place.”
    –Lee Odden, CEO of TopRank Marketing


    “In order to engage on social, in order to attract customers, regardless of what kind of customer you have, you have to build trust.”
    –Lindsay Scarpello, Strategic Communications Director at OBI Creative

    “Content is fire; social media is gasoline.”
    –Jay Baer, Founder of Convince & Convert


    “Optimize your website for just being a good user-friendly website. It’s generally the most important thing that you could focus on.”
    –Lydia Gilbertson, SEO Analyst at Distilled

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    “You stand out more by being weird than fitting in.”
    –Emma Tupa, Product Marketing Specialist at CoSchedule

    “You can’t let perfection get in the way of getting things done.”
    –Gini Dietrich, Founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich

    “Don’t be paralyzed; just get started.”
    –Leah Schothorst, Social Media Strategist at CoSchedule

    “It's quite fun to do the impossible.”
    –Walt Disney

    “Martin Luther King did not say, 'I have a mission statement'.”
    –Simon Sinek, Motivational Speaker and Author of Start With Why


    ”Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.”
    –Benjamin Franklin

    “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
    –Leonardo Da Vinci

    “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
    –Albert Einstein

    That's it. Happy New Year

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