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Quotes by Daymond John

A Collection of Quotes by Daymond John

“I’ve learned, like with anything else, business is only as good as your connections and your resources. And some of the resources that I have are the fact that I work with huge artists.”

“Life is a cruel teacher. She loves to give you the test first and the lesson later.”

“No matter what business you’re in, business is business, and financing and money are critical. I would have made a lot fewer mistakes if I had more schooling in that area.”

“An entrepreneur must pitch a potential investor for what the company is worth as well as sell the dream on how much of a profit can be made.”

“Life is like business, 20% of what happens to you is 80% of how you react.”

“Poor people put a low value on themselves and their efforts.”

“I believe the last thing I read at night will likely manifest when I’m sleeping. You become what you think about the most.”

“When you have a large amount of the workforce being laid off, some of them have no other choice but to go out there and invent something.”

“The easiest thing to sell is truth.”

“If you don’t educate yourself, you’ll never get out of the starting block because you’ll spend all your money making foolish decisions.”

“In my mind, there are too many copycat web products out there that are doing the same thing.”

“Told myself it didn’t matter if my ride didn’t turn heads—it only mattered that it turned things around for me.”

“Don’t wait for the ‘perfect time’, you will wait forever. Always take advantage of the time that you’re given.”

“As an entrepreneur, you love your business like a child, and you’re taught to be laser-focused on the business.”

“It’s gotten to where an entire nation can be energized by the force of a single idea put out into the world in a passionate way through social media—at little or no cost.”

“I’m a big advocate of financial intelligence.”

“Five days a week, I read my goals before I go to sleep and when I wake up. There are 10 goals around health, family and business with expiration dates, and I update them every six months.”

“The things that I’ve learned is, try to make all the mistakes with your own money and on a small level so that when you are responsible for a partner’s money or assets, you’ve learned, and you don’t make bigger mistakes.”

“The only thing that scares me in the tech area is that it moves so fast that you have to be ready to invest in 20 things. Because if you just invest in one, next week, somebody has a better mousetrap, and you get taken to the cleaners.”

“I kept thinking big.”

“In the founders, I look for a person I feel is trustworthy, driven and smart. I invest in the person first, because in the event the business fails, the person and I can move forward and create another business.”

“My parents always taught me that my day job would never make me rich; it’d be my homework.”

“Learn as many mistakes and what not to do while your business or product is small. Don’t be in such a hurry to grow your brand. Make sure that you and the market can sustain any bumps that may occur down the road.”

“When I first got into business, I made a lot of bad decisions.”

“When looking at trends I always ask myself basic and timeless questions about business, and the one I seem to always come back to is, ‘How is this different than anything else in the marketplace?'”

“Mentors, by far, are the most important aspects of businesses.”

“Align yourself with the right people, forge the right relationships and you’ll set yourself up for the long run.”

“I don’t care if you’re my brother – if we go play football, I’m gonna try to crack your head open. It doesn’t mean that I don’t love you. It doesn’t mean that I don’t respect you.”

“An entrepreneur needs to know what they need, period. Then they need to find an investor who can build off whatever their weaknesses are – whether that’s through money, strategic partnerships or knowledge.”

“We all want the freedom to make our own decisions.”

“Every problem can be solved as long as they use common sense and apply the right research and techniques.”

“You are born a chooser.”

“You can make up your own opinions, but you cannot make up your own facts.”

“I think that in the earlier days, when I was a ‘wantrepreneur,’ I was really doing things because I thought what I wanted was to be rich.”

“As an entrepreneur, you never stop learning.”

“If I’ve learned one thing in this life it’s this: even if you lose, don’t lose the lesson.”

“Good grooming is integral and impeccable style is a must. If you don’t look the part, no one will want to give you time or money.”

“I value an entrepreneur I can get behind and trust, because I know they are attempting to move forward in life.”

“I’ve come to learn that my initial investment is more about the person versus the product that I am buying into. I’ve also learned that I really do enjoy giving worthy people an opportunity of a lifetime.”

“I look to work with businesses that know what they are doing but need larger distribution or exposure.”

“I’m a firm believer in utilizing celebrities because they tap into people on an emotional basis.”

“I’m the kind of person that when I saw a lack of African Americans in the apparel business, that was something I set out to do, and I lead by example.”

“I consider each business investment based on concept and revenue.”

“You don’t have to work for a big corporation if you don’t want to.”

“A savvy entrepreneur will not always look for investment money, first.”

“I like to look at things that have been developed and re-developed over the course of time so I know the bugs are worked out of it. And in the business itself, I like to look at sales, by far. I want to see that there is a vetted track record of sales to show the price point has worked.”

“I already have enough apparel businesses that are either doing well or not really doing anything at all, and I’m looking to broaden my portfolio.”

“Most brands started from a strong base and kept a strong belief.”

“I’ve failed way more than I’ve succeeded.”

“I look to work with businesses that know what they are doing but need larger distribution or exposure.”

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