We trappen 2015 af met de beste quotes van sterke, self-made vrouwen. Omdat we af en toe wel wat zakelijk advies en inspiratie kunnen gebruiken als we voor de zoveelste te nemen beslissing staan.
“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely, oprichter van Spanx, bekend van hun corrigerende broekjes, topjes en jurkjes.
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney, voormalig directeur van Walt Disney Channel.
“I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.” – Ellen DeGeneres
“The only way to do something in depth is to work hard. The moment you start being in love with what you’re doing, and thinking it’s beautiful or rich, then you’re in danger.” – Miuccia Prada, eigenaar en ontwerper bij Prada.
“People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me.” – Princess Diana
“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer, CEO bij Yahoo!
“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” – Madonna
“So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” – Caterina Fake, mede-oprichter van Flickr.
“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai