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300 Inspirational Daymond John Quotes On Success (2023)

1. “Sometimes you have to learn how to fail before you can succeed.” – Daymond John


2. “You have something that nobody else has. Let it lead you to success.” – Daymond John


3. Make sure you’re doing something that you love, that you’re willing to do for the rest of your life. If you’re doing it for the money, that’s the only thing you won’t make. – Daymond John


4. “Real entrepreneurs aren’t ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ people.” – Daymond John


5. “Make sure you’re doing something that you love, that you’re willing to do for the rest of your life. If you’re doing it for the money, that’s the only thing you won’t make.” Daymond John


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


7. “The time will never be perfect, you can only make perfect use of your time.” -- Daymond John


8. “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.” – Daymond John


9. “Everyone has an idea, but it’s taking those first steps toward turning that idea into a reality that are always the toughest.” – Daymond John


10. “Do what you love and success will follow.” – Daymond John


11. “Success is waking up every day and doing what you want to do.”


12. “Mentors, by far, are the most important aspects of businesses.” – Daymond John


13. Being around like-minded people and mentors are the number one reason for success. – Daymond John


14. “The thing that I’ve learned is, try to make all the mistakes with your own money and on a small level.” – Daymond John


15. “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.” – Daymond John


16. “Money is a great slave but a horrible master.”


17. “I don’t want people saying you need money to make money, you don’t.” – Daymond John


18. “You are born a chooser.” Daymond John


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


20. “In entrepreneurship, you decide to give up your day job at the point where either (A) the hobby/new business is at least making some form of ends meet, or (B) you feel that you need to dedicate yourself for a certain amount of time to it and give yourself the last hoorah.” – Daymond John


21. “The only way to make sure a project or endeavor fails is to quit on it.” – Daymond John


22. “The one asset that’s more important than any other is the passion you bring to your journey.” – Daymond John


23. “When you succeed you have a million people to thank, but when you fail there is only one person to blame.”


24. “I always tried to align myself with strategic partners, friends, and information to help me with the things that I did not kno w, and ultimately, I made it.” – Daymond John


25. “Everyone has an idea, but it’s taking those first steps toward turning that idea into a reality that are always the toughest.”


26. “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.”


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


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


29. “The second you think you know everything the universe will run you the fu** over.”


30. If you don’t know how to do something, find someone who does. – Daymond John


31. “I really do enjoy giving worthy people an opportunity of a lifetime.” Daymond John


32. “If people haven’t laughed at your dreams, then you aren’t dreaming big enough, just keep pushing forward.” Daymond John


33. “Being around like-minded people and mentors are the number one reason for success.” – Daymond John


34. Don’t focus on you, focus on what you can give others. – Daymond John


35. “Some of my goals are general in nature—like, say, wanting to take care of my family and my employees. And some are very specific—like, say, wanting to cash a check for $102,345,086.32 by a certain date.”


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


37. “Sales cure all.” Daymond John


38. I believe the last thing I read at night will likely manifest when I’m sleeping. You become what you think about the most. – Daymond John


39. “The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice… it is conformity.”


40. “So go with what you know, trust your instincts, take your best shot…and whatever you do, don’t be caught waiting for somebody else to give you permission to do your thing.”


41. “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.”


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


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


44. “The easiest thing to sell is the truth.” – Daymond John


45. “The easiest thing to sell is the truth.” Daymond John


46. “A savvy entrepreneur will not always look for investment money, first.” – Daymond John


47. “We Become What We Think About Most Of The Time, And That’s The Strangest Secret.”


48. “You don’t have to work for a big corporation if you don’t want to. – Daymond John


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


50. “Don’t get comfortable. If other people around you are taking the day off, be the one person that stays on. The best way to set yourself up for success is to start NOW.” – Daymond John


51. “Supporting another persons success will never ruin the chances of yours.” – Daymond John


52. “No matter what color or creed you are, if you understand the fundamentals of life and business, if you keep applying yourself you can make it.” – Daymond John


53. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow, I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Daymond John


54. “I think the biggest turn off is people who think they need money and need all these people around them so if they get the money they can just buy all the things they need to help the company… [without] having to put in the work themselves.” – Daymond John


55. “I’ve failed way more than I’ve succeeded.” Daymond John


56. “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. Try to go as far as you can without anybody else’s help first.”


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


58. “You don’t get rich off your day job, you get rich off your homework.”


59. “If people haven’t laughed at your dreams, then you aren’t dreaming big enough, just keep pushing forward.” – Daymond John


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


61. “It helps to have passion for your pursuit, especially when passion is the only resource.” – Daymond John


62. “It takes the same energy to think small as it does to think big. So dream big and think bigger.” – Daymond John


63. “I think Wall Street is very important, especially to tech companies. Wall Street will get in their rhythm and go fund tech companies, and tech companies will go create jobs and employ a lot of people, so there’s that aspect of Wall Street.”


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


65. “Mindset is what separates the best from the rest.” – Daymond John


66. “There’s a big difference between chasing your dreams and chasing money. Make sure you’re chasing the right thing.” – Daymond John


67. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.”- Dr. Henry Link


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


69. “Responsibility is something that must be taken, it can’t be given.” – Daymond John


70. “Strategic partners are way more important than money.”


71. “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.” – Daymond John


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


73. “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.” – Daymond John


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


75. “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.”


76. “Success is waking up every day and doing what you want to do.” – Daymond John


77. “Success is waking up every day and doing what you want to do.” Daymond John


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


79. “All these people who hear all those stories about take out large loans and just “go for it”? It’s a lie, and they should never do that.” – Daymond John


80. “It will never be a perfect time, you can only make time perfect.”


81. “One of my business partners would remind me that no fashion line lasts forever, that we would hit the down curve eventually, and that we needed to look for new brands that complement the first one.” – Daymond John


82. “The first thing that you can do with social media is find out and understand why people like or dislike… You actually get to see the reality of what people think about you.” – Daymond John


83. “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.” Daymond John


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


85. “You either think like a shark or you don’t. It’s up to you.” – Daymond John


86. “FUBU is pretty well licensed out in China and Asia. In America it’s a little more of a challenge, obviously, because it’s a branded sport.“


87. Everyone has an idea, but it’s taking those first steps toward turning that idea into a reality that are always the toughest. – Daymond John


88. “The easiest thing to sell is truth.”


89. “I believe that in business and in life, if you don’t have a strong foundation, the rest will crumble.” – Daymond John


90. “While good business ideas are plentiful, many entrepreneurs struggle to understand payroll taxes, health care and other thorny issues… In other words, they don't have the financial literacy to scale their businesses and attract investors.”


91. “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.”


92. Bogle Quotes (COMMON SENSE)


93. “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?'”


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


95. “be in the efforts business, not the results business.”


96. “If you can't come clean and tell investors how and why you failed, that raises a red flag. They need to see that you learned from it and came back stronger.”


97. “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.”


98. “There are two types of pain you will go through in life: the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. Discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”


99. “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?’” – Daymond John


100. Don’t wait for the perfect time, you will wait forever. Always take advantage of the time that you’re given and make it perfect. – Daymond John


101. “As an entrepreneur, you never stop learning.” Daymond John


102. “You can make up your own opinion, but you cannot make up your own facts, go sell.” – Daymond John


103. “Just one great idea can completely revolutionize your work and, as a result, your life.”


104. “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.” – Daymond John


105. “Don’t look at your mistakes as a loss. Think of them as knowledge gained.” – Daymond John


106. “The key thing we had in common was that neither one of us was willing to wait for something to happen to us…or for us. We were each out to make something happen, and the way we did that was to make the first move. Always.”


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


108. “The purpose of life is to find your passion and pursue it. – Unknown


109. Success is waking up every day and doing what you want to do. – Daymond John


110. “Sales cure all.” – Daymond John


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


112. “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.”


113. “Out of that, I came up with a line of my own: “The time will never be perfect, so you can only make perfect use of your time.”


114. “I think it’s only failure if you put the word failure on it. I think it’s part of the process of learning.” Daymond John


115. “I think a great entrepreneur is learning every day. An entrepreneur is somebody that doesn’t take no for an answer – they’re going to figure something out. They also take responsibility. They don’t blame anybody else. They’re realistic and they take affordable steps when they can.” – Daymond John


116. “Don’t wait for the ‘perfect time’, you’ll wait forever. Always take advantage of the time you’ve been given.” – Daymond John


117. “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.” – Daymond John


118. “If you’re not living your dreams then you’re living your fears.” – Daymond John


119. “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.”


120. You don’t have to work for a big corporation if you don’t want to. – Daymond John


121. “Success is waking up every day and doing what you want to do”


122. “I do today what people won’t, so I achieve tomorrow what other people can’t.”


123. “Make it. Master it. Matter” – Daymond John


124. “Fortunately, right now ‘entrepreneurship’ is one of the business world’s biggest buzz words and so many young people in our country are looking up to this new generation of CEO’s as their modern day rock stars.” – Daymond John


125. “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.” – Daymond John


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


127. “The thing that I’ve learned is, try to make all the mistakes with your own money and on a small level.” Daymond John


128. “Everyone has an idea, but it’s taking those first steps toward turning that idea into a reality that are always the toughest.”


129. “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?” Daymond John


130. “No matter what skills you have or don’t have, the first step to success is having the winning mentality!” – Daymond John


131. The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance. – Daymond John


132. If you want to do something well, you’ve got to be committed to it. You’ve got to do it fully. – Daymond John


133. “You don’t get rich off your day job, you get rich off your homework.”


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


135. “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?'” – Daymond John


136. “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.” – Daymond John


137. “If I invest in a CEO, I need him or her to have experience in sales.”


138. My parents always taught me that my day job would never make me rich; it’d be my homework. – Daymond John


139. “You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.” – Daymond John


140. “Product is always king.” – Daymond John


141. “I kept thinking big.” – Daymond John


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


143. “I’d keep hearing this line, in the back of my head: if you fail to plan then you plan to fail.” – Daymond John


144. “I do today what people won’t, so I achieve tomorrow what other people can’t.” – Daymond John


145. Always take advantage of the time that you're given and make it perfect for you."


146. “Make sure you’re doing something that you love, that you’re willing to do for the rest of your life. If you’re doing it for money, that’s the only thing you won’t make.”


147. “As an entrepreneur, you never stop learning.“


148. “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.” – Daymond John


149. “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.” – Daymond John


150. “I don’t want to leave my kids an inheritance, I want to leave them a legacy.” Daymond John


151. “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.” – Daymond John


152. “You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis


153. “There are only two reasons why you aren’t getting where you want to be. 1. You’re working the wrong plan, 2. You haven’t been working the right plan long enough.”


154. “If you don’t like the direction you’re headed in, then make a change! Don’t wait for the right moment, start making the life you want for yourself NOW.” – Daymond John


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


156. “Don’t wait for the perfect time, you will wait forever. Always take advantage of the time that you’re given and make it perfect.” – Daymond John


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


158. “If you don’t know how to do something, find someone who does.” – Daymond John


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


160. “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.”


161. “If you go out there and start making noise and making sales – people will find you. Sales cure all. You can talk about how great your business plan is and how well you are going to do. You can make up your own opinions, but you cannot make up your own facts. Sales cure all.”


162. “Strategic partners are way more important than money.” Daymond John


163. “It’s the basic lesson of starting a company: If you don’t know how to do something, find someone who does.” – Daymond John


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


165. “Don’t wait for the perfect time, you will wait forever. Always take advantage of the time that you’re given and make it perfect.” Daymond John


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


167. “The perfect breakfast is fish with grits and scrambled eggs with onions. I’m getting hungry thinking about that.”


168. “If you aren’t living your dreams then you’re living your fears.”


169. “If I invest in a CEO, I need him or her to have experience in sales.” – Daymond John


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


171. “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”


172. “Earl Nightingale Has Inspired More People Toward Success And Fortune Than Any Other Motivational Speaker On The Planet.”


173. “The easiest thing to sell is truth.” – Daymond John


174. “I’ve failed way more than I’ve succeeded.” – Daymond John


175. “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?’ – Daymond John


176. “The things that I’ve learned is, try to make all the mistakes with your own money and on a small level.” – Daymond John


177. Go sell!"


178. “Product is always king.”


179. There are 10 goals around health, family and business with expiration dates, and I update them every six months.” – Daymond John


180. “I'm a big advocate of financial intelligence.”


181. “Make it. Master it. Matter.” – Daymond John


182. “Product is always king.” Daymond John


183. “Being around like-minded people and mentors are the number one reason for success.” Daymond John


184. “It takes the same energy to think small as it does to think big. So dream big and think bigger.”


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


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


187. “In order to achieve the success you're after, you have to put in the work. Nothing comes easy and you're only hindering yourself if you're not putting 100% of your effort into whatever dream you're chasing.”


188. “I’m a big advocate of financial intelligence.” – Daymond John


189. “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.” Daymond John


190. “Don’t focus on you, focus on what you can give others.”- Daymond John


191. If I’ve learned one thing in this life it’s this: even if you lose, don’t lose the lesson. – Daymond John


192. “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.” – Daymond John


193. “Just because someone is already doing something, it doesn’t mean you can’t do it better.” – Daymond John


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


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


196. “Whether people know it or not, I’m a big nature guy. I like snowboarding, I like fishing, and those are my ways to wind down.”


197. “The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.” – Daymond John


198. I’ve failed way more than I’ve succeeded. – Daymond John


199. “We all want the freedom to make our own decisions.” – Daymond John


200. “Mentors by far, are the most important aspects of businesses.” – Daymond John


201. “It helps to be so hungry you have no choice but to succeed.” – Daymond John


202. “Look at every day as a new opportunity to accomplish your goals and make your dreams happen. No matter what challenges life throws at you, if you can just keep coming back with this same energy, it’s only a matter of time before you start seeing your success.” – Daymond John


203. “I think when people are out there and they don’t know what they want to do, I think first of all they should go into a field where they would do it for free.” – Daymond John


204. “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. Try to go as far as you can without anybody else’s help first.”


205. “Money is a great slave but horrible master.” – Daymond John


206. “Never give up what you believe.”


207. “If you aren’t living your dreams then you’re living your fears.” Daymond John


208. “When you sell a product or service, you’re making a promise to your audience. If you don’t understand your audience, you’ll never be able to keep that promise and you’ll ultimately let them down.” – Daymond John


209. Be inspired by the success of others but don’t be intimidated by it. – Daymond John


210. “Pioneers get slaughtered, and the settlers prosper.”


211. “Money is a great slave but horrible master.” Daymond John


212. It takes the same energy to think small as it does to think big. So dream big and think bigger. – Daymond John


213. “Truth is the easiest thing to sell.”


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


215. The easiest thing to sell is the truth. – Daymond John


216. “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.”


217. “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.” Daymond John


218. “When you sell a product or service, you’re making a promise to your audience. If you don’t understand your audience, you’ll never be able to keep that promise and you’ll ultimately let them down.”


219. “Most brands started from a strong base and kept a strong belief.” – Daymond John


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


221. “When I first came into money, I bought six or seven homes. One weekend I went to Miami and bought an apartment and a mansion several blocks from each other, which was not that bright!“


222. “Everyone has an idea, but it’s taking those first steps toward turning that idea into a reality that are always the toughest.” Daymond John


223. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, your’e right.”- Henry Ford


224. If people haven’t laughed at your dreams, then you aren’t dreaming big enough, just keep pushing forward. – Daymond John


225. 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. – Daymond John


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


227. “Success is access to information, not money.” – Daymond John


228. “I started FUBU in 1989 but ran out of money three times and closed it down.“


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


230. “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.”


231. “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.”


232. “I don’t want to leave my kids an inheritance, I want to leave them a legacy.”


233. “It is very, very hard to do that ballroom dancing and I am going to be nowhere near it. Now if you have a hot dog eating contest, call me.”


234. “Success is waking up everyday and doing what you want to do.” – Daymond John


235. “When you sell a product or service, you're making a promise to your audience. If you don't understand your audience, you'll never be able to keep that promise and you'll ultimately let them down.”


236. “You can make up your own opinion, but you can’t make up your own facts, go sell.”


237. “Mentors by far, are the most important aspects of businesses.”- Daymond John


238. “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.” – Daymond John


239. “I’ve always tried to align myself with strategic partners, friends, and information to help me with the things that I did not know, and ultimately, I made it.” – Daymond John


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


241. “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.”


242. “Listen, every overnight success has taken 15 years, and that’s just the way it goes.” – Daymond John


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


244. “The Way We Do Small Things Is The Way We Do Everything.”


245. “Don’t listen to anybody who tells you you can’t make it.” – Daymond John


246. “I think it’s only failure if you put the word failure on it. I think it’s part of the process of learning.” – Daymond John


247. “Everyone has an idea. But it’s taking those first steps towards turning that idea into a reality that are always the toughest.” – Daymond John


248. “I consider each business investment based on concept and revenue.” – Daymond John


249. “Embed your picture in your e-mails.” – Daymond John


250. “Sometimes, the more haters you have is a sign that you’re doing something right! Don’t let the doubters get in your way. Instead, let them motivate you to work even harder to make your dreams a reality.” – Daymond John


251. “I thought, well, if this kid wants my jacket, maybe someone else will want my sneaker or my jeans. Right away, I started thinking like a wholesaler.” Daymond John


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


253. “If you really want something, stop chasing it.” – Daymond John


254. “When you succeed you have a million people to thank, but when you fail there is only one person to blame.” – Daymond John


255. “The only difference between you and me is that I have a camera on me.”


256. “I never knew anything other than wanting to be an entrepreneur. I tried my first business when I was 6 years old, and I started another business when I was 8. I don’t think I knew anything besides that.” – Daymond John


257. “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.”


258. “If you aren’t living your dreams then you’re living your fears.” – Daymond John


259. “Be inspired by the success of others but don’t be intimidated by it.” – Daymond John


260. “If you go out there and start making noise and making sales – people will find you. Sales cure all. You can talk about how great your business plan is and how well you are going to do. You can make up your own opinions, but you cannot make up your own facts. Sales cure all.” – Daymond John


261. “If you aren't living your dreams then you're living your fears.”


262. “It’s that hunger. It’s that drive. It’s the instinct that nothing is ever going to stop you.” – Daymond John


263. “If you expect something in return for being a nice person, you’re not a nice person.” – Daymond John


264. “You are born a chooser.” – Daymond John


265. “I do today what people won’t so I achieve tomorrow what other people can’t.” Daymond John


266. “I've failed way more than I've succeeded.”


267. “I do today what people won’t so I achieve tomorrow what other people can’t.” – Daymond John


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


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


270. “The thing about branding is it isn’t etched in stone. A brand is a mark or an image or a perception we stamp on a product, a concept or an ideal, but it doesn’t last forever. Like anything else, it needs to be nurtured and reinforced, or it will start to fade.”


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


272. “Strategic partners are way more important than money.” – Daymond John


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


274. “Embed your picture in your e-mails.”


275. “Pioneers get slaughtered, and the settlers prosper.” – Daymond John


276. “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.” – Daymond John


277. I kept thinking big."


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


279. “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.“


280. “I think it’s only failure if you put the word failure on it. I think it’s part of the process of learning where you’re going to go and what doesn’t work.”


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


282. Align yourself with the right people, forge the right relationships and you’ll set yourself up for the long run. – Daymond John


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


284. You are born a chooser. – Daymond John


285. “Fortunately, right now ‘entrepreneurship’ is one of the business world’s biggest buzz words and so many young people in our country are looking up to this new generation of CEO’s as their modern day rock stars. Whenever you have that effect, it makes the job of promoting entrepreneurship much easier.” – Daymond John


286. “Out of that, I came up with a line of my own, The time will never be perfect, so you can only make perfect use of your time.” – Daymond John


287. “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.” – Daymond John


288. “Entrepreneurship is two steps forward one step back. But no matter what, you have to keep stepping.” – Daymond John


289. “In my earlier days, when I was a ‘wantrepreneur,’ I was really doing things because I thought what I wanted was to be rich.” – Daymond John


290. “As an entrepreneur, you never stop learning.”


291. “Don’t focus on you; focus on what you can give others.” – Daymond John


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


293. “Make sure you're doing something that you love, that you're willing to do for the rest of your life. If you're doing it for money, that's the only thing you won't make.”


294. “If I am successful and you’re not, don’t get mad at me. We all have the same 24 hours. What are you doing that’s different?” – Daymond John


295. “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.” – Daymond John


296. “If you want to do something well, you’ve got to be committed to it. You’ve got to do it fully.” – Daymond John


297. “Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to others.” – Daymond John


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


299. “When I first came into money, I bought six or seven homes. One weekend I went to Miami and bought an apartment and a mansion several blocks from each other, which was not that bright!” – Daymond John


300. “The time will never be perfect, you can only make perfect use of your time.” – Daymond John


301. “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?’”


302. “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.” – Daymond John


303. “There are no super-humans, just humans, and what one man can do, another can do.”


304. “Once you make joy your biggest asset, you’re way ahead of the game.” – Daymond John


305. “Always dress to what is accurate to who and what you are.”


306. “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.”


307. Take action and believe in yourself. Dreams do come true.


308. “Be in the efforts business, not the results business.” – Daymond John


309. “I think a great entrepreneur is learning every day. An entrepreneur is somebody that doesn’t take no for an answer – they’re going to figure something out. They also take responsibility. They don’t blame anybody else. And they’re dreamers in one sense but they’re also realistic and they take affordable steps when they can.” – Daymond John


310. “Don’t focus on you, focus on what you can give others.” – Daymond John


311. “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.” Daymond John


312. “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.” – Daymond John


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


314. “Make sure you’re doing something that you love, that you’re willing to do for the rest of your life. If you’re doing it for the money, that’s the only thing you won’t make.” – Daymond John


315. “Being broke is temporary but poverty of the mind is permanent.” – Daymond John


316. “As an entrepreneur, you never stop learning.” – Daymond John


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


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


319. 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.” – Daymond John


320. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”! —Audrey Hepburn


321. “If you can’t come clean and tell investors how and why you failed, that raises a red flag. They need to see that you learned from it and came back stronger.”


322. “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?’” – Daymond John


323. “It’s the basic lesson of starting a company; if you don’t know how to do something, find someone who does.” – Daymond John


324. “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.”


325. “Life is a cruel teacher. She loves to give you the test first, and the lessons later.” – Daymond John


326. “I always tried to align myself with strategic partners, friends, and information to help me with the things that I did not know, and ultimately, I made it.” – Daymond John


327. “Poor people put a low value on themselves and their efforts.” – Daymond John


328. “I’m not a golf player. I think golf and fishing are the same, but at the end of the day, you can’t fry up and golf ball and dip it in tartar sauce. So I’m a fisherman.”

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