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15 Most Inspirational Quotes From Sara Blakely

Sara Blakely changed the game of the fashion industry in the early 2000s with the launch of her shapewear brand of slimming undergarments: Spanx. From business to mindset, Sara Blakely has some of the most inspiring quotes to help you get unstuck.

Quotes by Sara Blakely that will give you the inspiration you’ve been searching for –


1. “You’ve got to visualize where you’re headed and be very clear about it. Take a Polaroid picture of where you’re going to be in a few years.”


2. “The smartest thing I ever did was to hire my weakness.”


3. “Whatever you can think, you can create; just have a very clear vision… Once you have your snapshot, work on filling in the blanks to get to that place.”


4. “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.”


5. “Don’t solicit feedback on your product, idea or your business just for validation purposes. You want to tell the people who can help move your idea forward, but if you’re just looking to your friend, co-worker, husband or wife for validation, be careful. It can stop a lot of multimillion-dollar ideas in their tracks in the beginning.”


6. “When something I can’t control happens, I ask myself: Where is the hidden gift? Where is the positive in this?”


7. “It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.”


8. “Failure is not the outcome. Failure is not trying.”


9. “My advice for an entrepreneur just starting out is to differentiate yourself. Why are you different? What’s important about you? Why does the customer need you?”


10. “I think my story says that, when women are given the chance and the opportunity, that we can achieve a lot. We deliver.”


11. “Money is fun to make, fun to spend and fun to give away.”


12. “The thought of my mortality – I think about it a lot. I find it motivating. It can be any time that your number’s up.”


13. “I am committed to the belief that we would all be in a much better place if half the human race (women) were empowered to prosper, invent, be educated, start their own businesses, run for office essentially be given the chance to soar.”


14. “I took a Fear of Flying class, and I always missed the class, because I was always flying.”


15. “I feel like money makes you more of who you already are.”


– Sara Blakely


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