75+ Boss Lady Quotes for Success and Motivation

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Remember the time when you first started using Pinterest? Or, what were you looking for on this somewhat addictive platform?

My guess is you were either planning a home renovation, searching for yummy recipes, dreaming about your future wedding, looking for fun DIY crafts or #mondaymotivation. Btw, if you remember, let me know in the comments below!

Well, I started using my favorite-ever platform way back in 2010, and it was mostly to find tattoo ideas and motivational boss lady quotes (not that I was an actual boss lady back then, but it matters how you see yourself, right? :D). Because we all know that a positive mindset can do miracles in life. Especially on Monday morning 😉

10+ years later? Well, not much has changed! While I don’t need motivational quotes to wake up and go to university class while my hangover from Saturday night is still er – hanging around, there’s no such thing as “too many motivational quotes” in a business owner’s life.

So, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite powerful boss babe quotes. Hopefully, they will inspire you to start your business, encourage you to develop an entrepreneur mindset, help you find the motivation to keep working towards your goals (even on those gloomy days) or remind you it’s time for some self-care.




Are you afraid to get started? Is procrastination your best friend? I can tell you this – you’ll never be ready. So instead of waiting for the next Monday or next year… why wouldn’t you start today?


“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – F. Gray

“Choose your dreams over your fears.” – C. Green

“The key to success is to start before you’re ready.” – M. Forleo

“Don’t think about the woman you want to become. Just wake up and be her.” – Author Unknown

“The journey of thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu


Inspirational boss lady quotes for success and motivation


“The beginning is always today.” – Author Unknown

“A year from now, you’ll wish you started today.” – Author Unknown

“A girl should be two things – Who and What she Wants.” – C. Chanel

“Let me adjust my crown and get my day started.” – Author Unknown




Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals is half of the success, but nothing will happen if we don’t put work into it. Here are a few quotes that will help you find motivation for working towards those badass goals you’ve set for yourself!


“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – A. De Saint-Exupery

“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” – Author Unknown

“A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.” – Author Unknown

“Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.” – A. Earhart

“You’ll never regret reaching your goal. You’ll only regret giving up and not trying harder.” – Author Unknown



“Get focused, queen. You lose momentum every time you look back.” – Author Unknown

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” ― J. Belfort

“You can’t hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can’t catch a fish unless you put your line in the water. You can’t reach your goals if you don’t try.” — K. Seligman

“Set a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning.” – Author Unknown

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – W. Disney




Life will throw challenges at you, that’s a fact. And entrepreneurship is not easy, that’s a fact too.But deciding how you will overcome obstacles and struggles, that can be easy.

These are some of my favorite quotes for those “You’ve gotta be kiddin’ me, not again!” days.


“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

“Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.” – R.T.Kiyosaki

“If you have no tolerance for failure, you will not create anything new.” – B. Brown

“When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.” – Author Unknown

“If you had it all figured out today, then there would be nothing to learn tomorrow. Enjoy being a work in progress.” – Author Unknown



“Success is often achieved by those who know that failure is inevitable.” – Author Unknown

“When you take risks, you learn that there will be times when you succeed, and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” – E. DeGeneres

“Whatever the struggle, continue to climb. It may be only one step to the summit.” – D.Westlake

“Preservance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.” – J. Andrews

“If they say it’s impossible, it’s impossible for them, not for you.” – Author Unknown




All business owners have their ups and downs and some days are simply worse than others.  Print out these boss lady quotes, stick them on your wall and repeat them loudly when you’ll be doubting yourself or feel like you want to give up.


“Doubting yourself is normal. Letting it stop you is a choice.” – M. Robbins

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt”. – S. Plath

“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” — J. K. Rowling

“Remember that the reason you’re doing this is to make your life better”. – F. Jay

“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” – Author Unknown



“Your self-doubt does not define who you are or what you’re capable of.” – Author Unknown

“You’re busy doubting yourself while others are intimidated by your full potential.” – Author Unknown

“Take criticism seriously, but not personally.” — H. Clinton




Business tactics that don’t align with who you are, relationships that are toxic, or trying to be someone you’re not; these have one thing in common – it’s time to ditch them all!


“Stay true to yourself. People respond to authenticity.” – Author Unknown

“It’s so empowering to say “This isn’t serving me.” and walk away in peace. – Author Unknown



“Prove yourself to yourself, not others.” – Author Unknown

“Find a sense of self because with that, you can do anything.” – A.Jolie

“Make happiness a priority and be gentle with yourself in the process.” – B. Ware

“Don’t feel guilty doing what is best for you.” – Author Unknown

“Success comes with being aligned before you take action.” – A. Laz

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – C.Chanel

“Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.” – M.Obama

“Often we don’t even realize who we’re meant to be because we’re so busy trying to live out someone else’s ideas. But other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny.” — O. Winfrey

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – E. Roosevelt




I’m not a huge fan of self-help or “get rich” books – mainly because I find 90% of them to be sleazy and full of fluff. But every now and then, I find a true gem. And this no-bullshit lady boss definitely speaks my language!


“Getting clear about what your unique purpose is can be the difference between living a happy, fulfilled life of abundance, choice, and expansiveness or living in the restrictive veal pen of your own indecision and tired old excuses.”

“The moment you have the audacity to start believing in the not-yet seen, your reality will begin to shift.”

“Procrastination is one of the most popular forms of self-sabotage because it’s really easy.”

“When we’re forced to do something, suddenly the time is there. Which means it’s there all the time, but we’ve just chosen to limit ourselves by believing that it isn’t.”

“Don’t let anyone mess with you and your dreams, least of all yourself.”

“When you make a no-nonsense decision, you sign up fully and keep moving toward your goal, regardless of what’s flung in your path. And stuff will definitely get flung, which is why making the decision is so crucial – this shit is not for sissies. The moment it gets hard or expensive or puts you at risk of looking like a moron, if you haven’t made the decision, you’ll quit.



“Demand of yourself that you become who you need to become to create the life you desire.”

“When the unexpected money or the new job or the big client comes in is up to The Universe. It can literally happen immediately or it can take years. Your job is to do everything you can to manifest it and have unshakable faith that the Universe is moving it toward you in perfect timing.”

“It’s the willingness to keep pushing through new challenges, not shrink from them back into your comfort zone, that separates the successful from the unsuccessful.”

“Whatever you desire to do with your precious life—write jokes or rock out or start a business or learn to speak Greek or quit your job or raise a bunch of kids or fall in love or lose your flab or open orphanages around the world or direct movies or save dolphins or make millions or live in a canyon in a loincloth—believe that it’s possible. And that it’s available to you.”




“Coffee in one hand, confidence in the other.”

“I can do this. I am doing this.”



“Mindset: CEO,000,000” 

“OK Monday, let’s do this!” 

“Today’s agenda: building my empire.” 

“Put your hair up in a bun, drink some coffee & handle it.” 

“Wake up beauty, it’s time to beast.” 

“Time to make shit happen.”

“It’s Monday. Don’t forget to be awesome.”

“This week’s plan? Raise the bar a little higher.”

“Monday to-do list: 1. Wake up 2. Coffee 3. Slay goals”


No extra words needed. Go get it, girl!

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Sandra Stanisa

Sandra Stanisa

Sandra is your travel-obsessed, coffee-loving Pinterest & Canva Expert (with a zillion other digital-marketing-related passions). She is a self-proclaimed Pinterest addict and a founder of Sandra S. Media, a boutique marketing agency that helps bloggers and creatives scale their businesses through strategic Pinterest marketing and design.

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