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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 πŸ˜‰

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?


β€œBuild your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – F. Gray

β€œChoose your dreams over your fears.” – C. Green

β€œThe key to success is to start before you’re ready.” – M. Forleo

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

β€œThe journey of thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu


Inspirational boss lady quotes for success and motivation


β€œThe beginning is always today.” – Author Unknown

β€œA year from now, you’ll wish you started today.” – Author Unknown

β€œA girl should be two things – Who and What she Wants.” – C. Chanel

β€œLet 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!


β€œA goal without a plan is just a wish.” – A. De Saint-Exupery

β€œThe secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” – Author Unknown

β€œA goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.” – Author Unknown

β€œDecide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.” – A. Earhart

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



β€œGet focused, queen. You lose momentum every time you look back.” – Author Unknown

β€œThe 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

β€œYou 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.” β€” K. Seligman

β€œSet a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning.” –Β Author Unknown

β€œAll 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.


β€œIt always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

β€œLosers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.” – R.T.Kiyosaki

β€œIf you have no tolerance for failure, you will not create anything new.” – B. Brown

β€œWhen you feel like quitting, think about why you started.” – Author Unknown

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



β€œSuccess is often achieved by those who know that failure is inevitable.” – Author Unknown

β€œWhen 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

β€œWhatever the struggle, continue to climb. It may be only one step to the summit.” – D.Westlake

β€œPreservance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.” – J. Andrews

β€œIf 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.Β  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.


β€œDoubting yourself is normal. Letting it stop you is a choice.” – M. Robbins

β€œThe worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt”. – S. Plath

β€œAnything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” β€” J. K. Rowling

β€œRemember that the reason you’re doing this is to make your life better”. – F. Jay

β€œIt’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” –Β Author Unknown



β€œYour self-doubt does not define who you are or what you’re capable of.” –Β Author Unknown

β€œYou’re busy doubting yourself while others are intimidated by your full potential.” –Β Author Unknown

β€œTake criticism seriously, but not personally.” β€” 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!


β€œStay true to yourself. People respond to authenticity.” –Β Author Unknown

β€œIt’s so empowering to say β€œThis isn’t serving me.” and walk away in peace. –Β Author Unknown



β€œProve yourself to yourself, not others.” –Β Author Unknown

β€œFind a sense of self because with that, you can do anything.” – A.Jolie

β€œMake happiness a priority and be gentle with yourself in the process.” – B. Ware

β€œDon’t feel guilty doing what is best for you.” –Β Author Unknown

β€œSuccess comes with being aligned before you take action.” – A. Laz

β€œBeauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – C.Chanel

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

β€œOften 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.” β€” O. Winfrey

β€œThe 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!


β€œGetting 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.”

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

β€œProcrastination is one of the most popular forms of self-sabotage because it’s really easy.”

β€œWhen 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.”

β€œWhen 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.



β€œDemand of yourself that you become who you need to become to create the life you desire.”

β€œWhen 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.”

β€œIt’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.”

β€œWhatever you desire to do with your precious lifeβ€”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 loinclothβ€”believe that it’s possible. And that it’s available to you.”




β€œCoffee in one hand, confidence in the other.”

β€œI can do this. I am doing this.”



β€œMindset: CEO,000,000” 

β€œOK Monday, let’s do this!” 

β€œToday’s agenda: building my empire.” 

β€œPut your hair up in a bun, drink some coffee & handle it.” 

β€œWake up beauty, it’s time to beast.” 

β€œTime to make shit happen.”

β€œIt’s Monday. Don’t forget to be awesome.”

β€œThis week’s plan? Raise the bar a little higher.”

β€œMonday 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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