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35 Motivating Daymond John Quotes

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Motivating Daymond John Quotes

Daymond John is an American businessman, investor, author, motivational speaker and television personality.

Daymond John is the founder and CEO of FuBu and is an investor on the TV show ‘Shark Tank’

Here are some of Daymond John’s quotes:

35 Motivational Daymond John Quotes:

1. “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

2. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. “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

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

12. “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

13. “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

14. “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

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

16. “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

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

 

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18. “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

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

20th Daymond John Quote – “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

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

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

23. “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

24. “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

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

26. “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

27. “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

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

29. “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

30. “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

31. “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

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

33. “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

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

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

What’s your favorite Daymond John Quote? Share your favorite quote in the comment section below.

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  1. Adenigbo Owolemi Mathew

    Feb 20, 2017 at 10:46 am

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

  2. HumhreyN

    Aug 18, 2016 at 6:54 am

    They are interesting quotes and inspiring especially these ones; “Business is only as good as your connections and resources” and “poor people put a low value on themselves and their efforts”

  3. Rosalind

    Aug 1, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Love this quote by Daymond!
    0. “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

  4. Annette Thomas

    Feb 7, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    As an entrepreneur, I have been influenced much as I have kept up on his show “Shark Tank” . He is am amazing entrepreneur and as a person, well if you watch the show long enough you will see what I mean. Check out the show or his website. I often tweet with him and I will continue to do so!

  5. mat

    Feb 5, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Really awesome article!

  6. Sandra Andrews

    Feb 5, 2016 at 3:45 pm

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

    I’m 74, retired and living off social security. Trying to make a living on the web, which is really harder than getting a job. lol

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