We asked some inspiring folks from the community to share their favorite quotes and affirmations with us below.

Natalie Adams-Bradley | Entrepreneur & Operations Manager

Comparison Is the Thief of Joy! This is quote is a constant reminder not to compare yourself, your business, or accomplishments to others. In a world where social media is at the forefront, and people are sharing their achievements and triumphs, I believe people subconsciously compare themselves and fail savor their own achievements because of a sense of inferiority. We must remember that we are all different people, dong that same things. Our God given gifts are what will make us stand out in a sea of similarity. Read more>>

Amelia Meadows | Mompreneur & Development Coach

“Girl, adjust your crown and keep going.” When going into business for yourself you are faced with many obstacles and challenges that can easily derail you from achieving success. There are days when things seem not to be aligning with your plans, you may feel overwhelmed or stressed . This quote reminds me to adjust my mindset and keep pressing towards my goals. Read more>>

Zandra Bailey | Event Curator + Stylist

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
-Henry David Thoreau I stumbled across this quote more than 10 years ago and it’s been part of my roadmap ever since. I am one of those persons who likes to take on challenges and stretch my comfort zone. This quote reminds me to not limit myself and to go for it with all of my might. As a black woman entrepreneur, we’re often told we cannot do something or that thing is not for us. Read more>>


“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength. the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world” Harriet Tubman I love this quote because I am very passionate about Power House Dollz! When I get discouraged I am reminded of the strength I have to make a difference in our community! I will succeed and strive for greatness! Read more>>

Chelsiah Linares | Mother of two and Wax Specialist

“Let your faith be bigger than your fear” My sister gave me a custom notepad with this on it. She knew I wanted to start my business but I was afraid to. I was allowing my fear of failure to stop my possibility of success. In this notepad I wrote notes and goals an soon opened my studio. Read more>>

Heather Gilbert | Public Relations Account Executive

Being a kid at heart and always trying to make life playful, I’d have to say, one of my favorite quotes is from Alice in Wonderland. As the Mad Hatter said, “Have I gone mad?” Alice confirmed with, “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” This quote didn’t resonate with me until I hit my twenties though. When your young you can get wrapped up in society norms, social media and more leaving you stuck in a state of judgment about anyone and everything, but nobody is perfect. Read more>>

Mary Banos | Author, Motivational Speaker, Encourager

My favorite quote is one that I wrote years ago, and consider to be a mission statement: “If each person took one moment every day to give another person a compliment or a word of encouragement, it could change the world.” What it means to me is that if each person took time to notice and encourage/uplift another person day to day, it could literally make a change in the world. Think about how you feel when someone gives you a compliment or word of encouragement; and then think of how it feels when you do that for another person and see their face light up. Read more>>

Christiana Ramey | ChristianaTheChef

One of my favorite quotes is from Tabitha Brown: “The goal is for the palate to be full. We can’t complain when it’s time to eat.” What that means to me is that: We all have dreams and goals in life, which requires hard work, creativity, ingenuity, innovation, risk, and sacrifice. Once things take off into motion, you can’t complain about how hard the work is, how it’s too much, or overwhelming things maybe. Things happen just when you least expect it, but you have to be ready for the take off. When the plate is full, just say Thank you Lord, and ask for wisdom and guidance in clearing the plate each time, because it is always the goal, that the plate is full. Read more>>

Shanell Monique | Serial Entrepreneur ,the mastermind of three books and proud owner of Shanell Monique Love & Confidence

Sometimes we don’t notice the beauty we already possess because we’re too busy trying to create it. I tell people all the time , Only if y’all knew how motivated I been by the PAIN I been through. It mean so much to me to help other women with their confidence, Because I remember at one time when I myself lost confidence in me and didn’t think I wasn’t enough or worthy that’s why I have to keep promoting Self love and so must more Self Love is easier when you stop trying to figure out why they don’t love you & instead figure out why YOU don’t love you.. Read more>>

Shaunette Oliver-Dale | Owner

I listen to a motivational speaker every morning to start my day he told a story about a man who went to a business guru and said make me successful and he says ok meet me at the beach at 6 in the morning. The guy meets him (in a full suit) and the guru says come to me as he is standing out in the water the guy says I came to learn business not swim but starts to walk towards the guru fast forward he is up to the too of his head in water the guru holds him down under the water as he begins to fight and struggle the guru pulls him up and he asks just now what we’re you doing he says fighting to breathe the guru says that’s the key as long as you fight for success as bad as you wanted to breathe then you will be successful. Read more>>

Ellie Gonzalez Stone | Creator, Co-Producer, Radio/Podcast Show Host of The Denton Vibe With Diva Girl Ellie, Founder of Lost Poet Lounge & Creative Soul

My favorite quote………It’s actually a saying that I made up, a motto for myself a long time ago when I lost my 1st nephew to a motorcycle accident. I had a necklace with 2 ring pendants, each had a word engraved on them, Love & Miracles. I didn’t understand how significant those 2 words would become to me for the rest of my life until losing my nephew. It was the first time I had felt such a tragic loss and grief to that magnitude. It was the disbelief of a nightmare that would not end. It was hearing my Father say to me over and over through this, “Be Strong for your Sister and your Mother.” Read more>>

Cindy @blessedhouseofthree | Instagram influencer

One of my favorite quotes is “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough” Mohammed Ali. When I first became an influencer, I had many bad thoughts in my head. I can’t do that. There is so much competition. What if I don’t succeed. I don’t know what I’m doing. But this quote is so true. And it’s okay to be scared when you dream of something big, but you have to try. You will never know if you will succeed if you don’t try. And it may not be an easy journey but once you achieve your dream it will be worth it. Read more>>