Happy Quote

April 27, 2007 in Happy Quotes

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that something is too competitive. Once you subtract the people who don’t work very hard, or the people who aren’t as good as you, your competition shrinks dramatically.

- Maggie Mason, entrepreneur, author, and founder of Mighty Goods

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That's a wonderful thing to be reminded of. I'm in a business where I have a lot of competitors. We love giving great customer service, exploring ways to make our business unique and innovative to benefit our customers. This is something all business people need to be reminded of on a regular basis both to lift them out of the doldrums which so often hit us and to encourage us to go the extra mile in all aspects.

Posted by: Patrick | Apr 30, 2007 6:58:50 AM

This is a FANTASTIC quote! I am an inventor and people told me for years that trying to get my products sold into the big retail stores was impossible - too much competition unless you are one of the big guys. I proved them wrong! Thank goodness for friends and family who believed in me along the way.

Posted by: Barbara Carey | May 1, 2007 8:05:19 AM

breaking through that barrier of stiff competition and making to the other side is the best feeling.

Good thing I am a quitter and oppose to being the best!

I like your quote :)

Posted by: Brett Evans | May 4, 2007 8:56:01 PM

A good quote to remember as you sit burning the midnight oil trying to finish an article. It can be hard to keep motivated, focused and positive when you work on your own in a competitive industry. I think that the trick is to carve out your own niche. I have a European travel business, instead of competing with the "big boys" for popular destinations like Venice and Paris, I focus on less well known destinations, where you can see more of the real Europe by getting, even slightly, off the beaten track.

Posted by: Karen Bryan | May 8, 2007 11:17:43 AM

This is exactly one of my points as I talk to entrepreneurs trying to understand business transformation. They think they need to do some Purple Cow , Wow, or Awaken the Giant thing to be successful. What they need to do first is to quit making the mistakes that most of their competitors are making. After they stop that they can focus on being remarkable. In fact, if they just do the basics correctly that may be remarkable in and of itself!

Graet Quote - glad I just StumbledUpon you.

Posted by: Roger Anderson | May 19, 2007 11:04:27 PM