October 20, 2017

Mining for Nuggets of Gold


This past weekend, I’ve been spending time with women who are writing their own song, and making money from home. Some are accidental entrepreneurs, born out of a passion and love to share their gifts with others. Some are strategic entrepreneurs, who dreamed big dreams, charted a course, and pursued an end goal.

Over the years, I have mined for nuggets of “gold” in so many areas, specifically, gleaning from others who have gone before me.

Ponder a few of these nuggets of wisdom; quotes from entrepreneurs who carved the way for so many.

“When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.”
– Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”
– Nolan Bushnell, founder Chuck E. Cheese’s and Atari (now that is a combination)

“Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.”
– Bill Gates

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
– Albert Einstein

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work .
– Thomas Edison

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
– John C. Maxwell

Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
– Thomas J. Watson

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
– Vidal Sassoon

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
– Jim Rohn

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it. – Roy Ash

(Read here for all of the 31 Days to Balancing Beauty & the Budget.)


  1. Jen, I had so much fun getting to hang out this weekend with you. Thank you for your advice and encouragement. You are a blessing.


    Jen Reply:

    Right back at you. You are a joy. It’s a privilege to call you a friend. 🙂


  2. Hey, my waiting at the gate in Harrisburg friend, thank you. I appreciate the early morning company and the kind words of encouragement that you offered to me. Hoping that your flight was uneventful and that you got home safely. And that you got a nap — because, if you were like me, you needed a REALLY long nap.



    Jen Reply:

    Hope you got home safe and sound with the addition of that wonderful $400 voucher for you. 🙂

    So great meeting you. Thrilled we had that small moment of time. Wish it would have been more.

    And yes, I slept VERY long.


  3. Thanks so much for taking the time to inspire others through your writing!


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