Leading your direct sales team requires vision, passion and the ability to influence others to succeed. Be inspired to lead the way with these 15 empowering quotes from women who blazed new trails, broke all the rules, overcame obstacles and were not afraid to ask for what they want.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. – Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady
You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the water slide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute. – Tina Fey, Producer, Writer, Comedian
We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark. – Whoopi Goldberg, Actor, Comedian and Human Rights Advocate
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. – Nancy D. Solomon, Writer & Speaker
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. – Nora Ephron, Novelist, Producer, Director, Screenwriter
If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito. – Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop
Never limit yourself because of others’ limits. Never limit others because of your own limited imagination. – Mae Jemison, first African-American female Astronaut
Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve. – J.K. Rowling, Novelist, Screenwriter & Film Producer
Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader. – Indra Nooyi, CEO PepsiCo
The question isn’t who is going to let me. It’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand, Novelist, Philosopher, Playwright
The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves. – Barbara Corcoran, Businesswoman, Speaker, Investor, Author
Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. – Ella Fitzgerald, Queen of Jazz
Write your own part. It is the only way I’ve gotten anywhere. It is much harder work, but sometimes you have to take destiny in your own hands. – Mindy Kaling, Best-selling Author, Producer, Actor, Writer
The most effective way to do it, is to do it. – Amelia Earhart, Aviator, Author, Entrepreneur
I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it and I sell it hard. – Estee Lauder, Businesswoman and Co-Founder Estee Lauder Companies
Dream big, and dream fierce. – Viola Davis, first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama
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Lynn Bardowski is an award-winning entrepreneur and bestselling author of Success Secrets of a Million Dollar Party Girl. She speaks to global audiences about work-at-home success, vision and branding and is a resource for press, media and bloggers. Like her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter and subscribe to her YouTube channel.