I have a theory and I really believe it. I think your worst weakness can become your greatest single strength.

— Barbara Corcoran

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A good organization is like a box of crayons.

You need different colors of the spectrum, but all the crayons should fit in the box.

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My best successes came on the heels of failures.

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I became a larger than life figure for one reason only.

When you're quoted in the 'Wall Street Journal,' the 'New York Times,' constantly as the expert in the business people assume you're a lot bigger than you are. And then I had to run like hell to catch up with my own image.

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Barbara Corcoran quote The only thing you can learn anything wo

The only thing you can learn anything worthwhile from...is through your failures.

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Don't be afraid to go for positions, jobs or take on clients just outside of your knowledge base. It's when you're uncomfortable that you learn and grow the most.

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If you stand back and analyze the best way to do something, you'll be standing there forever. Follow your gut and jump right in!

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Don't you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.

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Barbara Corcoran quote People most resistant to fun need it the

People most resistant to fun need it the most.

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The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.

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Home staging is no longer optional in this real estate market, it is a must!

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Home staging used to be optional. Today, it's a necessity in selling a house.

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Barbara Corcoran quote Finding opportunity is a matter of belie

Finding opportunity is a matter of believing it's there.

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I don't invest anymore in entrepreneurs who don't have charisma.

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If I could set a world record, it would be that I have 150 business partners, all with thriving businesses of their own that started with nothing and I made the difference to make them all billionaires.

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The biggest challenge in business is not the competition, it's what goes on inside your own head

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About Barbara Corcoran

Quotes 115 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Businesswoman
Birthday March 10, 1949

I hate entrepreneurs with beautiful business plans.

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The most expensive hobby a rich man could have is a boat, and the second most expensive hobby he could have is a very old house.

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When you're building a business, you're either all in, or you're not.

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Taking chances almost always makes for happy endings.

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Confidence is overrated. It's when we're uncomfortable and looking for answers that we learn and grow the most.

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People imitate their leader. Lead by example.

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If you're having fun, you wind up innovating.

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You steal the limelight, you steal the market share

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Your people smarts will prove ten times more valuable than all the book smarts you can't get.

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A whopping 89 percent of buyers start their home search online.

How your house looks online is the modern equivalent of 'curb appeal.' Rent a wide-angle lens and good lighting, get rid of your clutter and post at least eight great photos to win the beauty contest.

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Always choose attitude over experience. Always.

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Stop putting it off! Procrastination breeds guilt, guilt breeds depression, and depression breeds failure.

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When you feel stuck and can't seem to move ahead, always remember that you don't have to get it right, you just have to get it going!

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In business, you're the Chief Salesman.

Create a sense of demand, rather than waiting to have demand.

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Good salesmanship is nothing more than maximizing the positive and minimizing the negative.

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Take some time to sit down and figure out how your big rival is promoting their brand and plan something smarter and more creative for yours!

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The joy is in the getting there. The beginning years of starting your business, the camaraderie when you're in the pit together, are the best years of your life. So rather than being so focused on when you get big and powerful, if you can just get the juice out of that... don't miss it.

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I've seen innovation come from something as simple as a resourceful multibillionaire who wanted to make even more money.

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You may not like the idea of putting money into a home when you're moving out.

But it's demanded by the market. You need to show it off. You don't have to rip out the kitchen and bathroom. But maybe replace the tiles or the countertops. Get professional advice.

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Insecurity is a wonderful motivator.

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The power of publicity is more important than advertising.

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The best time to expand is when people are asleep at the wheel.

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I've never had a really creative idea sitting at my desk.

All the big ideas that made a difference happened when I was playing outside.

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Empathy for the people you're working with and being aware of their needs.

..that's the "big kahuna" in managing people.

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A complainer is like a Death Eater because there's a suction of negative energy.

You can catch a great attitude from great people.

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If you get labeled a winner, people come along for the ride.

Might as well enjoy it and they should too.

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I did everything in my power to give my brokers brand identity and clout in the market. I saw my job as parent to build them up and if I took care of them, then they would take care of their customer.

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I sat down and collected all of our eleven sales for the past six months and I added them all together and divided by eleven. I then took that average and presented it as the average price for a Manhattan apartment. The media ate it up.

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My mother is an amazing woman. Not only did she manage the entire household, she noticed a gift in each of her kids and instilled confidence in all of us that that gift would take us wherever we wanted to go.

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Refinancing doesn't reduce your debt, it just restructures it, so be clear about what you want to achieve with a refi.

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I was a hot-dog stand lady, I was an orphan housemother, I was a waitress 3 or 4 times. All of those jobs did not have good bosses. They basically told you what to do, when to do and when to hop. And I just didn't like that very much.

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In New York City, the meek don't inherit the earth. The big mouth does.

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Innovation and creativity are the juiciest parts of running a business.

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I had probably seven agents by the time I became a legitimate real estate broker.

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People want to do business with someone they like.

If people like you, they're going to want to do business with you. And if they don't you're going to have an almost insurmountable obstacle to overcome.

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You can't study to be an entrepreneur. Sometimes, you just have to jump.

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I was well motivated. What I wanted to do was work for myself. I had twenty two jobs before I started my business at the age of twenty three and I didn't want one more boss telling me what to do. So I was motivated simply because I didn't want a boss.

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