Money is a scoreboard where you can rank how you're doing against other people.— Mark Cuban
The most devotion Mark Cuban quotes that will activate your desire to change
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I'm not the type to pat myself on the back and all that, but somebody has to be lucky, right? When I got to Dallas, I was struggling - sleeping on the floor with six guys in a three-bedroom apartment. I used to drive around, look at the big houses, and imagine what it would be like to live there and use that as motivation.
Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to have fun accomplishing what others are too afraid to do.
Out working someone isn't just about putting in the hours, it's about learning.
I don't care what anyone says. Being rich is a good thing.
The only thing in your control is effort. That's all, and that's everything.
Doesn't matter if the glass is half-empty or half-full.
All that matters is that you are the one pouring the water.
Because if you're prepared and you know what it takes, it's not a risk.
You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there.
It takes time, it's a grind. There are no shortcuts. You've got to grind and grind.
I'm the one guy who says don't force the stupid people to be quiet - I want to know who the morons are.
I think that any reporter or columnist will be a little more careful when doing interviews with me.
Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don't do it.
The idea that growth equals profitability is a misconception.
If you can't afford the financial or qualitative side of growth, it can just as easily put you out of business.
Time is the most valuable asset you don’t own.
You may or may not realize it yet, but how you use or don’t use your time is going to be the best indication of where your future is going to take you .
Do your homework and know your business better than anyone.
Otherwise, someone who knows more and works harder will kick your ass.
Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.
It's not about money or connections. It's the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.
If you can, you will quickly find that the greatest rate of return you will earn is on your own personal spending. Being a smart shopper is the first step to getting rich.
While some people might find it distasteful to pay taxes, I don't. I find it patriotic.
It doesn't matter how many times you fail.
You only have to be right once and then everyone can tell you that you are an overnight success.
All good businesses are personal. The best businesses are very personal.
Perfectionism is the enemy of profitability.
It doesn't matter how many times you fail.
It doesn't matter how many times you almost get it right. No-one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you. All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.
All that matters in business is that you get it right once.
Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.
It comes down to finding something you love to do and then just trying to be great at it
If I own stock in your company and you move offshore for tax reasons I'm selling your stock. There are enough investment choices here.
Work like there is someone working twenty-four hours a day to take it all away from you.
A long list. From getting cut from the high school basketball team, to getting fired from jobs, getting credit cards rejected and cut up. Rejection has only been a distraction, not a roadblock. “Every no gets me closer to a yes,” was the saying I used to use.
Pay off your debt first. Freedom from debt is worth more than any amount you can earn.
In my opinion, right now there's way too much hype on the technologies and not enough attention to the real businesses behind them.
I think you’ve got to be very, very careful when you start making blanket statements about what people say and think, as opposed to what they do. It’s a very, very slippery slope.
When I got to the Mavericks people were all giving me advice - change this, change that - and one thing that I didn't do was fire anybody.
It is so much easier to be nice, to be respectful, to put yourself in your customers' shoes and try to understand how you might help them before they ask for help, than it is to try to mend a broken customer relationship.
Once you have found out what you love to do, there is only one goal: to be the best in the world at it.
Nothing can kill the future dreams and goals of a new graduate than 50k of debt like an anvil over your head. I got to Indiana University not because I visited the campus and loved everything about it. I picked Indiana University because I saw a list of the top 10 business schools and it was the cheapest.
When you've got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?
Know your core competencies and focus on being great at them.
Pay up for people in your core competencies. Get the best. Outside the core competencies, hire people that fit your culture but are cheap.
It takes a lot of things to work together in order to be wealthy but with a little luck, a lot of luck... You've got to be good at something. For a 20-year-old, you don't have to know exactly what you want to do, you've just got to go find something you can be great at, and then go be great at it.
Business happens over years and years.
Value is measured in the total upside of a business relationship, not by how much you squeezed out in any one deal.
When you post something, when you text something, you lose ownership of it when you hit enter or send. Who you send it to, where you post it, they take ownership of that information whether you like it or not
The NBA (National Basketball Association) is never just a business.
It's always business. It's always personal. All good businesses are personal. The best businesses are very personal.
I still work hard to know my business.
I'm continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I'm always selling. Always.
I'm the luckiest guy in the world. I wake up every day just fired up. My one rule is, don't let anyone pinch me, because I don't want to wake up.
Do the work. Out-work. Out-think. Out-sell your expectations. There are no shortcuts.
I never look at the glass as half empty or half full.
I look to see who is pouring the water and deal with them.
One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make is that we lie to ourselves.
We don't step back and look at ourselves like a competitor would.
Make sure you are the boss. I don't think I would encourage executives that work for me to blog. There can be only 1 public vision for an organization.
I was lucky. I grew up knowing that hard work and smart work has a greater impact on results than being passionate about something.
Don't start a company unless it's an obsession and something you love.
If you have an exit strategy, it's not an obsession.
Culture is very important to the Mavs.
... It isn't about who talks the most or the loudest. It is about the demeanor and attitude he brings.