Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.— Richard Branson
The most stunning Richard Branson quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
If your dreams don't scare you they are too small.
The balloons only have one life and the only way of finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world.
You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.
Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to.
You don't learn to walk by following rules, you learn by doing and by falling over.
It is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside.
You shouldn't blindly accept a leaders advice. You've got to question leaders on occasion.
Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.
Listen more than you talk. Nobody learned anything by hearing themselves speak.
If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes-then learn how to do it later!
If someone offers you and amazing opportunity and you're not sure you can do it, say yes - then learn how to do it later.
Never take your eyes off the cash flow because it's the life blood of business.
It's so graceful to be blown by the wind, to go where the wind takes you.
Just drifting over beautiful rivers in a balloon is perfect.
Two heads are definitely better than one and by sourcing ideas from each other, you have a better chance of coming up with a strategy that will allow your business to overcome a setback or challenge.
I don't think of work as work and play as play. It's all living.
Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things simple.
Whether we're fighting climate change or going to space, everything is moved forward by computers, and we don't have enough people who can code
Play fair, be prepared for others to play dirty, and don't let them drag you into the mud.
You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling over.
Successful entrepreneurs don't wait for the perfect moment - they create it
I believe in myself. I believe in the hands that work, in the brains that think, and in the hearts that love.
Your employees are your company’s real competitive advantage.
They’re the ones making the magic happen-so long as their needs are being met.
Every risk is worth taking as long as it's for a good cause, and contributes to a good life.
Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won't make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa - and it's about getting a balance.
I believe a good leader brings out the best in people by listening to them, trusting in them, believing in them, respecting them and letting them have a go.
As a leader of people, you have to be a great listener, a great motivator, be very good at praising and bringing out the best in people.
If you aim higher than you expect, you could reach higher than you dreamed.
You know I think if the people who work for a business are proud of the business they work for, they'll work that much harder, and therefore, I think turning your business into a real force for good is good business sense as well.
Everyone needs something to aim for. You can call it a challenge, or you can call it a goal. It is what makes us human. It was challenges that took us from being cavemen to reaching for the stars.
The way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers
Colleagues should take care of each other, have fun, celebrate success, learn by failure, look for reasons to praise not to criticize, communicate freely and respect each other.
For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth.
But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.
Confidence breeds confidence and negativity breeds negativity.
Treat those around you with respect and dignity and they will thrive.
A company's employees are its greatest asset and your people are your product
The best lessons are usually learned from failure.
You musn't beat yourself up if you fail - just pick yourself up, learn as much as you can from the experience and get on with the next challenge...The brave may not live forever, but the cautious never live at all.
Most skills can be learned, but it is difficult to train people on their personality.
Rather than getting nostalgic...embrace the new opportunities and challenges available to you now.
Create the kind of workplace and company culture that will attract great talent.
If you hire brilliant people, they will make work feel more like play.
Publicity is absolutely critical. A good PR story is infinitely more effective than a front page ad.
Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.
The key is to set realistic customer expectations, and then not to just meet them, but to exceed them - preferably in unexpected and helpful ways.
The best way of learning about anything is by doing.
You only live once, and I just don’t want to waste a minute of my life.
The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically gaurantee hit records.
A good leader leads from the front. Don't get stuck in the office. Get out, meet people and listen to their stories.
My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself.
I see life almost like one long University education that I never had - everyday I'm learning something new.
Breaking the rules and challenging convention is in the DNA of every successful entrepreneur.
Starting a business is a huge amount of hard work... You had better enjoy it.
Being dyslexic can actually help in the outside world.
I see some things clearer than other people do because I have to simplify things to help me and that has helped others.
As much as you need a strong personality to build a business from scratch, you also must understand the art of delegation. I have to be good at helping people run the individual businesses, and I have to be willing to step back. The company must be set up so it can continue without me.
Your brand name is only as good as your reputation
People have to decide on priorities if they want to get anywhere.
The best lessons I learned was to just do it.
There's nothing like the endorphins from being fit, and the incredible endorphin rush that goes with that. It beats drugs, drink, and almost anything else I know.
A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.