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Oprah Winfrey Business Rules & Advice

Oprah Winfrey can be called the greatest talk show host of all time. She is also an actress, a producer, owns her own television network and is a huge philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show which she used to help thousands of people better their lives and the lives of those around them. Of the many inspirational quotes that Oprah has made, below are eight quotes that can be used as business success lessons from Oprah.

1. Follow your gut instinct.
Oprah has always said that she followed her gut instinct in every situation. She has followed her instincts to get her where she is today. She believes that it is better to follow your instinct than to have regrets about not doing so.

“Your gut is your inner compass. Whenever you have to consult with other people for an answer, you’re headed in the wrong direction.” – Oprah Winfrey

2. Focus on others.
There are far too many people going into business with the intention of making money regardless of what the customers’ needs are. If you truly want to succeed in any business you need to focus on what others need instead. If you can create a product or service that solves a problem, then you will be far more successful.

“The surest way to attract goodness to yourself is to make it your intention to do good for someone else.” – Oprah Winfrey

3. Don’t focus on the money.
There is more to being successful than earning a lot of money. You should be in business because you believe in what you are doing, because you love it. If your sole reason for going into business was to make money you are doing it wrong.

“You know that you are on the road to success if you are able to do your job, without being paid for it.” – Oprah Winfrey

4. Turn negatives to positives.
Everyone makes mistakes from time to time. Failures should not be seen as the end, they are learning experiences and should be used as such. You need to learn to turn the negative into positives. Where others see failures, see opportunities.

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

5. Anything worth having requires work.
No one promised you that going into business was going to be easy. If it was easy then everyone would do it. In order to achieve your dreams you need to work your butt off. If you want success enough then you will do the work.

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”

6. Emulate other great people.
You will emulate those who you spend time with. This is why you need to surround yourself with greatness. If you plan to do good things, then you need to be around good people.

“Surround yourself with only the people who will lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

7. Believe in yourself.
Whether you have successful business or a poor business it will be due to your own beliefs. You need to stay focused on how great your business can be and you will end up with the business that you dream of.

“I always knew that I was destined for greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

8. Take pride in being yourself.
There are far too many fake people in business today. There is only one you, be the best you that you can be and be proud of it. Your uniqueness can carry you far in business. People love authentic, you can create a huge following simply by being yourself.

“I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.” – Oprah Winfrey

Whether you use these inspirational quotes for business or other areas of your life, be sure that you live them to the best of your ability. There is greatness in all of us, but only some of us will believe it. If you run your business using these simple life lessons you are sure to see success.

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