Daymond John is an American businessman, investor, television personality, author, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the founder, president, and CEO of FUBU, and appears as an investor on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank. Based in New York City, he is the founder of The Shark Group. At the age of 10, he used to hand out flyers for $2 an hour. Under the guidance of his mother, he started a clothing company for men called FUBU. He also works with brands and celebrities to create additional revenue streams. EliteColumn presents 12 motivational Daymond John quotes.

47 Motivational Daymond John Quotes

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1. “When you have a large amount of the workforce being laid off, some of them have no other choice but to go out there and invent something.” – Daymond John

2. “Everyone has an idea, but it’s taking those first steps toward turning that idea into a reality that are always the toughest.” – Daymond John

3. “If people haven’t laughed at your dreams, then you aren’t dreaming big enough, just keep pushing forward.” – Daymond John

4. “Don’t wait for the perfect time, you will wait forever. Always take advantage of the time that you’re given and make it perfect.” – Daymond John

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5. “Good grooming is integral and impeccable style is a must. If you don’t look the part, no one will want to give you time or money.” – Daymond John

6. “As an entrepreneur, you never stop learning.” – Daymond John

7. “If I’ve learned one thing in this life it’s this: even if you lose, don’t lose the lesson.” – Daymond John

8. “Make sure you’re doing something that you love, that you’re willing to do for the rest of your life. If you’re doing it for the money, that’s the only thing you won’t make.” – Daymond John

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9. “Fortunately, right now ‘entrepreneurship’ is one of the business world’s biggest buzz words and so many young people in our country are looking up to this new generation of CEO’s as their modern day rock stars.” – Daymond John

10. “Success is waking up every day and doing what you want to do.” – Daymond John

11. “Strategic partners are way more important than money.” – Daymond John

12. “Product is always king.” – Daymond John

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13. “When looking at trends I always ask myself basic and timeless questions about business, and the one I seem to always come back to is, ‘How is this different than anything else in the marketplace?’ – Daymond John

14. “I think it’s only failure if you put the word failure on it. I think it’s part of the process of learning.” – Daymond John

15. “Money is a great slave but horrible master.” – Daymond John

16. “Poor people put a low value on themselves and their efforts.” – Daymond John

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17. “A savvy entrepreneur will not always look for investment money, first.” – Daymond John

18. “Sales cure all.” – Daymond John

19. “The easiest thing to sell is the truth.” – Daymond John

20. “You are born a chooser.” – Daymond John

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21. “An entrepreneur must pitch a potential investor for what the company is worth as well as sell the dream on how much of a profit can be made.” – Daymond John

22. “Mentors by far, are the most important aspects of businesses.” – Daymond John

23. “The thing that I’ve learned is, try to make all the mistakes with your own money and on a small level.” – Daymond John

24. “I do today what people won’t so I achieve tomorrow what other people can’t.” – Daymond John

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25. “Learn as many mistakes and what not to do while your business or product is small. Don’t be in such a hurry to grow your brand. Make sure that you and the market can sustain any bumps that may occur down the road.” – Daymond John

26. “If you don’t educate yourself, you’ll never get out of the starting block because you’ll spend all your money making foolish decisions.” – Daymond John 

27. “I’ve failed way more than I’ve succeeded.” – Daymond John

28. “Make it. Master it. Matter.” – Daymond John

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29. “I already have enough apparel businesses that are either doing well or not really doing anything at all, and I’m looking to broaden my portfolio.” – Daymond John

30. “Being around like-minded people and mentors are the number one reason for success.” – Daymond John

31. “I always tried to align myself with strategic partners, friends, and information to help me with the things that I did not kno w, and ultimately, I made it.” – Daymond John

32. “No matter what business you’re in, business is business, and financing and money are critical. I would have made a lot fewer mistakes if I had more schooling in that area.” – Daymond John

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33. “I’ve come to learn that my initial investment is more about the person versus the product that I am buying into. I’ve also learned that I really do enjoy giving worthy people an opportunity of a lifetime.” – Daymond John

34. “If you aren’t living your dreams then you’re living your fears.” – Daymond John

35. “The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.” – Daymond John

36. “Don’t focus on you, focus on what you can give others.” – Daymond John

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37. “I value an entrepreneur I can get behind and trust, because I know they are attempting to move forward in life.” – Daymond John

38. “It takes the same energy to think small as it does to think big. So dream big and think bigger.” – Daymond John

39. “If you don’t know how to do something, find someone who does.” – Daymond John

40. “If you want to do something well, you’ve got to be committed to it. You’ve got to do it fully.” – Daymond John

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41. “My parents always taught me that my day job would never make me rich; it’d be my homework.” – Daymond John

42. “Align yourself with the right people, forge the right relationships and you’ll set yourself up for the long run.” – Daymond John

43. “If you really want something, stop chasing it.” – Daymond John

44. “Life is like business, 20% of what happens to you is 80% of how you react.” – Daymond John

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45. “I believe the last thing I read at night will likely manifest when I’m sleeping. You become what you think about the most.” – Daymond John

46. “It’s the basic lesson of starting a company: If you don’t know how to do something, find someone who does.” – Daymond John

47. “I’d keep hearing this line, in the back of my head: if you fail to plan then you plan to fail.” – Daymond John

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