17 inspirational quotes to help you reach your goals this year

As part of HarperCollins’ 31 Days of Inspiration (#31daysuk), we’ve collected 17 inspirational quotes from some hugely successful people who know what they’re talking about. Each of the quotes features in one of the 7 Simple Steps books, which offer fun new ways to improve your business skills, whether you’re new to the game, looking to get back into it, or want to brush up on your technique.
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Successful Networking In 7 Simple Steps Pb

Successful Networking, Clare Dignall

1 ‘The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work.’ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Author

2 ‘Let’s get real about this. Connection is what humans crave.’ – Stephen Fry, Actor, Author, Presenter and Social Media Enthusiast

3 ‘I’ve always been in the right place at the right time. Of course, I steered myself there.’ Bob Hope, Actor

4 ‘A man sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair.’ Samuel Johnson, Author

Starting A Business In 7 Simple Steps Pb

Starting a business, Alex Richie and Natalie Campbell

5 ‘The secret of getting ahead is getting started.’ Mark Twain, Author

6 ‘Failing to plan is planning to fail.’ Alan Lakein, Author

7 ‘Never allow a person to tell you “no” who doesn’t have the power to say “yes”.’ Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States

Effective Meetings In 7 Simple Steps Pb8 ‘As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.’ Donald Trump, business magnate

Effective Meetings, Barry Tomalin

Presentation Skills In 7 Simple Steps Pb9 ‘Football is a team game. So is life.’ Joe Namath, American football player

Presentation Skills, James Schofield

10 ‘The best way of learning anything is by doing.’ Richard Branson, businessman and entrepreneur

Get That Job In 7 Simple Steps Pb

Get that Job, Peter Storr

11 ‘Knowing that we are responsible – “responseable” – is fundamental to our effectiveness and to every other habit of effectiveness. Stephen R. Covey: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

12 ‘There is no such thing as a career path. There is only crazy paving and you have to lay it yourself.’ Sir Dominic Cadbury

13 ‘Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours.’ Richard Bach, author

14 ‘Work is much more fun than fun.’ Sir Noël Coward, playwright and actor

Negotiation Skills In 7 Simple Steps Pb

Negotiation Skills, Clare Dignall

15 ‘By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.’ Benjamin Franklin, (1704–1790), Politician, Inventor and Scientist

16 ‘To know oneself, one should assert oneself.’ Albert Camus, Author, Journalist, and Philosopher

17 ‘Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.’ Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States

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