42 Daymond John Quotes to inspire you for success in business

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Daymond John is an American businessman who is the founder, president, and chief executive officer of FUBU. FUBU is an American hip-hop apparel company. FUBU stands for “For Us, By Us”. John is also the founder of The Shark Group, a brand management and consulting firm.

John is also an investor. He is appearing as an investor in the ABC reality television series Shark Tank, which gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business to investors.

John is a public motivational speaker who works with brands and celebrities to create additional revenue streams and brand extensions. He is also the brand ambassador of the e-commerce company Shopify.

Here are some Motivational Quotes by Daymond John to find motivation for being successful in business.

Also Read: Best Shark Quotes from Shark Tank

Daymond John Quotes

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

2. “I think that in the earlier days when I was a ‘wantrepreneur,’ I was really doing things because I thought what I wanted was to be rich.” ― Daymond John

3. “You don’t have to work for a big corporation if you don’t want to.” ― Daymond John

4. “In my mind, there are too many copycat web products out there that are doing the same thing.” ― Daymond John

5. “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

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

7. “You don’t have to work for a big corporation if you don’t want to.” ― Daymond John

8. “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

9. “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

10. “I don’t care if you’re my brother – if we go play football, I’m gonna try to crack your head open. It doesn’t mean that I don’t love you. It doesn’t mean that I don’t respect you.” ― Daymond John

11. “The only thing that scares me in the tech area is that it moves so fast that you have to be ready to invest in 20 things. Because if you just invest in one, next week, somebody has a better mousetrap, and you get taken to the cleaners.” ― Daymond John

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

13. “One of my business partners would remind me that no fashion line lasts forever, that we would hit the down curve eventually, and that we needed to look for new brands that complement the first one.” ― Daymond John

14. “I’m a firm believer in utilizing celebrities because they tap into people on an emotional basis.” ― Daymond John

Daymond John Quotes for entrepreneurship

15. “When I first got into the business, I made a lot of bad decisions.” ― Daymond John

16. “I’ve learned like with anything else, business is only as good as your connections and your resources. And of the resources that I have is the fact that I work with huge artists.” ― Daymond John

17. “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

18. “As an entrepreneur, you never stop learning.” ― Daymond John

19. “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

20. “Five days a week, I read my goals before I go to sleep and when I wake up. There are 10 goals around health, family, and business with expiration dates, and I update them every six months.” ― Daymond John

21. “Most brands started from a strong base and kept a strong belief.” ― Daymond John

22. “An entrepreneur needs to know what they need, period. Then they need to find an investor who can build off whatever their weaknesses are – whether that’s through money, strategic partnerships, or knowledge.” ― Daymond John

23. “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

24. “A lot of times, I can put a product together with a distributor when I go into my Rolodex for distributors. I can then put it together with a face, such as an artist. And then I can go into my databank of retailers and people that I’ve been working with through the years of retail, and then also manufacturing.” ― Daymond John

25. “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

26. “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

27. “As an entrepreneur, you love your business like a child, and you’re taught to be laser-focused on the business.” ― Daymond John

28. “I like to look at things that have been developed and re-developed over the course of time so I know the bugs are worked out of it. And in the business itself, I like to look at sales, by far. I want to see that there is a vetted track record of sales to show the price point has worked.” ― Daymond John

Daymond John Quotes for being successful

29. “I’ve failed way more than I’ve succeeded.” ― Daymond John

30. “Every problem can be solved as long as they use common sense and apply the right research and techniques.” ― Daymond John

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

32. “I look to work with businesses that know what they are doing but need larger distribution or exposure.” ― Daymond John

33. “The things that I’ve learned are, to try to make all the mistakes with your own money and on a small level so that when you are responsible for a partner’s money or assets, you’ve learned, and you don’t make bigger mistakes.” ― Daymond John

34. “I never knew anything other than wanting to be an entrepreneur, I tried my first business when I was 6 years old, and I started another business when I was 8. I don’t think I knew anything besides that.” ― Daymond John

35. “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

Daymond John Quotes on money & investment

36. “The only thing that scares me in the tech area is that it moves so fast that you have to be ready to invest in 20 things. Because if you just invest in one, next week, somebody has a better mousetrap, and you get taken to the cleaners.” ― Daymond John

37. “I’m a big advocate of financial intelligence.” ― Daymond John

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

39. “If I invest in a CEO, I need him or her to have experience in sales.” ― Daymond John

40. “I consider each business investment based on concept and revenue.” ― Daymond John

41. “I think Wall Street is very important, especially to tech companies. Wall Street will get in their rhythm and go fund tech companies, and tech companies will go create jobs and employ a lot of people, so there’s that aspect of Wall Street.” ― Daymond John

42. “In the founders, I look for a person I feel is trustworthy, driven, and smart. I invest in the person first, because in the event the business fails, the person and I can move forward and create another business.” ― Daymond John

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