Sometimes the grind of running your own business leaves you needing a little lift.encouragement today blog-01

 We get it. That shipment was late. Then a customer made a return on an item you swear was used. And of course, this is that day that Sally called in sick. Sometimes when you’re running your own business things come up Aces, but there are days when you just need some encouragement.

If today is not your day, we’re here to tell you: You’ve got this. Keep going. We’re behind you all the way. We work hard for our retailers every day to make the best possible products with the industry’s best service so Melrose will not be one more thing on your list.

So, in honor of that, we’ve gathered up some inspirational quotes to give you a lift on your day. The first comes from America’s first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, one of the bravest woman of her age.

 

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart

 

Our next inspiration comes from one of our favorite inspirational bloggers, Seth Godin, who we read on a weekly basis. He reminds us that it’s okay to fall down.

 

If Failure is not an option, then neither is success. –Seth Godin

 

Finally, reaching back to the early days of America, we share this message from a man who, like every shop owner today, wore many hats in his life: a classic essayist, philosopher, and historian, Henry David Thoreau.

 

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau

 

With that, we leave you, hoping your day gets better as it goes on and that tomorrow you find even more success.

As a shop owner, how do you stay inspired from day to day? Do you have any favorite quotes? We’d love to hear them in the comments below.