No If’s, Ands, or Buttlifts About It: Entrepreneurial Advice from the Late Joan Rivers

Albeit quite the controversial public figure, Joan Rivers left this world with many knee slapping yet all-too-real life lessons regarding work and success.  Here are some of our favorites:

  • “I’m very blessed to be a workaholic. Anyone that’s successful has to love their work and not say, ‘Oh, it’s 5 o’clock. Thank God.’ You’ve got to go, ‘5 o’clock already? Well, maybe another hour or two.’”
  • “I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking.”
  • “My whole career has been one rejection after another and then going back and back and pushing against everything and everybody. Getting ahead by small, ugly steps.”
  • “Take every chance and every opportunity that you can. Don’t say ‘I can’t’ or ‘I shouldn’t’ or ‘I’m too tired.’ “

And last but not least…when all else fails…

  • “Push forward, stop whining, and get on with it.”