New Year business quotes function much the same way as any other motivational quote you might have seen in your lifetime. The difference is that these quotes can be directly applied to business owners.
The beginning of a new year is inherently motivational for most people. It signifies a fresh start, a second chance, and new opportunities. This applies to us personally as well as professionally. As a business owner, entrepreneur, or self-starter, do you feel more motivated with the arrival of the new year?
If you need a little more motivation or inspiration, here are 9 New Year business quotes to help you achieve business success this year.
1. “Another day, a whole ‘nother set of possibilities.” -MacGyver
We like this New Year business quote because it doesn’t just apply to a new year. You can apply this one to any day. A new year, a new quarter, a new month, a new day…. All signify opportunities to achieve more.
What are your goals for this year? What are your goals for this month? For today? And those are just the possibilities you’ve listed for yourself. Those don’t even account for the opportunities that will come your way that you might not even expect. Will you take advantage of those opportunities?
Angus “Mac” MacGyver is famous for his unconventional problem solving skills. Will you be defeated by any problems this year brings, or will you welcome them as possibilities and opportunities?
2. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” -Oprah Winfrey
“Cheers” is right! Hopefully you welcome the new year rather than dread it. You should celebrate an end to the previous year, a year surely filled with mistakes that you have since learned from. Take comfort in knowing that this year offers you a fresh start, a clean slate, a chance to put into action everything that you learned from last year.
Although it may seem that Oprah gets everything right all of the time, that is far from the case. And if she needs another chance to get it right, cut yourself some slack and try, try again.
3. “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” -C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis is a writer known for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and The Chronicles of Narnia. As a fiction writer, he knew a thing or two about possibilities. You, too, are a writer. Although Lewis’s famous works contain fantastical elements, you have the chance to write your own story.
What does the new year hold for you? What are you manifesting or working toward? No matter how successful (or disappointing) last year was, you now have the chance to make this year even better. The pen is in your hand.
4. “A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm.” -Charles M. Schwab
Sure, easy for Charles M. Schwab to say, a man who accumulated a fortune of around $200,000,000 in his lifetime. Nonetheless, there is truth to what he says. Everyone measures success differently. Success looks different for each individual and for each business. However, if you love what you do, find joy in your work, and are genuinely enthusiastic, there is no doubt that success will follow.
5. “Work smarter not harder.” -Allen F. Morgenstern
We know, we know. You’ve heard this one before. But did you know that it dates back to the 1930s? Allen F. Morgenstern, an engineer, coined the term during a work simplification program with the intent of increasing peoples’ ability to produce more with less effort.
Now, there is some controversy about this particular new year business quote. So allow us to clarify why we’ve included it here:
First of all, it doesn’t mean you should work yourself to the bone. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ask for help. It doesn’t mean you should already have all of the answers. Quite the opposite.
Working smarter, not harder, in the context of your ATM business, means you should rely on those who have more experience in the industry. Ask questions. Ask for help. And plan ahead.
Working smarter also means you should prepare for any and all potential threats to your business. By this we mean ATM security. What potential threats, problems, malfunctions can you prevent this year that will save you time and money resolving in the worst case scenario?
With the appropriate processes and procedures in place this year, you can ensure more revenue with less effort this year. Just like Morgenstern taught us.
6. “Do more than is required of you.” -General George S. Patton
Does anyone really succeed by doing the bare minimum? General George S. Patton didn’t. One of the most famous American military commanders during World War II, General George S. Patton was known as “Old Blood and Guts” and was awarded a Distinguished Service Medal and the Purple Heart.
General George S. Patton went above and beyond his duty and was revered and respected for doing so. This is what is necessary to make a name for yourself. If you’ve “gotten by” in the past, this year, try to do more than is required of you and see if you notice a difference in your business (and your life!).
7. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” -Albert Einstein
Once you have some experience in the ATM industry under your belt, you can start to get creative. Experiment with your surcharge. Will a lower surcharge bring in more customers and therefore more revenue? Or is your traffic mostly local regulars where a higher surcharge brings you more consistent income?
What about advertising? Is there anything you can do to draw more attention to your ATM machine or business? Are there any extra features you’d like to add to your ATM machine this year to set your business apart from the competition?
Can you get creative with opportunities in the ATM industry? Maybe you want to start selling ATM machines to locations or get into cryptocurrency ATMs.
You don’t have to be a genius like Albert Einstein to be successful. Once you have a little more experience, or intelligence, about the ATM industry, you can start to get creative and have a little more fun with your business.
8. “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” -Peter F. Drucker
This New Year business quote from Peter F. Drucker, management consultant, reminds us of another: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Do you want to make more revenue? Do you want to scale your business? Are you unhappy in your current position? Would you prefer to work out of a different location?
If there is any aspect of your business that makes you unhappy or uncomfortable, it’s time to make a change. Whatever it is you are doing now that isn’t working needs to stop.
“Something new” could refer to something material: If you want a new car, you might have to make more revenue. Okay, so what changes could you make to your business that might generate more income?
Or, “something new” could refer to a state: If you want to feel less stressed in your business, you might need to consider a different business model. Is there an aspect of your business you’d like to focus more on? Are there parts you could outsource, maybe parts you dread or don’t really have time for?
Every ATM business looks different. There is no one way to do it. What do you want yours to look like this year?
9. “A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits: they will be embarrassingly large.” -Henry Ford
Henry Ford knew a thing or two about service and profits. His service made him a household name, and he would have been worth about $200 billion today.
Now, your ATM business operates on a much smaller scale than Ford Motor Company, but what is one surefire way to ensure you keep generating profit? Focus your energy and attention on the customer.
Great ATM customer service goes a long way. Customers are loyal to businesses that listen to them and know them. What do the customers in your area need? What surcharge is convenient for them? Are they able to contact you? How quickly do you address machine issues?
You don’t have a business if you don’t have operating machines. And you don’t have income if you don’t have customers. So focus on them this year.
What Can New Year Business Quotes Do For You?
If you struggle to get motivated or stay motivated, these quotes might just help. Take it from the experts, from business owners, entrepreneurs, and self-starters just like you. They’ve been where you are, they know what it takes. And so do we.If you need help getting started, scaling your business, or exploring other opportunities in the ATM industry, don’t hesitate to contact us here at ATMDepot.com. We can help you reach your business goals this year.