The high flying Billionaire and entrepreneur Richard Branson is the founder of the successful Virgin group. After dropping out of school at 16, Richard Branson went on to found Virgin music, Virgin Airlines, Virgin Mobile and most recently Virgin Galactic.

With a current net worth of over $5 billion dollars, Richard Branson is the perfect example that the sky is not the limit when it comes to what you can achieve if you have the right attitude and work ethic.

These are my favorite quotes from Richard Branson, that for me perfectly sums up his inspirational attitude, his personality and his positive philosophy about work and life.

 

1. “Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.” – Richard Branson

 

2. “Building a business is not rocket science, it’s about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity.” – Richard Branson

 

3. “My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.” – Richard Branson

 

4. “Chance favors the prepared mind. The more you practice, luckier you become.”Richard Branson

 

5. “Happiness is the secret ingredient for successful businesses. If you have a happy company it will be invincible.” – Richard Branson

 

6. “Once a changemaker, always a changemaker but only a few swim against the tide.” Richard Branson

 

7. “If you don’t have time for the small things, you won’t have time for the big things.” – Richard Branson

 

8. “Learn from failure. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club!” – Richard Branson

 

9. “Your company should act as a springboard for ambitious employees, not a set of shackles.” –Richard Branson

 

10. “If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it, throw yourself into it with everything you’ve got.” – Richard Branson

 

11. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

 

12. “Don’t become a slave to technology – manage your phone, don’t let it manage you.” – Richard Branson

 

13. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

 

14. “There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.” – Richard Branson

 

15. “You’ve got to take risks if you’re going to succeed. I would much rather ask forgiveness than permission.” – Richard Branson

 

16. “Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it.” – Richard Branson

 

17. “Remember it’s OK to be yourself.” – Richard Branson

 

18. “Engage your emotions at work. Your instincts and emotions are there to help you.” – Richard Branson

 

19. “Please be polite. Nothing in life should erode the habit of saying thank you to people or praising them.” – Richard Branson

 

20. “Life is a hell of a lot more fun if you say yes rather than no.” – Richard Branson

 

21. “Education doesn’t just take place in stuffy classrooms and university buildings, it can happen everywhere, every day to every person.” – Richard Branson

 

22. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” –Richard Branson

 

23. “Don’t think what’s the cheapest way to do it or what’s the fastest way to do it…think ‘what’s the most amazing way to do it’.” – Richard Branson

 

24.  “The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life.” – Richard Branson

 

25. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

 

26. “The best way of learning about anything is by doing.” – Richard Branson

 

27. “Take a chance. It’s the best way to test yourself. Have fun and push boundaries.” – Richard Branson

 

28. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

 

29. “One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.” – Richard Branson

 

30. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” – Richard Branson

 

Damien Thomas

I believe that personal development is an exciting lifelong process as well as a wonderful journey of self-discovery. It is my sincere wish that I can help people to believe in themselves, believe in their dreams, and most importantly, to take action to achieve the life of their dreams.