I love quotes and really who doesn’t?!  But I really love inspiring and motivating quotes that are able to quickly inject positivity and put a smile on your face. Whenever I come across a quote or saying on Instagram or Pinterest I take a screenshot and save it to a photo album on my phone and if I am ever feeling a little down or un-motivated I whip out the album of screenshots and come out feeling totally refreshed and recharged – I know, I know, this can seem a little woo woo but it works for me so I embrace it! A couple of weeks ago I shared my go to podcasts to motivation and inspiration - My Top Five Podcasts for Motivation, Inspiration and Knowledge.  So without further ado here are my favorite quotes :).


“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence” – Vince Lombardi


“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it” – Charles Swindoll


“Even if you are on the right track you’ll get run over if you just sit there” – Will Rogers


“The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will” – Vince Lombardi


“Speak less than you know; have more than you show” – William Shakespeare


“Success is going from failure without losing your enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill


“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have” – Teddy Roosevelt


“Strive not to be a success, but rather be of value”  - Albert Einstein


“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude” – Zig Ziglar


“Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out” – Robert Collier


“Opportunities don’t just happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser


“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth


“Keep on going and chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” – Charles F. Kettering


“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn


“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell


“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use the more you have” – Maya Angelou


“Obsessed if just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated”  - Russell Warren


“Action is the fundational key to all success”  - Pablo Picasso


“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do” – John Wooden


“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey


“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky


“The mind is everything. What you think you become” – Buddha


“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller


“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

Do you have any favorite go to quotes to give you some quick inspiration? If so, what are they?


On my morning commute to work which usually take me anywhere between 25-35 minutes I usually listen to a podcast. I have a total of 40 podcasts in my library which I catch up on from time to time but have definitely come across five podcasts that I listen to with the most frequency out of all of them. I did not jump onto the Podcast band wagon until about a year ago and I was in complete awe of all of the information and knowledge that is available in the podcast universe! The very first podcast I ever came across was After the Jump with Grace Bonney from Design Sponge and I am not embarrassed to admit that I lived and breathed that podcast for a solid month until I listened to EVERY SINGLE episode. I really hope a new season is in the works!  

Naturally, after I had listened to every single After the Jump episode I wanted to explore more and find other podcasts that were filled with inspiration, knowledge and motivation – I have given many podcasts a try and many are solid and have great information but the five I have listed below have been the ones I consistently listen to and always look forward to new episodes.  

So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

I cannot stress how valuable So Money has been in terms of getting me to become more aware of my finances. Thanks to the valuable information I have taken away from the So Money podcast I doubled my 401k contributions and almost tripled the amount I was putting away for savings. Farnoosh releases one episode a day (talk about dedication!).

She Did It Her Way

I absolutely love listening to interviews but I mostly love listening to inspirational and real interviews with females who share their struggles and their successes while building a business and balancing their health and personal lives. This podcast was created by three brilliant ladies and airs once a week, every Monday.

Elise Gets Crafty

Elise does an AH-MAH-ZING job at bringing a variety of guests that touch upon topics that never disappoint like motivation, creativity, entrepreneurship and inspiration. This podcast is in its third season so if you have not had the pleasure of coming across this podcast you are in for a treat! New episodes are weekly, on Wednesdays.  

Mavenly + Co

This podcast aside from creating informational and engaging content always delivers awesome episodes that range from entrepreneurship to friendship to health to organization. I also love the fact that they allow their interns to conduct interviews – having an experience like that for students getting ready to graduate is a phenomenal experience. Great job Mavenly team!


AHH learning how to navigate our 20’s – this podcast gives you a true inside look at what life is like after graduating college, the journey in finding a job and the unspoken truths of our fears and insecurities all while trying to find who we truly are. This is a podcast one must listen to and follow along with. Keep up the great work Megan and team! 


So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

She Did It Her Way

Elise Gets Crafty

Mavenly + Co


How do you make the best out of your commute? If you listen to podcasts which ones are your favorite?