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Red Carpet to the Board Room: Celebs' Best Business Advice

Red Carpet to the Board Room: Celebs' Best Business Advice . / Credit: Success image via Shutterstock

Everybody needs some help in his or her entrepreneurial journey. Surprisingly, some much-needed inspiration can come from an unexpected source…celebrity entrepreneurs. With that in mind, here are a few words of wisdom from your favorite celebs that can take your business to the next level. 

"I had no natural gift to be anything--not an athlete, not an actor, not a writer, not a director, a painter of garden porches--not anything. So I've worked really hard, because nothing ever came easily to me." – Paul Newman

"I don't believe that old cliché that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can't sit still." – Ashton Kutcher

"I'm very realistic. I know my boundaries - I know what I'm good at and what I'm not good at." - Victoria Beckham

"All I ever wanted to do was be able to pay my rent." – Bethenny Frankel

"I'm a perfectionist. I can't help it, I get really upset with myself if I fail in the least." – Justin Timberlake

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"Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for." – Jennifer Lopez

"Failure? Scared to death of it."- Ryan Seacrest 

"My new motto is: When you're through changing, you're through." – Martha Stewart

"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher." – Oprah Winfrey

"If you're a competitive person, that stays with you. You don't stop. You always look over your shoulder." - Magic Johnson

"My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything - even if you have no clue what you're doing." – Jessica Alba

"Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values." – Ellen DeGeneres

"My brands are an extension of me. They're close to me. It's not like running GM, where there's no emotional attachment." – Jay-Z

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