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49 Martha Stewart Quotes To Be Successful



49 Martha Stewart Quotes To Be Successful

Martha Stewart is an American businesswoman, author and television personality. She is the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and her success came from a variety of business venturing involving publishing, broadcasting, merchandising and e-commerce.

Martha Stewart was ambitious and driven and she took her passion for cooking and homemaking and created a business empire from it. Her estimated net worth is around $638 million.

She is a bestselling author, publisher and editor of Martha Stewart Living magazine and hosted two long running syndicated TV shows, Martha, which ran from 2005 to 2012, and Martha Stewart Living, which ran from 1993 to 2005.

I’ve put together the best collection of Martha Stewart quotes on success. Enjoy!

49 Martha Stewart Quotes

1. “I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire. There’s no difference in how seriously you take the job, how seriously you approach your whole life.” – Martha Stewart

2. “Once you realize that you have identified a passion, invest in yourself. Figure out what you need to know, what kind of experience and expertise you need to develop to do the things that you feel in your heart you will enjoy and that will sustain you both mentally and economically.” – Martha Stewart

3. “Seek out people to work with who are brimming with talent, energy, integrity, optimism, and generosity.” – Martha Stewart

4. “So the pie isn’t perfect? Cut it into wedges. Stay in control, and never panic.” – Martha Stewart

5. “The more you adapt, the more interesting you are.” – Martha Stewart

6. “Without an open mind, you can never be a great success.” – Martha Stewart

7. “It is a good thing until you discover a better thing.” – Martha Stewart

8. “Build your business around something that you love – something that is inherently interesting to you.” – Martha Stewart

9. “Rebuilding is a lot harder than building. I’ve learned that. It’s the excitement of that first success that is so phenomenal that you want to keep building on original successes.” – Martha Stewart

10. “Our passion is and always should be to make life better.” – Martha Stewart

11. “My new motto is: When you’re through changing, you’re through.” – Martha Stewart

12. “I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, sleep is not the most important thing.” – Martha Stewart

13. “I love the challenge of starting at zero every day and seeing how much I can accomplish.” – Martha Stewart

14. “It is within everyone’s grasp to be a CEO.” – Martha Stewart

15. “The most beautiful things are always simple.” – Martha Stewart

16. “I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed.” – Martha Stewart

17. “I believe in a man and women being equal. I really believe that we can achieve anything we can set our minds to.” – Martha Stewart

18. “Over the years, I learned so much from my mom. She taught me about the importance of home, history, family, and tradition. She also taught me that ageing need not mean narrowing the scope of your activities and interest or a diminution of the great pleasures to be had in the everyday.” – Martha Stewart

19. “Life is too complicated not to be orderly.” – Martha Stewart

20. “My goal is to inspire people of all ages to become doers.” – Martha Stewart

21. “I really encourage entrepreneurs, if they have a great idea, to run with it. Find ways to finance, build, market.” – Martha Stewart

22. “If you learn something new every day, you can teach something new every day.” – Martha Stewart

23. “You should love playing with learning.” – Martha Stewart

24. “Never make a big decision without sleeping on it.” – Martha Stewart

25. “There is no single recipe for success, but there is one essential ingredient: passion.” – Martha Stewart

26. “I’m a maniacal perfectionist. And if I weren’t, I wouldn’t have this company. I have proven that being a perfectionist can be profitable and admirable.” – Martha Stewart

27. “You have to stick up for your own ideas. You have to stick up for your beliefs. It’s like any kind of business. If you have really strong feelings and really strong design sensibilities, you have to persevere in those sensibilities. Otherwise, you will be run over, you know, like some giant trailer truck coming and just flattening you. And eliminating your creativity. And that happens.” – Martha Stewart

28. “You have to be open to change. I never stop making sure that what I say is the best of what could be said about a particular thing. It’s a constant evolution. If I planted a tree one way yesterday and somebody tells me of a better way to plant a tree, I think, ‘You know, they’re right, that’s better.’ Then I change my way to accommodate the new way of planting trees.” – Martha Stewart

29. “I don’t do anything unless I think it’s going to be good, I’m real picky about that. I have set a standard, and I’m going to stick to the standard.” – Martha Stewart

30. “Broaden yourself. You don’t have to focus when you’re 20. I think the broader you are, the better it is. Later you can focus on your real interests and ideas. The ultimate goal is to be an interesting, useful, wholesome person. If you’re successful on top of that, then you’re way ahead of everybody.” – Martha Stewart

31. “Whether you’re a programmer or a seamstress, it’s all about new techniques, simplifying old techniques, and consolidating steps. Making things go faster–but not worse.” – Martha Stewart

32. “I try to seek out and surround myself with people who just percolate fresh, original, and creative ideas.” – Martha Stewart

33. “You should never accept what can be offered to you if you feel it can be improved.” – Martha Stewart

34. “Getting over those unexpected hurdles may not be exactly enjoyable, but ultimately I believe that such challenges and the solutions we find give us more confidence.They teach us with common sense and determination we can turn what looks like a disaster into a triumph.” – Martha Stewart

35. “I get up really early, and I go to bed really late. Sometimes I get tired, but it’s not important. I have an exciting existence, and there’s so much to do.” – Martha Stewart

36. “You have to focus on what’s important to you and go for it. But don’t stab people in the back. It poisons your whole life if you’re like that.” – Martha Stewart

37. “I think it’s very important that whatever you’re trying to make or sell or teach has to be basically good. A bad product and you know what? You won’t be here in ten years.” – Martha Stewart

38. “Doing projects really gives people self-confidence. Nothing is better than taking the pie out of the oven. What it does for you personally, and for your family’s idea of you, is something you can’t buy.” – Martha Stewart

39. “I never pay attention to age or gender. There are just too many other more important things to consider.” – Martha Stewart

40. “Really try to find a job where it’s fun to get up and get out the door, no matter what time.” – Martha Stewart

41. “Study your strengths; then decide how hard you want to work.” – Martha Stewart

42. “I’m never sick. Why get sick? It’s a waste of time.” – Martha Stewart

43. “I like knowing about everything, and I think that really helps me in my business.” – Martha Stewart

44. “We’re not so free that we don’t have to listen to rules, and laws, and regulations. Those are important. But the spirit, the freedom of the spirit, that’s what I think of American Dream, that we are free here to do what we want to do, what we set out to do.” – Martha Stewart

45. “I had no idea when I went to college what I’d be doing. I took organic chemistry and did terribly, but I was good in English and art. I took many courses and participated in as many activities as I could. I learned a lot about every single thing.” – Martha Stewart

46. “I have set a standard, and I’m going to stick to the standard. I may have been able to grow faster and maybe my business could have been bigger, but because I really feel very serious about my subject, I really want to be hands-on.” – Martha Stewart

47. “I am always asking myself how I can improve the lives of my customers, my colleagues, my shareholders, my family and my friends.” – Martha Stewart

48. “Don’t be embarrassed by your achievements. Being an overachiever is nothing despicable. It is only admirable. Never lower your standards.” – Martha Stewart

49. “You can be the most beautiful person on earth, and if you don’t have a fitness or diet routine, you won’t be beautiful.” – Martha Stewart

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