Well, I’ve got some exciting news — and a quick freebie that I hope you will find useful.
First, let’s start with the news.
As most of you know, my wife and I are both independent freelance social media managers. As such, we like to take advantage of the freedom and flexibility our business allows and travel as often as we can.
Shortly after we got married in 2014, we spent a few days in Halifax on the East Coast of Canada:
(Yes, this photo is from back before I grew an awesome beard… and no, sobriety was not our objective on this trip!)
And we absolutely fell in love with the area.
So we are leaving this weekend to return to Halifax until early July.
Yes, we’re bringing Gibson and Stirling with us:
We rented a cottage — a lake house, as some of you may call it — near Halifax, and will be using those few weeks to unwind and enjoy the
(Episode 030 of Better Freelancing featuring Michael Brown of nDash Marketing will be available July 11, 2016…)
But it isn’t all bad news.
I figured as long as I’m abandoning you guys for the better part of a month, I’d give you a freebie to download while I’m away.
Hope you like it!
Your Daily Dose of Inspiration…
If you follow me on social media, you probably already know that I post a few motivational or inspirational quotes each week… branded quote images, usually related to goals, business, success, or perseverance.
What, wait…? You don’t follow me? Let’s fix that:
So what I put together for you here is an archive of all 94 branded quote images I’ve posted year-to-date — up to and including June 18!
(I know, right…? Today is only June 13… crazy! I’m posting quotes from the future, man!)
Obviously, I don’t own the rights to any of these quotes — it’s not like I originally said them. So feel free to use them anywhere you wish.
- On your blog
- In client proposals
- In your email signature
- In marketing material
- On social media
The choice is yours, really.
Here are all 94 branded quote images I have posted so far in 2016:
Hint: Like a certain image? Want to download it? Click the image to enlarge it, and then right-click on it and select Save image as…
Want to download the entire collection of images instead?
There you go.
You can download them all as one giant .zip file and do with them as you please.
And here is each quote featured above as plain text:
1.jpg // Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.
1a.jpg // Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
2.jpg // Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
2a.jpg // Commitment is the glue that bonds you to your goals.
2b.jpg // The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.
3.jpg // Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.
3a.jpg // One small crack doesn’t mean that you’re broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.
3b.jpg // When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
4a.jpg // The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
4b.jpg // Set your goals high and don’t stop until you get there.
7.jpg // Your success is determined by how much you can really learn from your failures.
8.jpg // It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
10.jpg // If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
11.jpg // A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
14.jpg // Turn your wounds into wisdom.
15.jpg // Strength shows, not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.
17.jpg // We do not create the work. I believe we, in fact, are discoverers.
18.jpg // Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
22.jpg // Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
23.jpg // It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.
24.jpg // There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
25.jpg // When it gets difficult is often right before you succeed.
28.jpg // Every small action matters.
29.jpg // Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.
31.jpg // Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.
32.jpg // Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
37.jpg // When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
39.jpg // One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
40.jpg // If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
41.jpg // I never teach my pupils, I only provide the conditions in which they can learn.
44.jpg // The death of success begins with a series of symptoms called excuses.
45.jpg // Today, power is gained by sharing knowledge, not by hoarding it.
46.jpg // Bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
47.jpg // Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
52.jpg // Remain firm about your goals, but flexible about your methods.
53.jpg // The best way to predict the future is to create it.
54.jpg // You always recognize great champions by how they come back from a loss.
55.jpg // In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
58.jpg // Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.
59.jpg // Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
60.jpg // Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
61.jpg // Dream big and dare to fail.
67.jpg // Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.
68.jpg // Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.
69.jpg // Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
70.jpg // It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
74.jpg // Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
75.jpg // Ask yourself this question: “Will this matter a year from now?”
76.jpg // Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
77.jpg // The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
81.jpg // Turn your wounds into wisdom.
82.jpg // As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people.
84.jpg // Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
85.jpg // Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.
91.jpg // To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
92.jpg // Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
94.jpg // High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
95.jpg // Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.
99.jpg // Never mistake activity for achievement.
101.jpg // Fear can either shut us down and we can go home, or we fight through it.
103.jpg // When you have fun, you can do amazing things.
104.jpg // Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
107.jpg // Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
108.jpg // If you’re happy, if you’re feeling good, then nothing else matters.
109.jpg // Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.
110.jpg // Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
115.jpg // Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.
116.jpg // The starting point of all achievement is desire.
117.jpg // If you don’t practice, you don’t deserve to win.
118.jpg // Goals are like magnets. They’ll attract the things that make them come true.
125.jpg // I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
126.jpg // You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.
128.jpg // A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.
129.jpg // Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
133.jpg // If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
134.jpg // If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change.
136.jpg // Your customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
137.jpg // One customer well taken care of could be more valuable than $10,000 worth of advertising.
139.jpg // Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.
142.jpg // I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
144.jpg // I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.
146.jpg // Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.
147.jpg // Courage is found in unlikely places.
148.jpg // The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
149.jpg // The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.
151.jpg // If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.
153.jpg // Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.
155.jpg // If I persist long enough, I will win.
156.jpg // Say yes. You’ll figure it out afterward.
157.jpg // Take it all one day at a time and enjoy the journey.
159.jpg // It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.
161.jpg // Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
163.jpg // The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
165.jpg // The first step is you have to say that you can win.
Notice the file name beside each quote, such as 1.jpg?
If you wish to embed one of these branded quote images on your blog, simply copy and paste this code:
<a title="Click to Download 94 Inspirational Business Quotes Free!" href="http://brentjonesonline.com/blog/updates/im-in-halifax-download-this-freebie-while-im-away/"><img class="aligncenter size-full" src="http://brentjonesonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/1.jpg" alt="Click to Download 94 Inspirational Business Quotes Free!" width="940" height="788" /></a>
Just be sure to replace the file name — 1.jpg — with the correct file name corresponding with the quote you wish to use.
Anyway, I hope you find these quotes both inspirational and useful.
- You can access my library of branded quote images on Pinterest any time. I generally add new ones every week.
- Plus, I also have a Pinterest board of freelancing tips of the day, which you might find helpful.
I’ll be back soon, but in the meantime — I’ve got questions for you:
- Do you have a favorite inspirational quote?
- How do you use inspirational quotes in your online marketing?
Leave your thoughts in the comments below, and I’ll respond just as soon as I’m able.
Enjoy the rest of the month…
- To my Canadian friends, have a Happy Canada Day on July 1!
- And to my American friends, have a Happy Independence Day on July 4!