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August 01, 2017

Getting Your Dorm Decor Ready!

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July 27, 2017

We all love a great quote print, don't we?


If you are looking for a cool print quote, maybe for inspiration or motivation, in the office or home, then look no further.  

Maybe a gift or for an occasion, a birthday present or something to spruce up your living room. 

One this is for sure, we all need our daily motivation. 

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Would look great in your living room or study. 

 

 

July 24, 2017

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July 20, 2017

Office Art, Motivational Posters, Wall Art

At Startupzap we love designing motivational posters and office art. Typographical artwork to be your wall art.  Minimalist design to be seen as an inspirational quote. Do you have a favourite quote poster? So many people buy our designs for home decor. 

 

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July 20, 2017

Top 21 Motivational Business Quotes | Office Art and Motivational Posters

The term ‘success’ is subjective in nature. You can be a professionally successful man by doing a job of a plumber that pays you well. On the other hand, a writer, who is struggling to publish his first book, can be called unsuccessful. Whoever we are and whatever we do, we always thrive for more success in our lives, be it professional or personal. We all need some inspiration in order to improve ourselves and there is no better alternative than the motivational quotes.

Inspirational and motivational quotes can inspire and motivate your personal life and there are famous motivational quotes for work which are bound to change the way you look at what you do for a living and ultimately these motivational quotes are going to improve your professional life.

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November 18, 2016

9 Motivational Books for Entrepreneurs

From biographies to best-sellers about productivity, we share with you the best titles for finding inspiration in your day by day.

  1. Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson

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One of the best inventors of XXI century, he left us a lot of learnings and we continue putting them into action every day.

This book, published a bit later of Jobs’ dead, it was one of the bestsellers of 2011, according to Amazon. Steve Jobs not only revolutionized the way of listening to music and using the phone, but also he satisfied people needs long before they knew they have them.

This great businessman serves as an example for young entrepreneurs who want to innovate and finding a role model. With more than 40 interviews made to Steve Jobs along 2 years, this book tells the story of a young boy who, after inventing his first computer in a garage, became one of the businessmen more recognised around the world.

Publication year: 2011

 

  1. Start With Why, Simon Sinek

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Do you know why you do what you do? Many people know what they do and how they do, but only a few know why. This writer, in the case of business, it calls to inspire and motivate people who are around us for they working better and more comfortable, this is the different between an employee who is there to get their salary and one who is there to do his/her best for the company where works.

Publication year: 2009

 

  1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey.

7 habits of highly effective people book

The writer suggests us these 7 habits with examples of daily life with the purpose of seeing life from a different point of view, be successful and pass it on to others.

    He invites us to be better leaders, professionals and to be a better people.   

    Be sure that these habits will help you to face the challenges to achieve success.

    With more than 15 million copies sold in 30 different languages, this book has become a motivational for people who are looking to be more efficient.
    Publication year: 1989

     

    1. Little black book of Entrepreneurship, Fernando Trías
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    For many people, being an entrepreneur is something exciting, they are ready to take risks without worry a lot about the ending.

      However, it is estimated that 90 % of startups fail before four years and only 3 % survive.

      That´s why the author analyses the key factors of failure and defines the characteristics that a true entrepreneur must have (motivation and talent) to be able to manage an idea in an innovative way.

      Publication year: 2007

       

      1. The surprising Truth about What Motivates us, Daniel H. Pink 
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      The human being wants to have the freedom to decide his own objectives and to be able to continue learning.

        Publication year: 2010

         

        1. The Dip, Seth Godin
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        This businessman is considered one of the most important marketing gurus of XXI century.

          For many people, starting something new involves a great challenge and enthusiasm, but with the passing of time, that motivation may decrease. This book wants to show us to realise if we are in the correct way.

          Remember what Einstein said: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”

          We also should ask ourselves: “Am I doing my best?”

          Publication year: 2008

           

          1. Making Ideas Happen, Scott Belsky
          make ideas happen

            This is a book about innovation and creativity.

            Ideas are commodity, execution of them is not.

             

            Publication year: 2011

             

            1. Who moved my cheese?, Spencer Johnson
            who moved my cheese

              In this book, the writer narrates the story of 4 characters that represent people personality.

              One day they had everything and the next minute it disappeared. What the book seeks is motivating people to face unexpected changes in work and life.

              Publication year: 1998

               

              1. One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way, Robert Maurer
              the kayzen way book

                According to the author of this book, the Kaizen allows us to obtain very significant changes in our life by following six simple steps:

                - Ask us small questions

                - Have small thoughts

                - Carry out small actions

                - Solve small problems

                - Award small prizes

                - Recognize small moments

                This technique was used by Japanese companies and the changes were very significant in terms of creativity and efficiency of employees.

                Publication year: 2006

                We hope all of these books can be useful and motivational for you and don’t forget to enjoy while you are reading!

                 

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                November 07, 2016

                Motivational quotes for entrepreneurs who want to be successful

                There are a lot of motivational quotes for entrepreneurs, has anyone not been tempted to resort to them?

                Because those motivational quotes, even personal or professional, cheer us up when we feel fed up.

                We have to admit it, being an entrepreneur is not easy and it is full of ups and downs emotionally.

                So, in these situations, a little bit of helping is not bad at all.

                Can we raise our morale by motivational phrases for entrepreneurs like us?

                Of course, we can. We will find a motivational quote for every situation we may face to.

                How could you keep your motivation all out?

                There are different ways of working on the motivation. On the one hand, we can have external elements for helping us, and on the other hand, we can work on it also in an internal way, defining our aims in detail

                Then, in this occasion, we are going to start with a perfect external way of motivation:

                The best motivational quotes for entrepreneurs!

                They help us with our motivation, increasing our self-esteern and not giving up, keeping following our dreams.

                I think I like too much motivational quotes because they are quotes from great characters of history or celebrities who went through hard or complicated situations, and thanks to their words, these motivational quotes teach us that we can get over any situation.

                Maybe, they can be even obvious, but in moments of confusion, they help us to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

                So, let´s start! Here you have…

                Motivational quotes depending on the moment you are

                ► Motivational quotes for entrepreneurs in times of doubt

                When you decide to start your own business, or just change something in your life, there is a strange feeling throw your body

                Above all, it is easy to become overwhelmed by uncertainty, it is like a leap, and you don´t know if there will be network beyond where the eye can see.

                The first of the inspirational quotes for entrepreneurial motivation is from Christopher Morley and it says:

                There is only one success: to be able to life spend your life in your own way

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                The second one is from William Jennings Bryan:

                Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

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                Remember, then, the first thing is to be clear about your definition of personal success, discover what you want in life and go for it.

                From here, it's time to take action:

                The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney

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                ► Inspirational quotes to motivate entrepreneurs in times of low self-esteem

                • We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. Carlos Castaneda

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                • Every thought we think is creating our future. Louise L. Hay

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                To sum up, work what kind of thoughts haunt your mind and have always a positive attitude. Finish with the excuses and fear of not being expert enough. And as Estée Lauder said: Trust your instints

                ► Motivational quotes for entrepreneurs when fears lurk

                Never put yourself limits. Dream big and moving towards your goals step by step.

                The first quote we would like to remember here is:

                • I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can´t accept not trying (Michael Jordan)

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                Other common fear, which usually appear when you least expect it, is the fear of change.

                For this reason, always remember the words of Charles Darwin:

                • It´s not the strongest of species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.

                Charles Darwin quotes

                Finally, if there comes a time when you think you can´t continue anymore, if you're about to collapse, always keep in mind this quote:

                • Winners never quit and quitters never win (Vince Lombardi)

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                Do you dare to design a poster with your favourite quote, which motivates you whenever you read it? Do it in our website, this is how it works:

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                October 28, 2016

                How to Make Decisions

                How to make decisions

                Making decisions is easy if you know a few things. What happens is that at any time in our childhood somebody told us that making decisions is a very hard activity which entails risks and then we spend the rest of our life giving to that process a scheme and splendour that, according to me, the matter does not deserve.

                Anyway, why do we think that we decide only in big moments? In emphatic moments, when you have to decide in 24 hours if you are going to Chicago with that man who you barely know, or if you are leaving your job because don´t even know how to justify yourself you are going to that job every morning.

                Nevertheless, life is the addition of the thousands of decisions we made and not only the big ones.

                It is childish to think that the outcome of our life depends solely on those decisive moments that we live with a cinematic epic.

                As we do more is making decisions, better learn to decide as soon as possible.

                Today I have thought that if I were a teacher someday, I would stop torturing my students with subjects that they can find on the Internet for free, if they are interested in at any time, and I would dedicate my lessons to this issue, which probably would help them to lead their lives with better judgement.

                Here there are my notes for this kind uncommon lesson on how to make decisions

                1. Decide from love side. In life we can only make decisions from love side or from fear side. Making decisions from love side is focusing on what we want, and making decisions from fear side is making the decision focusing on what we don´t want. It took me years understand what is that about. If when you decide you are thinking about what you don´t want, you are making the decision to avoid that something happens (what you don´t want), that means that you are deciding from fear. But relax, it can be changed by training, and the results that you obtain deciding from love are amazing. I wish someone would have told us that when we were children, like in “The Pursuit of Happyness”…

                2. Listen to your stomach. It knows more than your brain about almost everything. Sometimes I think the quality of a life´s person depends only on he or she has realized about that. It is possible that you have been years without listening to it and now you are thinking that listening to your stomach is about digestive process. No. It is about paying attention on what your body tells you when you think about one option and then repeat the process when you think about the other option. If you have doubts between your stomach and your brain, for a thousand reasons that I am not going to list now, do what your stomach says.

                3. Never ever make a decision to make another person happy. It will hurt you and the other person. It doesn´t come to my mind more sophisticated ways to ruin a life that making decisions just for making other people happy. If you do it, sooner or later, you will feel resentment or fault.

                4. If a decision doesn´t make you happy now, rarely it will make you happy in the future. ¿Do you want to be like this person who realizes about that fact the day he is fired in the film “Up in the Air”?

                 5. Accept that you will always be disliked by someone. Or at least he or she won´t agree with you. And also accept that if it is not in that way, there is something that goes wrong in your life, very wrong. Trust me, make a decision which creates some uncertainty, discomfort or disapproval in your environment, if only to experience new emotions. You can´t be authentic and be liked by everyone all the time ... How long does nobody look at you with stunned face? Maybe you could watch “American Beauty” again…

                6. Keep silence. I think you're wise. I don´t know who you are but I know you are. Deep down, we know what is best for us in every moment. I don´t understand why we don´t listen to ourselves. Skive, get a morning off or do whatever you want, but get silence for a while and ask yourself about the possible consequences of the decision you are about to make. You already know if that path has heart or it doesn´t. Just respect yourself. No mammal makes decisions against themselves apart from humans; my hypothesis is that we do it because we do not listen ourselves enough.

                 

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                February 29, 2016

                Best Posters Design of the Week 3: Excellent Inspirations

                Need some poster design inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered some good ones and present you collection of best posters we’ve collected through the week. 

                Poster Design Inspiration

                by Quim Marin

                Poster Design Inspiration Motivation

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                February 15, 2016

                Best Posters Design of the Week 2: Excellent Inspirations

                Hello, everyone!

                Need some poster design inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered some good ones and present you collection of best posters we’ve collected through the week. 

                by Riccardo Vicentelli

                Under The Radar Poster

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