9 Inspiring Quotes From Self-Made Billionaire and Spanx Founder Sara Blakely
Before launching the billion-dollar company Spanx, its founder Sara Blakely wanted to become a lawyer. However, after scoring too low on the law school admissions test, she switched gears and went into sales. Selling fax machines door to door for the company, Danka, Blakely realized her knack for business, and quickly rose up the corporate ladder. It was also during her time at Danka that Blakely came up with her billion-dollar idea for Spanx.
Disliking the way the feet of her pantyhose looked in open-toed shoes but loving the way pantyhose provided a firm top, Blakely not only decided to cut off the bottoms but came up with a bigger idea. What if there were pantyhose with a control-top but without the annoying feet? From there, Blakely saved up to research and eventually launch her hosiery idea.
For more inspiration from Blakely and her entrepreneurial journey, here are nine quotes from the self-made billionaire.
On being different
"Differentiate yourself! Why are you different? What's important about you? Why does the customer need you?" -- Sara Blakely
On the future
“Trusting your gut is like a muscle. The more you do it, the stronger it gets.” -- Sara Blakely