Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx,  is regarded as one of the most influential people in the world.

The powerful entrepreneur, who invented and marketed the hugely successful Spanx undergarment, endured a lot of hard-work before she succeeded with her multi-million-dollar clothing empire.

The empire that launched Sara to billionaire status.

Heres a list of some powerful and inspiring quotes from one of the world’s most powerful female entrepreneurs.

“It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.”

“My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.”

Instead of failure being the outcome, failure became not trying. And it forced me at a young age to want to push myself so much further out of my comfort zone.”

There is a hidden blessing in the most traumatic things we go through in our lives. My brain always goes to, ‘Where is the hidden blessing? What is my gift?’”

“I’ve always leaned toward a feminine, funky style, even in business settings. I used to paint my nails blue in 1993, before it was mainstream.”

21 Inspiring Lessons From Female Entrepreneur Sara Blakely

“You’ve got to visualize where you’re headed and be very clear about it. Take a Polaroid picture of where you’re going to be in a few years.”

Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.”

Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.”

Failure to me became not trying versus not succeeding.”

 “Perseverance is the key to starting a successful business.” 

Money is fun to make, fun to spend and fun to give away.” 

The smartest thing I ever did was to hire my weakness.”

If somebody can do something 80 percent as good as you think you would have done it yourself, then you’ve got to let it go.”

Having a mental snapshot of where you are, where you are going, and what you are moving toward is incredibly powerful.”

The thought of my mortality – I think about it a lot. I find it motivating. It can be any time that your number’s up.”

I have this system where if I buy three or four new things, I give away three or four things. Sometimes, it’s a very painful system, but shopping is even better when you know that someone else who needs it will be getting. Keep the clothing karma going, I say.”

“Differentiate yourself! Why are you different? What’s important about you? Why does the customer need you?”

Ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.”

Most of the reason we don’t do things is because we’re afraid to fail. I just made a decision one day that I was not not going to do things in my life because of fear.”

“The word ’Spanx’ was funny. It made people laugh. No one ever forgot it.”

 “Don’t solicit feedback on your product, idea or your business just for validation purposes. You want to tell the people who can help move your idea forward, but if you’re just looking to your friend, co-worker, husband or wife for validation, be careful. It can stop a lot of multimillion-dollar ideas in their tracks in the beginning.”

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