Hello. I am Deepak Kundu, an avid book reader and quotes collector. As a hobby, I collect interesting quotes from the books that I read.

This post is a collection of 19 quotes from the book - The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau. I hope you find these quotes useful.

The $100 Startup Quotes

There’s no rehab program for being addicted to freedom. Once you’ve seen what it’s like on the other side, good luck trying to follow someone else’s rules ever again.

The old choice was to work at a job or take a big risk going out on your own. The new reality is that working at a job may be the far riskier choice. Instead, take the safe road and go out on your own.

Only when passion merges with a skill that other people value can you truly follow your passion to the bank.

Being different isn’t enough; differentiation that makes you better is what’s required.

The first time you make a sale in a new business, no matter the amount, it’s a very big deal.

You should offer an incredible guarantee or no guarantee at all. A weak guarantee, or one that is unclear, can work against your credibility instead of helping it.

A good launch is like a Hollywood movie: You first hear about it far in advance, then you hear more about it before the debut, then you watch as crowds of people anxiously queue up for the opening.

Freely give, freely receive: It works. The more you focus your business on providing a valuable service and helping people, the more your business will grow.

The next time someone asks for something, try saying yes and see what it leads to. Whatever success I’ve had in my own work thus far has always come from saying yes, not from saying no.

Get up in the morning and get to work. Make something worth talking about and then talk about it.

Many aspiring business owners make two common, related mistakes: thinking too much about where to get money to start their project and thinking too little about where the business income will come from.

If you have to spend your time correcting problems caused by the team created to support you, the team hasn’t really improved your life.

Once a business gets up and running, it’s very easy to get trapped in all kinds of things that have nothing to do with making money. The solution is simple: Focus on the money.

If you have a range of projects, products, or activities, it’s almost always better to devote your efforts to the strong performers than to try and pull up the weak ones. Most people do the opposite, but if your goal is for everything to be average, that’s the best you’ll ever get.

Entrepreneurs are not necessarily risk takers; it’s just that they define risk and security differently from the way other people do.

If you know what you need to do, the next step is simply to do it. Stop waiting. Start taking action.

Failure is overrated—who says you’ll fail? You can just as easily succeed.

Advice can be helpful, but you can also just step out and take a big leap. Don’t wait for someone to give you permission.

Creativity and initiative will get you far, regardless of the starting point.