41 Remarkable Robert Herjavec Quotes

Robert Herjavec is a Croatian-Canadian businessman, investor, and television personality. He is best known as being one of the active investors on Shark Tank. From the sale of his first company, BRAK Systems to the founding of the Herjavec Group, there are many lessons learned over the years. Here is a look at some of the most notable Robert Herjavec quotes ever recorded and documented.

“A goal without a deadline is just a dream.”

“An entrepreneur has to be able to adapt over time.”

“Be risky at work. Be safe with your investments.”

“Being overly sensitive to rejection can become a destructive virus.”

“Business is a sprint until you find an opportunity, then it’s the patience of a marathon runner.”

“Cash is the lifeblood of your business. There are very few things in business that will kill you, but running our of cash is one of those things. You can recover from almost any other mistake, but if you run out of cash you’re dead.”


“Don’t start a business. Find a problem, Solve a problem, The business comes second.”

“Don’t ever be enamored by what something sells for. It’s more important what you get to keep in your pocket.”

“Entrepreneurs create the tangible from the tangible.”

“I balance my meals. I have never been a big dessert guy.”

“I don’t look at failure as death, I don’t look at failure as finality. I just look at it and pick myself up and say ‘we shouldn’t have done that’ and move on.”

“I like to invest in people that I like to hang with.”

“I never dreamed I could build a $100 million company. I just happened to build a $1 million company that became a $5 million company, and so on.”

“I try to get in one, one-hour spinning class per week.”

“I was one of those guys who never wanted to start their own business. I never saw myself as a leader. I saw myself as a great No. 2.”

“I was raised by my grandmother on a farm, where we were really poor – we had dirt floors – but so did everybody else.”

“I’m a very nice guy, but don’t mistake my kindness for weakness.”

“I’m really inspired to build a billion-dollar company. The hardest part is building the vehicle to get you there.”

“If you’re hard on yourself, life will be easy on you.”

“If you’re emotional and you’re great at something, the money will follow.”

“I’m a very nice guy, but don’t mistake my kindness for weakness.”

“I’m intrigued that the same letters from the alphabet are used in the word silent and in the word listen. Perhaps it’s evidence that the most important part of listening involves remaining silent.”

“I’m really inspired to build a billion-dollar company. The hardest part is building the vehicle to get you there.”

“It is human nature, especially as we get older, to look for stability in our lives. But if you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you have to fight against that somewhat, as starting a business requires movement. You cannot stay still.”

“It’s the thousand little, non-sexy, non-exciting, mundane things that you have to do in order to be recognized, that make you succeed.”

“Just like any business is a living, breathing thing, an entrepreneur has to be able to adapt over time.”

“Long before I had money, my passion for cars was there.”

“People who succeed in life have a need for something greater than themselves.”

“Perhaps the most important part of listening involves remaining silent.”

“Some people will lie to you because they mean to. Others will do it to tell you what you want to hear.”

“Successful business people retain a quality most others not only lack but often fail to comprehend, and that’s the unrelenting drive to convert a vision into reality.”

“The best way to get past doubt and inexperience is simply action.”

“Tough times never last; tough people always do.”

“What is great about entrepreneurship is that entrepreneurs create the tangible from the intangible.”

“When I was a waiter, I wanted to be the best waiter I could be and worked to be better at it every day.”

“Without the ability to visualize a goal and believe it will be reached, nothing of substance will be achieved. Not by anybody. Not at any time. Not in any place.”

“Work-life balance is one of the biggest misconceptions people have.”

“You can never be satisfied as an entrepreneur, and the basis of any successful, growing business is new clients.”

“You can’t rush the miles. No matter how fast I run, the five miles isn’t going to be done in the first five minutes.”

“You have to have something bigger than you. You have to have a goal that is greater than you.”

“You have to understand the language of business.”

Robert Herjavec shares his story of how he escaped poverty to go on and become a millionaire.