Mark Cuban Quotes For Success In Business And Life

Mark Cuban is known for his insightful quotes and his straight-talking, no-nonsense attitude. Here are some of his most quoted sayings.

Mark Cuban – Entrepreneur

Mark Cuban is an American businessman and investor. He is the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and also a star of the ABC reality show Shark Tank. As well as being a successful entrepreneur, Cuban is also known for his philanthropy, and has given away millions of dollars to charities.

Due to his success in business, and high-profile media appearances, Cuban has become one of the most well-known and respected entrepreneurs in the world. He is known for his straight-talking, no-nonsense approach to business, and his passion for giving back to society.

Here are some of the best Mark Cuban quotes:

Best Mark Cuban Quotes

Find something you love to do. If you don’t make money at it, at least you love going to work.

– Mark Cuban


Treat your customers like they own you. Because they do.

– Mark Cuban

Treat your customers like they own you. Because they do. - Mark Cuban


I want the bad news first.

– Mark Cuban


Life gets easier when you don’t have to worry about the bills.

– Mark Cuban


It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. You only have to be right once and then everyone can tell you that you are an overnight success.

– Mark Cuban


Time is the most valuable asset you don’t own.

– Mark Cuban

Time is the most valuable asset you don’t own. - Mark Cuban


When I die, I want to come back as me.

– Mark Cuban


Money is a scoreboard where you can rank how you’re doing against other people.

– Mark Cuban

Money is a scoreboard where you can rank how you’re doing against other people. - Mark Cuban


One of the most underrated skills in business right now is being nice.

– Mark Cuban

One of the most underrated skills in business right now is being nice. - Mark Cuban


I love to compete. Somebody out there is competing against me.

– Mark Cuban

I love to compete. Somebody out there is competing against me. - Mark Cuban


Your biggest enemies are your bills. The more you owe, the more you stress. The more you stress over bills, the more difficult it is to focus on your goals.

– Mark Cuban


I’m always afraid of failing. It’s great motivation to work harder.

– Mark Cuban

I’m always afraid of failing. It’s great motivation to work harder. - Mark Cuban


Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love.

– Mark Cuban


Creating opportunities means looking where others are not.

– Mark Cuban

Creating opportunities means looking where others are not. - Mark Cuban


It’s not about money or connections, it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business. And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.

– Mark Cuban


I still work hard to know my business. I’m continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I’m always selling. Always.

– Mark Cuban


Quotes by Mark Cuban

I don’t care what anyone says. Being rich is a good thing.

– Mark Cuban


You just got to stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment.

– Mark Cuban

You just got to stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment. - Mark Cuban


You have to learn how to use time wisely and be productive. How wisely you use your time will have far more impact on your life and success than any amount of money.

– Mark Cuban


The one person who you should never believe when it comes to evaluating your abilities is you. The very worst judge of your abilities is you. Self-evaluation is never successful.

– Mark Cuban


More importantly, if you set your monthly income requirements too high, you eliminate a significant number of opportunities. The cheaper you can live, the greater your options.

– Mark Cuban


If you’re going to compete with me or one of my businesses, you’d better recognize that I’m working 24 hours a day to kick your ass.

– Mark Cuban


Being rich is a good thing. Not just in the obvious sense of benefiting you and your family, but in the broader sense. Profits are not a zero sum game. The more you make, the more of a financial impact you can have.

– Mark Cuban


What is your grind?

– Mark Cuban


I worked hard and smarter than most people in the businesses I have been in.

– Mark Cuban

I worked hard and smarter than most people in the businesses I have been in. - Mark Cuban


If you have managers reporting to managers in a startup, you will fail. Once you get beyond startup, if you have managers reporting to managers, you will create politics.

– Mark Cuban


To be the best salesperson put yourself in the shoes of the person to whom you are selling. Don’t sell your product. Solve their problem.

– Mark Cuban


It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed, you only have to be right once.

– Mark Cuban

It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed, you only have to be right once. - Mark Cuban


The edge is knowing people think you’re crazy, and they’re right, but you don’t care what they think.

– Mark Cuban


Customers want to see that you have other customers.

– Mark Cuban


What I’ve learned in these 11 years is you got to stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment.

– Mark Cuban


I look at my annual budgets for everything and anything, and I look to see where I can save the most money on those items. Saving 30% to 50% buying in bulk replenishable items from toothpaste to soup, or whatever I use a lot of is the best guaranteed return on investment you can get anywhere.

– Mark Cuban


Mark Cuban Famous Quotes

It’s called working your ass off.

– Mark Cuban


Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it.

– Mark Cuban


Learn to sell. In business you’re always selling to your prospects, investors and employees.

– Mark Cuban


I wouldn’t be where I am now if I didn’t fail a lot. The good, the bad, it’s all part of the success equation.

– Mark Cuban


Perfectionism is the enemy of profitability.

– Mark Cuban

Perfectionism is the enemy of profitability. - Mark Cuban


When you’ve got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?

– Mark Cuban


Success is about making your life a special version of unique that fits who you are—not what other people want you to be.

– Mark Cuban


A sure sign of failure for a startup is when someone sends me logo-embroidered polo shirts. If your people are at shows and in public, it’s okay to buy for your own employees, but if you really think people are going to wear your branded polo when they’re out and about, you are mistaken and have no idea how to spend your money.

– Mark Cuban


It comes down to finding something you love to do, then just trying to be great at it.

– Mark Cuban


I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter how many times you failed. You only have to be right once.

– Mark Cuban

I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter how many times you failed. You only have to be right once. - Mark Cuban


It’s hard not to fool yourself. Everyone tells you how they are going to be special. But few do the work to get there.

– Mark Cuban


I say it all the time: Business is the ultimate sport.

– Mark Cuban

I say it all the time: Business is the ultimate sport. - Mark Cuban


There is very little knowledge that can’t be obtained through effort.

– Mark Cuban


Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.

– Mark Cuban

Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you. - Mark Cuban


Small businesses don’t fail for lack of capital. They fail for lack of brains, they fail for lack of effort.

– Mark Cuban


Because if you’re prepared and you know what it takes. It’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there.

– Mark Cuban


Quotes from Mark Cuban

When you are the best at something, the demand for your services will grow. People want to hire the best. They want to be associated with the best.

– Mark Cuban


There is always a way to get there.

– Mark Cuban

There is always a way to get there. - Mark Cuban


Wherever I see people doing something the way it’s always been done, the way it’s ‘supposed’ to be done, following the same old trends, well, that’s just a big red flag to me to go look somewhere else.

– Mark Cuban


One thing we can all control is effort. Put in the time to become an expert in whatever you’re doing. It will give you an advantage because most people don’t do this.

– Mark Cuban


I retired at twenty-nine, bought a lifetime pass on American Airlines and I was happy right there. But when we started the streaming business, I knew it could be something big.

– Mark Cuban


The only thing any entrepreneur, salesperson, or anyone in any position can control is their effort.

– Mark Cuban


It is so much easier to be nice, to be respectful, to put yourself in your customers’ shoes and try to understand how you might help them before they ask for help, than it is to try to mend a broken customer relationship.

– Mark Cuban


Focus on building the best possible business. If you are great, people will notice and opportunities will appear.

– Mark Cuban


There is no sport as competitive as business.

– Mark Cuban

There is no sport as competitive as business. - Mark Cuban


Work like there is someone working twenty-four hours a day to take it all away from you.

– Mark Cuban


If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession.

– Mark Cuban

If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession. - Mark Cuban


It’s not in the dreaming, it’s in the doing.

– Mark Cuban

It’s not in the dreaming, it’s in the doing. - Mark Cuban


Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to have fun accomplishing what others are too afraid to do.

– Mark Cuban


I spend time in bookstores because one idea from a book or magazine can make me money.

– Mark Cuban


You’ve gotta be differentiated and unique. You’ve gotta know what your core competency is and be great at it.

– Mark Cuban


Watching the best taught me how to run my businesses.

– Mark Cuban

Watching the best taught me how to run my businesses. - Mark Cuban


I create offbeat advice; I don’t follow it. I rarely take third-party advice on my investments.

– Mark Cuban


Everyone is passionate about something. Usually more than one thing. We are born with it.

– Mark Cuban


If you’re looking where everybody else is looking, you’re looking in the wrong spot.

– Mark Cuban

If you’re looking where everybody else is looking, you’re looking in the wrong spot. - Mark Cuban

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