When you worked a part-time job, what did you get with your first paycheck?
A Van Halen tape? A pair of high tops? For Debbi Fields, it was butter, cocoa, you know, cookie supplies. Her family, with their dad’s paycheck as a welder, didn’t have these supplies, and Fields’ love was baking sweet treats.
We all know that her single-mindedness and passion eventually led to an empire of chocolate chip and other cookies, available at your local mall and in the freezer section of your grocery store. Mrs. Fields is synonymous with chocolate chip cookies. We’d all like to tap into the kind of success Mrs. Fields built from the ground up. Here’s a look at some of her most inspiring quotes.
You do not have to be superhuman to do what you believe in.
If you’re going to be at a job environment, you should love it. You shouldn’t do it just for money. You should do it because you love it. And the money comes naturally.
I’ve never felt like I was in the cookie business. I’ve always been in a feel good feeling business. My job is to sell joy. My job is to sell happiness. My job is to sell an experience.
Good enough never is.
What I wanted was to be allowed to do the things in the world that I did best—which I believed then and believe now is the greatest privilege there is. When I did that success found me.
The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is not to try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.