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Who Said It? Taylor Swift or Jessica Mah?

Posted by Melissa Hollis to Inside inDinero

Taylor Swift and Jessica Mah

I had a recent revelation and now have a confession to make. After years of fighting the feeling, I just cannot deny it any longer:

I love Taylor Swift.

Even after months of secretly playing “Bad Blood” on repeat in my car and singing along, I still claimed indifference. It wasn’t until I read an article featuring seven of her quotes on pushing yourself that my allegiance as a “Swifty” was solidified.


Besides inspiring me to work my ass off, there was something else that caught my attention about those quotes. A feeling of familiarity. Reading these word-for-word I couldn’t help but be reminded of our fearless leader at inDinero, Jessica Mah.


It makes sense. Both are badasses who get shit done… Both work their asses off… And both clearly know their stuff when it comes to business. Like Taylor, you may have heard a lot about Jessica Mah in the press, or maybe you walked by her face over the last two months. After knowing her for a few months I can attest that she is just as quotable as TSwift—and exponentially more candid.


To emphasize my point, I’ve put together 11 quotes from the two badass bosses (and none of them are my knowledge).


So who said it? Co-founder & CEO of inDinero, Jessica Mah, or noted entertainer/entrepreneur, Taylor Swift?

See if you can tell the difference:


1. "I'm intimidated by the fear of being average." (Tweet this quote)
2. “I want to make a big impact in the world.” (Tweet this quote)


Taylor Swift and Jessica Mah


3. “I just have unapologetic confidence and I’m happy to say that’s who I am.” (Tweet this quote)
4. “Never believe anyone who tells you that you don’t deserve what you want.” (Tweet this quote)


Taylor Swift and Jessica Mah


5. “You can’t pretend to know it all.” (Tweet this quote)
6. “There are two ways you can go with pain: You can let it destroy you, or you can use it as fuel to drive you.” (Tweet this quote)


Taylor Swift and Jessica Mah


7. “We were racing our Ferrari into a brick wall...” (Tweet this quote)
8. “Other women who are killing it should motivate you, thrill you, challenge you, and inspire you rather than threaten you and make you feel like you’re immediately being compared to them.” (Tweet this quote)


Taylor Swift and Jessica Mah


9. “You are not the opinion of someone who doesn’t know you.” (Tweet this quote)
10. “Give yourself breathing room, you’re going to make lots of mistakes.” (Tweet this quote)


Answer key:

 1 – Taylor Swift

 2 – Jessica Mah

 3 – Jessica Mah

 4 – Taylor Swift

 5  Jessica Mah

 6  Taylor Swift

 7  Jessica Mah

 8  Taylor Swift

 9  Taylor Swift

10  Jessica Mah

So how did you do? Comment or tweet your results!


Want to learn more about how Jessica Mah is applying her results-driven mentality to the work culture at inDinero? You’re in luck because she took the time to record her own brand of organizational structure, Entreocracy, in a detailed manifesto.

Download The Entreocracy Manifesto by Jessica Mah, CEO of inDinero

About the author

Melissa Hollis

Melissa Hollis is a content marketer and lover of all things West Coast. She enjoys waking up every day and getting the chance to rethink the obvious and enable the dreams of aspiring entrepreneurs.

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