Oscar Wilde - Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.
If you aren't willing to travel eight hours in a blizzard to speak to a group of five people for free you haven't found your passion. - Who said this?
Norman Vincent Peale - People become quite remarkable when they start thinking and believing that they can do things.
Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get. - Dale Carnegie
Henry Ford - Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. - Margaret Fuller, journalist and women's rights advocate
If you have more money than brains you should focus on outbound marketing. If you have more brains than money you should focus on inbound marketing. - Guy Kawasaki
Either write something worth reading about or do something worth writing about. - Benjamin Franklin
Keep looking till you find it, or at least till you find a reason to stop you from looking. - Yanal Abdel Rahim
Principles before Rules. Progress before Perfection. - Michael Hartzell
He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. - Albert Einstein (1879–1955)
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they ought to be. - Rosalynn Carter
Use the "P" Triad for each decision: People, Purpose, Profit. - Michael Hartzell
My brother and I learned along the way about the things that were necessary to grow business...... We learned we were in the people business. The key all along has been to get the right people around us. You always find bright, goal oriented people and get out of the way. - James Milgard Milgard Manufacturing
Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretense.- Marcus Aurelius (121–180)
Henry Ford - Either you think you can or you think you can't. Either way your right!
The hurdles to success: Skill, Will. Training fixes one. Clarify Consequence of Choice for the other. - Michael Hartzell
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. - Albert Einstein (1879–1955)
Planning before moving Prevents Pathetic Performance. - Michael Hartzell
Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance - Nancy Bleeke
Leaders do not avoid, repress, or deny conflict, but rather see it as an opportunity.- Warren Bennis (1925 – )
That which we persist in doing becomes easier – not because of the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do it has increased.- Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.- Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)
In dreams you can be the person you want, but in reality you can only try becoming the person you dreamed of. - Yanal Abdel Rahim
My presentiment promotes possibilities parallel to progress over perfection and I am presently proceeding towards that process with powerful perseverance. - Marcia Ridgeway
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.- Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)
Learning never exhausts the mind.- Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)
Walls and barriers are simply tests for dedication and commitment. - Who?
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.- Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. - Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)
There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.- Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. - Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)
It is not enough to know, have the ability to communicate and teach. - Michael Hartzell
Many of life's failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas Edison
Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. - Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)
Go beyond the checklist, offer "Heart & Soul". - Michael Hartzell
Eleanor Roosevelt - Those who can see the invisible, can achieve the impossible.
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. - Roger Bannister
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. - Albert Einstein
Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle - when the sun comes up, you had better be running. - Unknown
Success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. - Viktor E. Frankl
Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. - Earl Nightingale
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein
I am aware that success is more than a good idea. Anita Roddick (1942-2007) English entrepreneur and activist, founder of The Body Shop
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I do not consider a sale complete until goods are worn out and the customer still satisfied. We will thank anyone to return goods that are not perfectly satisfactory...Above all things we wish to avoid having a dissatisfied customer. - L.L. Bean, 1912. These words were found in their first circular.
Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. 'Seeming to do' is not doing. - Thomas Alva Edison
The people who successfully start independent businesses (franchises, I think are a different thing) do it because we have no real choice in the matter. The voice in our heads won't shut up until we discover if we're right, if we can do it, if we can make something happen. This is an art, our art, and to leave it bottled up is a crime. - Seth Godin
Those who know who they are, who they serve and where they are going in the offline world have fewer barriers with moving business to the online world.