Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Make A Difference Now

"Go out and make a difference in your community.
You don't need endless time and perfect conditions.
Do it now. Do it today.
Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating."

-- Barbara Sher

"Wherever you go, go there with all your heart."

-- Todd Duncan

"To rebrand society's view of salespeople, we'd all be wise to follow in the footsteps of the doctor. Question, assess, diagnose and prescribe."

-- Todd Duncan
The Simple Truths of Selling

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Keep Moving With Action

"Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."

-- Conrad Hilton

"If you have no grand plan, ask yourself what small steps you might take to improve the quality of your or someone else's life. Then get busy taking those steps. There's power in thinking small, and you can use it starting now."

-- Betty Mahalik
Living a Five Star Life

"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."

-- Muhammad Ali

Sunday, March 28, 2010

When It Rains

"And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow."

-- Jerry Chin

"Noted psychologist Dr. Abraham Maslow provided the most popular theory on motivation and its impact on human behavior. He wrote that all human beings have a hierarchy of needs that control behavior. Once our physical needs are met (i.e. food, water, shelter) we are motivated by what he calls our basic human needs. In Maslow's hierarchy, recognition, or the desire to feel important in the eyes of others, plays a key role in influencing our behavior at home and in the workplace."

-- Tom Mathews
Aim for the Heart

"The human spirit is nurtured by praise, as much as a seedling is nurtured by the soil, the water and the sun."

-- Mario Fernandez

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Face Adversity With Patience

"When you face adversity, be focused but patient, and the right answer will usually surface before you know it."

-- Mac Anderson
The Nature of Success

"Patience is bitter, but the fruit is sweet."

-- Mac Anderson

"No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."

-- Paul

Friday, March 26, 2010

Life of Permanent Purpose

"When one lives a life of permanent purpose, sales figures soar, team chemistry thrives and teenage decision become wiser and more cautious. And these are just a few examples of what will happen... Simply put, when we understand that every action matters, every result of our actions immediately improves!"

-- Andy Andrews
The Butterfly Effect

"Every single thing you do matters. You have been created as one of a kind. You have been created in order to make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world."

-- Andy Andrews

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

-- Maya Angelou

Thursday, March 25, 2010

It Is Worth To Find That Passion

"You can't fake passion. It is the fuel that drives any dream and makes you happy to be alive. However, thefirst step to loving what you do is to self analyze, to simply know what you love. We all have unique talents and interests, and one of life's greatest challenges is to match these talents with career opportunities that bring out the best in us. It's not easy-and sometimes we can only find it through trial and error-but it's worth the effort."

-- Linda Ellis and Mac Anderson
The Dash

"Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow."

-- Norman Vincent Peale

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?"

--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Very Eminent of Success

"No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction."

-- Charles Francis Adams

"If you want happiness for an hour - take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day - go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month - get married.
If you want happiness for a year - inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime - help someone else."

-- Chinese Proverb

"According to Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, who wrote Raving Fans, the 'raving fan concept' is really pretty simple. It's no longer good enough to have satisfied customer. You need raving fans to sing your praises. You might think... what's the difference? The difference is raving fans, unlike satisfied customers, become part of your sales force. They tell friends, family, and coworkers about your service and your products. And, of course, good things happen!"

-- Mac Anderson
Customer Love

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It Becomes Your Destiny

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Choose your words, for they become actions.
Understand your actions, for they become habits.
Study your habits, for they will become your character.
Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny."

-- Quote Unknown, Mac Anderson
Finding Joy

"Everything in your ife is there
as a vehicle for your transformation.
Use it!"

-- Ram Dass

"Wisdom is knowing the right path to take... integrity is taking it."

--M. H. McKee

Monday, March 22, 2010

Around Unknow Curve

Faith and doubt both are needed, not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.

--Lillian Smith

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."

-- Mark Twain
Laughter is an Instant Vacation

"If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself."

-- Eubie Blake

Sunday, March 21, 2010

What Courage Means

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."

-- Winston Churchill

"Take a deep breath, count to ten, and tackle each task one step at a time."

-- Linda Shalaway

"The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them."

-- Harold S. Geneen
Even Eagles Need a Push

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Change Can Be Wonderful

"The Truth, of course, is that change can be a wonderful gift. In fact, it is the key that unlocks the doors to growth and excitement in any organization. And, most importantly without it... your competition will pass you by. A big part of success, as a leader, will be your ability to inspire your team to get out of their comfort zones; to assure them that even though they are on a new path, it's the right path, for the right reasons."

-- Mac Anderson and Tom Feltenstein
Change is Good... You Go First

"When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge."

-- Tuli Kupferburg

"We can throw stones,
complain about them,
stumble on them,
climb over them,
or build with them."

-- William Arthur Ward

Friday, March 19, 2010

Plant That Seed In Mind

"All you have got to do is plant that seed in your mind, care for it, work steadily toward your goal, and it will become a reality."

-- Earl Nightingale

"The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice."

-- George Eliot

"At a time when medical research has raised us to a new plateau of good health and longevity, far too many of us worry ourselves into an early grave trying to cope with things in our own little personal ways--without ever learning a few great laws that will take care of everything for us. These things we bring on ourselves through our habitual way of thinking. Every one of us is the sum total of our own thoughts. We are where we are because that's exactly where we really want to be--whether we'll admit that or not."

-- Earl Nightingale
The Strangest Secret

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Important Is The Effort

"Winning is not everything-but making the effort to win is."

-- Vince Lombardi

"Unless a man believes in himself and makes a total commitment to his career and puts everything he has into it- his mind, his body, and his heart- what is life worth to him? If I were a salesman, I would make this commitment to my company, to the product, and most of all, to myself."

-- Vince Lombardi & Vince Lombardi, Jr.
What it Takes to be Number One

"The best things in life aren't things."

-- Art Buchwald

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

No Reasons To Remain Ashore

"The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reasons for remaining ashore."

-- Vincent Van Gogh

"There is often in people to whom 'the worst' has happened an almost transcendent freedom, for they have faced 'the worst' and survived it."

-- Carol Pearson

"Dancing in the rain isn't something that most of us are born knowing how to do. We learn it. We learn it from others; we learn it from Life. The more we dance, the better we get at it. With practice, dancing in the rain becomes almost automatic. We no longer seek to run from storms... instead, we toss back our head, throw out our arms, pick up our feet, and DANCE!"

-- Mac Anderson & BJ Gallagher
Learning to Dance in the Rain

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Worst Thing Is Not To Try

"The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized - never knowing."

-- Jim Rohn

"'If you live the Golden Rule everything else in life will usually work itself out, but if you don't, your life probably will be very unhappy and without meaning.'"

-- Mac Anderson
The Power of Attitude

"Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak... because in your life you will have been all of these."

-- Mac Anderson

"When I grip the wheel too tight, I find I lose control."

-- Steve Rapson

Saturday, March 13, 2010

To Be Irreplaceable

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."

-- Coco Chanel

"'What could be worse than being born without any sight?' She replied, 'Vision is non-negotiable for anyone who wants to succeed. It is the blueprint of the inside of a leader, before she ever sees the plan on the outside.'"

-- Marcy Blochowiak
No Glass Ceiling, Just Blue Sky

"The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision."

-- Helen Keller

Friday, March 12, 2010

Be An Immediate Successful Person

"The moment you decide on a goal to work toward, you're immediately a successful person. You are then in that rare and successful category of people who know where they're going. Out of every hundred people, you belong in the top five. Don't concern yourself too much with how you are going to achieve your goal-leave that to a power greater than yourself. All you have to do is know where you're going. The answers will come to you of their own accord, and at the right time."

-- Earl Nightingale
The Strangest Secret

"Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal."

-- Earl Nightingale

"With clear goals and qualified people in place, teams are positioned to benefit from the power of teamwork."

-- Scott Beare and Michael McMillan

"Team values build a sense of unity and establish a bond among team members that can't be broken even in the most difficult times. Accountability, integrity, respect and commitment are notable values shared by every person on the Blue Angels team. These traits provide a foundation for the most important value of all-TRUST."

-- Scott Beare and Michael McMillan
The Power of Teamwork

Great Enthusiasms and Devotions

"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause/who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails daring greatly."

-- Theodore Roosevelt
Motivational Quotes

"Courage is not limited to the battlefield. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like enduring pain when the room is empty or standing alone when you're misunderstood."

-- Charles Swindoll

"All of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."

-- Dale Carnegie

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Unlocks The Fullness of Life

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, and confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."

-- Melody Beattie
May You Be Blessed

"I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand"

-- Confucius

"We determine whether something will be a blessing or a curse by the way we choose to see it."

-- Kate Nowak

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Consistent Effort Plus Frequent Mistakes

"Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius."

-- ~Elbert Hubbard

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."

-- Winston Churchill

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirement of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."

-- Charles Kingsley
Motivational Quotes

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Each Moment

"We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment is a miracle and a mystery."

-- H. G. Wells

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."

-- Abraham Lincoln

"Work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness. The cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected." Take some time today to experience "sacred idleness".

-- George MacDonald
The Nature of Success

Monday, March 08, 2010

Making a Difference More Important

"Even though we often forget, we acknowledge it: making a difference is more important than making a dollar. Sure, a dollar puts food on the table and a roof over our head and four shiny wheels in the garage, but we know in our gut that more money won't matter as much in the end. What will matter are the people whose lives we touched along the way."

-- Todd Duncan
Simple Truths of Selling

"When people take precedence over profits, profits begin to climb."

-- Todd Duncan

"One's objective should be to get it right, get it quick, get it out, and get it over. You see, your problem won't improve with age."

-- Warren Buffett

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Happiness Is Where We Focus

"Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention."

-- Greg Anderson

"Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm."

-- Benjamin Disraeli

"A vision without a task is but a dream. A task without a vision is drudgery. A vision and a task are the hope of the world."

-- Quote on a church wall in Sussex, England
Inspiration 365 Days a Year

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Our Own Ultimate Freedom

Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.

-- Stephen R. Covey

"Fact: Every week, the average person receives: 682 e-mails, 12 text messages, 10.8 pieces of junk mail, 1.5 personal letters. Feeling appreciated is one of the strongest human desires. A handwritten note costs less than a dollar to write and mail, and the relational value is priceless."

-- Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza

"Action: 1. Select the person whom you want to thank for what he or she brings into your life. 2. Choose a postcard, letter, or card. 3. Take a few minutes to write a warm, sincere message that clearly communicates your love and appreciation for that person. 4. Decide if you want to add any special touches. Send it today."

-- Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza
Every Monday Matters

Friday, March 05, 2010

Whether You Get Up

"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."

-- Vince Lombardi

"Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success."

-- Vince Lombardi
What it Takes to Be Number One

"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul."

-- Douglas MacArthur

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Focused, Dedicated and Disciplined

"No Horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No Steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined."

-- Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D.

"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost."

-- Charles Caleb Colton

"The price that must be paid for mastery is discipline. No one achieves lasting success without it. So from the moment you awake each day, devote yourself to the perfection of whatever you pursue. Do this and you will achieve self-mastery. Achieve self-mastery and you will have the makings of a great leader... Discipline is all about cultivating powerful habits that become part of your lifestyle."

-- Robin Crow
Rock Solid Leadership

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Ask Yourself These Questions

"Ask yourself: How significant is my life? Do I make a difference? When I move... when I act... when I do something... does the universe notice? Do I really matter?"

-- Andy Andrews
The Butterfly Effect

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

-- Ghandi

"Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness."

-- James Thurber

"The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these, who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving."

-- H. U. Westermayer
Learning to Dance in the Rain

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Someone Who Achieve Consistently

"Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile."

-- Gary Ryan Blair

"The difference is that raving fans, unlike satisfied customers, become part of your sales force. They tell friends, family and co-workers about your services and your products. And, of course, good things will happen!"

-- Mac Anderson, author
Customer Love

Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.

-- Will Cuppy

Monday, March 01, 2010

Move Mountain by Carrying Away Small Stones

"The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."

-- Mary

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

-- Theodore Roosevelt

"To keep your life in balance, you should resolve to work all the time you work. When you go to work, put your head down and work the whole time. Start a little earlier, stay a little later, and work a little harder. Don't waste time. Every minute that you spend in idle chitchat with coworkers is time taken away from the work you must accomplish if you want to keep your job."

-- Brian Tracy
Eat That Frog!