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The best things in life require an investment of time and money and emotions. The amount you invest has an impact on the results you can expect.
Don’t ask your team to follow the rules. Tell them to be amazing. And expect it.
Successful start-ups have one really differentiating quality — the art of trying harder.
Being a jerk doesn’t make you a better business person. It just makes you a jerk.
Nothing works better to keep you inspired than being dissatisfied with where you are in life.
There are no business problems, management problems, leadership problems, or profit problems. There are only people problems.
I don’t care about you. I care about me. Care about me too.
Never forget those who let you lean on them along the way.
If you want to be successful over the long run, spend less time networking and handing out business cards. Just be amazing. People will find you.
Deny selfishness. Decry cruelty. Deliver delightfulness.
Live without regrets. Apologize when you hurt people. Pursue greatness.
Don’t confuse ‘spending money’ with developing discipline, working tirelessly, and fixing problems with your business strategy.
It is always what it’s not. Remember that when things appear to add up.
You are never going to like how long it takes to turn your ideas and dreams into life-changing success. But being unlikely is worth it.
With brains and no brawn you get “genius inactivity”. But with brawn and no brains you get “fruitless effort”. You need both.
The most important power in the world is “will power”. If you “will”, it will eventually happen.
Just because you don’t know the exact next step to take doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a next step.
Being more productive in business is about having better conversations with your clients.
Business winners create a fanfare that arouses action, intensifies urgency, and captures the mind and motivation of a buyer.
Clients want to pay a fair value for a great product.Totally free creates ambivalence for a discerning client. Money changing hands reduces the ‘scary’ part of a deal.
Want to keep your business alive? Avoid pettiness. It’s the suicide-bomber of healthy morale.
Doing good things won’t get you great results. That takes you doing great things.
Success demands planning and perspective and most importantly passion.
Relationships revolve around perspective: your’s and their’s.
Business is a war.
Results never lie. Conclusions can.
Have a plan for how you spend each moment of your business day. Fear and panic creep in when you have nothing else to think about.
If you wouldn’t kick down your customer’s door and start spitting sales facts in his face in person, then don’t do it with your emails or phone calls.
Just because you call it business doesn’t mean it’s not personal. It always is.
Don’t believe everything you don’t hear.
Sometimes ‘finished’ is better than ‘best’.
Getting in shape is never an overnight success story. It’s an every day story.
Fight. Cry when it hurts. Lead even though you’re crying. Keep moving towards where you want to be.
While we make our living based solely on our performance, we rarely take the time to improve our performance. That doesn’t make sense.
When you deny yourself the option to look back, you somehow find a solution for moving forward.
Being memorable is an investment made long before the gain is realized.