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Quotations. June

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right” ~  Henry Ford

“Sleep very little, work very late, wake very early, and love and respect everyone and everything. Do great things for strangers, give more than you receive, be true to yourself and never want to be anyone else, always find the positive in life, and learn meditation it really helps …you find your true voice.” ~ Patrick Hoelck (photographer)

“My real desire is to see people live in the modus of our time, to participate in the contemporary world, to release themselves from nostalgia, antiquated traditions, old rituals, meaningless kitsch, and that we be conscious and sensorially attuned to this world in this moment that we are alive.” ~Karim Rashid

“If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.” ~ Bruce Barton

“Don’t give too much attention to what happens to you, but rather to what you can make happen.” ~ Dragos Roua

“Example isn’t another way to teach, it is the only way to teach” ~ Albert Einstein

“People only see what they are prepared to see.” ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”~ Abraham Lincoln

“Your own Self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world”. ~ Arvind Devalia

How To Invest In Yourself (And Why) by Dragos Roua

Why Investing In Yourself?

We talked so far about “how to invest in yourself” but we didn’t talk about the “why?”. So, here we go: why investing in yourself?

Because, in the end, you’re the only one controlling your reality. The more you invest in yourself, the more independence and power you gain. And the more independent you are, the faster you’ll be able to cope with any change in your reality.

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Quotations of the month. May 2010.

“Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends or relatives.”~ Robert Kiyosaki. ;-)


“When your vocation becomes your vacation, there is no such thing as hard work.” ~Jimmy Smith


“A woman is like a teabag. You never know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt


My best advice: win little battles. Get in the habit of winning, of shipping, of having customers that can’t live without you. Once you’ve demonstrated you know how to do the art, then go after the windmills. ~Seth Godin


“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and
then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” ~ Maya Angelou


I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. ~Jimmy Dean

25 Lessons Learned from Seth Godin

“Busy does not equal important. Measured doesn’t mean mattered.” – Seth Godin

There’s a hidden message in this post – it’s your free prize inside.  Whether you find the free prize or not, this post will make you think.  About your life.  About work.  About just about everything.  Why?  Because it’s a distillation of lessons from a man named Seth.  Seth Godin is an author, an agent of change, a meaning maker, and an Idea Merchant.

Seth GodinTop 10 Seth Godin Quotes:

  • “Expectations are the engines of our perceptions.”
  • “Ideas in secret die. They need light and air or they starve to death.”
  • “Go ahead, do something impossible. “
  • “You can’t shrink your way to greatness! “
  • “I don’t know what the key to success is, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”
  • “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”
  • “Why waste a sentence saying nothing? “
  • “If you could do tomorrow over again, would you?”
  • “Change is not a threat, it’s an opportunity. Survival is not the goal, transformative success is.”
  • “Are you a serial idea-starting person? The goal is to be an idea-shipping person.”

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Quotations of the months. April 2010.

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”~Helen Keller

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”~Napoleon Hill

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” ~Desiderius Erasmus

That which dominates our imagination and our thoughts will determine our life and character. Therefore it behooves us to be careful what we are worshiping, for what we are worshiping we are becoming. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful! ~Albert Schweitzer

Hedgehog. If you have a hog, you win. If you don’t have a hog, you lose.

Written by Lana Kravtsova from daringclarity.com for The Entrepreneur School

3 circles hedgehog concept

3 circles hedgehog concept

How do you know which idea, project, gig, client to give a green light to and which not even bother researching further? How do you get clear on which business model, product or service are really going to make you rich, happy and fulfilled and which are going to drain your energy and suck your time leaving your soul empty and hurting.

How do you stay on purpose and say “yes” only to the right opportunities. And if you’ve been in business for any time at all, you know that it’s not the lack of opportunities or ideas but an incredible amount of them that leaves us terrified and unsure what to do next.

There is one word that will solve all of the above problems for you.

Hedgehog.

Works like magic each and every time.

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