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Jorge Paulo Lemann

Jorge Paulo Lemann quotes: the Brazilian billionaire’s best content.

“Always have a big dream.”

“I always say, to have a big dream requires the same effort as having a small dream.  But to think big frees you from the insignificant details.  Dream big!”

“Life is not easy, you need to work hard.”

“The culture is to work hard, very hard – no cakewalk.”

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Luxottica Group

Leonardo Del Vecchio quotes: Italian eyewear billionaire on using fear as fuel, integrity, having the courage to make tough decisions, why he won’t let his kids work for his company, and more.

“It’s not dangerous to decide and get it wrong, but I do believe that it can be fatal for any company not to have the courage to make decisions.”

“You can never make the same mistake twice… because the second time it’s not a mistake… it’s a choice.”

“From less than humble beginnings, I insisted on working hard.  And my driving factor has always been fear.”

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Sheldon Gary Adelson

Sheldon Adelson quotes: Vegas billionaire on entrepreneurs, why you need to zig when they zag, dealing with big money, and more.

“The world has to go on.  Life goes on.  You have to be willing to take risks.  You have to be a visionary to see the opportunity.”

“Create a vision.  Identify it and go for it.”

“An entrepreneur is born with the mentality to take risks, though there are several important characteristics: courage, faith in yourself, and above all, even when you fail, to learn from failure and get up and try again.”

“Entrepreneurship is essentially identifying the path that everyone takes; and choosing a different, better way.”

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Looks Matter Selling

Selling: it’s as much what you do in front of people, and how, and where, as it is what you say.

Your posture, your energy, how fit you are, your focus, the expression on your face, your hand gestures, your product demonstrations, your showmanship, your hair, your clothes, your watch, your shoes.

Not only that, but how clean and organized your workspace is, the books on your shelf, the artwork on your wall, the pen you sign your name with, the quality of the landscaping out front, what kind of car you drive.

Same thing goes for your business partners, your coworkers, your contractors.  They’re getting judged too.  And that factors in, like it or not.

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Michael Anthony Strahan

Michael Strahan quotes: on fear, parenting, tackling more than one project, happiness, burnout, and more.

“Just thinking about it ain’t gonna make it happen.  Wanting it to happen, ain’t gonna make it happen.  Expect it to happen, and work every day to make it so.”

“We’re our own worst enemy.  You doubt yourself more than anybody else ever will.  If you can get past that, you can be successful.”

“It’s natural to have doubts.  But hit pause before you out-and-out quit.”

“If you do hard work, a lot of good things go your way.”

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Jon David Gruden

Jon Gruden quotes: the always entertaining football coach lays down his logic.

“You have to keep trying to get better.”

“You either have the charisma, the knowledge, the passion, the intelligence – or you don’t.”

“You never say never to nothing.”

“If you’re a leader, can communicate, and have a great work ethic, those are the things you’re looking for.”

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Toby Keith Covel

Toby Keith quotes: the crazy-rich country singer’s stances and insights.

“I say if you’re going to take a chance on something, you just go full balls to the wall.”

“Don’t compromise even if it hurts to be yourself.”

“Everybody gets their window; everybody has their time.”

“My mom taught me the serenity prayer.  The most important part is ‘the wisdom to know the difference.’  You have to know the difference between things you can control and things you can’t.”

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Shania Twain

Shania Twain quotes: country music megastar’s thoughts on money, music, self-expression, fulfillment, and more.

“Find your self-esteem and be forever free to dream.”

“It’s important to give it all you have while you have the chance.”

“I deeply believe that everything is relative.  We need the bad to appreciate the good, and vice versa.  We need something unexpected to happen in order for us to realize that everything was expected.  It’s our relation to those things that we are able to decide how we feel and the level of intensity of those feelings.  Such is relativity.”

“You have to set your own boundaries.  We all do.  You have to self-check.  At the same time, the transparency is liberating.  It is so much easier than screening every little thing you do and say.  There’s got to be some fluidity to self-expression without constantly editing things.  The older I get, the more confident I feel in that.  The filters are just flung away.  Let’s face it, filters interrupt the flow of sincerity.”

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Tina Turner

Tina Turner quotes: “Queen of Rock’s” most shared sayings.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their own dreams.”

“I believe that if you’ll just stand up and go, life will open up for you.”

“I just believe that anything is possible.”

“Determination, perseverance, patience… I did it; I really did it!”

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Cher Sayings

Cher quotes: the “Goddess of Pop’s” most popular quotes.

“Everyone’s got to have a dream.  It’s not reaching your dream that counts.  It’s going toward them.”

“If you really want something, you can figure out how to make it happen.”

“If you are going to wait for someone to encourage you to do something, you just better give up.”

“If you’re waiting for someone to believe in you, you’ll be waiting forever.  You must believe in yourself.”

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Justin Drew Bieber

Justin Bieber quotes: success sayings from the young, stupid-famous pop star.

“Never say never.  See what is possible if you never give up.”

“I’m telling you, people.  Everyday we wake up is another blessing.  Follow your dreams and don’t let anyone stop you.”

“You were born to be somebody.  Maybe a vet, maybe a hero, maybe a caregiver.  Whatever it is, you were born to be something special and if you believe that, you can achieve it.”

“Any goal you have, you just have to set it and never give up and always make sure that you always just follow your dreams.”

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Smart Old Man

If you don’t, nothing you say after that will matter much.  When I write copy or train sales peeps, I always have the number 11 in mind.  As in, say somethin’ sexy in 11 words or less, or assume everything else you say will be ignored.

(I got that number from Cashvertising, which said most selling sentences should be clear, simple, stated in 11 words or less.)

So…

What will your prospect find sexy?  A discount?  News?  A big announcement?  A promise to remove pain or increase joy?  A story?

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Elmer Wheeler

Don’t sell the steak, sell the sizzle.  You’ve heard it a million times.  But what’s it really mean?  Let’s take a look.

The saying comes from the late Elmer Wheeler, who was known as “America’s Greatest Salesman.”

And here’s what he meant by it:

It’s the sizzle that sells the steak, not the cow.  It’s waiters, not steers, that stroll through restaurants, delivering juicy steaks to hungry patrons.

And as they do, what happens?

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Demetria Devonne Lovato

Demi Lovato quotes: about inner demons, taking it one day at a time, success, authenticity, and more.

“No matter what you’re feeling, just remember that each and every one of us has been put here with a purpose and a passion.  Our only job is to realize and follow it.”

“Every day is a new opportunity to change your life and be who you want to be.”

“If positivity is what you put out in the universe, positivity is what you get.”

“Take time out of your life to practice your passion.  Do whatever you need to do that will propel you toward your goals.”

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Self Driving Danger

Have you noticed yourself being more and more on autopilot?  I have.  It’s like, if I’m not careful, I can go through an entire day without really thinking about anything.

Some examples:

My watch buzzes, reminding me to stand, move, even breathe!

I hop in the car, my phone guides me, turn-by-turn, to where I wanna go.  And the car?  Pretty much drives itself.  I mean, I can’t even change lanes without the seat shakin’ my right or left ass cheek, like: “You sure bro?”  Seriously.  Driving today requires almost no thought whatsoever.

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