Rachel Maddow quotes: the MSNBC personality’s best stuff.
“People dream their dreams and work hard and achieve their dreams.”
“Be part of good decisions because the stuff you do now you will want to be bragging about when you become 90.”
“The best way to guess what is going to work out in the future and to figure out what you’ll be glad you played a role in is to get smart and get smart fast, to take the opportunities you’ve got very seriously, to continue your education not necessarily in a grad school way, but in a lifelong way, be intellectually and morally rigorous in your own decision-making and expect that the important people in your life do the same if they want to stay important to you.”
“If you’re someone people count on, particularly in difficult moments, that’s a sign of a life lived honorably.”
Carole King quotes: songwriter extraordinaire with some word gold.
“You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face and show the world all the love in your heart.”
“Do the things you believe in, in the name of love. And know that you aren’t alone. We all have doubts and fears.”
“Once the inspiration comes, that directs where the perspiration goes.”
“When I was younger, I was kind of fearless. I think it takes more courage to do things when you know more. I was completely naïve, and I was like, why can’t I do anything I want to do? You know, go for it.”
Kevin O’Leary quotes: the savage Shark Tank investor’s brutally-honest quotes.
“Vision is nothing without a plan to execute it.”
“When I start something I bring my A-game; I assume I’m going to win.”
“Not everyone wants to be an entrepreneur, or to start and grow a business. But one thing’s for certain: everyone wants to be financially successful and to make more money.”
“What are the most important qualities that make a successful entrepreneur? The ability to communicate. The ability to express your idea with certainty. That’s how you become a leader – even if you are unsure, your ability to explain your vision and your direction is the attribute you need the most. Articulate your idea in 90 seconds or less.”
Kelly Clarkson quotes: about being yourself, making a lot of money, being fresh outta f*cks, and more.
“Gotta take a risk, take a chance, make a change, and break away.”
“If you’re always limiting yourself to your own front porch, you’ll never truly get to see the rest of the world around you.”
“Confidence is seen, not heard.”
“Life’s too short to be a pushover.”
“Never take advice from someone you wouldn’t trade places with.”
Kate Hudson quotes: the actress and fashion designer’s top quotes.
“If you don’t put your needs, your desires, and your dreams first, then you will not succeed.”
“Only in failure do you reach success. You can only get to the good stuff when you’ve done the hard stuff.”
“I do think that there is an innocence to people who are searching for things. It’s a beautiful thing when you leave yourself vulnerable to discover anything and everything.”
“We all have to find what works best for us and allows us to be our own best version of ourselves.”
Melissa Etheridge quotes: the singer’s best sayings.
“Believe in yourself and what you feel. Your power will come from that.”
“The sweetness is in having success with something you truly believe in.”
“Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to be a certain way. Be unique. Be what you feel.”
“I think I’d like to be inspirational to anyone who has a dream, anyone who wants to make more of their life than maybe what is set out in front of them. And you can!”
This hyperconnected 12-hour-a-day dinging and chiming and buzzing and ringing and scrolling and browsing and clicking and refreshing and typing and texting and laugh-cry-emoji-ing? Is crippling your focus.
You need to chill, brah.
So you can process what’s happening in your business.
So you can recharge.
Here’s what I’ve been doing – maybe it’ll help you:
Sheryl Crow quotes: about inspiration, perseverance, how to gain wisdom, chasing the perfect song, coping with breast cancer, family life, and more.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
“It’s not having what you want, it’s wanting what you’ve got.”
“Making miracles is hard work, most people give up before they happen.”
“If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them, everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
Dr. Oz quotes: about love, medicine, health, happiness, more.
“If you don’t prioritize it, you’re not going to manage it right.”
“A hundred years ago, in this country, we were more comfortable with these discussions of past lives, touching the spiritual world, collective unconscious than we are today. I think part of that is that we have gotten addicted to the same serum that I’m taking, which is the belief that the answers are always going to be right there in front of us. And sometimes ya gotta take that leap.”
“Whatever you choose, do it fully – with passion and childlike enthusiasm.”
“As a surgeon you have to have a controlled arrogance. If it’s uncontrolled, you kill people, but you have to be pretty arrogant to saw through a person’s chest, take out their heart and believe you can fix it. Then, when you succeed and the patient survives, you pray, because it’s only by the grace of God that you get there.”
I’m big on: if you wanna be better at business, be better at life. Like, just be a better man or woman and watch what happens.
I don’t know too many passionate, patient, optimistic, grateful, fit, kind, hard-working, loyal, responsible, ethical, level-headed entrepreneurs… who’re struggling to put food on the table. Do you?
Didn’t think so.
So with that said, one of the things I’ve personally been trying to get better at? Is being proud of the words that are coming outta my mouth.
With who? With friends, family, mentors, and influencers who help them become the person they wanna be. Nothing new here. It’s just another way of saying:
Your network is your net worth.
Or the even more annoying:
You’re the average of the five people you hang around most.
God I hate platitudes. That’s why I use so many f-bombs and say old things in new ways… hoping it’ll mean something when I write it.
What task do you find yourself coming up with all sorts of different distractions… to avoid doing?
Like, you think about it, then all of a sudden you have this amazing urge to go get a haircut. Or order something on Amazon. Or do the dishes. Or watch some YouTube videos instead. Huh?
What is it?
Cuz, I promise you this: whatever it is, that’s the thing that’s holding you back. Where, if you just sucked it up and did it, you’d gain some serious ground on your goal.
It’s scary to start the business. Or spend money to grow it. What if it doesn’t work? You’re out all that money, all that time, your ego gets bruised.
Nobody wants that. So, more often than not, people do nothing.
Safer that way, right? On the surface, yes. But when you really think about it, isn’t there a “cost” associated with doing nothing?
Like, if not money, happiness? Personal fulfillment? Never truly knowing if you could’ve pulled it off?
I mean, maybe you do go on to make millions of dollars.
Invert your focus. Say you wanna make $100k/mo. But you’re stuck at twenty. And nothing seems to be working… to getcha unstuck.
Cool, it might be time to stop focusing on $100k/mo and instead switch to a process goal.
Well, for me, that might mean my new goal is to write for two hours a day. See what I’m sayin’? Writing is the process; it’s what’ll get me the result I’m after. ($500k/mo, net, in case you care.)
Philip Green quotes: the British billionaire’s awesome quotes.
“You’ve got to be a believer in what you do.”
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
“Nothing will work unless you do.”
“You’ve got to love what you do to really make things happen.”