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Charles Robert Schwab

Charles Schwab quotes: the billionaire’s best on enthusiasm, investing, leading, succeeding, and more.

“One can succeed at almost anything for which he has enthusiasm.”

“The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is.”

“Nothing is more fatal to success than taking one’s job as a matter of course.”

“You’ve got to take the road you need to take, and only you can make that calculation.  Not your dad, not your friend.  You have to take it if you feel it instinctively.”

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Philip Hampson Knight

Phil Knight quotes: The Name behind Nike talks about shoes, running, competition, branding, marketing, money, and more.

“The cowards never started and the weak died along the way.  That leaves us, ladies and gentlemen.  Us.”

“Have faith in yourself, but also have faith in faith.  Not faith as others define it.  Faith as you define it.  Faith as faith defines itself in your heart.”

“Dream audaciously.  Have the courage to fail forward.  Act with urgency.”

“When you really understand who you are, it enables you to fight and believe.”

“Dare to take chances, lest you leave your talent buried in the ground.”

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Sell Typewriter

Notes from Richard Bayan’s handy dandy book called Words That Sell.

This is the revised and expanded edition with more than 6,000 entries to help you promote your products, services, ideas.  It’s enhanced, reorganized, significantly expanded, even though, as Bayan admits, the words that motivate the human spirit have remained relatively constant.

We’re still obsessed with status, security, comfort, fear, money, convenience.  Only, today, copywriting’s much more informal.  Contractions, slang, less lecturing, more attitude, and fewer exclamation marks, for instance.  Cool, let’s begin.

When You Write

1) Remember, you’re writing to sell.  To first persuade readers they need your product or service; and second, to motivate ’em to buy.  The most brilliant efforts are wasted if your audience can’t even figure out what product you’re pushing.

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Adam Sandler quotes: wealthy actor, comedian, and musician hits on life, family, doing your best, dealing with critics, more.

“You’ve just got to give yourself time – that’s good advice I think.  Give yourself time to figure out what you’re good at and what you’re not good at.”

“Because sometimes happiness does not come to you.  You have to go to it.”

“It’s hard to soar with the eagles when you’re surrounded by turkeys.”

“Any time someone mentions pressure: ‘Harness the energy.'”

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Edward Harrison Norton

Edward Norton quotes: the Fight Club and American History X actor’s most awesome content.

“The more you do your homework, the more you’re free to be intuitive.  But you’ve got to put the work in.”

“Sometimes we don’t see certain things until we’re ready to see them in a certain way.”

“The more you can create that magic bubble, that suspension of disbelief for a while, the better.”

“When the tides of life turn against you and the current upsets your boat, don’t waste those tears on what might have been.  Just lie on your back and float.”

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Michael John Douglas

Michael Keaton quotes: Batman’s best content ever captured.

“Work hard, don’t quit, be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful, also to never whine ever, never complain, and, always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.”

“There’s this thin line between knowing something is going to be really hard and saying, ‘Yeah, you know, but I still gotta see if I can pull it off.'”

“Yeah, yeah.  Just thinking about things, asking what you want, what you don’t want, how am I going to get to there?  And it takes a lot of stumbling around, and it takes discipline.”

“Small movie, small role, giant movie, giant role.  Work is work.  You’ve got to tell the truth and show up.”

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Jane Seymour Fonda

Jane Fonda quotes: from fashion modeling to fitness, actor to activist, this woman’s accomplished a lot.  Let’s learn from her.

“Stay curious, keep learning and keep growing.  And always strive to be more interested than interesting.”

“If our work is stimulating and rewarding, if it pushes us to grow, we become more valuable human beings.”

“If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.”

“You don’t learn from successes; you don’t learn from awards; you don’t learn from celebrity; you only learn from wounds and scars and mistakes and failures.  And that’s the truth.”

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Unlabel Book

Here’s my book summary for Marc Eckō’s Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out.

Authenticity Formula says authenticity is equal to your unique voice, multiplied by truthfulness, plus your capacity for change, multiplied by range of emotional impact, raised to the power of imagination.

Unlabel means refuse to be labeled.  Takes work.  Challenge yourself to escape the herd, find your own unique voice, and create your personal authentic brand.

When you unlabel, you can sell without selling out.  You’ll transcend gatekeepers (haters, critics) and go right to the goalkeepers (buyers) that actually matter.

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Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal quotes: actor Jake Gyllenhaal talks discipline, doing work that matters, acting, family, money, and more.

“Everybody is an actor in one way or another.  We are all performing certain things.”

“I think that we all have within us the potential for almost anything.  If we play close attention to our lives, then we can get at it somehow.”

“I think no matter who you are, no matter what you do in your life, no matter where you come from, you have to fight; we all fight in different ways.  And it’s a metaphor, sometimes it’s literal, and I really believe that freedom is on the other side of discipline.  Your mind can only match where your body is.  And so it’s… you’re never mastering it, there’s always a lesson – things catch you in unexpected ways.  And I think that’s a beautiful metaphor for life.”

“Every journey starts with fear.”

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Sandra Annette Bullock

Sandra Bullock quotes: actor, producer, philanthropist, mega millionaire, here are Bullock’s best quotes.

“The rule is you have to dance a little bit in the morning before you leave the house because it changes the way you walk out in the world.”

“I’ve learned that success comes in a very prickly package.  Whether you choose to accept it or not is up to you.  It’s what you choose to do with it, the people you choose to surround yourself with.  Always choose people that are better than you.  Always choose people that challenge you and are smarter than you.  Always be the student.  Once you find yourself to be the teacher, you’ve lost it.”

“I realized that conforming didn’t accomplish anything.  Do your own thing.  As long as you learn that, you’re cool.”

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Selena Marie Gomez

Selena Gomez quotes: singer, actress and entrepreneur Selena Gomez goes in on money, fame, friends, and more.

“If you are able to look yourself in the mirror every day with the decisions that you make, that’s where power starts.”

“Whenever you have a goal, whether you want to be a doctor or a singer, people will find a way to bring you down.  I always tell people that if you have something you’re really passionate about, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.”

“I want people to really be inspired, to believe they can do whatever they want.”

“Success is nothing if you don’t have the right people to share it with; you’re just gonna end up lonely.”

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Ashton Kutcher Speech

Ashton Kutcher quotes: on hard work, humility, Hollywood, acting, investing, and more.

“Life can be a lot broader when you realize one simple thing:  everything around us that we call life was made up of people that are no smarter than you.  And you can build your own things and you can build your own life that other people can live in.  So build a life, don’t live one, find your opportunities and always be sexy.”

“I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work.”

“Working hard, and being thoughtful, and generous, and smart; it’s a path to a better life.”

“Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.”

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Chan Kong Sang

Jackie Chan quotes: martial arts expert, actor, and stuntman gives us the goods.

“If one does not attach himself to people and desires, never shall his heart be broken.  But then, does he ever truly live?”

“Life will knock us down, but we can choose whether or not to stand back up.”

“Nothing makes me more determined to succeed than someone telling me something’s impossible.”

“I prepare for the worst, but hope for the best.”

“Do not let circumstances control you.  You can change your circumstances.”

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Ben Affleck quotes: the actor and filmmaker’s famous sayings.

“The value of work, and of always learning something new, and what it takes to achieve excellence.  I really believe in those things that you have to dedicate yourself and spend time, that excellence is elusive.  It’s a little maddening, to try to have that level of discipline in your life, and I don’t succeed all the time.  But I do try.”

“It doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life, because that’s going to happen.  All that matters is that you gotta get up.”

“I’ve learned to think, ‘I may succeed or fail, but I’m going to do so on the merit of my own instincts.'”

“I try new things and give myself permission to fail and experiment because only that way can you get really successful.”

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Janet Damita Jo Jackson

Janet Jackson quotes: singer-songwriter Janet Jackson shares words on life, family, faith, competition, and being yourself.

“Believe in yourself.  Have faith in yourself because no one else is going to.”

“You have to feel good about yourself.”

“You can never be happy until you understand why you’re doing what you’re doing.”

“Too many lives go up in smoke – it’s nice to laugh but don’t be the joke.”

“I don’t believe in luck.  It’s persistence, hard work, and not forgetting your dream.”

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