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Kevin Michael Costner

Kevin Costner quotes: the millionaire actor talks about being wanted, figuring out what you want, sex, regrets, and more.

“You have to decide if you’re going to wilt like a daisy or if you’re just going to go forward and live the life that you’ve been granted.”

“You’re just as good, and if you work harder, you can be better and you can be more than you think you can.”

“You can be as you choose to be.  It’s an act of discipline sometimes, but it can be done.”

“You’re this rat in the American maze, working your way towards the cheese, which is a job.”

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Matthew Richard Stone

Matt Stone quotes: quickies from the man that makes up the other half of South Park.

“Once you get yourselves into things that are working on a deeper level, you just have to keep going.  When you reach that deeper level, you can’t go back.”

“That decision to commit your life to certain principles and a certain narrative, if I wrote a paper on that, I know I’d find inconsistencies.”

“Emotions, by their simplest definition, are something we experience when we perceive something as being more negative than positive or more positive than negative.  In other words, when our thoughts and perceptions are unbalanced, emotions arise.”

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Randolph Severn Parker

Trey Parker quotes: sir South Park discusses everything from weed to Scientology, politics to family, music to making fun of everything.

“Sometimes what’s right isn’t as important as what’s profitable.”

“Any job is a job.  If you have to be doing something, then you’re probably not enjoying it.”

“There is nothing we can’t do.”

“The best way to try to motivate somebody is by being direct with them.  To be honest with them.  Lies are never the right way to get your message across.”

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Kathryn Bushkin Calvin

Kathy Calvin quotes: on leadership, responsibility, tech, global mindset, and more.

“This is an impressive generation.  We can show you quantifiable change.  That’s activism; it’s not slacktivism.”

“There is power in individuals, and now we’re learning there is power in individuals coming together.”

“The importance of building relationships… in fact, this is something that I learned as a child from my dad, who was a General Electric salesman.  He showed me you don’t sell anything if you don’t first sell yourself and build a relationship.  People take things on because they trust you.  I have always sought strong, trusting and mutually-beneficial relationships.”

“Young people aren’t the leaders of tomorrow.  They are the leaders of today and tomorrow.”

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Yes But Technique

If you’re trying to make a sale, online or off, and someone has an objection, never disagree with them.

First, if you do, you’ll look defensive.  Irritated.  They’ll then think their questions and concerns aren’t welcome.  They may think you’re hiding something.  That you’re not proud of what you’re selling.

Second, telling a prospect he or she is flat-out wrong will just turn into an argument anyways.  They’ll get defensive.  It’s just the way we’re wired.

Third, you might make ’em feel dumb or embarrassed.  Who wants that?  Not me.  I’d rather drink glue.

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Eric Marlon Bishop

Jamie Foxx quotes: on his unique childhood, what it means to be a man, honesty, the arts, and more.

“If you look at how long the earth has been here, we’re living in the blink of an eye.  So, whatever it is you want to do, you go out and do it.”

“No matter where you start you got the opportunity to change.”

“We can’t retract the decisions we’ve made, we can only affect the decisions we’re going to make from here.”

“You are what you repeatedly do when things get hard.”

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Tyler Perry Posing

Tyler Perry quotes: about haters, overcoming odds, faith, letting your skeletons outta the closet, and more.

“Keep your dreams alive.  No matter how hard it gets, no matter how many people talk about you; they’re going to throw dirt on you, but that’s alright.  When they put you in that box – after you’re dead – they’re going to put dirt on you some more, so that’s okay.  Go, don’t be afraid, have no fear.”

“The dream will outlive the dreamer… so dream big.”

“Don’t wait for someone to green light your project, build your own intersection.”

“Developing a good work ethic is a key to success.  Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.”

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Elisha Nelson Manning

Eli Manning quotes: Giants quarterback on winning, ups and downs, pressure plays, having fun, standing out, and more.

“It’s all about having fun.  Play hard and fair, don’t hurt anybody.  Feel good about what you’re doing and how you’re doing it.”

“I don’t think in the past.  I don’t think in the future.  You grasp the moment.”

“Be committed to whatever you’re doing.  That’s something I’ve taken to heart and tried to do with whatever activities I take up.”

“It doesn’t happen automatically.  Sometimes it comes from hard work and repetition.”

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Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan quotes: about strength, her love for writing, aging gracefully, cashing-in on opportunity, and more.

“There really are no limitations.  As long as you’ve got drive and hard work and a good idea, you can get out there and do your thing.”

“If you believe in yourself and you’re determined and persevere, you’re going to succeed.”

“You’ve got to believe.  Never be afraid to dream.”

“Wherever there’s a human being there’s going to be somebody that tries to hold you back.”

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Antonio Ramiro Romo

Tony Romo quotes: former NFL quarterback reflects on hard work, confidence, staying positive, and life in general.

“You aren’t handed anything.  You earn everything every single day, over and over again.  You have to prove it.”

“You’re always playing the game to reach the ultimate goal.”

“You have to be confident.”

“Make important what is important.”

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Weights Make Bank

This is not me preaching or pretending to be a fitness expert, but, as it pertains to making millions of dollars, I’m tellin’ ya: almost every income plateau I’ve ever hit?  Has been broken not by working more, but by getting the f*ck away from the laptop and hitting the gym.

For me, fitter means richer.  So much so that I now believe the body – not the mind – is numero uno.  That the mind will become strong by the body becoming strong first.

Make sense?  Good.

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CEO Xerox Corporation

Anne M. Mulcahy quotes: about learning, leadership, loving what you do, work-life balance, and more.

“You have to live the mission.  Love what you do.”

“Who you are, what your values are, what you stand for – they are your anchor, your north star.  You won’t find them in a book.  You’ll find them in your soul.”

“In a crisis, there is compelling momentum for change.  Channel it and use it!”

“When you have that window of opportunity called a crisis, move as quickly as you can, get as much done as you can.”

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Keith Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch quotes: the media mogul’s most helpful tips.

“Successful workers will be those who embrace a lifetime of learning.  Those who don’t will be left behind.”

“If the head man in a company is not working 12 hours a day, doing things, taking risks, but also standing with his people in the trenches at the most difficult of times, then the company loses something.”

“You can’t build a strong corporation with a lot of committees and a board that has to be consulted every turn.  You have to be able to make decisions on your own.”

“The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.”

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John Sidney McCain

John McCain quotes: the late Arizona Senator’s solid advice.

“No just cause is futile, even if it’s lost, if it helps make the future better than the past.”

“It is your character, and your character alone, that will make your life happy or unhappy.”

“Your character is what you are to yourself, not what you pretend to be to yourself or others.”

“Our character is a lifelong project, and perhaps the older we are, and the more fixed our shortcomings are, the more we can use inspiration to encourage our escape from the restraints of our deficiencies.”

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Sex Status Sells

There are three mega reasons the masses will buy something.  Forget everything else.  Simply appeal to at least one of these, and do it well, to move more units.

Here they are:

1) Survival.  Food, water, clothing, shelter.  Until this is taken care of, we as humans cannot worry about anything or anyone else – not even our loved ones.  So, if you can tie your product or service to self-preservation, do so.  Jackpot.

2) Excitement.  This could be travel, adventure, leisure, sports, and definitely sex.  After food, water, clothing, and shelter, this is the second best sales appeal.  So, market mystery, fascination, memories, passion, pleasure – not qualities.  Bingo.

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