Alan Jackson quotes: Mr. Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee’s coolest quotes.
“Whatever your dream was could be your reality.”
“Do what’s in your heart and don’t let people change you. Do what you want to do.”
“We’ve removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.”
Andrei Jikh has a strange background. Born and raised in Las Vegas, his parents were Cirque du Soleil acrobats. Being around that scene, it makes sense then, that, as he got older, Andrei began performing magic. In 2002, he helped create a new, magic-adjacent form of entertainment called “cardistry.” Basically, he did really cool sh*t with a deck of cards.
Jack Doherty made his first YouTube video at age 12. He was at school, flipping a yellow highlighter, trying to get it to land upright, filming it on his iPad. He was smart in that he would make videos on whatever was trending at the time.
He stayed consistent with it, uploading new videos almost every other day in the beginning. By age 13, he got his first check for about $300—his cut of the YouTube ad revenue.
At 21 years old, Chandler David Smith applied for one job after another, but couldn’t get hired. So he ended up selling pest control door-to-door. He would go on to break the rookie record, earning $96,000 in his first year.
Year two, he trained a team of sales reps below him and, with more leverage, brought in $144,000. The next year, he made just shy of $250,000. Today, he manages over 300 sales reps. Collectively, they did about $15 million in new business over the last 12 months. The owner of the pest control company wants to go public once they reach a $1 billion dollar valuation. If that happens, Chandler would get paid out $10 to $15 million bucks.
George Strait quotes: the King of Country’s coolest quotes.
“If you start out trying to achieve a specific thing, the end result is what counts. That gives you pretty much a feeling that you have accomplished something that you set out to do. And that gives you a little more confidence.”
“I was reading a little article the other day and there was quote in there… somebody said that if you can survive time, well, eventually it will give you a gift. So, I’ve just been going along surviving time and I got a couple gifts.”
“I remember the day that I started How To Beast,” recalled David de las Morenas in a recent YouTube video he made, celebrating one million subs. “I was the first subscriber to my channel. It’s insane, man.”
“To think that one million people have seen a How To Beast video, and then decided to click the subscribe button?” he trailed off, swallowing back tears. “Thank you guys, man. I f*ckin’ love doing this. I wake up every day so excited to make more videos. We’re all in this together. Beast Nation. One million strong.”
“I think in any business, especially the way the world is going right now, the middleman is the person who makes the most money,” Max Maxwell said on the BiggerPockets podcast.
Today, he makes more than $100,000 per month doing just that—matching buyer with seller—in the real estate market. But he wasn’t born a multi-millionaire wholesaler.
Carson Wentz quotes: how the QB approaches football and life in general.
“I view every day just as an opportunity.”
“I’m a very motivated person. I don’t need extra motivation.”
“All men are wired to be in control of what’s going on in their life.”
“You’re not always going to come out on top.”
Back in 2015, Tatiana James took a course called The Amazing Selling Machine to learn how to sell physical products on Amazon. She followed it step-by-step and launched her first product. In 2016, she launched a second product. Neither of these made her much money, but she learned a ton about the ins and outs of ecommerce.
Meghan Markle quotes: the Duchess of Sussex sounds off.
“Make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it.”
“You draw your own box. You introduce yourself as who you are. You create the identity you want for yourself.”
Tim Burton, better known by his YouTube channel and social media handle, Shmee150, has uploaded thousands of videos, which have racked up more than half a billion views already.
Before becoming internet famous, he sold electronics for a bit, then went and taught snow skiing in New Zealand. But a nasty fall sent him back into the real world, where he worked tech support at an investment consultancy firm based out of London.
It’s good to be Tanner Fox. A week after getting back from Mexico, he and his friends hopped on a private jet to The Bahamas. But instead of staying at The Royal at Atlantis Paradise Island like a normal well-to-do YouTuber, no, Tanner and company stayed on his friend, Gage’s, $20 million dollar yacht.
Khang was born and raised in Vietnam. He grew up in a mud hut, literally dirt poor. So much so that his parents couldn’t afford to send him to school. As a result, Khang can speak his native language, but can’t read or write in Filipino.
At the age of nine, his family was lucky enough to come to America. Imagine seeing carpeted floors, microwaves, refrigerators for the first time. Nucking futs, huh?
Colin Jost quotes: on attending Harvard, what it’s like working at SNL, dealing with critics, and more.
“Careers are made by choices.”
“We have to remember that progress isn’t just a straight line upwards, okay? It’s a weird roller coaster where sometimes you’re screaming for joy, and other times you’re barfing in your own face.”
Bobby Castro was born in the Bronx, New York City. His family later moved to Miami, where he was raised. His mom worked three jobs to put food on the table. To help her out, Bobby dropped outta school in the ninth grade and went to work as a busboy.
Slowly he made his way up the ranks: waiter, valet driver at a golf course. “I was always waiting on people and serving people,” he recalls. When he met his future wife, Sofia, at age 22, he told her he would own his own business one day.