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Chris Brogan Quotes

Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan quotes: slick sayings about marketing, money, success, social media, and more, from business consultant Chris Brogan.

“Celebrate small victories often.  Mourn failures quickly.  Do what’s necessary without fanfare.”

“Don’t settle.  Don’t finish crappy books.  If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant.  If you’re not on the right path, get off it.”

“The key is, no matter what story you tell, to make your buyer the hero.”

“Complexity serves nothing but our ego.  Be able to say what you do in a way that people can understand.”

“My bank does not accept Likes.”

“While face-to-face is just as important as it ever was, now that we’ve got all kinds of new tools, let us tighten bonds in between those in-person moments.”

“Try to help people rather than focusing on what’s in it for me.”

“You might be the ‘little drummer boy,’ worried that what you have to say isn’t worthy.  Everyone has something to contribute, especially if you remember to be the real you and not a copy of others you feel are successful.”

“Never try to be a thought leader.  There’s no value in that.  Instead, try to add value.”

“If you’re not writing your own story, you’re a character in someone else’s.”

“Fear is at the heart of most of our worst choices.”

“When the people support and are a part of your community, the community you have the pleasure and power and opportunity to serve, that’s where all the best business happens.”

“Social media puts the ‘public’ into PR and the ‘market’ into marketing.”

“Stop reading book after book, with the sense that you’re seeking something.  You know what to do.”

“You can’t fake community.  You can’t force it, either.”

“Stop spending time writing hateful, angry, snarky thoughts.  Who does it help?  What value does it bring?”

“The goal isn’t more money; the goal is living life on your terms.”

“Your excuses will never be as good as the story of how you got it done.”

“Any opportunity to be helpful is an opportunity to earn money.”

“Bravery comes when you commit to doing the work.”

“Treat praise like criticism: refuse to accept either.”

“Ask yourself this question constantly: ‘Where can I add the most value to what matters most to me and the people who care about me?'”

“There’s no value to working hard on being really popular.”

“An owner is someone who chooses to own their life, own their choices, and own their future.”

“Don’t treat your customers like a bunch of purses and wallets.”

“Own your words.  Your words are the maps to your intentions.”

“No matter what, the very first piece of social media real estate I’d start with is a blog.”

“Consider stopping the consumption of world news.  People argue that we must stay informed.  I think that’s true, but I think we stay over-informed.”

“Stop answering that you’re busy.  We’re all busy.  People who aren’t busy are busy wishing they were busy.”

“Ideas have a shelf-life.  Share yours, let others collaborate, and you’ll get new ones.”

“Raise up the people beside you and quit worshipping those above you.”

“Your day is your week is your month is your year.”

“To trust agents, hyperlinks are the 21st century equivalent of the name-dropper.”

“Marketers need to build digital relationships and a solid reputation before closing the sale.”

“Surround yourself with brilliant people.  You can’t help but grow when that happens.”

“Business is about belonging which means inclusion is the new black.”

“In a way, the web is like your Hollywood agent: it speaks for you whenever you are not around to comment.”

“If you can’t find your own center and love for yourself, nothing else works.”

“Cultivate visibility because attention is currency.”

“We exist to serve our community.  That’s the most important mindset to maintain.”

“People who connect and build fluid relationships are trust agents.”

“If we don’t support the people who support us, what are we going to do?”

“Stop saying ‘later.’  You won’t do it later.  Do it or decide not to do it.”

“Email is a system that delivers other people’s priorities to your attention.  It’s up to you to decide when that priority should be managed into your world.  It’s not the other way around.”

“Mission plus tools – that’s really what it takes to have focus.  You fail at focus because whatever you are trying to focus on isn’t important enough to you.”

“For every day we don’t unlock our own value, we remain plugged into our other identity.”

“Content marketing is weaponized storytelling.”

“Tell more people that you love them – you never know how much they might need it.”

“An inventor creates something that works.  An entrepreneur creates something that others will buy.”

“To truly know what works, you have to learn what doesn’t work first.”

“Don’t ever think that somebody isn’t important or not good enough, because you never know which way the road will take you.”

“Stories are how we learn best.  We absorb numbers and facts and details, but we keep them all glued into our heads with stories.”

“Stop operating without a plan.  Winging it worked for a while.  You need and deserve more.”

“Between your brain and your mouth (or your fingers) is magic: your power to choose what you say next.  Use that magic.”

Walt Disney believed in himself instead of worrying what others were saying.”

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