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Derek Halpern Quotes

Social Triggers Sayings

Derek Halpern quotes: hooting and hollering Sir Social Triggers, Derek Halpern.

“You need to be good at what you do.  And people other than yourself (and your mom) need to know about it.  Promote your work.”

“No matter how bleak your life looks, you always have the opportunity to turn things around and be the exception.”

“Stop being cheap.  Seriously.”

“Not sure where you come from, but where I come from, when someone steps into your house – aka my Facebook page – and pees on the floor?  I’m going to tell that person to leave every single time.”

“Here’s an idea: no more excuses!”

“I’ve had a lot of life experience, and the one thing I’ve realized is this: the more you stand out, the better off you’ll be.  Meaning, it’s okay to become polarizing.  It’s also okay to do something different than the norm.”

“Nothing works out great for anyone without first getting punched in the face a few times.”

“Like I said earlier, my backstory is paved with failure.  But still, at every step of the way, I was silly enough to think, ‘I can do that too.’  And then I went and did it because I believed I could.  I didn’t wait to take action.  I didn’t think too hard or plan too much about it.  I just went and did it.  And then adjusted course along the way.  And you know what?  You can do that too.  If you have an idea, take action on it, and adjust course along the way.”

“Someone wants to pay you less than half your rate?  Don’t bother haggling.  You can’t win.”

“If you want to become a true expert, you must always approach everything with the student mindset.”

“When I create videos, I have one goal.  Make it fun.  And educational.”

“Numbered list posts are bad for business.  People bookmark it and never come back to it.  When I write a blog post, I like to lead with one big idea.”

“I always get my best ideas from the oldest books.”

“If you’re not building an email list, you’re an idiot.  I know that’s harsh, but when companies can destroy your entire business in one fell swoop, you should rely on things you can control.”

“You need to build your network of people who have done the things you want to do.  You need to provide value to these people and they can provide value to you.”

“You must remember: being bad is temporary.”

“What’s the best way to spend a Friday afternoon?  Facebook ads and city/park views.”

“You can’t make everyone happy.  When selling, focus on making the right people the happiest they can be.”

“Nothing makes me happier than waking up at the crack of dawn, walking into the park with a good book, and spending the first hour of my day reading that book (usually a biography or memoir).”

“When things don’t go our way, in the heat of the moment, we like to point fingers at everything else but ourselves.  The economy.  My boss.  My family.  But your success always lies in your hands.  The sooner you take accountability for everything, the more powerful you feel.  When you think you’re in control, you act like it.”

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