"You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling over."
"Find your spirit, and no challenge will keep you from achieving your goals."
"If you can't handle others' disapproval, then leadership isn't for you."
"The difference between Do and Done is NE ... No Excuses."
"Have you set high standards in the past that make it clear what level of performance you demand?"
"Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs provide the only true job security in today's world. Weak managers are the problem.
Weak managers destroy jobs."
"If you are small and wish to take on the big, the first step you need to plan before you wage your challenge is your path of escape."
We want to be an organization that is there with whatever those survivors need as soon as they need it. Our first response teams will sift through the remains of a house to salvage valuables,
move a tree that has fallen and blocked them in their driveway, or just sit and listen as they grieve and support them emotionally."
"Making a big change can be scary, but not as scary as regret."
"Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything."
"There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions - in a way that serves the world and you."
"The fundamental difference between men and businesses is not in the amount of resources available to each, but simply in the quality of vision each individual or business is willing to commit to.
Sometimes the idea of a vision to a man at conception sounds too great to be attained. Yet, when you conscientiously pursue and conquer it, you make the greatest discovery ever: that no goal is too
big to achieve, nor any height too high to ascend. But rather, you are as big as any vision, just as tall as any height and as fit for any goal, as long as you have breath."
"Multiplication in division causes destruction."
"To overcome choice overload, create checklists that remind you of important factors to consider in making a decision."
"Action is a self-spoken definition of leadership and if timely, then it becomes an inspiration to everyone."
"The most successful people are those who are good at plan B."
"With responsibilities come authority and accountability."
"Good decisions can have bad results (sometimes people must take terrible chances or at times people are faced with bad luck in spite of making the right choices), and bad decisions can have results
(Better lucky than good, surgeons like to say). Thus, decisions cannot be judged good or bad solely on the basis of their outcomes. The decisions that are in alignment with your values, deepest desires
and goals are good decisions and the decisions that run against them are bad decisions. The rest are neutral."
"Humans are ambitious and rational and proud. And we don't fall in line with people who don't respect us and who we don't believe have our best interests at heart. We are willing to follow leaders, but
only to the extent that we believe they call on our best, not our worst."
"My father did not tell me how to live. He lived, and let me watch him do it."
"I think leadership comes from integrity - that you do whatever you ask others to do. I think there are non-obvious ways to lead. Just by providing a good example as a parent, a friend, a neighbor makes
it possible for other people to see better ways to do things. Leadership does not need to be a dramatic, fist in the air and trumpets blaring, activity."
"For every sale you miss because you're too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you're not enthusiastic enough."
"An entrepreneur must pitch a potential investor for what the company is worth as well as sell the dream on how much of a profit can be made."
"Simplicity and common sense should characterize planning and strategic direction."
"Kindness doesn't cost a dime but it's priceless."
"Building a successful company (or living a happy life, for that matter) is not about embracing someone else's philosophy, but staying true to your own beliefs about the world and learning from the
mistakes you make along the way."
"The will to win is great, but to become great you must have the will to persevere in preparation."
"In selling, the best commodity that you can sell is YOURSELF, while the most expensive thing is HONESTY, and the only accepted currency is TRUST."
"We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It's our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better."
"We have no patent on anything we do and anything we do can be copied by anyone else. But you can't copy the heart and the soul and the conscience of the company."
"Your day and your attention span are finite, so maintain focus on vital issues and let the peripheral ones fall by the wayside."
"The man who swan five miles in clear water should never be compared to the man who swam two miles among sharks."
"The 3D formula: Dream, Dare, Do."