We’re always asked to share personal motivation techniques -- little tricks and hacks that we can use to stay engaged, focused and productive. One of the easiest yet most effective methods I’ve used is to create a personal power mantra.Read More
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. -Michelle ObamaRead More
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. - Michael JordanRead More
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." -- Helen KellerRead More
“Don’t think about making art. Just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. –Leonardo da VinciRead More
"If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Want to change the world?
There's nothing to it"
"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." -Audre LordeRead More
"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." - Bertrand RussellRead More
“The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.” -Walt DisneyRead More
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. -Steve JobsRead More
"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." —Maya AngelouRead More
Who says you need to wait until you ‘feel like’ doing something in order to start doing it? The problem, from this perspective, isn’t that you don’t feel motivated; it’s that you imagine you need to feel motivated. … If you can regard your thoughts and emotions about whatever you’re procrastinating on as passing weather, you’ll realise that your reluctance about working isn’t something that needs to be eradicated or transformed into positivity. You can coexist with it. You can note the procrastinatory feelings and work anyway.Read More
"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." —Albert EinsteinRead More
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced."Read More
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.Read More
Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, and that made all the difference.Read More
How does your leadership inspire others to lead?
So often, I work with entrepreneurs or managers who see their direct reports as minions to do their bidding.
The relationship is completely transactional: the entrepreneur pays an employee to do a specific set of tasks.
"The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."Read More