Favorite Quotes

Wisdom
Don’t just try to get through the day, get something out of the day.
Give a hungry person a fish and they will eat for that day. Teach them how to fish and they will eat every day.
By associating with wise people, you will become wise yourself.
The secret of life is giving.
Always give before asking for something.

Opportunity
A wise man will make more opportunities that what he finds.
Both the poor and the wealthy have the same 24 hours of opportunity.
In the middle of tragedy lies hidden opportunity.
You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take.
I didn’t see it then, but getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again. It freed me to enter one id the most creative periods of my life.  – Steve Jobs

Change
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long and the door that closes that we don’t see the new one that has been opened up for us.

Goals and Motivation
In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
The most successful people do what they least like to do, the most.
Those who do are the envy if those who watch
The person who gets the farthest is generally the person who is willing to do and dare. The sure boat generally doesn’t get far from shore.
Results are always in direct proportion to effort.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Repetition is the mother of skill.
Things come to those who wait, left by those who hustle.
The secret to success is leaning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.
Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.
Life is a gift and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.

Challenges/Failures
Those who fear failures limit his activities. Failure is only opportunity to more intelligently begin again.
You can’t solve a problem at the same level if thinking, as when we created it
Anything worthwhile in life comes with a challenge.
If you are not making mistakes, you are not growing or learning.
Problems are only challenges. Every problem has a solution.
Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, get better answers.
People who fail focus on what they have to go through; people who succeed focus on what it will feel like at the end.
Nothing tastes as good as looking good feels.

Business
If you make a sale you make a living, if you make an investment of time and good service in a customer, you can make a fortune.
One good customer well taken care of could be more valuable than $10,000 worth of advertising.
Risk takers make the most money.
More business decision occur over lunch and dinner than at any other time, yet no MBA courses are given on the subject.
Position yourself as a center of influence – the one who knows the movers and the shakers. People will respond to that, and you soon become what you project.
The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work.
A true business is one which includes an endless cycle of new revenue.

If you focus on success, you’ll have stress. But if you pursue excellence, success will be guaranteed.

Growing/Learning
Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book. Everything you need for your future and success has already been written.
Nourish the mind like you would your body. The mind cannot survive on junk food.
My father taught me always to do more than what you get paid for as an investment in your future.
Since the solution for having more is becoming more, we must be in constant search for new ways to increase our value.
If you are not growing, you are dying.

Influence/Sales
Smile, Importance, Name, Listen, Be genuinely interested in others.
It’s not what you say, but how you make the person feel.
A sale is the buying of an emotion.

Time Management
You will never “find” time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
Poor people have big TV, rich people have big libraries.
Never expend your time worrying about the things that you cannot control.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year; and underestimate what they can accomplish in a decade.

Wealth
The philosophy of the rich versus the poor. The rich invest their money and spend what’s left, the poor spend their money and invest what’s left.
Create passive income because it’s a recurring self replenishing form of income.
The wealthiest people in the world understand the concept of breaking into different networks.
Wealth has its own rules.
The smartest time to buy real estate is when it’s on sale.

Criticism
Don’t judge me against the almighty, judge me against the alternative – Obama

Leadership
Sometimes when you innovate you make mistakes. It’s best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving other innovations. – Steve Jobs
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and follower. – Steve Jobs
Eagles don’t flock, you will find them one at a time.

Happiness
Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Happiness doesn’t depend on what we have, but how we feel with what we have. We can be happy with little and miserable with much.
Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced that we are loved.
I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it to be happy, then you step denying the happiness if the here and now.
If you life is not how you want it, it’s because you don’t love yourself enough.

Relationships
Your mate doesn’t live by bread alone, they need to be buttered-up from time to time.
The best way to make your spouse and children feel secure is not with big deposits in bank account, but with little deposits of thoughtfulness and affection in the “love account”.
Life’s precious moments don’t have value unless they are shared.