“Once you have found out what you love to do, there is only one goal.
How can you be the best in the world at it.
It doesn’t matter if you are a filing clerk, an athlete, an accountant or a bartender.
All that matters is that you do whatever you can to be the best.”
~ Mark Cuban,
Owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures
“I always say to people when I have the chance to talk to them
about Orphan’s Promise: we can’t change them all,
but we can speak to the ones who cross our paths.
We can make a difference.
You can’t just sit down because you can’t fix the whole problem.
You gotta do what you can with what’s in front of you.”
~ Terry Meeuwsen,
Author, Singer, Co-Host – CBN 700 Club,
Miss America (1973) & Director – Orphan’s Promise
“Every child deserves a champion — an adult who will
never give up on them, who understands the power of connection
and insists that they become the best that they can become
the best that they can possibly be.”
~ Rita F. Pierson,
Educator, Car Enthusiast, Author, Humanitarian, & Speaker – TED Talks Education TV
“I believe that God has put gifts and talents and ability on the inside of every one of us.
When you develop that and you believe in yourself,
you believe that you’re a person of influence, a person of purpose,
I believe you can rise up out of any situation.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Founder – Lakewood Church TV,
Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church & Author
“Entrepreneurship is natural and normal for most people.
You have within you, right now, the talents and abilities that you need to start
and build a successful business, to take complete control over your life, and achieve financial freedom.
You just need to learn how.”
~ Brian Tracy,
Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur & Business Coach
“I think in business, you have to learn to be patient.
Maybe I’m not very patient myself.
But I think what I’ve learned the most is
to be able to wait for something
and get it when it’s the right time.”
~ Bernard Arnault,
Founder of Louis Vuitton, Moet & Hennessy
“If you want to begin the journey to discover your entrepreneurial passion
you, first, must analyze your own interests, strengths, weaknesses, and desires.
You must consider carefully how hard you want to work.
And, then, you must research in a serious way the job or field in which you believe you might want to work.”
~ Martha Stewart,
Entrepreneur, Writer, Television Host,
Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia & former Fashion Model
“My claim to fame will not be that I inherited my father’s company and bled it.
My claim to fame will be that I inherited my father’s entrepreneurship abilities and I built many companies.
Not only did I build them, but I trained and continue to train others to do the same thing.
I work with partners to ensure that they experience the kind of success that I am having.
I don’t know how a human being can enjoy himself any more than I am.”
~ Bernard Bronner ,
President and Show & Sales Director, Bronner Brothers,
& Partner, Rainforest Films
“Her trademark “cuchi, cuchi” comes from her nickname for her dog, Cuchillo (Spanish for “knife”): “When Cuchillo was happy, he wiggled. I copied him and I used to say ‘como Cuchi, como Cuchi’. Everybody thought that it was very cute when I wiggled and say cuchi-cuchi, and they gave me cookies and candy. Now, every time I say cuchi-cuchi, people give me money.””
“Around the world, I am known as a great musician.
But in America, I am known as the cuchi-cuchi girl.
That’s okay because cuchi-cuchi has taken me all the way to the bank.”
a.k.a María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza,
Actress, Singer & Guitarist
“Every person who succeeds in life does so by persevering in the face of adversity and by continually applying themselves to their vision. No one comes into this earth with talents and abilities fully functional, … instead they dedicate years of their lives to developing them.”
“I think of myself as very basic. I am a craftsperson and I sew like that.
I sew beautiful clothes. I am nothing more than a worker sitting behind a sewing machine.
That’s where I feel most comfortable, that’s where I am the best.
That’s what I do best and it’s very basic.”
~ Koos Van Den Akker,
Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur, &
Creator of the ‘Bill Cosby’ Sweaters.
“Be grateful for what you do have,
and you will find it increases.
I like to bless with love all that is in my life right now:
my home, the heat, water, light, telephone, furniture,
plumbing, appliances, clothing, transportation, jobs,
the money I do have, friends, my ability to see and feel,
and taste and touch, and walk
and to enjoy this incredible planet.”
“Are you ever too old to reinvent yourself?
That’s one of the questions I asked Alina Wheeler … .
Before answering, she insisted on defining “old”.
To Alina, you’re old if you are between the ages of 95 and 100.”
“Perhaps the most valuable result of all education
is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do,
when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not;
it is the first lesson that ought to be learned;
and however early a man’s training begins,
it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.”