“By taking the time to stop and appreciate who you are and what you’ve achieved
– and perhaps learned through a few mistakes, stumbles and losses
– you actually can enhance everything about you. Self-acknowledgment and appreciation
are what give you the insights and awareness to move forward toward higher goals and accomplishments.”
“Practicing is not only playing your instrument,
either by yourself or rehearsing with others –
it also includes imagining yourself practicing.
Your brain forms the same neural connections and muscle memory
whether you are imagining the task or actually doing it.”
~ Yo-Yo Ma,
Cellist, Educator, Composer, Humanitarian & Grammy Award Winner(15x)
“Corporate America was hurling offers at her.
Thinking even bigger, wanting even more,
she had dreams of starting a Martha Stewart magazine
and starring in her own regularly-scheduled
Martha Stewart television show.
Martha saw herself as
Betty Crocker, Julia Child, Miss Manners,
Emily Post, and Rupert Murdoch
all rolled into one juicy pie.”
~ Jerry Oppenheimer,
Author, Biographer, Journalist, Investigative Reporter,
Television News Producer & Documentary Producer.
“If there’s anything in life you consider worthwhile achieving, go for it.
I was told, many times, to forget show-business – I had nothing going for me.
Yet, I pursued it, anyway. Voila!”
~ Isabel Sanford,
Stage, Film and Television Actress, Philanthropist, Prime-time Emmy Award (1981) Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (2004),
Prime-time Emmy Award nominee (7X), Golden Globe Award nominee (5X)
“One of my favorite exercises is to whittle down my “big goals” into five achievable quarterly goals,
and then to write these down on an index card. I keep this index card with me at all times,
and especially in front of my computer while I’m working. If I find myself getting distracted,
I look over to my quarterly goals card and ask myself if what I’m doing is directly contributing
to any of these goals. If not, then I move on. I also like to reiterate these goals at each weekly
meeting with my team, to let everyone know if we’re on track of what needs to change to make it happen.”
~ Nathalie Lussier,
Founder of Nathalie Lussier Media