A Noble career

“Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man.”
~ George Washington
Political Leader, Military General, Statesman, Founding Father of the United States & First President of the United States (1789-1797)
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When Creativity Comes to a Halt

 
 
“Sometimes my creativity comes to a screeching halt. When this happens I go to my roots; Old Style jewelry. That is the place of fascination. The Old Ones utilized rudimentary tools to create their simple, yet perfected, pieces of craftsmanship. From this point I am able to create from an inspiring idea. On the flip side, sometimes my mind becomes flooded with more designs than I can remember. Ideas come so quickly I can’t draw them fast enough.”
~ Ray Tracey
Actor, Producer, Designer, Manufacturer, Entrepreneur & Founder – Tracey Designs Inc..
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My First Ring of Silver

 
“I wanted to see finished jewelry and wanted to learn everything I could. Whenever we would go to Gallup, NM, I would visit curio stores to see creations in silver.”
 
“In class I fabricated my first ring out of silver for my Mother. I found an unknown stone and made a cabochon. I tried to copy an old style ring design that I had seen at Hubbells Trading Post. One teardrop flanked the sides of the stone. It was a very simple design but it took me a week to finish. I kept melting the silver. I made my next silver and stone creation at the age of 21 and gave it to my Mother. It was another ring, but this time it was a split shank with three ribs and three tear drops on the side of the stone.”
~ Ray Tracey
Actor, Producer, Designer, Manufacturer, Entrepreneur & Founder – Tracey Designs Inc..
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Business: It’s About People

“In business it’s about people. It’s about relationships.”
“But I look at failure as education. In that respect, I am so well-educated.”
~ Kathy Ireland
Model, Actress, Entrepreneur, Businesswoman, Author, Philanthropist, Activist,
Public Speaker, Anti-Defamation League American Heritage Award (2011), Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Gala Messenger of Peace Award (2012),
California State University honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Ambassador & 9-1-1 For Kids Ambassador
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Your Work Ethic

“Be known for your work ethic, not the trinkets that you buy.”
~ Grant Cardone,
Author, Entrepreneur, Producer,
& Online Sales Training Expert

So, It’s Never Been Done

“I’m a curious person. I like to ask questions. Well, why? People would say, it’s never been done. It’s never been done does not mean that it can’t be done.”
“But I look at failure as education. In that respect, I am so well-educated.”
~ Kathy Ireland
Model, Actress, Entrepreneur, Businesswoman, Author, Philanthropist, Activist,
Public Speaker, Anti-Defamation League American Heritage Award (2011), Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Gala Messenger of Peace Award (2012),
California State University honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Ambassador & 9-1-1 For Kids Ambassador
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4 Business Years, 40 Job Years

“It’s amazing how people think 4 YEARS is a long time to succeed in a business, but think it’s alright to stay broke at a job for 40 YEARS.”
~ Art Jonak
Author, Trainer, Mentor, Network Marketing Entrepreneur, Founder & President – Mastermind Ventures
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Entrepreneurs Are the Global Solution

“The failing economy is a global problem and entrepreneurs are the global solution.”
~ Grant Cardone,
Author, Entrepreneur, Producer,
& Online Sales Training Expert

Waiting to Get Employment? Would We Create Our Own Jobs?

“The idea [the government’s ‘You Win’ campaign] is that instead of young people in Nigeria waiting to get employment, they should create their own jobs and employ their peers and employ other people.”
~ Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Economist, International Development Expert, Founder – NOI-Polls, Founder – Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (C-SEA), Euromoney Global Finance Minister of the Year (2005), Finance Minister of Nigeria (2003–2006, 2011–2015), Director-General of the World Trade Organization (3.1.2021 – ).
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The Importance of Self-Care

“I honestly wish I understood the importance of self-care. Everything you go through, your business goes through. If you are not fully present, your business will suffer. Maintaining balance at all times should be your utmost priority and not something to be pushed off for later when you’re “more available.””
~ Stella Simona
Entrepreneur, Co-Founder – Haati Chai Jewelry & Amarilo Jewelry
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Putting America First

“In foreign affairs, we are renewing this founding principle of sovereignty. Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens – to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values. As President of the United States, I will always put America first … We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism… I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down… and under my administration, we will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs … The nation-state remains the true foundation of happiness and harmony.”
~ Donald John Trump,
Businessman, Politician, Television Personality, Author,
Chairman & President of The Trump Organization,
Founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts

Caring for Yourself Equals Better Business for You

“I realized that the better that I took care of myself, the better the business was going to run.
Take care of yourself before you take care of everyone else so you have the strength to do it …”

~ Lisa Price
Founder – Carol’s Daughter & Author

 

 

 

 

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Focus & Keep Your Vision

“The most important thing is to stay focused and keep your vision. At the end of the day, you are the one that lives and breathes this and does this every day and you will know best.”
~ Lisa Price
Founder – Carol’s Daughter & Author
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Entrepreneurs’ Pioneering Ideas

“Pioneering a new idea in the presence of industry giants can be a daunting prospect, but by questioning the accepted standard successful startups … have redefined whole industries.”
~ Gang “Tony” Li
Founder & CEO of SpeedX
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The American Economy

“The American economy has been built, and sustained, by risk-taking entrepreneurs whose pioneering ideas and hard work gave birth to flourishing businesses.”
~ Michael R. Pence
Politician, Attorney & 48th Vice President of the United States (2017 – Currently),
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The Vision: Create It, Articulate, Own & Drive It

“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision,
passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.”
~ Jack Welch,
Author, Chemical Engineer, Commentator & Executive Chairman
– Jack Welch Management Institute

Trying & Failing at Business

“The entire time I was modeling, I was trying and failing at businesses.
In fact, we would have started our business much sooner had I been more successful.”
“But I look at failure as education. In that respect, I am so well-educated.”
~ Kathy Ireland
Model, Actress, Entrepreneur, Businesswoman, Author, Philanthropist, Activist,
Public Speaker, Anti-Defamation League American Heritage Award (2011), Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Gala Messenger of Peace Award (2012),
California State University honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Ambassador & 9-1-1 For Kids Ambassador
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The Details of Your Business

“If you don’t understand the details of your business, you are going to fail.”
~ Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos,
Business Magnate, Investor,
Founder, Chairman & CEO of Amazon.com

You Are a Business

“YOU ARE A BUSINESS; too many of us think we just start a business
or we are part of a business. NO—you ARE a business.
Everybody has a brand and whatever company you work for,
you have a unique ability to bring value and revenue in.”
~ Grant Cardone,
Author, Entrepreneur, Producer,
& Online Sales Training Expert

Having It All

“The secret to having it all, is knowing that you already do!”
~ Egypt Sherrod,
Multi-media Personality, Author, Real Estate Expert & Philanthropist.

A Unique Selling Proposition

““To get your prospects and clients to see you or your business as offering them
a superior benefit or advantage that no other competitor offers them
is the essence of a unique selling proposition (USP). ”

~ Jay Abraham
Business Executive, Conference Speaker, Author & Founder – Abraham Group

Promoting You & Your Ideas

“When you read the phrase “selling your product or service,”
don’t just think in terms of the product or service your company sells,
but also your individual and intangible personal product or service: you.
And understand that you need to sell you and your ideas in order to
advance your career, gain more respect, and increase your success, influence, and income.”

~ Jay Abraham
Business Executive, Conference Speaker, Author & Founder – Abraham Group