Posts Tagged: tips

Like a Chapter in Your Life’s Book

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” ~ Melody Beattie, Author

Like a Chapter in Your Life’s Book

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” ~ Melody Beattie, Author

The Keys to The Doorway of Personal Excellence

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential … these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” ~ Confucius, Teacher, Editor, Politician & Philosopher

The Keys to The Doorway of Personal Excellence

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential … these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” ~ Confucius, Teacher, Editor, Politician & Philosopher

Fear Aware

“Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.” ~ Seth Godin , Author, Entrepreneur, Marketer, and Public Speaker

Fear Aware

“Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.” ~ Seth Godin , Author, Entrepreneur, Marketer, and Public Speaker

To Build It to Sell It

“3 Tips to Build Your Company to Be Sold 1. Build a company/product that solves a real problem. 2. Figure out growth strategy 3. Be lean.“ ~ Chinedu Echeruo, Founder & CEO of Gigameet, Founder of Hopstop & Tripology, Investment

To Build It to Sell It

“3 Tips to Build Your Company to Be Sold 1. Build a company/product that solves a real problem. 2. Figure out growth strategy 3. Be lean.“ ~ Chinedu Echeruo, Founder & CEO of Gigameet, Founder of Hopstop & Tripology, Investment

Viral-ness? No, Evergreen? Yes

“I wouldn’t recommend viral-ness: invest in evergreen content that people can still look at in 5 years.” ~ Michelle Phan, Co-Founder of Ipsy, Make-Up Demonstrator-Entrepreneur, YouTube Video Blogger, Author, Lancôme Video Make-up Artist (2010) & L’Oreal Cosmetic Line ’em by

Viral-ness? No, Evergreen? Yes

“I wouldn’t recommend viral-ness: invest in evergreen content that people can still look at in 5 years.” ~ Michelle Phan, Co-Founder of Ipsy, Make-Up Demonstrator-Entrepreneur, YouTube Video Blogger, Author, Lancôme Video Make-up Artist (2010) & L’Oreal Cosmetic Line ’em by

Know, Love & Believe It

“If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple: Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing, and believe in what you are doing.” ~ William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers , Cowboy, Vaudeville Performer, Humorist, Newspaper Columnist,

Know, Love & Believe It

“If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple: Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing, and believe in what you are doing.” ~ William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers , Cowboy, Vaudeville Performer, Humorist, Newspaper Columnist,

Lofty Goals

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” ~ Bo Jackson, Baseball and Football Player (1983-1994) Co-Owner & CEO of Bo Jackson Elite Sports Complex, Co-Owner of The Burr Ridge Bank and Trust; Heisman Trophy (1985)

Lofty Goals

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” ~ Bo Jackson, Baseball and Football Player (1983-1994) Co-Owner & CEO of Bo Jackson Elite Sports Complex, Co-Owner of The Burr Ridge Bank and Trust; Heisman Trophy (1985)

100% In

“I learned to put 100 percent into what you’re doing. I learned about setting goals for yourself, knowing where you want to be and taking small steps toward those goals. I learned about adversity and how to get past it.”

100% In

“I learned to put 100 percent into what you’re doing. I learned about setting goals for yourself, knowing where you want to be and taking small steps toward those goals. I learned about adversity and how to get past it.”

You Are. You Have. You Can.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe, Tennis Player, Grand Slam winner(3x) Wimbledon Singles, US Open & Australian Open winner

You Are. You Have. You Can.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe, Tennis Player, Grand Slam winner(3x) Wimbledon Singles, US Open & Australian Open winner

Acumen’s Discernment

“Leaders are people who can discern the inevitable and act accordingly. When people talk about business acumen, discernment is a big part of it. It’s a bit like gut instinct, but a little more developed.” ~ Donald John Trump, Businessman,

Acumen’s Discernment

“Leaders are people who can discern the inevitable and act accordingly. When people talk about business acumen, discernment is a big part of it. It’s a bit like gut instinct, but a little more developed.” ~ Donald John Trump, Businessman,

Turning the Invisible

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” ~ Anthony Robbins a.k.a Anthony J. Mahavorick, Life Coach, Speaker, Actor, Philanthropist & Author

Turning the Invisible

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” ~ Anthony Robbins a.k.a Anthony J. Mahavorick, Life Coach, Speaker, Actor, Philanthropist & Author

Challenging Ourselves

“With each new painting, I challenge myself to do something — anything — that I’ve never done before. This game keeps me from falling into habitual ruts and places me on the edge of what is known. Inevitably, this keeps

Challenging Ourselves

“With each new painting, I challenge myself to do something — anything — that I’ve never done before. This game keeps me from falling into habitual ruts and places me on the edge of what is known. Inevitably, this keeps

Have Business-Fun!

“Have fun. The game is a lot more enjoyable when you’re trying to do more than just make money.” ~ Tony Hsieh, Internet Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Co-Founder of Venture Frogs & Author

Have Business-Fun!

“Have fun. The game is a lot more enjoyable when you’re trying to do more than just make money.” ~ Tony Hsieh, Internet Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Co-Founder of Venture Frogs & Author

No Slouching, Please!

“Never slouch as doing so compresses the lungs, overcrowds other vital organs, rounds the back, and throws you off balance.” ~ Joseph Pilates, Author & Inventor of Pilates

No Slouching, Please!

“Never slouch as doing so compresses the lungs, overcrowds other vital organs, rounds the back, and throws you off balance.” ~ Joseph Pilates, Author & Inventor of Pilates

Network of genuine friends of various cultures, T. Hsieh quote,

Friendships of the Genuine Kind

“My advice is to stop trying to “network” in the traditional business sense, and instead just try to build up the number and depth of your friendships, where the friendship itself is its own reward. The more diverse your set

Network of genuine friends of various cultures, T. Hsieh quote,

Friendships of the Genuine Kind

“My advice is to stop trying to “network” in the traditional business sense, and instead just try to build up the number and depth of your friendships, where the friendship itself is its own reward. The more diverse your set

Are We Mentoring?

“I try to mentor as many people as I can.” ~ Betty W. Liu, News Anchor, Business Journalist, Author, Dow Jones Newswires Award (1997), “Top 30 Business Journalists Under 30 List (2000-2002, 3x) & Central High School’s Alumni Hall of

Are We Mentoring?

“I try to mentor as many people as I can.” ~ Betty W. Liu, News Anchor, Business Journalist, Author, Dow Jones Newswires Award (1997), “Top 30 Business Journalists Under 30 List (2000-2002, 3x) & Central High School’s Alumni Hall of

Good, Hard, Honest

“Work hard, be honest, and keep good company.” ~ Mr. & Mrs. Gene Bronner, Farmer & Homemaker

Good, Hard, Honest

“Work hard, be honest, and keep good company.” ~ Mr. & Mrs. Gene Bronner, Farmer & Homemaker

Somebody Who Knows Someone, Who Knows Someone

“I do believe in six degrees of separation. You can always find somebody who knows someone who knows someone who knows that person. That kind of skill is so important in whatever profession you are in — whether it is

Somebody Who Knows Someone, Who Knows Someone

“I do believe in six degrees of separation. You can always find somebody who knows someone who knows someone who knows that person. That kind of skill is so important in whatever profession you are in — whether it is

Be Bouncy & Bounce Back Well

“People fail all the time. I can even point to this book project. The number of book proposals I’ve had out there outweighs the number of books that I’ve actually written, by ten-fold. For every success, there are about a

Be Bouncy & Bounce Back Well

“People fail all the time. I can even point to this book project. The number of book proposals I’ve had out there outweighs the number of books that I’ve actually written, by ten-fold. For every success, there are about a

To Stay on Top of Things

When asked to share her secret to having a long career in a competitive industry: “There is no secret. Prayer, good old-fashioned hard work, giving the personal touch, never compromising my integrity, listening to good business advice and keep a

To Stay on Top of Things

When asked to share her secret to having a long career in a competitive industry: “There is no secret. Prayer, good old-fashioned hard work, giving the personal touch, never compromising my integrity, listening to good business advice and keep a

Just as Business Partners

“My husband and I sit down, just as business partners, around our kitchen table and look at the schedule for the week and figure out where we need to be and what we need to do, what each of our

Just as Business Partners

“My husband and I sit down, just as business partners, around our kitchen table and look at the schedule for the week and figure out where we need to be and what we need to do, what each of our

When YOU Own a Company

“Yes, I own my own company, and I prefer to say ‘mompreneur’. Being a mommy you have to run your house, you’ve got to run your kids’ lives. I think the key, and my number one tip, is making sure

When YOU Own a Company

“Yes, I own my own company, and I prefer to say ‘mompreneur’. Being a mommy you have to run your house, you’ve got to run your kids’ lives. I think the key, and my number one tip, is making sure

It So Delights Them

“Fast growth comes from overwhelming the smallest possible audience with a product or service that so delights that they insist that their friends and colleagues use it. And hyper-growth is a version of the same thing, except those friends and

It So Delights Them

“Fast growth comes from overwhelming the smallest possible audience with a product or service that so delights that they insist that their friends and colleagues use it. And hyper-growth is a version of the same thing, except those friends and

Time-Binding the To-Do Lists

“Block your calendar to achieve wins. One of the most common mistakes people make at the office is not turning to-do lists into time-bound, effective project lists. I’ve found that people who have mastered this hack are far more likely

Time-Binding the To-Do Lists

“Block your calendar to achieve wins. One of the most common mistakes people make at the office is not turning to-do lists into time-bound, effective project lists. I’ve found that people who have mastered this hack are far more likely

A Company You LOVE

“Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession.” ~ Mark Cuban, Businessman, Investor, Owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures

A Company You LOVE

“Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession.” ~ Mark Cuban, Businessman, Investor, Owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures