Quotes

Quote by Patañjali

Have you found your inspiration?

Maybe you don’t need a motivational quote to get inspired. Maybe what you need is overcoming the fear of acting upon it, or overcoming self-doubt. It has been a mix of all of the above. After the painful experience of finding myself forced into starting over, and overcoming the depression that followed, these words are…

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Inspiration: It's a Great Day

It’s A Great Day To Start Something Big

This year is the first time in my life I’m using the start of the new year as a milestone to reinvent my life. After a sobering disastrous 2014 I let myself fall down a nasty spirally rut of negativism. It’s amazing what few negative thoughts, repeated, can have us believe. Yet I could not…

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T S Eliot Inspirational Quote About Risk

How Far Can You Go?

How do you know if you have a little more left in you? You push harder. How can you tell if “you’ve gone too far”? Something breaks. Therein lies the conundrum: fear of breaking something –a bone, equipment, emotionally– can stop us one step short of our greatest successes. But we don’t always break. We’re,…

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Gustave Flaubert Quote About Being Orderly

Gustave Flaubert On Being Orderly

The horribly misnamed “conventional wisdom” dictates creative work, or the creative worker, is inevitably disorganized. It’s widely accepted superstition. True, creative work can be chaotic, but organization is what allows us to deliver. Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work” – Gustave Flaubert  …

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Quote About Fork In The Road, Decisions

About Making Decisions

It has now been a week since I parted ways with a profitable business, after spending almost two years building it (read more about it here). I came across this quote earlier this week and I think it resonated with me because of what’s going on in my life. I don’t usually care for quotes…

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Quote About Starting Over by Seneca

Starting Over

Today is the first day of my new “unemployment”. Earlier this week I signed away the business I had been building since 2012. Chalk it up to the ol’ “incompatible business partners” with a little burnout thrown in, but the reality is that somewhere in the madness that is building a fast-growing, successful digital agency,…

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Back to the drawing board quote by Seth Godin

Back to the drawing board, he said.

I wasn’t planning on posting today, nor making this graphic, but Seth has a way of writing the right stuff for me at the right time. This feeling, a mix of frustration, apprehension, when one must go back to the drawing board, can be overwhelming. I needed to read this. I created this shareable in…

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Quote The Warrior and The Artist

The Warrior and The Artist…

The biggest challenge of this path we have chosen is, without a doubt, the weight of starting over. No matter how much you’ve learned, worked, or fought for it, if you do creative work, you will be starting over. And over, again. Hasn’t happened to you yet? Get ready. When it comes, remember what you…

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Andre Gide Quote About Courage To Move On

About The Courage To Move On

Isn’t it tempting to stay close to the shore? That “known good” feels safe. Relationships, business, even menu items. How do you know that gut feeling that tells you to move on isn’t a horrible mistake? You don’t. That’s why it takes courage to move on. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the…

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Quote About Success and Action by Anthony Robbins

RE: Success and Action

There’s something about these times –maybe it’s how easy it is to broadcast our messages, how easy it is to have a tribe to pay attention to them– that seems to be promoting the glorification of The Idea. From conferences to memes, ideas have it easy this time and age. And yet, I’ never known…

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Quote About Understanding Business RE: Delegation

To Understand A Business…

Can you imagine teaching something, or evaluating someone on something you know nothing about? Can you imagine a foreman trying to get the building finished when he’s never built himself? Is it conceivable for someone to supervise the hairdresser without having any experience hairdressing? Can you delegate someone reporting the work you do in your…

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The Wantrepreneur and Monkey Work

“Monkey Work”

You gotta love the bravado of the wantentrepreneur who talks about delegating/ outsourcing/ offshoring work he has no idea how to do himself, and has the cojones to call it “Monkey Work”. I know, I know, it sounds smart. I sounds like you’re trying to be “cost-effective”. You want to stick to “high-level” thinking. Whatever……

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