Favorite Quotes for 2014


  1. “Screw it. Let’s do it!” – Richard Branson   Some people get analysis paralysis and can’t make a decision until it’s too late.  Those who process the relevant data and move forward quickly usually win.
  2. “If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete.”- Jack Welch    Interesting insight into marketing and a job search strategy.  Identify your point of differentiation.
  3. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people” — Eleanor Roosevelt.  Where do you fit in?
  4. “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!” – Jonathan Winters   Comedians are provocative!  Good fortune doesn’t always seek you out.  You need to create the path so good luck finds you easier. You have to know how to swim first.
  5. Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne   There’s always a cowboy in the crowd.  If you’re not a little bit scared when you need the courage to do the right thing, you’re looking at the wrong problem or answer.
  6. “The entrepreneur builds an enterprise; the technician builds a job.” – Michael Gerber   Define the skills you have and how to best use them.  Disaster strikes when you think you’re an entrepreneur, but in reality, aren’t.
  7. “Capital isn’t scarce; vision is.” – Sam Walton   It takes a visionary, then a developer, then a producer, then a maintainer for a venture to succeed.  I have never met anyone that does all of them extremely well.
  8. “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”- George Santayana You can learn a great deal from the past, but it needs to be applied to the future.
  9. “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” – Zig Ziglar   Develop your strategies before the fact, then be prepared for any upside, downside or alternative.
  10. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader    Who are your mentors?  Who do you mentor?  Without someone to learn from it’s difficult not to repeat the past.  Be an excellent listener and use what’s relevant to you.

Talkback: What is your best quote?  Can you add to the quotes?  Send for a free resume review to Bill Kaufmann:  mygreenerfuture1@cox.net  Check out Bill’s website www.mygreenerfuture.com or his e-book:  http://www.createspace.com/3884487


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