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“ In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”
Coco Chanel (1883–1971)
French fashion designer
Becoming a Man . . .
I used to think, when I was small, that all I needed to be a man, was just grow up. That was before I knew so much of grown-up males who lack as much that manhood needs as when they were juveniles and dreamed of manly deeds. So I have learned this much, at least, since when my lips began; It takes much more than growing up to be a real man.
“When I grow up and be a man,” you hear the small boy say, as if merely growing large they should be a man someday. But, knowing manhood’s requisites in larger sense, they’ll learn, there’s much besides their body growth for which they ought to yearn. The stalely St. Bernard is more than just a larger pup, it takes more to be a man than just growing up.
Fine breath of vision. self-control, and boundless charity, a gentler tongue, a stronger faith, more perfect clarity. In spirit-vision; patience vast – more patience still, and more; Wisdom to now – and to forget – all that has gone on before; courage to smile through sorrow fill unto unto its brim your cup – More is required, to make a man, than merely growing up.
“ The first rule is, to keep an untroubled spirit… the second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.”
Marcus Aurelius (121–180)
Roman emperor and philosopher
“ There ain’t no rules around here. We’re trying to accomplish something.”
Thomas Edison (1847–1931)
American inventor and businessman
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“ I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.”
Jack London (1876–1916)
No one is as important as all of us.
Gratitude should be a continuous attitude.
Killing time isn’t murder, it’s suicide.
Hidden talents don’t have to be huge, but the results can be.
Open a book … open your mind.
Life is a lot easier if you always play by the rules.
We all have to grow up, but we never have to get old.
Corporate integrity begins with personal integrity.
We is a little word that sends a big message.
People don’t care how much you know about them … once they realize how much you care about them.
The most successful managers aim at making themselves unnecessary to their staff.
Critical thinking is critical to success.
The only person who can put limits on your imagination is you.
It’s not enough to know what. You must also know how.
Your mind is your most powerful ally in developing confidence.
If you go the extra mile, you will almost always beat the competition.
Doing the right thing is never the wrong thing to do.
There is one thing more contagious than enthusiasm, and that is the lack of enthusiasm.
A student of life considers the world a classroom.
People are judged by the company they keep. Companies are judged by the people they keep.
If seeing is believing, visualizing is achieving.
Creativity, not necessity, is the true mother of invention.
They say a word to the wise is sufficient, but I say a word from the wise is a gift!
If you don’t climb the mountain, you can’t see the view.
There is no such thing as a final offer.
An old dog can learn new tricks, and a new dog can learn old tricks.
Failure is not falling down but staying down.
Customer service is not a department, it’s everyone’s job.
Saying you’re sorry and showing you’re sorry are not the same thing.
Exercise your brain so your memory doesn’t get flabby
An ounce of commitment is worth pounds of promises.
Most people strive to be better off, but few strive to be better.
If you want to make your mark, sharpen your skills.
Everyone wants to win, but most people are not willing to prepare to win.
The fool asks the wise for advice, but the wise ask the experienced.
Pride is the stone over which many people stumble.
Control your life or it will control you.
The hardest part of the sale is selling yourself to your customer.
Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.
To get what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done.
You’ll never lose credibility if you share the credit.
Happiness can be thought, taught and caught – but not bought.
Failure isn’t final unless you say it is.
People aren’t strangers if you’ve already met them. The trick is to meet them before you need their help.
We may not be able to predict the future, but we can prepare for it.
A plan isn’t a plan until you have a backup plan.
Taking your time can sometimes be the best use of your time.
If a business knows what’s good for it, it knows what’s good for a customer.
You can’t get ahead if you don’t get started.
Worrying casts a dark shadow that blocks any glimmer of hope.
The best way to sound like you know what you’re talking about is to know what you’re talking about.
Stay on your toes or fall flat on your face.
You’ll never reach your goal if you don’t have one.
Start every day/year with a healthy dose of vitamin C – Creativity.
Taking care of employees is taking care of business.
Lots of people start, but few people finish.
Mackay’s Moral: (one more time) The smarter I get, the more I realize I’m not finished learning