10 Quotes To Inspire You To Greatness…
Sometimes we need an extra push to follow our dreams…. Great quotes can inspire us, motivate us, and help us get through hard times. It’s time to take your career to a whole new level.
No more making excuses for why you can’t go after your dream job or the title you know you deserve. Let these quotes from some great thinkers inspire you to pursue your dreams and make them a reality:
1. “Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie ten Boom
Lesson: Identify what has been holding you back from your career success. Most likely, it’s been worry and fear…. It’s time to leave fear behind. The things you are afraid of are often the things most worth doing.
2. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay
Lesson: You can’t wait around for good things to happen this year; you need to make them happen yourself.
3. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein
Lesson: Bringing value to your company is the best way up the corporate ladder. Don’t play office politics, just make sure you bring as much value as you possibly can to your organization.
4. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth
Lesson: You can learn and grow from your mistakes if you see them not as mere errors, but as opportunities to grow as a professional and as a person.
5. “If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln
Lesson: Honest Abe’s productivity hack is a good one. Before you start a job hunt or a new project, make sure you’ve sharpened your skills so you can succeed.
6. “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne
Lesson: In…. you should try to frequently do things which scare you and push you outside your comfort zone. Take on a complicated new project, offer to do some public speaking, or learn a new skill. You’ll never rise in your career if you don’t take the chance to fall.
7. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” – Henry Ford
Lesson: Sure the bottom line is important, but it’s not the only thing. A business should be more than dollar signs, it should give something back to the world and inspire passion in employees.
8. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
Lesson: ….It’s important not to let the little things get you down. You won’t hit a home run every time, but if you bounce back you’ll come back stronger.
9. “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.” – Margaret Thatcher
Lesson: You might sometimes dream about a slow day in the office, but you know you thrive when things get crazy. ….Don’t rest on your laurels when you could be challenging yourself to do and be better.
10. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
Lesson: Nothing is ever impossible, even if it often feels that way. If you give up
Previously published by Entrepreneurs |1/02/2014 by: Ilya Pozin, http://www.forbes.com/sites/ilyapozin/2014/01/02/15-quotes-to-inspire-you-to-greatness-in-2014/
What Ray Kroc Discovered...Can Change Your Future
Ray Kroc, in 1954, had worked as a milk shake equipment salesman all of his life. He sold and repaired machines to restaurants in several states.
As he made his rounds through San Bernardino, California he found it interesting how busy two particular small restaurants were that he had delivered 8 milk shake machines to a few days before. The restaurants were owned by two brothers, Dick and Mac McDonald. They were located across town from each other.
The thing that made Ray so curious was why did he have to wait 3-4 hours for an appointment when he came to either of these two restaurants? It did not matter what time he showed up, he knew he would have to wait a while to meet with either of the brothers, because they were hands on operators and were always very busy.
Ray always ordered a hamburger, fries and a large milk shake, then got ready for his wait.
As he sat there this nice Southern California day, sipping on his milk shake and munching on hot fries, he thought to himself, maybe something like this could solve my retirement problem. At the age of 52 he was beginning to think about his retirement, and he had no savings or retirement plan. He was tired of being on the road and wanted to settle down to one area for his retirement years.
He watched people coming in, place an order, and in a very short time, take the bag of burgers and fries and leave, and the line seemed never to end. There was a steady stream of customers for hours.
While Ray ate his burger and fries he thought, what is so different about this hamburger, why do so many people come here? This burger is not exceptionally great, so why do people keep coming back to eat here? After the many, many times he had been in this restaurant, on this day as he watched the process - it hit him like a rock. He saw the concept. There was a team effort, each person was trained to do his job and do it the same way and never change.
One employee would lay out the bun on the warmer, then it would move to the next employee where he would cook the meat patty for the exact amount of time, every time, and place it on the bun. It would then move to the next position where the employee would take three pickle slices, never two or four, but, three every time and place them the same way on the bun. He would add a secret sauce a slice of cheese, onion, slice of tomato and lettuce. Next it was wrapped and placed in the bag with the rest of the order, ready at the checkout.
Every hamburger was the same every time. This was it.-.SIMPLE AND DUPLICATABLE
DUPLICATION - That was what kept people coming back. It was fast and always the same.
A short time later Ray Kroc bought out the two restaurants from the brothers in 1961 for a $2.7 million. He then used this simple idea and taught the system to others across the U.S. and around the world - becoming one of the largest franchises in the world. - Ray Kroc changed the way that 1000's of business do their business every day.
Ray Kroc created a new kind of fast food with McDonald's, implementing Henry Ford's assembly line idea into his restaurants.
Today you can drive to your local McDonald's, drive across the country or most anywhere in the world and get the exact same hamburger at a McDonald's because of the simple process called DUPLICATION.
DUPLICATION of small amounts create large business. This works in any kind of business.
Why do hotels have 100's of $100.00 per night rooms and only a few suites at the top that may go for hundreds or even thousands per night? Because they make their money off the DUPLICATION of the $100 rooms.
Why do airplanes have a couple hundred coach seats and maybe only 10-20 first class? The money is in the DUPLICATION.
Ray Kroc could have made just one very large hamburger and everyone take a bite. Not a good idea! But instead, Ray Kroc found stability - he found financial security - he discovered and applied the power of DUPLICATION!
Without understanding and applying the principal of DUPLICATION all you are creating for yourself is a job - not financial security!
Copyright © 2009, James D. Maxwell
Why Feedback Is Key to Your Greatness in Business - and Life
What’s the difference between those who get results and those who don’t?
They understand feedback.
There are a lot of people who get results, achieve all of their goals and make lots of money but still are left feeling unhappy, alone, unfit and unfulfilled.
I fell in that category for a long time.
I was achieving everything I wanted, but still felt lonely, angry and like I wasn’t enough.
It wasn’t until I became aware of a number of things that were holding me back from my past, and started to understand how to manage feedback did things start to shift.
BY Lewis Howes | March 13, 2014 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232105
TEN LIES WE TELL OURSELVES AND OTHERS
1. I’d like to but … I can’t afford it. Yet we eat out nearly every meal. We subscribe to every cell phone, cable TV, & internet gadget that crosses our path.
2. I know it’s a great opportunity but … I’m really too busy. Yet we spend hours on chat rooms, playing video games, or talking on our cell phones.
3. I want to but … my grandmother (or another person) is ill. Yet we haven’t visited them previously in decades!
4. I intended to get it done but … I just didn’t have the time. Yet we sleep late on Saturday - Play golf or go shopping after we get up. Then watch TV until all hours every night.
5. I know I should quit but … I’m just not able to. Yet we stock our shelves or refrigerator with….?
6. I know we need extra money but … I don’t have enough hours in my day for a part-time job. Yet we leave work and stop off at a coffee shop, or pool hall. We sleep in Saturdays, then watch a ball game all afternoon.
7. I know I need to be more disciplined, but … I’m, well, what can I say, I’m only human! Yet we continue to subscribe to movie channels, internet, and magazines that feed our addictions.
8. I know my children misbehave but … I just can’t do a thing with them. Yet we spend more time on the phone with friends than talking to our children about what is important.
9. I know I need to take vitamin supplements but … I don’t want to upset the medicine I’m on. Yet we stuff our self with junk food. We buy fast food - tamales - or meat cuts that are handled by who knows who -- and whose hands have handled who knows what.
10. I know I should go to church but … I need Sunday to rest. Yet we mow our yard and trim the shrubs. We jog five miles. We cut firewood for the smoker.
Hmmm … I wonder!
“Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill?… He that …speaketh the truth in his heart.” Psalm 15:1, 2 “Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.” Proverbs 23:23. “He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity” Proverbs 22:8.
We can never go wrong by just simply being honest with our self … and others! So why don’t we? Is it because we would have to face the truth?
Copyright © 2009, Arleita Harmon