Believe In Yourself
There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be. That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down. But those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself. There will be...
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.– Albert Einstein (via timmyp10)
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.– Aristotle (via timmyp10)
What I've Learned
I’ve learned - That you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I’ve learned - that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back. I’ve learned - that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it. I’ve learned - that it’s not what you have in your life but who you...
Marissa Mayer, VP, Google
“My friend Andre said to me, ‘You know, Marissa, you’re putting a lot of pressure on yourself to pick the right choice, and I’ve gotta be honest: That’s not what I see here. I see a bunch of good choices, and there’s the one that you pick and make great. I think that’s one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever gotten.” *Be Inspired
4 To-Dos for the "Someday" Entrepreneur
Surprisingly, the ability to take the plunge has a lot less to do with people’s personalities, and a lot more to do with how accessible and familiar the experience of entrepreneurship is to them. Those who can picture themselves running a business often do. And those who continue to think of entrepreneurship as a big, scary thing that other people (perhaps more gregarious, sales-oriented, or...
Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire...
Berkshire Hathaway director Thomas Murphy told him: “Never forget Warren, you can tell a guy to go to hell tomorrow — you don’t give up the right. So just keep your mouth shut today, and see if you feel the same way tomorrow.” *Be Inspired
Maureen Chiquet, Global CEO, Chanel
Mickey Drexler, CEO of Gap at the time, told Chiquet: “I’m going to give you some important advice. You’re a terrific merchant. But you’ve gotta learn to listen!” *Be Inspired
Richard Branson, founder and chairman, Virgin...
“My mother always taught me never to look back in regret but to move on to the next thing. The amount of time people waste dwelling on failures rather than putting that energy into another project, always amazes me. I have fun running ALL the Virgin businesses — so a setback is never a bad experience, just a learning curve.” *Be Inspired
The Flight From Conversation
WE live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection. At home, families sit together, texting and reading e-mail. At work executives text during board meetings. We text (and shop and go on Facebook) during classes and when we’re on dates. These little devices most of us carry around are so powerful that they change...
Intelligence Is Overrated: What You Really Need To...
Albert Einstein’s was estimated at 160, Madonna’s is 140, and John F. Kennedy’s was only 119, but as it turns out, your IQ score pales in comparison with your EQ, MQ, and BQ scores when it comes to predicting your success and professional achievement. IQ tests are used as an indicator of logical reasoning ability and technical intelligence. A high IQ is often a prerequisite for rising to the top...