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Advise from the Best

Updated: Jul 29, 2019

Advise from the Best

By Liza Vasquez CMC ICF and Jeffrey F. Silber CPA MBA CMC

Certified Master Business and Life Coaches

In our Participants’ Manual, for those who take our program on how to increase your list of clients, you find our collection of advice that comes from the best scientific, business and philosophical minds. These appear on the back of other pages of important information so that we do not waste the space.

We have received many compliments about these quotes so we have decided to make the compilation of these quotes our June 2017 article. We hope you find something among these quotes that will resonate with you and effect your life in a positive way.

Accept challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory when you succeed.” - George S. Patton

Do more than is required. What is the difference between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? Going the extra mile.” - Gary Ryan Blair

The legal profession is infested with idiots who try to impress their clients by using pretentious jargon.” - David Ogilvy

Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, 'Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people.” - Mary Kay Ash

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.” - President William Jefferson Clinton

“It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.” ― Winston S. Churchill

“I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends” - Abraham Lincoln

“There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.” - Dale Carnegie

The most important elements in good communication are listening intensively and also in hearing what is not said.” - Peter Drucker

“A genuine relationship is one that is not dominated by the ego with its image-making and self-seeking. In a genuine relationship, there is an outward flow of open, alert attention toward the other person while not wanting anything whatsoever in return.” Eckart Tolle

“What one thing could you do in your personal and professional life that, if you did on a regular basis, would make a tremendous positive difference in your life? Our effectiveness takes quantum leaps when we do them.” - Stephen R. Covey

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” - Albert Einstein

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” - Abraham Lincoln

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” - Steve Jobs

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man. because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.”

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work." - Colin Powell

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.” - Dale Carnegie

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.” - Mark Twain

“You can judge a man's (or women’s) greatness by how much he/she will be missed.” - Will Rogers

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it is determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” - Albert Einstein

“Your most unhappy customers (clients) are your greatest source of learning.” - Bill Gates

"If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it's within your reach. And it'll be worth every minute you spend alone at night, thinking and thinking about what it is you want to design or build." - Steve Wozniak

“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” - Theodore Roosevelt

“As I look back on my life, I see that I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” - Mark Twain

“I spent years in the fast track, on the road to success but I discovered I was driving in the wrong direction the whole time.”

“We have met the enemy and he is us” – Walt Kelly

“Say what you want to say when you have the feeling and the chance. My greatest regrets are the things I did not do, the opportunities missed and the things unsaid.” – Jim Keller

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” –Mario Andretti

“Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level” - Peter Drucker

“I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.” - Abraham Lincoln

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” –- Harry Truman

“Positive thinking is powerful thinking. If you want happiness, fulfillment, success and inner peace, start thinking you have the power to achieve those things. Focus on the bright side of life and expect positive results.” ― Germany Kent

“Don’t watch the clock. Do what it does. Keep going!” - Sam Levinson

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” - Gen. George S. Patton

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” –Vince Lombardi

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