One of the greatest factors in failure is the fear of losing business. This fear puts you on the defensive, makes you subordinate and even obsequious, and almost always loses business (or results in horrible business). If you want to stop losing business then stop fearing that you will.
People who zealously try to spend as little as possible are precisely the ones who tend to complain the most.
A lot of people take the time to try to plan to do something that could have been done while they were taking the time planning to do it.
If you ask for money, you’re likely to get advice. But if you ask for advice, you’re much more likely to get money.
Don’t worry about what people think of you. Focus on what you think about yourself.
Self-mastery is the ability and comfort to judge your own behaviors and results without relying on others’ metrics or feedback.
It’s somewhat ironic to me at this time of year that I can watch children believe mightily in Santa Claus while many professionals I know don’t really believe in themselves.
Dogs don’t stop to do a risk analysis before they run through an open gate.
The rather uncomfortable and awkward truth for some people is that to practice free speech you also have to tolerate free speech. It’s not a one-way street.
It’s important to be a gracious loser, but it’s critical to be a gracious winner.