believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across
the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your
business life if your home life is in shambles.
must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you donít know where
youíre aiming, you donít have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a
way that when I die, someone can say, she cared.
successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's
own path, not chasing after the dreams of others.
people struggle with life balance simply because they haven't paid the price to
decide what is really important to them.
you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to
enjoy each step along the way.
wanted Nike to be the world's best sports and fitness company. Once you say
that, you have a focus. You don't end up making wing tips or sponsoring the next
Rolling Stones world tour.
am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I'm committed to?
If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then
it's moving you away from your goals.
is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared.
is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
multiply as they are seized.
it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people; Those who make it
happen, Those who let it happen, and Those who wonder what happened'
M. Richardson, Jr.
"If one advances confidently in the directions of his dreams, and endeavors
to live the life which he imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in
you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.
great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their
convinced that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how I react to it.
We are in charge of our attitudes.
can have everything you want in life if you will just help enough people to get
what they want.
us suppose that we were asked for one all purpose bit of advice for management,
one truth that we were able to distill from the excellent company's research.
We might be tempted to reply, "Figure out your value system."
Decide what your company stands for. Clarifying the value system and
breathing life into it are the greatest contributions a leader can make.
feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the
battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.
brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by
trying to do hard things well.
see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It's our
job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little
Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power because
they have information about a product or a service that the customer does not
and cannot have, and does not need if he can trust the brand. This explains the
profitability of brands.
the past a leader was a boss. Todayís leaders must be partners with their
people.. they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.
of the best business and nonprofit CEOs I've worked with over a sixty-five-year
consulting career were not stereotypical leaders. They were all over the map in
terms of their personalities, attitudes, values, strengths, and weaknesses.
distinguishes between a leader and a follower.