Category Archives: Business Motivation

Why Top Performers Make Career Moves

Always interesting to discern the difference between top performers and average performers. In another great study (and article) by the HBR, we find how the reasons why top sales performers leave companies is different from why average or underperformers leave companies. To those “performers” out there, keep pressing forward.

Why Top Performers Leave

Beating Robin Hood

Robin Hood is glorified as a romantic hero who robbed from the rich to give to the poor. Robin Hood was a crook!

The smart money avoids the modern day tax trap through smart financial strategies, but gives to the poor (the ones who deserve it) by choice anyway.

Are you visible?

Don’t Wait

11 Quotes About Taking Action – DO IT NOW.

People who don’t take risks generally make about 2 big mistakes a year, people who do take risks generally make about 2 big mistakes a year” -Peter Drucker

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” — Aristotle

“It’s not about breaking the rules. It is about abandoning the concept of rules altogether” – Paul Lemberg

It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date.” — Roger von Oech

Bold action in the face of uncertainty is not only terrifying, but necessary in the pursuit of great work. ”
– Jonathan Fields

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” –Goethe

There’s only us, There’s only this, Forget regret, Or life is your to miss” – Mimi, Rent

“Each moment of our life, we either invoke or destroy our dreams.” -Stuart Wilde

“…before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World test everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. It’s the point at which most people give up. It’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.’” -Paulo Coehlo

“Don’t worry, be crappy. Revolutionary means you ship and then test… Lots of things made the first Mac in 1984 a piece of crap – but it was a revolutionary piece of crap.” -Guy Kawasaki

After goals comes determination and persistence…

Since every business or other endeavor is bound to hit some rough patches, it’s often a person’s level of determination and patience that brings about either success or failure. Read through any of the following motivational quotes for work related to determination whenever you need an extra boost of encouragement:

“Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses… on your powers, instead of your problems.”–Paul J. Meyer

“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”--Hal Borland

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”–Calvin Coolidge

“An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.”–Thomas Fuller

What Were You Born To Do?

In this excerpt from Fast Company magazine, we are reminded of the importance of being unique. As individuals and companies, we are constantly reminded of the need to differentiate. In this excerpt from the book One Big Thing – Discovering What You Were Born To Do, we are asked to reevaluate, reinvent, and really….live.

Business Motivation – Create An Environment of High Achievement & Competition For Your People!

” High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.” – Jack Kinder

“People understand contests. You take a bunch of kids throwing rocks at random and people look askance, but if you go and hold a rock-throwing contest – people understand that.”