A productive employee who is kept busy working at his or her job is far more likely to be happy at that job and less likely to look for employment elsewhere.
Reading has been the fuel of my motivation: it has changed the direction in which I have traveled, and it has enhanced my creative imagination more than any other activity I have ever pursued.
We all prospect, and don’t even know we’re doing it. When you start the dating process, you are actually prospecting for the person you want to marry. When you’re interviewing employees, you are prospecting for someone who will best fit your needs.
If my life has had a theme, I suppose it has been a typical American theme in that, for most of it, I have been looking for happiness and success.
I was in that part of the class that made the top half possible.
To be candid, some people have given positive thinking a bad name. I can’t stand to hear some gung-ho individual say that with positive thinking you can just do ‘anything.’ If you think about that one for a moment, you recognize the absurdity of it.
Husbands and wives, first be faithful to each other. Second, keep the romance going all of your life by courting each other every day.
I took up an offer for me to lose 30 pounds in 30 days. It worked. I lost 30 days!
Timid salesmen have skinny kids.
I believe it’s important that we use names of endearment that reflect a special feeling for the individual involved.
The one thing coaches cannot tolerate… is the individual who grows arrogant because he excelled at a lower level and believes he has nothing else to learn.
Time well spent results in more money to spend, more money to save, and more time to vacation.
When you make a promise, keep it.
Andy Andrews is the best speaker I have ever seen.
The successful business executive can handle challenges and solve problems at a remarkable clip.
People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace.
Many people who want to be great aren’t willing to do the work to make it possible!
Money is not the most important thing, but when you need it, there are few substitutes. So while I like the things money can buy, I love what money won’t buy. It bought me a house but it won’t buy me a home. It would buy me a companion but it won’t buy me a friend.
In the game of life, before you get anything out, you must put something in!
Yes, it’s absolutely true that anything worth doing is worth doing poorly – until you can learn to do it well.
The problem with pity parties is very few people come, and those who do don’t bring presents.
I read for the ‘ah-ha’s,’ the information that makes a light bulb go off in my mind. I want to put information in my mind that is going to be the most beneficial to me, my family and my fellow man – financially, morally, spiritually, and emotionally.
I’m so optimistic, I’d go after Moby Dick in a rowboat and take the tartar sauce with me.
Profitability comes from loyalty, productivity, and having a character base from which to work.
Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.
Success must never be measured by how much money you have.
Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.
Be there for your kids. Later, when you need them, they’ll be there for you.
Send out a cheerful, positive greeting, and most of the time you will get back a cheerful, positive greeting. It’s also true that if you send out a negative greeting, you will, in most cases, get back a negative greeting.
The young athlete who aspires to greatness, generally speaking, learns a number of things from several different coaches. The first one taught him the fundamentals; the second one instilled discipline in him and taught him more of the techniques that must be mastered to excel.
Problem-solving becomes a very important part of our makeup as we grow into maturity or move up the corporate ladder.
Every obnoxious act is a cry for help.
I’ve always taught that a poor economy is the best opportunity for salespeople because the naysayers and grumblers have already given up, leaving more territory, more opportunities to be successful than in a good economy when virtually all salespeople are out there, giving it their best.
Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.
Every choice you make has an end result.
I 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.
Selling is essentially a transfer of feelings.
Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
If you treat your wife like a thoroughbred, you’ll never end up with a nag.
Be careful not to compromise what you want most for what you want now.
Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute.
I am convinced after more than 50 years in the field of motivation that anyone who wants to learn to look at life and/or their circumstances in a positive light can do so.
I have always said that everyone is in sales. Maybe you don’t hold the title of salesperson, but if the business you are in requires you to deal with people, you, my friend, are in sales.
Your understanding of what you read and hear is, to a very large degree, determined by your vocabulary, so improve your vocabulary daily.
You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.
New information makes new and fresh ideas possible.
It’s not the situation, but whether we react negative or respond positive to the situation that is important.
If you want to earn more, learn more.
Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.
Whether it’s eight o’clock in the morning or eight o’clock at night, I always try to greet others before they have a chance to speak to me.
People are basically the same the world over. Everybody wants the same things – to be happy, to be healthy, to be at least reasonably prosperous, and to be secure. They want friends, peace of mind, good family relationships, and hope that tomorrow is going to be even better than today.
Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life – all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.
Honesty and integrity are by far the most important assets of an entrepreneur.
The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do you considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations.
Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?
You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.
You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.
With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.
There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.
You are who you are and what you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change who you are and what you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand-new day.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Research indicates that employees have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.
You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.
You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
It is true that integrity alone won’t make you a leader, but without integrity you will never be one.
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
We hear tears loudly on this side of Heaven. What we don’t take time to contemplate are the even louder cheers on the other side of death’s valley.
You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.
Remember that failure is an event, not a person.
The first step in solving a problem is to recognize that it does exist.
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.