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Dare to risk public criticism.
A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise – it makes you stretch.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
Central banks don’t have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
Give yourself something to work toward – constantly.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.
Left eyebrow raised, right eyebrow raised.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.
People fall forward to success.
Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, “Make me feel important.” Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.
Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.
So many women just don’t know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise.
We fall forward to succeed.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you’re willing to pay the price.
Those who are blessed with the most talent don’t necessarily outperform everyone else. It’s the people with follow-through who excel.
We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.
We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you’re aiming, you don’t have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared.
Every silver lining has a cloud.
Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.’ Never forget this message when working with people.
Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret.