Success Thought of The Day

Good questions outrank easy answers. - Paul Samuelson

Success Thought of the Day – 10/21/21

If you want to execute, get the answers, learn the “how.”   If you want to improve or innovate, understand the questions that led to the answers. [Read More in the Post]

Resources are the enemy of imagination. - Zoo

Success Thought of the Day – 10/20/21

“Scrappy” is an attribute associated with many bootstrapping entrepreneurs.  Their commitment to their passion and lack of resources allows their imagination to fill the gap and create solutions.

Don’t worry about what you don’t have; use everything that you do have.

Leadership is all about people. It is not about organizations. It is not about plans. It is not about strategies. It is all about people-motivating people to get the job done. You have to be people-centered. - Colin Powell

Success Thought of the Day – 10/19/21

Colin Powell has always been one of my favorite people to quote. While reaching incredible heights, he maintained humility and never lost sight of the importance of people. #RIP

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.  – Albert Einstein

Success Thought of the Day – 10/18/21

Revisit the problem that burdens you the most. For a moment, forget rules, best practices, case studies, and even the luminaries that previously worked on the problem. [Read More in the post]

If you're too big to serve, you're too small to lead. - Rich Wilkerson, Jr.

Success Thought of the Day – 10/14/21

Org charts would better portray leadership inversely printed with the leader at the bottom.

Leadership can be perceived as an authority from a distance. However, in the seat, leadership is serving others, helping them be their best, and collectively achieve the vision.

If you don't make the time to work on creating the life you want, you're eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don't want. - Kevin Ngo

Success Thought of the Day – 10/13/21

Either way, you are going to spend time. You can proactively create or reactively unwind and revamp. 🤷🏾‍♂️

Do not confuse placement with personal progress. - James Rosseau, Sr.

Success Thought of the Day – 10/12/21

Progress is the result of personal decisions and taking accountability. Placement is an outcome of several factors, many of which are beyond your control. Do your very best and be proud of your progress, regardless of placement.

Never stop chipping away at your masterpiece. - James B. Rosseau, Sr.

Success Thought of the Day – 10/11/21

I participated in the Founders over 40 conference last week, sharing my story and lessons and learning from others. As Elizabeth Isele shared some of her work, she said, “I started that business when I was just 50 years old,” with such a vibrant tone. [Read More]

When you immerse yourself in a community, you tend to rise in that community. - Hasan Minhaj

Success Thought of the Day – 10/6/21

During game days, NFL team sidelines are great examples of immersion within a community. Full engagement in the current play, reviewing and planning, caring for others, and ultimately, making each other better. [Read More]

Progress requires setbacks; the only sure way to avoid failure is not to try. – Henry Spencer

Success Thought of the Day – 10/5/21

Consider a setback to be preparation. It is like pulling back an arrow, allowing you to be propelled forward with greater force.

People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.  Rob Siltanen

Success Thought of the Day – 10/4/21

Keep chasing those ideas. Keep defying the conventional. Keep pushing for the change you want to see.

There is no better way to convince others than first to convince oneself. - Cicero

Success Thought of the Day – 9/30/21

One of my favorite movie scenes occurs during a listening session for a new song in The Temptations movie. Berry Gordy asked a critical question, “would you spend your last ten cents to buy this record?” If people did not say yes, the record wasn’t good enough to present to the world in his mind.

You must have those same types of filters as you develop your business ideas.