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Some of our favorite quotes of encouragement and inspiration

“I felt like it was my duty to make sure the legacy of my work as an organizer had a place to live and that that legacy was connected to a greater legacy of movement building that predated me.”

~ Elle Hearns, Founder of The Marsha P. Johnson Institute

“A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.”

~ Greg Reid, Author & Film Producer

“Allow your passion to become your purpose and one day it will become your profession.”

~ Marques Ogden, NFL Alumni

“There is no shame in changing course when aiming for success.”

~ Robert Herjavec, TV Personality

“It’s only after working side by side with another person that you earn the right to speak into that person’s life. It’s a basis of friendship that can forge a path toward a common ground.”

~ Chip Gains, TV Personality

“If you start your company because you want to serve people, then people will line up for your service.”

~ Hurst Lin, Cofounder of DCM China

“A sustainable company is one that adapts to challenges and weathers the storm.”

~ Tom Farrell, CEO of Dominion Energy

“Accurate information is a key part of motivation.”

~ Mary Ann Allison, Author of Complexity Advantage

“One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes and emergency.”

~ Arnold H. Glasow, Businessman

“Weak systems make great people look bad. Strong systems make good people look great.”

~ Craig Groeschel, Pastor, Author & Leader

“A leader is a coach. Not a judge.”

~ Dr. William Deming, The Father of Quality Management

“As a leader, you are the only one getting out of bed thinking about 𝗩𝗜𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡. If you aren’t doing that then 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗕𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗦 is 𝗡𝗢𝗧 going anywhere!”

~ Sarah Sloyan, EntreLeadership

“Fear of failure is higher when you’re not working on the problem. If you are taking action, you are less worried about failure because you realize you can influence the outcome.”

~ James Clear, Entrepreneur

“The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs.”

~ Vance Havner, Revivalist

“Expansion isn’t a goal or a business strategy, it is a undeniable fact of life.”

~ Robert Herjavec, TV Personality

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”

~ Stephen Covey, Author, Businessman & Speaker

“When everyone understands how technology works, technology can work better for everyone.”

~ Alex Klein, Co-founder of Kano

“You have to outthink and outwork people, but you don’t have to be perfect. And you have to be good at developing partnerships. I try to identify the things that I’m not really good at, and I try to partner with people who complement my skillset.”

~ Mark Cuban, Owner of the Dallas Mavericks

“Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing significant to say.”

~ Andy Stanley, Pastor, Author & Speaker

” Level 5 leaders have the humility to aspire to be the dumbest person in the room.”

~ Jim Collins, Author, Speaker & Consultant

“What we need to be talking about is how to get better. If we get better, our customers will demand that we get bigger.”

~ Truett Cathy, Chairman & CEO of

“Leaders live or die on documentation. If it’s not documented, did it really happen?”

~ Bronson Taylor, CEO of GiANT Worldwide

“As a great Coach or Consultant, you should lead from your area of expertise. This does not by proxy make you an expert in everything. Be humble, stay in your lane, and realize everyone you impart your wisdom to has something to teach you as well.”

~ Zig Ziglar, Businessman & Motivational Speaker

“Walking away from a problem just puts distance between you and the solution.”

~ Curt Schilling, Former MLB Pitcher

“Two people who collaborate well will be about three times as effective as each of them operating independently.”

~ Ray Dalio, Chairman of Bridgewater Associates

“Leadership is visual. People need to not only hear from the leader, they also need to see from the leader.”

~ John C. Maxwell, Author, Speaker & Pastor

“Most people don’t want to be part of the process, they just want to be part of the outcome. But the process is where you figure out who’s worth being part of the outcome.”

~ Carey Lohrenz, Speaker, Author & Pilot

“What’s your WHY? Everyone has a reason and yours must be strong enough that it pulls you forward every single day when it’s understandable to let go. What’s your WHY? The because better be real because life is.”

~ Deion Sanders, Athlete, Coach & Analyst

“Everyone has a purpose, it’s just a matter of finding it.”

~ Rudy Ruettiger, Former Notre Dame Football Player

“Servant-Leaders are healers in the sense of making whole by helping others to a larger and nobler vision and purpose than they would be likely to attain for themselves.”

~ Robert Greenleaf, Founder of the Modern Servant Leadership Movement

“Crave the result so intensely that the work is irrelevant.”

~ Tim Grover, Michael Jordan’s Performance Coach

“To build a powerful team, you must be willing to be surrounded by people who are better thank you in some area.”

~ Stephen Mansfield, Author & Leader of Men’s Culture & Religious Issues

“An ounce of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention.”

~ Sandra Yancey, Founder of eWomenNetwork, Inc.

“The struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose.”

~ Chadwick Boseman, Actor & Playwright

“Automate, Delegate or Eliminate.”

~ Jason & David Benham, Twin Brothers, Speakers, Entrepreneurs & Athletes

“Culture is the difference between having a successful quarter and a successful business.” 

~ Kevin DeShazo, Partner of Culture Wins

“Almost all long-term thinking has short-term pain. Almost all short-term thinking has long-term pain and short-term relief.”

~ Dave Ramsey, Financial Businessman

“Pivoting isn’t Plan B. It’s part of the process.”

~ Jeff Goins, Writer

“Consistency builds trust.”

~ Bob Hasson, Businessman & Leadership Consultant

“Trust is built one day, one interaction at a time, and yet it can be lost in a moment because of one poor decision. Make the right decision, be honest, and walk with integrity. Remember, the currency of leadership is trust. If people don’t trust you they won’t follow you.”

~ Jon Gordon, Author & Culture Leader

“Being disorganized is costly, in terms of both money and time. But if you can convince yourself to slow down and get organized, the ROI will shock you.”

~ Travis Bradberry, Author & Forbes contributor

“Vision will give your pain a purpose, and it will sustain you even when you feel like throwing in the towel.”

~ Kris Vallotton, Faith Leader

“When your values are clear to you, making decision becomes easier.”

~ Roy E. Disney, Executive for the Walt Disney Company

“One of the greatest tragedies is to come to realize that your failure was due in large part to your inability to get out of your own way.”

~ Bob Shipley, Texas Longhorns Football Analyst

“A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you always known you could be.”

~ Tom Landry, Former coach of the Dallas Cowboys

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can obtain excellence.”

~ Vince Lombardi, Former coach of the Green Bay Packers

“No system works unless you do.”

~ Zig Ziglar, Businessman & Motivational Speaker

“Take control of what lies ahead.”

~ Russ Perry, CEO of Design Pickle

“When you’re going through and uncertain time and crisis, over-communicating is so important.”

~ Sara Blakely, Founder and CEO of Spanx

“Focus on solving a really important problem for as many people as possible. Don’t set your sights low on niche solutions for niche problems.”

~ Kevin Systrom – Cofounder of Instagram

“The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.”

~ Charles Swindoll, Pastor & Author

“Good people using bad systems will never produce good results.”

~ Tony Morgan, Strategist

“Curiosity is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.”

~ Rob Walker, Journalist & Author

“The only real leadership is servant leadership. Everything else is just a boss.”

~ Dave Ramsey, Financial Businessman

“People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.”

~ John C. Maxwell, Author, Speaker & Pastor

“You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand-new beginning.”

~ James Sherman, Author

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lecturer & Philosopher

“There are winners and learners, not winners and losers. This helped me find my peace in the storm and ask what can I learn from this and how can I grow from it.”

~ Torii Hunter, 5X MLB All Star

“What is my purpose? If we were to have a business, what would we do with that money? You can only sleep in one bed, drive one car…”

~ Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Executive Chair of the Higherlife Foundation

“In a world driven by disruption, make sure you’re on the right side of change.”

~ Cathie Wood, Founder & CEO of ARK Invest

“The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers.”

~ Brian Tracy, Motivational Speaker & Author

“Growth and comfort don’t coincide. You can either grow or you can be comfortable. But not both.”

~ Christy Wright, Author & Business Coach

“If the community is happy, then they support your business and if your business is doing well, then you can give back even more to the community.”

~ Magic Johnson, Former LA Lakers Player

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

~ Thomas A. Edison, Inventor & Businessman

“Being a good leader starts with a firm commitment to your purpose.”

~ Paul Polman, Former CEO of Unilever

“Supported teams are successful teams and leaders are only successful as their teams.”

~ Leadership First

“If you don’t transform your pain, you will always transmit it.”

~ Richard Rohr, American Franciscan Priest

“It’s so easy for leaders in business to live in survival mode. The problem with survival mode is that it only operates in a very narrow time frame, and leads us to make decisions that although may help us in the moment, are not a place for us to live from.”

~ Bob Hasson, Author & Business Owner

“To know oneself is, above all, to know what one lacks. It is to measure oneself against Truth, and not the other way around. The first product of self-knowledge is humility.”

~ Flannery O’Connor, Author & Novelist

“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.”

“The game is 90% mental. At the elite level, everybody has the skills. It’s the dude who can shoot 7 times and miss all 7 and not care and shoot the 8th who is different than the person who missed the first 3 and will play it safe from there. There is so much power in the mind.”

~ Jeremy Lin, NBA Basketball Player

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