Business and Life Quotes

I have collected numerous quotations throughout my life, as well as creating my own collection of quotes along the journey. I have provided a list of quotes below that might help inspire you or stir up some new thoughts or curiosity.

Many a metaphor, or a witty adage has changed a persons life and/or their perspective.

These quotes may also give you another insight into who it is I am and how I work with people. I hope you enjoy them and that some really resonate with you and inspire you to move forward in your life as a person and as a business owner.13-11-2016-3-25-51-pm
"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from."
- Seth Godin

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelou

"Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand."
- Shel Silverstein

"He had such a perceptive mind - like a clear lake....his questions were like answers too."
- Richard Woodhull (TURN TV series)

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
- Leonardo da Vinci

"Endless possibilities exist...just beyond your belief system."
- Emilys quotes

"Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful."
- John Maeda

"Why should I care about future generations? What have they ever done for me?"
- Groucho Marx

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
- Carl G. Jung

"Everybody in their lives is really waiting for people to ask them questions so they can be truthful about who they are
and how they became what they are."
- Marc Pachter

"Love in such a way that the person you love feels free."
- Thich Nhat Hanh

"Play is the glue that binds us together. Play requires trust and it creates trust. Play is the secret to creativity and greater cooperation."
- Isabel Behncke

"Don't be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other peoples thinking. Don't let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. Have the courage to follow your own heart and intuition, they somehow already truly what you want to become."
- Steve Jobs

"Question authority; think for yourself. Talk to people, do things unrelated to school — to come up with your own framework
for living. The world is too complex and people are too different to be overly prescriptive about the details.
- Joi Ito

"Safety is dead. The fact is you can’t play it safe any more."
- Scott Pape (The Barefoot Investor)

"Work with yourself - not against yourself."
- Craig W Hedge

"The greatest barrier to consciousness is the belief that one is already conscious."
- P.D. Ouspensky

“You will have to leave the city of your comfort to go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you will discover will be wonderful. What you will discover will be yourself.”
- Alan Alda

"Every human being needs to listen consciously to live fully. Conscious listening creates understanding"
- Julian Treasure

"The best questions are the ones that create the most uncertainty. What is evolutions answer to the problem of uncertainty? Its play!."
- Beau Lotto

"When we ask for advice, we're really looking for confirmation of what our soul already knows."
- Suzanne Giesemann

"The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
- Chinese Proverb


"One hour of compassionate deep listening can bring about transformation and healing."
- Thich Nhat Hanh

"The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”
- Ralph Nichols

“It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.”
- Elbert Hubbard

“To make a game changing move you have to start with a blank canvas.”
- Erik Wahl

"Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity."
- Albert Einstein

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The beginning is the most important part of the work."
- Plato

"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."
- Albert Einstein

"Focus on the process. Don’t focus on your output. Output will come with consistency."
- Alex P Coleman

"People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others."
- Blaise Pascal

"A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility."
- Aristotle

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
- Stephen R. Covey

"Don't become a seeker of success. Become a person of value."
- Albert Einstein

"Forget the failures. Keep the lessons."
— Dalai Lama

"20 years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do
than by the one’s you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the
safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
- Mark Twain

“A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche

“The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.”
- Rainer Maria Rilke

"Let me listen to me, and not to them."
- Gertrude Stein

"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves"
- Sir Edmund Hillary


“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being
perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”
– Anna Quindlen

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his own dreams and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
- Thoreau

"The meaning in life is not out there but inbetween our ears. In many ways this makes us the lords of creation."
- Stephen Hawking

"We cannot transform what we refuse to engage"
- Elizabeth Kucinich

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."
- Plato

“You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.”
- M. Scott Peck

"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers."
- Voltaire

"Rather than trying to mimic 'doing' someone else - try 'being' who it is you are instead."
- Craig W Hedge

"Clarity comes from engagement, not thought."
- Marie Forleo

"Make an agreement with yourself today that you will embrace the opportunity and the energy of 'possibility' in your life."
- Craig W Hedge

"Filter thoughts from your mind through your heart. Your heart doesn't judge."
- Veronica Entwistle

"I will never say anything that couldn't stand as the last thing I ever say."
- Auschwitz Survivor speaking about the last words she said to her brother. She never saw him again after chastising him about losing his shoes. He died in the gas chambers.

“All humans, somewhere within, have the urge to be heroic; to transcend circumstances, to develop one’s powers, to overcome adversity, to stand up and be counted.”
- Dennis Saleebey

"You have to take risks. We only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen."
- Paul Coelho


“The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths.”
- William James

"The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting."
- Fran Lebowitz

"The best investment you will EVER make is in YOU. It really is that simple. Understand that you must move closer to you."
- Craig W Hedge

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
- John Heider (The Tao Of Leadership)

“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”
- Thoreau.

"The really valuable method of thought to arrive at a logically coherent system is intuition."
- Albert Einstein

"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't."
- Robert H. Schuller

"Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them."
- Einstein

"Wearing a mask wears you out. Faking it is fatiguing.The most exhausting activity is pretending to be what you know you aren't."
- Rick Warren

"Your ethical framework in life can be tested easily: - how do you 'feel' about the decisions you make?"
- Craig W Hedge

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
- Carl Gustav Jung

"A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want."
- Madonna

"The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives."
- Albert Einstein

"A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself."
- Oprah Winfrey

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
- Emerson

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel.”
- Steven Furtick

“Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.”
- Eckhart Tolle

“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.”
- John Mason

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
- George Bernard Shaw

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life. “
– Socrates

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
– Lao Tzu

"You are your choices."
- Seneca

"Whatever happens, take responsibility."
- Tony Robbins

"Talent works, genius creates."
- Robert Schumann

“Embrace the opportunity and the energy of ‘possibility’ in your life.”
- Craig W Hedge

"Wisdom begins in wonder."
- Socrates

"Follow your dreams. They know the way."
- Kobi Yamada

"Sometimes, when you don't know the answer to a question, its because you're messing with the wrong question."
- The Universe

“Be like melting snow -- wash yourself of yourself.”
- Rumi

"Your reputation is what you are perceived to be. Your character is what you really are."
- John Wooden (UCLA Basketball Coach)

"I'm not interested in your limiting beliefs, i'm interested in what makes you limitless."
- Brendon Burchard.

"The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child."
- Thomas Edison

"Fewer people are bent from hard work than are crooked from avoiding it."
- Zig Ziglar

"There is no beginning. There is no end. There is only change."
- Robert A Monroe

"Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."
- Albert Einstein

"The intellect is no longer the chairman of the board - it is an employee. It becomes a tool in the service of the heart."
- Gary Zukav12-11-2016-7-32-07-pm

"Education is what people do to you. Learning is what you do to yourself. Focus on being connected, always learning, fully aware and super present."
- Joi Ito

"Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life."
- Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)

"Create possibilities and opportunities in your life - then choose to live into them."
- Craig W Hedge

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