Words to Succeed By

You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.

Wayne Gretzky

In the best of times…and in the worst of times…
take the time to Live Well, Laugh Often, and Love Much…


Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.

Coach John Wooden

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

David Brinkley

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself.
When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.

Jack Welch

Ten Rules to Live By

Rule #1: Life is not fair; get used to it.

Rule #2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem.  The world expects you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule #3: You will NOT make $100k your first year out of high school.

Rule #4: If you thought your teachers were tough, wait until you get a boss who isn’t a relative.

Rule#5: Flipping burgers is not beneath you.  It’s a job, and any job is an oppportunity.

Rule #6: If you screw things up, don’t whine.  Mistakes happen. Learn from them.

Rule #7: Everything you do will be graded. Life is not a “Pass/Fail” course.  You need to do more than just show up.

Rule #8: Be nice to people.  Chances are, you’ll wind up working for one.

Rule #9: Television is not real life. Watch too much, and you won’t have one.

Rule #10: Follow the rules.

Richard Colburn, Philanthropist & Founder of The COLBURN SCHOOL of Music, Los Angeles, CA

Take Time…

Take time to think;  it’s the source of power.
Take time to read; it’s the foundation of wisdom.
Take time to play; it’s the secret to staying young.
Take time to be quiet; it’s the opportunity to seek God.
Take time to be aware; it’s the opportunity to help others.
Take time to love and be loved; it’s God’s greatest gift.
Take time to laugh; it’s the music of the soul.
Take time to dream; it’s what the future is made of.
Take time to pray; it’s the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to care for the body; it’s our most precious gift.


Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task  and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.

Nisargadatta Mahara

With all they getting, get understanding.

Malcom Forbes

The Gospel According to Goodman

Good investment advice, like fine wine or great art, stands the test of time. In 1935 Joseph Goodman began writing a FORBES column, which appeared regularly until his death in 1958. Goodman, who ran a fair-size Philadelphia brokerage house, was always popular with readers – in large measure because of his terse, often accurate trading recommendations that are still relevant today.

Never buy a stock that won’t go up in a bull market. The smart money is out of it.

Never sell a stock that won’t go down in a bear market. The smart money is into it.

Don’t buy the sympathy stock. Don’t buy a weak railroad because a strong one has started to move. Everybody does this, and it is rarely profitable. Buy the company that is going up.

When a bull market peaks, sell the stock that has gone up the most. It will fall back the fastest. Also, sell the stock that has gone up the least. It didn’t go up; therefore, it must go down.

When a bear market begins to bottom out, but the stock with has gone down the most. Also, buy the stock that has gone down least.

Never place a limit on your orders; make them at market. Many a profit became a loss by holding out for an eighth of a point.

Never sell a stock that has long been inactive just at the moment it begins to move ahead.

No man ever makes himself poor by taking a profit.

By the Numbers

Ten Goldwynisms from the Malaprop Man, movie mogul Sam Goldwyn (1882 – 1972)
1. Let’s have some new clichés
2. Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined
3. A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.
4. First you have a good story, then a good treatment, and next a first-rate director. After that, you hire a competent cast and even then you have only the mucus of a good picture
5. I’ll give you a definite maybe.
6. I had a great idea this morning, but I didn’t like it.
7. When his wife’s hands were complimented…”Yes, I’m going to have a bust made of them”
8. Let’s bring it up to date with some snappy 19-Centrury dialogue.
9. We’ve got 25 years worth of files out there, just sitting around. Now what I want you to do is go out there and throw everything out – but make a copy of everything first.
10. Adolph Zukor on Sam Goldwyn: “Sam is like a Jersey cow that gives the finest milk, but before you can take the bucket away he has kicked it over.”

The book of Hollywood quotes

Friends are like flowers, you can never have too many.

A wise man

The saddest work of voice or pen, is that forlorn lament, it might have been.

A very wise man

Kindness is a language which the blind can see and the deaf can hear.

A wise woman

Factors for Success:

Passion, Risk and Entrepreneurial
If you have the above then IT can happen.

Eliot Dees, Dean, NYU-Tisch

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