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I always knew I’d be a millionaire by…

I always knew I’d be a millionaire by age thirty-two. In fact, I am going to be the richest black woman in America. The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work. If you believe you can only go so far, it is an obstacle.

Be quiet. Part of your responsibility is to honour the quiet inside yourself so you can hear the call. Take five minutes to centre yourself in the morning…set your intention every day…if you don’t have five minutes, you don’t deserve to have the life of your dreams. Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. Always continue the climb. Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a different way to stand. You can take from every experience what it has to offer you. And you cannot be defeated if you just keep taking one breath followed by another.

Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus. You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more. The right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it.
Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. I said I knew how to edit when I didn’t. I said I knew how to report on stories. When I went to my first city council meeting, I wasn’t quite sure of what to do, but I told the news director that I did.

It’s not just about being able to write a check. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life. Making other people happy is what brings me happiness. I have a blessed life, and I have always shared my life’s gifts with others. I will continue to use my voice and my life as a catalyst for encouraging people to help make a difference in the lives of others.

What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and work that fulfills you, the rest will come. And, I truly believe, that the reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is because my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.

You can be pursuing a profession because your parents say it’s the best thing. You can be pursuing a profession because you think you will make a lot of money. You can be pursuing a profession because you think you are going to get a lot of attention. None of that will do you any good if you are not being honest with yourself.

You become what you believe. You are where you are today in your life based on everything you have believed. I don’t believe in coincidences.

Oprah Winfrey, http://mycomeup.com/motivation/you-must-read-this-powerful-message-from-oprah-winfrey.html

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If you’re working on something important then…

“If you’re working on something important, then you’ll never feel ready. A side effect of doing challenging work is that you’re pulled by excitement and pushed by confusion at the same time. You’re bound to feel uncertain, unprepared, and unqualified. But let me assure you of this: what you have right now is enough.
We all start in the same place: no money, no resources, no contacts, no experience. The difference is that some people — the winners — choose to start anyway.” – inspired by Richard Branson

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James Clear, http://www.businessinsider.com/richard-branson-taught-me-that-successful-people-start-before-theyre-ready-2013-8

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Get off the bench and step into the…

Get off the bench and step into the game of life! Let your imagination run wild with the possibilities of everything you could explore and experience—and begin immediately. What new experience could you pursue today that would expand your life? What kind of person would you become as a result?

Tony Roberts

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Every market is on the verge of disruption…

Every market is on the verge of disruption. The digital natives are only going to understand accessing information, goods, products, services and improving their quality of life through the digital age. We have to find a way to use some of the basic old standards and attach them. – Daymond John

Daymond John, http://videos.inc.com/index.php/extwidget/openGraph/wid/1_16io8gb0

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Stay in exceptional shape & refuse to buy…

Stay in exceptional shape & refuse to buy bigger pants.

The Latin phrase “Mens sana in corpore sano” roughly translates to ”A sound mind in a healthy body.” I’ve always liked that concept, because the two absolutely go hand in hand. Your goal shouldn’t be the number of times you work out per week, it should be to feel healthy, energetic, & lose weight if your pants are too tight instead of buying new ones. Productivity truly begins with good health.

EvanKirkpatrick, http://www.forbes.com/sites/evankirkpatrick/2013/09/26/10-ways-to-become-a-better-entrepreneur/

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Doing a startup is hard but after succeeding…

Doing a startup is hard but after succeeding things become a little easier…there is a steep learning curve and there’s lots of mistakes but being successful comes down to persevering….startups should have a purpose behind what they do because it makes it easier to succeed.

Matt Ehrichman, Porch, http://hear.ceoblognation.com/2013/09/17/porch-helps-take-peak-neighbors-homes/

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5 ways you’re standing in your own way…

5 ways you’re standing in your own way of success:
1) You’re unable to complete a task before starting a new one. 2) You micro-manage everything. 3) You’re always right 4) You ask questions, but don’t really pay attention to the answers. 5) You always find reasons not to move forward.

http://www.entrepreneurmag.co.za/advice/personal-improvement/self-development/5-signs-youre-standing-in-your-own-way-to-success/

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You should tell them you are going to…

You should tell them you are going to risk losing their money. But if you haven’t got the balls to ask people for money because you’re going to lose it, then you’re certainly never going to get rich. People will surprise themselves at how much money they can raise. There are a lot of vendors who are willing to take a risk on you — if you are totally up front with them and as long as they don’t risk too much. That’s the way I did it. There was a printer that I stuck with for 25 years because he was the only guy that would print for me when in the early years he was not entirely certain he would get all his money.

Felix Dennis, http://www.inc.com/articles/2008/07/dennis.html

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I think having a great idea is vastly…

I think having a great idea is vastly overrated. I know it sounds kind of crazy and counterintuitive. I don’t think it matters what the idea is almost. You need great execution. A lot of people say they’ve got this great idea, and “if only I had the capital” they’d go out and do it. Usually this is a fantasy. It’s just an excuse for not confronting their fear of failing. – Felix Dennis

http://www.inc.com/articles/2008/07/dennis.html

– Felix Dennis, http://www.inc.com/articles/2008/07/dennis.html