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Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Every now and then we need a dose of inspiration. We also have to appreciate the awesome art of Typography so why not blend the two together as a form of Inspirational Typography Quotes?

Well, we have discovered 70 awesome inspirational and motivational typography quotes that we’d love to share with you, to get you into high gear this year.

Enjoy this collection of inspirational typography quotes and don’t forget to save them as your background on your smart phone as a reminder that we should be living to our full potential each and every day.

 

70 Awesome Inspirational Typography Picture Quotes

 

Believe Motivational Typography Quote

If you believe you can do it, go out there and do it, because that is the only way you are gonna get it! – Harry Main

 

Typography Picture Quote

The most important thing is never stop believing.

 

The Worlds A Book Motivational Typography Picture Quote

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

 

Success Inspirational Typography Quote

Success comes from having dreams that are bigger than your fears. – Terry Litwiller

 

Stay Positive Motivational Typography Picture Quote

 Stay positive.

 

Stay Foolish Motivational Typography Picture Quote

Stay hungry, stay foolish. – Steve Jobs

 

Napoleon Hill Motivational Typography Picture Quote

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. – Napoleon Hill

 

Motivational Typography Picture Quote Comfort Zone

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. – Neale Donald Walsch

 

Motivational Typography Robert Kiyosaki Quote

 Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow. – Robert Kiyosaki

 

Motivational Typography Quote

Pick your life, don’t let it pick you.

 

Motivational Typography Quote Take Risks

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

 

Motivational Typography Quote Failure Is Not An Option

Failure is not an option.

 

Motivational Typography Quote Aristotle

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle 

 

Motivational Typography Picture Quotes

“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die tomorrow.” – James Dean

 

Motivational Typography Picture Quote

The perfect time to start something never arrives. Do it NOW!

 

Motivational Typography Picture Quote Zig Ziglar

 

If you can dream it, you can achieve it. – Zig Ziglar

 

Inspirational Typography Picture Quote Work Hard

The harder you work, the luckier you get.

 

Motivational Typography Picture Quote Will Smith

The first step before anybody else in the world believes it, is that you believe it. – Will Smith

 

Motivational Typography Picture Quote Stand Out

Don’t fit in, stand out.

 

Inspirational Typography Picture Quote Make better Mistakes

Let’s make better mistakes tomorrow.

 

Inspirational Typography Picture Quote Keep Fighting

Good things come to those who keep fighting.

 

Inspirational Typography Picture Quote For Inspiration

I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me. – Eddie Vedder

 

 

Inspirational Typography Picture Quote First Time

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

 

Inspirational Typography Picture Quote Awesome

What doesn’t kill me, makes me awesome instead – True Story

 

Inspiration Typography Picture Quote about the Future

The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Abraham Lincoln

 

Inspirational Typography Picture Quote About Change

People can change until they take their last breath.

Motivational-Steve-Jobs-Typography-Picture-Quote

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs

 

Think Bigger Inspirational Picture Quote

Whatever you are thinking….THINK BIGGER! – Tony Hsieh

 

Inspiration Perseverance Quote

The greatest results in life are usually attained by common sense and perseverance. – O Feltham

 

Inspiration Logic Typography Picture Quote by Einstein

Logic will get you from A-Z. Imagination will take you everywhere. – Albert Einstein

 

Motivational Life Typography Picture Quote

Life is simple, you make choices and you don’t look back.

 

Inspirational perspiration typography quote

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration. – Thomas Alva Edison

 

Inspiration Dreams Typography Picture Quote

Dreams don’t work unless you do.

 

Inspirational Dream Bigger Typography Picture Quote

If your dreams don’t scare you. DREAM BIGGER.

 

Inspiration Discipline Typography Picture Quote

Anyone who has ever made anything of importance was disciplined. – Andrew Hendrixson

 

Inspirational Discipline Typography Picture Quote Be Good

It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be.

 

Greatest Inspiration Typography

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

 

Motivation-Typography-Quote-Get-Out-there

Get out there!

 

Motivation-and-Success-Typography-Picture-Quote-Road-to-Success

“The road to success for 99% of people isn’t a jump, it’s a steady incline from one successful project to the next.” – Lee Morris

 

Motivation Typography

For my next trick I will make everyone Understand ME.

 

Motivation Typography Picture Quote

It’s not where you take things from, it’s where you take them to. – Jean-Luc Godard

 

Motivation Typography Picture Quote Maya Angelou

Nothing will work unless you do. – Maya Angelou

 

Motivation Typography Picture Quote Martin Luther King

Life isn’t worth living until you have found something worth dying for. – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Motivation Time Is Now Typography Picture Quote

The time is now.

 

Motivation Quit Typography Picture Quote

You’re never a loser until you quit trying. – Mike Ditka

 

Motivation Goals Typography Picture Quote

Goals are dreams with a deadline.

 

Motivation Do It Now Typography Picture Quote

Do it NOW! Sometimes later becomes NEVER.

 

Motivation Creative Typography Picture Quotes

 

Motivation and Success Typography Picture Quote by Vince Lombardi

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi 

 

Motivate Typography Picture Quote The Future dont wait

The longer you wait for the future the shorter it will be.

 

Love Life Inspiration Typography Picture Quote

Do what you love and never work a day in your life.

 

Less talk more action Motivational Typography Quote

Less talk, more action.

 

JK Rowling Inspirational Typography Picture Quote

‘We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.’ – J.K Rowling

 

Inspirational-Typography-Picture-Getting-Started

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

 

Inspirational Typography Picture Quote Time Flies

The bad news is time flies, the good news is you’re the pilot.

 

Inspirational Typography Picture Quote Sailor

Smooth seas don’t make good sailors.

Inspirational Typography Picture Quote listen to your heart

You must listen to your heart and follow it or it will find a million ways to remind you that there is something missing.

 

Inspirational Typography Picture Quote Life In Your Years

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

 

Inspirational Typography Picture Quote Kid President

You’re awake, you’re awesome. Live like it. – Kid President

 

Inspirational Life Alex Typography Picture Quote Life

To be given the gift of life is extraordinary and the best thing we can do is live it as fabulously as we can. – Alexandra Elizabeth “Alex” Kingston

 

Inspiration Typography Worth It Picture Quote

It may not be easy but it will be worth it.

 

Inspiration Typography Picture Quote Work and Play

Blur the line between work and play.

 

Inspiration Typography Picture Quote walt disney

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. – Walt Disney

 

Inspiration Typography Picture Quote Love What you Do

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

 

Inspiration Typography Picture Quote Grass is greener

The grass is greener where you water it. – Neil Barringham

 

Inspiration Typography Picture Quote express

Live life to express not to impress. – Unknown

 

Inspiration Typography Picture Quote Dont Compare

Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle. – Jon Acuff

 

Good Things Motivational Typography Picture Quote

Good things come to those who wait. But the best things come to those who DO.

 

Experiences Inspirational Typography Quote

The core of man’s spirit comes from new experiences. – Chris McCandless

 

Everything starts with a dream Typography Picture Quote

Everything starts with a dream.

 

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35 Quotes to Inspire You to Live a Life of Contribution

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Contribution is defined as something that you contribute or do to help produce or achieve something together with other people or to help make something successful. May these quotes inspire you to make a positive contribution to the world so that you may help advance humanity to a greater level.

Here are 35 quotes to inspire you to live a life of contribution:

1. “You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.” – Robert F. Kennedy

2. “The best contribution one can make to humanity is to improve oneself.” – Frank Herbert

3. “Every individual in the world has a unique contribution.” – Jack Kornfield

4. “It’s the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.” – Sheryl Sandberg

5. “The quality of your life will be determined by the quality of your contribution. When you work to improve the lives of others, your life improves automatically.” – Kurek Ashley

6. “We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.” – Roger Ebert

7. “I feel that my whole life is a contribution.” – Pete Seeger

8. “Every contribution counts. Everyone can make a difference. Just start with yourself.” – Anonymous

9. “Your rewards in life are always in direct proportion to your contribution – your service.” – Earl Nightingale

10. “Success is making a positive difference to other people, especially seeing others grow, succeed and thrive as a result of your own small contribution.” – Azran Osman Rani

11. “Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one’s world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

12. “Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfilment.” – Tony Robbins

13. “You have brilliance in you, your contribution is valuable, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do, and you must.” – Seth Godin

14. “Never think that what you have to offer is insignificant. There will always be someone out there that needs what you have to give.” – Anonymous

15. “It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.” – Nelson Mandela

16. “You look out there and there’s people that, their day is changed because of your contribution to it.” – Brad Paisley

17. “Let your actions contribute to advancing humanity to a greater level.” – ATGW

18. “I have a contribution to make.” – Lauren Bacall

19. “Your contribution to the world are significant gifts to humanity.” – Amy Larson

20. The key to life is not accumulation, it is contribution.” – Stephen Covey

21. “Great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance. What will your contribution be?” – Anonymous

22. “Life is about growth and contribution, not perfection.” – Anonymous

23. “Treat your new job as a mission. Avoid procrastination. Increase contribution. Exceed expectations.” – Anonymous

24. “Our contribution purely depends on our consciousness and our willingness to support those in need, to show vulnerability and accept the support of others, to share without expecting the credit, to give it our all and allow our hard work to determine the outcome.” – Yehuda Berg

25. “When you are making a success of something, it’s not work. It’s a way of life. You enjoy yourself because you are making your contribution to the world.” – Andrew Grantelli

26. “Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got.” – Steven Pressfield

27. “Replace your pursuit of success with the pursuit of contribution.” – Peter Drucker

28. “Life asks of every individual a contribution, and it is up to that individual to discover what it should be.” – Viktor E Frankl

29. “Most people set goals to get. There is a better way. Instead, try setting your goals, based on personal growth and contribution to others.” – Eric Worre

30. “Success is not a function of the size of your title but the richness of your contribution.” – Robin Sharma

31. “The single biggest contribution you can make is to step into your greatness. Let your own unique magnificence blossom.” – Jane Lee Logan

32. “What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to mankind.” – Morris Dees

33. “Only once you give yourself permission to stop trying to do it all, to stop saying yes to everyone, can you make your highest contribution towards the things that really matter.” – Greg McKeown

34. “It is not position but contribution that makes a leader.” – Apoorve Dubey

35. “It is not what we get but who we become, and what we contribute that gives meaning to our lives.” – Tony Robbins

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18 of the Funniest Yet Inspirational Quotes From the Office

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The Office was a huge TV success launching the careers of multiple A-list actors and actresses. Although many of the shows characters such as Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly were people’s favorites, Michael Scott was the one who would fill our hearts with inspiration while being funny. Often times, Michael’s baffling and complicated comments would make his employees smile and realize how much he cared for all of them.

Below are 18 of the funniest yet inspirational quotes from The Office:

1. “And I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.”- Michael Scott

2. “‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.’” – Wayne Gretsky’ – Michael Scott

3. “I am Beyoncé, always.” – Michael Scott

4. “Me think, why waste time say lot word, when few word do trick.” – Kevin Malone

5. “You need to play to win. But you also need to win to play.” – Michael Scott

6. “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going.” – Michael Scott

7. “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going.” – Michael Scott

8. “I’m totally fine. Everything is going to be totally fine.” – Pam Beesly

9. “Worth it.” – Jim Halpert

10. “Chillax.” – Michael Scott

11. “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days, before you’ve actually left them.” – Andy Bernard

12. “There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn’t that kind of the point?” – Pam Beesly

13. “I, understand — nothing.” – Michael Scott

14. “Make friends first, make sales second, make love third. In no particular order.” – Michael Scott

15. “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” – Michael Scott

16. “Sometimes you have to take a break from being the kind of boss that’s always trying to teach people things. Sometimes you just have to be the boss of dancing.” – Michael Scott

17. “People will never be replaced by machines. In the end, life and business are about human connections. And computers are about trying to murder you in a lake. And to me the choice is easy.” – Michael Scott

18. “The people that you work with are, when you get down to it, your very best friends.” – Michael Scott

Which one of the above quotes from The Office resonates with you most and why?

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21 Sigmund Freud Quotes to Help You Think About Life and What You Want From It

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Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist who is best known for developing psychoanalysis. His theories involve the ego, child sexuality, and libido amongst other things making him one of the most influential academics of the 20th century. Nonetheless, much of his work is debated by academics to this day making Freud a topic of great interest.

Below are 21 Sigmund Freud quotes to help you think about life and what you want from it:

1. “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” – Sigmund Freud

2. “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” – Sigmund Freud

3. “In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.” – Sigmund Freud

4. “It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.” – Sigmund Freud

5. “The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’” – Sigmund Freud

6. “If youth knew; if age could.” – Sigmund Freud

7. “A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror.” – Sigmund Freud

8. “The ego is not master in its own house.” – Sigmund Freud

9. “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” – Sigmund Freud

10. “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” – Sigmund Freud

11.The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Sigmund Freud

12. “The unconscious of one human being can react upon that of another without passing through the conscious.” – Sigmund Freud

13. “When one does not have what one wants, one must want what one has.” – Sigmund Freud

14. “The more perfect a person is on the outside, the more demons they have on the inside.” – Sigmund Freud

15. “Human beings are funny. They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly. Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear. Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned. But one thing about human beings puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly within.” – Sigmund Freud

16. “Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.” – Sigmund Freud

17. “Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.” – Sigmund Freud

18. “We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.” – Sigmund Freud

19. “The only person with whom you have to compare yourself is you in the past.” – Sigmund Freud

20.In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.” – Sigmund Freud

21. “If you don’t like a person it’s because they remind you of something you don’t like about yourself.” – Sigmund Freud

Which one of these Sigmund Freud quotes resonates most with you and why?

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32 Motivational Quotes to Help You Make the Most of Your Life

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Most people would say they want to live a life full of love and prosperity when it comes to their finances, family, friends, fitness, and work. However, there are times where life gets the best of us, and we become uninspired and unmotivated.

We’ve all been unmotivated at one point or another. For example, I typically hear people say “I’ll start my diet tomorrow,” or “I’ll just finish that later.” However, why not just start now and motivate yourself to unlock your inner greatness.

Below are 32 motivational quotes to help you make the most of your life:

1. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

2. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas

3. “Success… seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

4. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

5. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Unknown

6. “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.” – Washington Irving

7. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

8. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsh

9. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

10. “Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.” – Alfred A. Montapert

11. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

12. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama

13. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth

14. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

15. “You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” – Will Smith

16. “Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.  For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.” – Charles De Gaulle

17. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

18. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

19. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

20. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estée Lauder

21. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” – Shonda Rhimes

22. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball

23. “Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.” – Edith Wharton

24. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki

25. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

26. “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

27. “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” – Audre Lorde

28. “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs

29. “Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.’ – Patti Smith

30. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandberg

31. “I don’t count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.” – Muhammad Ali

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

Which one of these quotes motivates you the most to go out and make something amazing out of your life?

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10 Things The Corporate World *Didn’t* Teach Me

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I’ve just left the corporate world. It’s been seven years and I don’t regret a single second of it.

You’d think I would have learned everything there is to know about business in the corporate world. I didn’t.

There were a lot of gaps which I luckily was able to fill in during my entrepreneur days.

Here’s what the corporate world didn’t teach me:


1. How to think for myself

In the corporate world, you’re often told what to do.

If you don’t have the answer then some smart person, in some department will probably have the answer for you. The answer may not be the latest and greatest strategy, but it will be based on some prior knowledge.

As an entrepreneur, none of this was available to me. I’d roll up to the old Milkbar that was our office, and I’d start stacking boxes into the little van we had. More boxes of soft drink and chips meant more gold coins in our vending machines.

Gold coins could be banked at our local branch at the end of the day and that’s how petrol, electricity, uniforms and the occasional Macca’s dinner was paid for. No one told me how to do that.

I either collected the gold coins, or I didn’t. No gold coins meant game over. As an entrepreneur, that meant failure and during your 20’s that’s often the last thing you want.

Thinking for myself wasn’t taught to me it was a survival tactic. I took this tactic with me to the corporate world and people were surprised.

As my former colleague said to me the other day You don’t overthink Tim youjust get shit done while everybody else is scratching their head.


2. Time management

The corporate world is full of big companies with lots of resources.

With an abundance of anything you always have wastage. The corporate world definitely didn’t tell me how to manage time.

What could have been a five-minute phone conversation often ended up in huge email chains. It was a bit of a game.

“Every email involved another person or persons being cc’d. The ultimate trick was to blind cc people within your company. Like magic, bombs start going off and no one can work out who did what. That’s the power of BCC”

None of this was good for time management though. Lot’s of time was spent trying to communicate with one another. Meetings are a thing in the corporate world.

Every problem that exists must have a meeting. Even if it’s about whether we call the shared folder “Sales” or “Customer Files” a meeting had to be held.

Meetings in the corporate world not only suck up time but are also a fashion parade where all the biggest egos can strut their stuff.

“I’m more important and have a better job title.”

“No, I’m more important!”

This dialogue goes on for days and sometimes months. Understanding the politics is often more critical than understanding the business. Still, none of this is good for time.

The time wasted is used by the tech startup opposition to improve a bug, rethink the customer experience or out-market corporates using social media.


3. A passion for what you love

Passion in the corporate world can often be lacking. Working at a corporate for many is a way to pay the bills rather than do their life’s work.

Passion can often be traded for money, bonuses and even more impressive job titles — all of which leave you feeling more empty”

It’s not all full of zero passion, though. There are a few people that are insanely passionate and those folk shine through.

The corporate world taught me to put my passion on hold rather than use it to WOW customers with the very thing that sets me apart.


4. What people are really buying

Working at a corporate taught me that it’s all about marketing.

I knew, though, from the startup world that this very idea was wrong.

People are buying you. They’re buying the people they deal with and what those people stand for.

No client in my corporate career ever gave a damn about the commoditized products I was selling. All of my clients gave a damn about my obsession to inspire the world through personal development and entrepreneurship. They were intrigued by my five years as an entrepreneur and what I learned.

This led to customers becoming friends as opposed to people that bought widgets from me and had the money they laid tracked in a CRM as ‘revenue.’

Not once in my corporate career did I have something to sell that couldn’t be bought from somewhere else, at a lower price or with better product features. The product feature my clients bought was me


5. The power of an audience

People are often too afraid to be vulnerable in the corporate world.

I never learned the power of an audience during my career working in corporates. All of that was learned between 6 pm and 8 pm every night when I was at home from work posting on LinkedIn.

Social media is not so prominent in the corporate world because it requires you to remove the corporate mask and show your flaws. Fakeness on social channels like LinkedIn just doesn’t work. People don’t engage.

Many people told me that the audience I was building on social media was career suicide. I ignored every one of them and I’m so glad I did.

These same people that warned me to stay off social media are the same ones asking me now to help them with their own social accounts.

With an audience, you can test ideas.

With an audience, you can inspire.

With an audience, you can recruit people to your team.

With an audience, you derive meaning for your life.


6. Doing the important vs. the mediocre

In corporate business, there’s a lot of noise.

Everything looks important. Everything looks like it could become a lawsuit (especially for a corporate). Everything looks like it could become a PR scandal. Everything looks risky to that next job promotion and to the business.

That’s where mediocrity thrives. With so much noise it’s easy to spend your days filing bits of paper or moving widgets from Point A to Point B without having any clue of why you’re doing it or how it contributes to humankind.

I didn’t learn the discipline of doing the important work in corporate life.

Doing the important came out of the entrepreneurial trait of problem-solving through a vision. It came from wanting to see things better than they are.

Doing the important was fuelled by a desire to achieve a goal that everybody said wasn’t possible. It’s a rebellious philosophy that pushes mediocrity the hell out of the way.


7. The way to have a meeting (ideally no meeting)

Running a meeting in corporate life follows a formula.

This formula will put almost all attendees to sleep. It’s why when you walk into a corporate board meeting, most of the execs are looking at their phone rather than paying attention to who’s speaking.

The formula goes like this:

  • Introduce everybody in the meeting (most don’t need to be there)
  • Pretend there’s an agenda (it will get hijacked…guaranteed)
  • Pretend to solve the problem by agreeing to invite more people to a future meeting
  • Pass ownership around of the problem whilst ignoring the potential solutions
  • Assigning action items which everybody ignores (thus triggering another meeting)

“The best way to have a meeting is not to have a meeting”

Meetings are needed in the corporate world because of a lack of trust and having too many cooks in the kitchen.

Have only the people that can solve the problem in the meeting, make it short and trust in the outcome and vision you’re trying to achieve.

That very philosophy makes meetings for the most part irrelevant.


8. How to make better PowerPoint presentations

You’d think with all the PowerPoints you have to do in the corporate world to educate internal stakeholders, you’d be a freaking expert at doing them.

Quite the opposite is true.

Because of the number of PowerPoint decks you have to do in the corporate world, you get worse at them.

The decks get longer, filled with more words, more acronyms and more promises to take more action.

It’s like for every year in the corporate world you add another acronym to the sentence you’re currently writing.

The belief in the corporate world is that all problems must first begin their life in a PowerPoint.

No problem can be solved without a PowerPoint. I once tried to do a presentation with only one slide. Once I explained the one slide I had prepared with a simple diagram that a four-year-old watching Peppa Pig could understand, I then blacked out the screen.

I wanted the attention on what I was saying instead of some Times New Roman, white slide, with Size 12 Font that nobody could read.

Death by PowerPoint is a real cause of death in the corporate world. It kills dreams, ideas, free speech and the will to live.


9. The way to treat people

The corporate world taught me nothing about how to treat people.

Treating people well came from my eBay days where I learned that if you give someone on eBay the thing they want, and do what you say, you’ll get what you want.

This philosophy didn’t translate into corporate life. I was told to treat people well based on what they could do for me. If they couldn’t do anything for me then what’s the point of knowing them? Right?

Wrong.

The people I treated well who seemed to have no benefit to me ended up becoming the Managers, General Managers and Inspiring Leaders five years down the road.

By not asking for stuff all the time, by treating these future leaders with respect and by being as close to a good human being as I could be, I got all the promotions and all the hard to reach opportunities.

My career in the corporate world looked like it was entirely built by luck. It wasn’t. My corporate career was built on respect, honesty and treating people well because it makes sense in the long run.


10. The true meaning of startup buzzwords

Lean startup. Agile. Disruptive. Act like a startup. Minimum viable product.

We hear these words every day in the startup and tech world. Every corporate is trying to adopt them as their own. I didn’t see any of these buzzwords in my corporate career ever be used successfully.

Lean startup meant Throw seven figures at it and see if it swims. If not, kill it fast!”

Agile meant plan the next five years of a new product, try to deal with every possible situation in the beginning and invite some management consultants.

Act like a startup meant adopt the word but still be a corporate because a sizeable business always knows best.

Minimum viable product meant fix every customer pain point in existence and build the mother of all solutions that’s going to take years to build and leave all competitors for dead. Let’s not fix one thing when we can fix everything thus fixing nothing in the process.


So what can you learn from the corporate world?

It’s not all bad. Park my humor for just one second. You can learn plenty in the corporate world and it’s not all bad.

The corporate world can teach you:

1. Leadership fundamentals

2. Corporate decision-making

3. Community values

4. The rate of technology disruption

The corporate world in some ways shows you what the past looks like so you can build the future. It shows you that size does not necessarily mean better results or more improved solutions.

What I’ve outlined above comes from dealing with hundreds of corporates over the last seven years and the commonalities around how they think.


The grass is not greener.

The corporate world sure has its problems. So does the startup world. So does medium sized business as well.

All business just has a different set of problems to solve.

The way to deal with this conundrum is to become an expert problem solver who enjoys the challenge. It’s not always easy to do.

The business world can get you down and suck the life out of you.

That’s why you need to take a break and get some perspective. Try small, medium and big business for yourself and make your own assessment.

The grass may be longer, shorter or in need of a mow but it’s definitely not greener.

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35 Quotes to Inspire You to Live a Life of Contribution

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Contribution is defined as something that you contribute or do to help produce or achieve something together with other people or to help make something successful. May these quotes inspire you to make a positive contribution to the world so that you may help advance humanity to a greater level.

Here are 35 quotes to inspire you to live a life of contribution:

1. “You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.” – Robert F. Kennedy

2. “The best contribution one can make to humanity is to improve oneself.” – Frank Herbert

3. “Every individual in the world has a unique contribution.” – Jack Kornfield

4. “It’s the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.” – Sheryl Sandberg

5. “The quality of your life will be determined by the quality of your contribution. When you work to improve the lives of others, your life improves automatically.” – Kurek Ashley

6. “We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.” – Roger Ebert

7. “I feel that my whole life is a contribution.” – Pete Seeger

8. “Every contribution counts. Everyone can make a difference. Just start with yourself.” – Anonymous

9. “Your rewards in life are always in direct proportion to your contribution – your service.” – Earl Nightingale

10. “Success is making a positive difference to other people, especially seeing others grow, succeed and thrive as a result of your own small contribution.” – Azran Osman Rani

11. “Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one’s world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

12. “Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfilment.” – Tony Robbins

13. “You have brilliance in you, your contribution is valuable, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do, and you must.” – Seth Godin

14. “Never think that what you have to offer is insignificant. There will always be someone out there that needs what you have to give.” – Anonymous

15. “It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.” – Nelson Mandela

16. “You look out there and there’s people that, their day is changed because of your contribution to it.” – Brad Paisley

17. “Let your actions contribute to advancing humanity to a greater level.” – ATGW

18. “I have a contribution to make.” – Lauren Bacall

19. “Your contribution to the world are significant gifts to humanity.” – Amy Larson

20. The key to life is not accumulation, it is contribution.” – Stephen Covey

21. “Great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance. What will your contribution be?” – Anonymous

22. “Life is about growth and contribution, not perfection.” – Anonymous

23. “Treat your new job as a mission. Avoid procrastination. Increase contribution. Exceed expectations.” – Anonymous

24. “Our contribution purely depends on our consciousness and our willingness to support those in need, to show vulnerability and accept the support of others, to share without expecting the credit, to give it our all and allow our hard work to determine the outcome.” – Yehuda Berg

25. “When you are making a success of something, it’s not work. It’s a way of life. You enjoy yourself because you are making your contribution to the world.” – Andrew Grantelli

26. “Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got.” – Steven Pressfield

27. “Replace your pursuit of success with the pursuit of contribution.” – Peter Drucker

28. “Life asks of every individual a contribution, and it is up to that individual to discover what it should be.” – Viktor E Frankl

29. “Most people set goals to get. There is a better way. Instead, try setting your goals, based on personal growth and contribution to others.” – Eric Worre

30. “Success is not a function of the size of your title but the richness of your contribution.” – Robin Sharma

31. “The single biggest contribution you can make is to step into your greatness. Let your own unique magnificence blossom.” – Jane Lee Logan

32. “What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to mankind.” – Morris Dees

33. “Only once you give yourself permission to stop trying to do it all, to stop saying yes to everyone, can you make your highest contribution towards the things that really matter.” – Greg McKeown

34. “It is not position but contribution that makes a leader.” – Apoorve Dubey

35. “It is not what we get but who we become, and what we contribute that gives meaning to our lives.” – Tony Robbins

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18 of the Funniest Yet Inspirational Quotes From the Office

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The Office was a huge TV success launching the careers of multiple A-list actors and actresses. Although many of the shows characters such as Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly were people’s favorites, Michael Scott was the one who would fill our hearts with inspiration while being funny. Often times, Michael’s baffling and complicated comments would make his employees smile and realize how much he cared for all of them.

Below are 18 of the funniest yet inspirational quotes from The Office:

1. “And I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.”- Michael Scott

2. “‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.’” – Wayne Gretsky’ – Michael Scott

3. “I am Beyoncé, always.” – Michael Scott

4. “Me think, why waste time say lot word, when few word do trick.” – Kevin Malone

5. “You need to play to win. But you also need to win to play.” – Michael Scott

6. “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going.” – Michael Scott

7. “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going.” – Michael Scott

8. “I’m totally fine. Everything is going to be totally fine.” – Pam Beesly

9. “Worth it.” – Jim Halpert

10. “Chillax.” – Michael Scott

11. “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days, before you’ve actually left them.” – Andy Bernard

12. “There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn’t that kind of the point?” – Pam Beesly

13. “I, understand — nothing.” – Michael Scott

14. “Make friends first, make sales second, make love third. In no particular order.” – Michael Scott

15. “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” – Michael Scott

16. “Sometimes you have to take a break from being the kind of boss that’s always trying to teach people things. Sometimes you just have to be the boss of dancing.” – Michael Scott

17. “People will never be replaced by machines. In the end, life and business are about human connections. And computers are about trying to murder you in a lake. And to me the choice is easy.” – Michael Scott

18. “The people that you work with are, when you get down to it, your very best friends.” – Michael Scott

Which one of the above quotes from The Office resonates with you most and why?

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21 Sigmund Freud Quotes to Help You Think About Life and What You Want From It

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Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist who is best known for developing psychoanalysis. His theories involve the ego, child sexuality, and libido amongst other things making him one of the most influential academics of the 20th century. Nonetheless, much of his work is debated by academics to this day making Freud a topic of great interest.

Below are 21 Sigmund Freud quotes to help you think about life and what you want from it:

1. “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” – Sigmund Freud

2. “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” – Sigmund Freud

3. “In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.” – Sigmund Freud

4. “It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.” – Sigmund Freud

5. “The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’” – Sigmund Freud

6. “If youth knew; if age could.” – Sigmund Freud

7. “A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror.” – Sigmund Freud

8. “The ego is not master in its own house.” – Sigmund Freud

9. “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” – Sigmund Freud

10. “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” – Sigmund Freud

11.The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Sigmund Freud

12. “The unconscious of one human being can react upon that of another without passing through the conscious.” – Sigmund Freud

13. “When one does not have what one wants, one must want what one has.” – Sigmund Freud

14. “The more perfect a person is on the outside, the more demons they have on the inside.” – Sigmund Freud

15. “Human beings are funny. They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly. Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear. Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned. But one thing about human beings puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly within.” – Sigmund Freud

16. “Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.” – Sigmund Freud

17. “Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.” – Sigmund Freud

18. “We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.” – Sigmund Freud

19. “The only person with whom you have to compare yourself is you in the past.” – Sigmund Freud

20.In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.” – Sigmund Freud

21. “If you don’t like a person it’s because they remind you of something you don’t like about yourself.” – Sigmund Freud

Which one of these Sigmund Freud quotes resonates most with you and why?

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32 Motivational Quotes to Help You Make the Most of Your Life

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Most people would say they want to live a life full of love and prosperity when it comes to their finances, family, friends, fitness, and work. However, there are times where life gets the best of us, and we become uninspired and unmotivated.

We’ve all been unmotivated at one point or another. For example, I typically hear people say “I’ll start my diet tomorrow,” or “I’ll just finish that later.” However, why not just start now and motivate yourself to unlock your inner greatness.

Below are 32 motivational quotes to help you make the most of your life:

1. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

2. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas

3. “Success… seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

4. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

5. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Unknown

6. “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.” – Washington Irving

7. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

8. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsh

9. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

10. “Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.” – Alfred A. Montapert

11. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

12. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama

13. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth

14. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

15. “You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” – Will Smith

16. “Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.  For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.” – Charles De Gaulle

17. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

18. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

19. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

20. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estée Lauder

21. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” – Shonda Rhimes

22. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball

23. “Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.” – Edith Wharton

24. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki

25. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

26. “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

27. “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” – Audre Lorde

28. “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs

29. “Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.’ – Patti Smith

30. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandberg

31. “I don’t count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.” – Muhammad Ali

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

Which one of these quotes motivates you the most to go out and make something amazing out of your life?

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