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Richard Branson’s 21 Survival Strategies For Small Business Success

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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We share with you Richard Bransons 21 Small Business Strategies, taken from the Billionaire & UK Entrepreneurs Auto Biography “Losing My Virginity: How I’ve Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way“.

Richard Branson has faced an immense amount of challenges along the way and has applied these 21 strategies to carry all of his Successful businesses through thick and thin. Read on to find the Top 21 of Richard Branson’s Small Business Strategies for running a Successful business.

Richard Branson’s 21 Survival Strategies For Small Business Success

1. Remain focused on fulfilling your business mission. Never allow adversity divert your attention and efforts.

2. Don’t wait till you are big before you begin building your brand. Build a brand from scratch alongside your business.

3. Learn to use your brain power. Critical thinking is the key to creative problem solving in business.

4. Build your own business team. Survival in business requires a synergy of skills.

5. Never take your eyes off the cash flow because it’s the life blood of business.

6. If you are a new startup company, try not to arouse the interest or suspicion of your competition; especially if they are a bigger company. They can crush you while you are still in your startup phase. Lie low while still strengthening your bottom line.

7. Grow internally first. Strengthen your bottom line first before considering external growth.

8. Focus on your business strengths and keep its weaknesses away from the competition or public.

9. Be swift to take advantage of business opportunities. Bigger companies are too cumbersome to move quickly; this can be a competitive advantage for you.

10. Learn to live on the edge.

11. Be creative. Innovate consistently on the little things that the big companies ignore. Little things often make big differences in business.

12. Listen to the customer’s complaint and act fast.

13. Meet regularly with your business team and brainstorm. Intricate business problems are mostly resolved at brainstorming sessions.

14. Run lean; avoid unnecessary expenses.

15. Don’t hesitate to seek external help or advice where need be. Sometimes, it takes an external, emotionally unattached individual to detect your business flaws and render unbiased advice.

16. Follow your instincts and live with the consequences.

17. Avoid litigations. They are expensive and consume loads of time but if you have got a good case and a better chance of winning; then fight it out.

18. Free publicity and word of mouth is probably the best and cheapest form of advertising. Learn to use it to your advantage.

19. Learn to raise capital by any means necessary. That’s your primary job as an entrepreneur. You must continually raise capital from family and friends, banks, suppliers, customers and investors.

20. Seek out strategic alliances; they are essential to growth and provide resistance to bigger competition.

21. And if after all this you eventually fail; don’t take it personal. Don’t be ashamed to start all over again.

 

Richard Branson’s Success Quotes To Live By:

We have always had a pretty competitive ferocious battle with British Airways. It lasted about 14 years and we are very pleased to have survived it.” – Richard Branson

Screw it, let’s do it.” – Richard Branson

A business has to be involving, it has to be fun and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” – Richard Branson

Back then we would create a company based on frustration at other people’s service and suddenly realized we had one of the most respected brands in the world.” – Richard Branson

If you are trying to do something for the first time, it’s always an enormous challenge, and there is no guarantee of success. You never know with these things when you’re trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental.” – Richard Branson

Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

We look for opportunities where we can offer something better, fresher and more valuable and we seize them. We often move areas where the customer received a poor deal and where the competition is complacent. And with our growing e-commerce activities, we also look to deliver old products in new ways. We are proactive and quick to act, often leaving bigger and more cumbersome organizations in our wake” – Richard Branson

To be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running, and if you have a good team around you and more than a fair share of luck, you might make something happen. But you certainly can’t guarantee it just by following someone else’s formula.” – Richard Branson

In the beginning it was just about the business; now it’s about the brand.” – Richard Branson

Above all, you want to create something you are proud of. That’s always been my philosophy of business. I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing.” – Richard Branson

“We don’t actually plan to launch new businesses over the next few years, but we are planning to take the ones we have into new territories.” – Richard Branson

 

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances. I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 100 million lives in the last 6 and a half years.

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  1. business consultancy Asia Pacific

    Apr 6, 2015 at 8:05 am

    This is the perfect blog for everyone who wants to find out about this
    topic. You understand so much its almost tough to argue
    with you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa).
    You certainly put a band new spin onn a subject that has been written about for many years.
    Great stuff, just excellent!

  2. mlites

    Jul 28, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    As a start up with need for keeping our budget thin while we take on investors, articles like this are like finding extra cash. We appreciate it.

  3. Reemo

    Oct 5, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Awesome content! every concept is so simple and easy to understand.

  4. Jonathan

    Sep 24, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Great advice, as usual! Thanks!

  5. ben

    Mar 7, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Thank u sir.you’ve managed to keep me thinking and seeing the possibilities.
    Keep on keeping us thinking and awake.

    U are doing awesome job

  6. Become Anybody

    Feb 24, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Thank you.

    That’s a great selection of tips from Richard Branson, and a useful addition to the knowledge base for any small business owners and would-be entrepreneurs looking to emulate the Branson mindset.

    Anything that can help you think like a billionaire and channel some of Branson’s mercurial brilliance has to be a good thing for your success.

    Shifting into a success minded attitude is not easy but taking on some Branson traits definitely helps.

    Thank you.

  7. Terry

    Apr 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Great Blog, but more importantly great article. We all need to realize it is hard starting and managing a small business. Its hard to believe that someone like Richard Branson went through the same issues or more then we are now. Thanks for the Survival tips! Keep them coming.

  8. katalog stron internetowych

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Lucky me and all people who have ever read this blog because it is so noteworthy.

  9. east ltohian taxi

    Jul 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    bonjour, Excellent blog, I have read through the enitre thread and although not to knowledagable regarding the subject it does make for mind bogling brain consumption, keep up the tremendous work

  10. ties uk

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Thanks for the share. Love it!

  11. Carroll B. Merriman

    Jul 26, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Love the blog. You’ve got me attached, I always come here!

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19 Inspirational Quotes That’ll Help You Unlock Your Inner Greatness

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Have you ever not had the energy or desire to do anything? For example, you have 10 things to do, but all you can think about is watching Netflix, eating, and being last? Has that happened to you? If so, then know it is okay to struggle and have bad days. However, be aware that sometimes you have to draw your own inspiration to do what needs to be done.

The great thing is that below are  inspirational quotes which will help you unlock your inner greatness:

1. “I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.” – Michael J. Fox

2. “If you organize your lifearound your passion, you can turn your passion into your story and then turn your story into something bigger―something that matters.” – Blake Mycoskie

3. “The self is made, not given.” – Barbara Myerhoff

4. “The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli

5. “What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question.” – Margaret Atwood

6. “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” – Amelia Barr

7. “No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.” – Denis Waitley

8. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai

9. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir

10. “I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson

11. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph

12. “Each day provides its own gifts.” – Marcus Aurelius

13. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

14. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

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

16. “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” – Les Brown

17. “It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

18. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

19. “Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.” – Tony Robbins

Which one of these quotes inspires you the most? Let us know your choice in the comments below!

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29 Positivity Quotes Which Will Help You Get Through Life’s Hardships

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Sometimes life sucks. It can drag us down, make us feel worthless, and force us to quick activities which we love. Nonetheless, every hardship we experience will pass, and we must always remember that.

Life has a way of working out assuming you maintain a sense of positivity and gratitude. Keep fighting, and know you can accomplish anything you desire with your career, family, or friends.

Check out these 29 positivity quotes which will help you push forward in life:

1. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

2. “You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.” – Deepak Chopra

3. “Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.” – Harvet Mackay

4. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

5. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.” – Buddha

6. “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius

7. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” – Oprah Winfrey

8. “When things go wrong, don’t go with them.” – Elvis Presley

9. “Yes We Can!” – Barack Obama

10. “The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.” – Stephen Richards

11. “When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” – Shannon L. Alder

12. “It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.” – Ellen DeGeneres

13. “When you fail, that is when you get closer to success.” – Stephen Richards

14. “I Think Anything Is Possible If You Have The Mindset And The Will And Desire To Do It And Put The Time In.” – Roger Clemens

15. “Positive Anything Is Better Than Negative Nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard

16. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” –William James

17. “Hope is a waking dream.”- Aristotle

18. “I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it’s proactive and there is positive intent behind it.” – Michael J. Fox

19. “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” – Tony Robbins

20. “When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” – Stephen Covey

21. “When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.” –Rumi

22. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl

23. “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain

24. “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” – William James

25. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”- Winston Churchill

26. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali

27. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

28. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller

29. “There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”- W. Clement Stone

Which one of these quotes resonates most with you?

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21 Thought-provoking Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes

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Leonardo da Vinci was a true Renaissance man excelling as an artist, scientist, and inventor during the Italian Renaissance. He kept many journals where he drew pictures and wrote about musical instruments, helicopters, and the human body. Leonardo’s famous paintings include the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.

Below are the most fascinating and thought provoking Leonardo da Vinci quotes:

1. “While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” –Leonardo da Vinci

2.Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” –Leonardo da Vinci

3. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” –Leonardo da Vinci

4. “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” –Leonardo da Vinci

5. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” –Leonardo da Vinci

6. “Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?” –Leonardo da Vinci

7. “Who sows virtue reaps honor.” –Leonardo da Vinci

8. “Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.” –Leonardo da Vinci

9. “All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” –Leonardo da Vinci

10. “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” –Leonardo da Vinci

Check out these inspirational quotes from another great thinker, Sir Isaac Newton.

11. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” –Leonardo da Vinci

12. “Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.”-Leonardo da Vinci

13. “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”-Leonardo da Vinci

14. “Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.”-Leonardo da Vinci

15. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”-Leonardo da Vinci

16. “There are four powers: memory and intellect, desire and covetousness. The two first are mental and the others sensual. The three senses sight, hearing, and smell cannot well be prevented; touch and taste not at all.”-Leonardo da Vinci

17. “Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.” –Leonardo da Vinci

18. “There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.”-Leonardo da Vinci

19. “I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly.”-Leonardo da Vinci

20. “He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.”-Leonardo da Vinci

21. “Nature never breaks her own laws.” –Leonardo da Vinci

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15 Fantastic Christopher Columbus Quotes

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Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator. From a young age, he began traveling at sea which helped him become mainly self-educated in geography, astronomy, and history.

In 1492, he set out to find a new route to India, but instead landed in the Americas. He would make a total of four voyages to the Americas and explore places such as Cuba, Trinidad, and Haiti. Columbus’s legacy rests on the fact that his expeditions opening up the Western world to European colonization.

Below are 16 of Christopher Columbus’s most interesting and powerful quotes:

1. “By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” – Christopher Columbus

2. “Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.” – Christopher Columbus

3. “Riches don’t make a man rich, they only make him busier.” – Christopher Columbus

4. “Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood.” – Christopher Columbus

5. “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

6. “Gold is a treasure and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world.”– Christopher Columbus

7. “The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home.” – Christopher Columbus

8. “No one should fear to undertake any task.”– Christopher Columbus

9. “It is easy to discover what another has discovered before.”– Christopher Columbus

10. “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” – Christopher Columbus

11. “Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.”– Christopher Columbus

12. “Nothing that results in human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. Those that are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of the others.”– Christopher Columbus

13.Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new one added, and others dropped.” – Christopher Columbus

14. “Thus the eternal God, our Lord, gives victory to those who follow His way over apparent impossibilities.” – Christopher Columbus

15. “Life has more imagination than we carry in our dreams.” – Christopher Columbus

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3 Simple Self-Communication Tips to Ensure You Set Yourself Up to Achieve Your Goals

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Do you ever wonder why some people seem to hit every goal they set, while others struggle to even take the first step towards their goals? The difference may be in the finer details of how the goal is being set. (more…)

Tiffany Toombs is a mindset coach, trainer, and presenter that specializes in helping people rewire their brains to overcome self-sabotage and limiting beliefs that stop them from finding success. Tiffany runs courses and workshops all over the world to empower people to take control of their lives and their minds so they can achieve their true potential in life. She believes that everyone has a message to share and helps her clients reconnect with themselves to find their passion and purpose. Tiffany has a range of valuable resources for people to understand their minds and how to access the power of their unconscious minds on YouTube or in her eBook “Unlocking The Secrets To The Unconscious Mind”.

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  1. business consultancy Asia Pacific

    Apr 6, 2015 at 8:05 am

    This is the perfect blog for everyone who wants to find out about this
    topic. You understand so much its almost tough to argue
    with you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa).
    You certainly put a band new spin onn a subject that has been written about for many years.
    Great stuff, just excellent!

  2. mlites

    Jul 28, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    As a start up with need for keeping our budget thin while we take on investors, articles like this are like finding extra cash. We appreciate it.

  3. Reemo

    Oct 5, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Awesome content! every concept is so simple and easy to understand.

  4. Jonathan

    Sep 24, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Great advice, as usual! Thanks!

  5. ben

    Mar 7, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Thank u sir.you’ve managed to keep me thinking and seeing the possibilities.
    Keep on keeping us thinking and awake.

    U are doing awesome job

  6. Become Anybody

    Feb 24, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Thank you.

    That’s a great selection of tips from Richard Branson, and a useful addition to the knowledge base for any small business owners and would-be entrepreneurs looking to emulate the Branson mindset.

    Anything that can help you think like a billionaire and channel some of Branson’s mercurial brilliance has to be a good thing for your success.

    Shifting into a success minded attitude is not easy but taking on some Branson traits definitely helps.

    Thank you.

  7. Terry

    Apr 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Great Blog, but more importantly great article. We all need to realize it is hard starting and managing a small business. Its hard to believe that someone like Richard Branson went through the same issues or more then we are now. Thanks for the Survival tips! Keep them coming.

  8. katalog stron internetowych

    Feb 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Lucky me and all people who have ever read this blog because it is so noteworthy.

  9. east ltohian taxi

    Jul 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    bonjour, Excellent blog, I have read through the enitre thread and although not to knowledagable regarding the subject it does make for mind bogling brain consumption, keep up the tremendous work

  10. ties uk

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Thanks for the share. Love it!

  11. Carroll B. Merriman

    Jul 26, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Love the blog. You’ve got me attached, I always come here!

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19 Inspirational Quotes That’ll Help You Unlock Your Inner Greatness

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Have you ever not had the energy or desire to do anything? For example, you have 10 things to do, but all you can think about is watching Netflix, eating, and being last? Has that happened to you? If so, then know it is okay to struggle and have bad days. However, be aware that sometimes you have to draw your own inspiration to do what needs to be done.

The great thing is that below are  inspirational quotes which will help you unlock your inner greatness:

1. “I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.” – Michael J. Fox

2. “If you organize your lifearound your passion, you can turn your passion into your story and then turn your story into something bigger―something that matters.” – Blake Mycoskie

3. “The self is made, not given.” – Barbara Myerhoff

4. “The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli

5. “What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question.” – Margaret Atwood

6. “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” – Amelia Barr

7. “No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.” – Denis Waitley

8. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai

9. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir

10. “I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson

11. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph

12. “Each day provides its own gifts.” – Marcus Aurelius

13. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

14. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

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

16. “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” – Les Brown

17. “It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

18. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

19. “Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.” – Tony Robbins

Which one of these quotes inspires you the most? Let us know your choice in the comments below!

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29 Positivity Quotes Which Will Help You Get Through Life’s Hardships

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Image Credit | African Leadership Magazine

Sometimes life sucks. It can drag us down, make us feel worthless, and force us to quick activities which we love. Nonetheless, every hardship we experience will pass, and we must always remember that.

Life has a way of working out assuming you maintain a sense of positivity and gratitude. Keep fighting, and know you can accomplish anything you desire with your career, family, or friends.

Check out these 29 positivity quotes which will help you push forward in life:

1. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

2. “You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.” – Deepak Chopra

3. “Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.” – Harvet Mackay

4. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

5. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.” – Buddha

6. “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius

7. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” – Oprah Winfrey

8. “When things go wrong, don’t go with them.” – Elvis Presley

9. “Yes We Can!” – Barack Obama

10. “The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.” – Stephen Richards

11. “When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” – Shannon L. Alder

12. “It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.” – Ellen DeGeneres

13. “When you fail, that is when you get closer to success.” – Stephen Richards

14. “I Think Anything Is Possible If You Have The Mindset And The Will And Desire To Do It And Put The Time In.” – Roger Clemens

15. “Positive Anything Is Better Than Negative Nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard

16. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” –William James

17. “Hope is a waking dream.”- Aristotle

18. “I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it’s proactive and there is positive intent behind it.” – Michael J. Fox

19. “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” – Tony Robbins

20. “When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” – Stephen Covey

21. “When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.” –Rumi

22. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl

23. “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain

24. “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” – William James

25. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”- Winston Churchill

26. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali

27. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

28. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller

29. “There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”- W. Clement Stone

Which one of these quotes resonates most with you?

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21 Thought-provoking Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes

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Leonardo da Vinci was a true Renaissance man excelling as an artist, scientist, and inventor during the Italian Renaissance. He kept many journals where he drew pictures and wrote about musical instruments, helicopters, and the human body. Leonardo’s famous paintings include the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.

Below are the most fascinating and thought provoking Leonardo da Vinci quotes:

1. “While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” –Leonardo da Vinci

2.Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” –Leonardo da Vinci

3. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” –Leonardo da Vinci

4. “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” –Leonardo da Vinci

5. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” –Leonardo da Vinci

6. “Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?” –Leonardo da Vinci

7. “Who sows virtue reaps honor.” –Leonardo da Vinci

8. “Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.” –Leonardo da Vinci

9. “All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” –Leonardo da Vinci

10. “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” –Leonardo da Vinci

Check out these inspirational quotes from another great thinker, Sir Isaac Newton.

11. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” –Leonardo da Vinci

12. “Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.”-Leonardo da Vinci

13. “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”-Leonardo da Vinci

14. “Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.”-Leonardo da Vinci

15. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”-Leonardo da Vinci

16. “There are four powers: memory and intellect, desire and covetousness. The two first are mental and the others sensual. The three senses sight, hearing, and smell cannot well be prevented; touch and taste not at all.”-Leonardo da Vinci

17. “Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.” –Leonardo da Vinci

18. “There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.”-Leonardo da Vinci

19. “I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly.”-Leonardo da Vinci

20. “He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.”-Leonardo da Vinci

21. “Nature never breaks her own laws.” –Leonardo da Vinci

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15 Fantastic Christopher Columbus Quotes

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Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator. From a young age, he began traveling at sea which helped him become mainly self-educated in geography, astronomy, and history.

In 1492, he set out to find a new route to India, but instead landed in the Americas. He would make a total of four voyages to the Americas and explore places such as Cuba, Trinidad, and Haiti. Columbus’s legacy rests on the fact that his expeditions opening up the Western world to European colonization.

Below are 16 of Christopher Columbus’s most interesting and powerful quotes:

1. “By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” – Christopher Columbus

2. “Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.” – Christopher Columbus

3. “Riches don’t make a man rich, they only make him busier.” – Christopher Columbus

4. “Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood.” – Christopher Columbus

5. “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

6. “Gold is a treasure and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world.”– Christopher Columbus

7. “The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home.” – Christopher Columbus

8. “No one should fear to undertake any task.”– Christopher Columbus

9. “It is easy to discover what another has discovered before.”– Christopher Columbus

10. “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” – Christopher Columbus

11. “Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.”– Christopher Columbus

12. “Nothing that results in human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. Those that are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of the others.”– Christopher Columbus

13.Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new one added, and others dropped.” – Christopher Columbus

14. “Thus the eternal God, our Lord, gives victory to those who follow His way over apparent impossibilities.” – Christopher Columbus

15. “Life has more imagination than we carry in our dreams.” – Christopher Columbus

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