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Your customers are looking for advice, answers, and direction.
So why are you giving them sales pitches?

"Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them."

“Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.”

~Ralph Charell

You cannot become the creative you wish to be by doing the type of work you wished you never had to do.

"Only if you are truly open to the possibility of being wrong can you ever learn."

"listen with the intent to understand, not with the intent to reply."

Being an adult is eating the crust not because you like it, but because you paid for it.

It’s never been easier to build a business. Jump on a website, create a product and launch a Facebook ad campaign - boom.

At the same time it's never been harder to build a brand - for exactly those same reasons.

Instead of asking kids "what do you want to be when you grow up?" we should be asking them "what kind of problems do you want to solve?"

In games, you often get more experience points by winning.

In life, you learn more by losing.

Doing what everyone else thinks you should do is almost always a sure path to average.

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”

~ Steve Biko

“Argue like you’re right and listen like you’re wrong.”

~ Karl Weick

“Originality is what everybody wants, but there’s a sweet spot.

If it’s not original enough, it’s boring or trite. If it’s too original, it may be hard for the audience to understand.

The goal is to push the envelope, not tear the envelope.”

~ Rob Minkoff

Being original doesn’t require being first.
It just means being different and better.

It’s never the idea.
It’s always the execution.

“Products don’t create value. Customers do.”

~ Bill Sahlman

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

~George Bernard Shaw

Content without reach is like building a football stadium in the middle of the Sahara.

"Fault" is past tense.

"Responsibility" is present tense.

Fault results from choices that have already been made.

Responsibility results from the choices you’re currently making, every second of every day.

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