The following are some of my favorite quotes. I share them with the desire to expose something new to the reader. If you have a great quote that is missing, please share with me.
Welch's Rules (the rules I use to guide my life)
Face reality as it is, not as it was or how you wish it were
Be candid with everyone
Control your own destiny or someone else will
Change before you have to
Lead, don't manage
If you don't have a competitive advantage, don't compete
You can't win if you are afraid to lose.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, that's why we call it the
Pain of discipline OR Pain of dissappointment...which one is greater?
You have to change in order to change.
I hate to lose more than I love to win!
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
W. Edwards Deming
In a team, we are all responsible for the behaviors of others. Their irresponsibility will become our
responsibility. The irresponsibility of others will become the responsibility of you.
Change can only begin if its force is greater than the weight of history and power of the status quo.
The CEO is responsible to manage the company with discipline by making the right decisions, building the
required capabilities, setting goals and creating a culture of excellence that is accountable and with integrity.
It is choice, not chance, determines destiny.
3 Keys to Happiness:
Have someone to love
Have something to do
Have something to look forward to
The performance of one's life is the consequence of a series of decisions that one makes everyday.
LUCK is the shroud of success.
When you die after a long life, be proud of the way you invested in every day!
The conviction one has towards to the fairness for all is directly proportional to their guilt for having
squandered the opportunities of their own lives.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of
their chosen field of endeavor.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we
win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
High performance is not purely random- but good fortune does play a role.
Take risks to achieve rewards but accept that with risk comes the liklihood of loss.
Being a successful entrepreneur the first time is easier than repeating because you have to take the same
risk but have a lot more to lose.
Risk without the opportunity of loss is not risk.
Loss or failure does not always mean that bad decisions were made, sometimes it was the right
Competition will always imitate and competitive advantages will erode.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John
Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow.
~ Vince Lombardi
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. ~ Ralph Waldo
To have the fortitude to transform an idea into reality is a divine experience that uniquely allows YOU
to leverage the power of Universe.
At the most basic level, systems help bring order to the natural messiness of human
During this political season let's be reminded of these wise words.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they
could and should do for themselves.
In any moment of decisions, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the
wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. Teddy Roosevelt
Attributes of Divorce: Criticism; defensiveness, stonewall, contempt
Great Marriage: 5:1 positiv to negative actions; regulate closeness; novelty/newness in
Every action begins with a quote
EMOTIONS are the guidance to Thoughts and Feelings being in agreement
"You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an EVENT - it is a HABIT."
Performance is the consequence of a series of decisions
Your performance is the consequece of your decisions
Performance, Expectations and Decisions are the fundamentals of Executive Leadership
Adding another component to the system decreases the control/influence of the other
Rockstars play different music than others and use expensive guitars...
Plan your Life, LIVE YOUR PLAN!
LIVE, LOVE AND LEARN
The little opportunities each day is filled with opportunities to make a difference. Many of those opportunities may seem small and
insignificant, yet you have no way of knowing where they can lead.
Life's big opportunities rarely come to you as such. The vast majority of the big opportunities start out
very small and must be lovingly nurtured.
Be willing to take care of the little things, and your effectiveness at doing so will put you in a
position to influence the big things. Figure out how to make just a little, ordinary, positive contribution and you'll be well on your way to big, extraordinary achievements.
There is never any need to beg anyone for the chance to prove yourself. Life gives you ample
opportunities for doing so in every moment.
Let go of the assumption that your time is too valuable for you to be bothered with the little things.
Remember that the little things can make the difference between success and failure.
Hold on to the biggest, most ambitious vision you can imagine. And be willing to get your hands dirty
doing the little things that will make that it happen.-- Ralph Marston
The more specific you are about what you intend to do, the more likely you are to get it done. The more
specific you are when asking, the more appropriate will be the answer you receive.
Be specific about your goals, and you'll find the means to achieve them. Be specific about your concerns,
and you'll find ways to successfully address them.
It is impossible to complete a journey if you only have a vague, general idea of where you're going. By
contrast, when you know exactly where you wish to go, then every step you take brings you closer.
Be specific, and problems are transformed into opportunities for achievement and growth. Be specific, and
your most treasured dreams begin to pull you toward them.
Be specific, and misunderstandings disappear. Be specific, and life will more often unfold the way you
Challenge yourself to go beyond the easy, comfortable generalizations and put in the effort to be
specific. When you're clear about where you're going, you'll get there.
-- Ralph Marston
Life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer to the end the faster it goes----
Poem : CEO of the Past
Enjoy everyday as CEO, as the day will come when it will pass
You will no longer be on the top, but part of those of the past
Your purpose will change and you will yearn for the excitement of the position
You will strive for stimulation and admiration and live on your deeds of the past
Until your past is complete and your present is death
The enemies of mankind: Ignorance; Illiteracy; Poverty
Hire the BEST and rid of the REST!!!
Luck is at the corner of Opportunity and Preparedness. you must put yourself in situations that will
reduce your mistakes and increase your opportunities. Luck is created by not making mistakes and leverage opportunities as they are presented.
A customer cares about 3 things:
- Can you do it?
- Can I trust you?
- Am I getting a good deal?
The intensity of interest of a person in you is proportional to the value they perceive you are to
Fred Smith- Fedex Founder
When people walk in the door, they want to know:
what do you expect out of me?
what's in this deal for me?
what do I have to do to get ahead?
where do I go to get justice if I'm not treated appropriately?
Paragraph from The Power of the Subconscious (Murphy)
Give no one in all the world the power to deflect you from your goal, your aim in life, which is to
express your hidden talents to the world, to serve humanity, and to reveal more and more of God's wisdom, truth, and beauty to all people in the world. Remain true to your ideal. Know
definitely and absolutely that whatever contributes to your peace, happiness, and fulfillment must of necessity bless all people who walk the earth. The harmony of the part is the harmony
of the whole; for the whole is in the part, and the part is in the whole. All you owe the other, as Paul says, is love, and love is the fulfilling of the law of health, happiness, and peace of
I do not believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up
and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they cannot find them, make them. George Bernard Shaw
Method goes far to prevent trouble in business; for it makes the task easy, hinders confusion,
saves abundance of time, and instructs those who have business depending, what to do and what to hope." Willliam Penn
Man's flight through life is sustained by the power of his knowledge- Air Force
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
Business is broken into 3 categories: personnel, products and facilities. All 3 follow the same 6
- You've got to have the right kind, in the right place, at the right time, in the right quantity, in the
right condition, at the right price. Sol Price
The world is filled with people that want their life to be different, but unwilling to do different
things with their lives. RLH
Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance