Being Smarter channel: The inspirational pinboard

The inspirational pinboard #8 – Walt Disney

“The way to get started is to quit talking, and get doing.” An inspirational Walt Disney quote. It’s so easy to talk about ‘doing’ stuff. We all do it. Ideas are easy, talk is cheap. Execution, discipline and focus is what sets out the men from the boys. There is a balance – ‘talk’ is […]

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The inspirational pinboard #7 – Winston Churchill

“Success isn’t final, failure isn’t fatal; It is the courage to continue that counts.” An inspirational Winston Churchill quote. Have a plan. Have a vision. Have a purpose. Know where you’re heading and then focus relentlessly on those goals whilst helping others achieve theirs. Only then, will you more easily be able to face the […]

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The inspirational pinboard #6 – Jeff Bezos

“What’s not going to change over the next 10 years?” A simple but ‘makes you think’ Jeff Bezos quote. When you’re setting out in business as a consultant or coach – ask this question. Has what you’re about to embark on got longevity? Sure it’s likely to change – but are the fundamentals here to […]

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Inspirational pinboard #5 – The journey

“There is no finish line. So, love the journey” How many days do you leave your desk, not finished for the day? You’ve not done everything you’d hoped. You feel disappointed in yourself. Why? Because you have high expectations and tomorrow is already full. Don’t be disappointed. There’s rarely a natural finishing point to a […]

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The inspirational pinboard #4 – Taking risk

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk.” Not sending that email, not making that speech, not creating that product or not having an opinion makes life much less risky. Peering over the edge is scary. There will be detractors, competitors and trolls fighting against you, wherever you make yourself heard. Life however, is short. […]

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The inspirational pinboard #3 – Holiday wisdom

“If you don’t take holidays, because you can’t afford to leave your business, you’re crazy.” If you don’t take a break, you slowly start to hate your life and your business. It creeps up on you and whilst you are saying you are too busy to go away, you start producing average, uninspiring work, because […]

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The inspirational pinboard #2 – Entrepreneurship

“Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.” Every time you want to make important decisions, there are two possible courses of action: You can look at the array of choices that present themselves, pick the best available option and try to make it fit. Or, you can do what the […]

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The inspirational pinboard #1 – Chase one big idea

“In order to grow, you have to be always chasing one really big idea” Growth requires discipline. Discipline requires focus. Focus can only be achieved when you know where you’re heading. Have one vision. Focus on it relentlessly and everything will become clearer. Click here to download the A4 pinboard poster. Original photograph by Mark […]

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