Pieces of Inspiration

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #164

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Harold Whitman on being alive “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #163

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Bob Moawad on the best day of your life “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #162

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Kennedy on conformity “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” – John F. Kennedy It’s pretty hard to have different results than the people around …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #161

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. de la Rochefoucauld on hiding “We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves.” – François de la Rochefoucauld Putting …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #160

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Dylan Thomas on work and rest “He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.” – Dylan Thomas I generally feel better at the end of …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #158

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Fred Rogers on love “Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like “struggle.” To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #157

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Charles Bukowski on perseverance “Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #156

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Thoreau on thinking “To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” – Henry David Thoreau …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #155

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Branch Rickey on luck “Luck is the residue of design.” – Branch Rickey Branch Rickey was the general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who signed Jackie Robinson and brought …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #154

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Lois McMaster Bujold on reputation and honor “Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #153

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Yann Martel on letting go “I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #152

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. H. Jackson Brown on time and dreams “Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #151

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Voltaire on common sense “Common sense is not so common.” – Voltaire If it were, an awful lot of the advice in the world would be completely unnecessary. 2. …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #150

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. For the sesquicentennial edition of Ten Pieces of Inspiration, I’ve decided to share my ten favorite speeches. Most of these have appeared before in this column, but I’m bringing them …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #149

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Ellen Goodman on financial normalcy “Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #148

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Ashley Montagu on dying young “The idea is to die young as late as possible.” – Ashley Montagu This seems like a good plan for life. 2. Joshua Foer …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #147

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. John Steinbeck on cheap “Anything that just costs money is cheap.” – John Steinbeck Great things are made of far more than money. 2. Michael Porter on how entrepreneurship …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #145

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Jack White on success “If you ever get some idea you’ve arrived at a certain level, you should only be taking it as a cue to work harder and …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #144

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Henry Ward Beecher on a person’s worth “A man’s ledger does not tell what he is, or what he is worth. Count what is in man, not what is …