The last couple weeks have been a bit overwhelming for me — between getting orders out the door, festivities to attend, and the sad shooting last week …. I have been a bit drained.
Rather than one of my typical posts on marketing your products or selling wholesale, I would like to share some interesting inspirational business quotes as we close out 2012:
High expectations are the key to everything.
— SAM WALTON, Founder of Wal-Mart
People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
— PETER DRUCKER, Social ecologist and father of modern management
Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.
— ZIG ZIGLAR, Speaker and Author
Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
— W. EDWARDS DEMING
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations.
— STEVE JOBS, Apple CEO
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches.
— NAPOLEON HILL
If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.
— RAY KROC
Conversations among the members of your marketplace happen whether you like it or not. Good marketing encourages the right sort of conversations.
— SETH GODIN
Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
— VINCE LOMBARDI, Head Coach
There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
— SAM WALTON, Walmart
I want to thank all my readers for your support, comments, suggestions, purchases and friendship over the last years. It is my hope that 2013 will be a fantastic year where we will all reach our goals!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,