Inspirational Quote for Independence Day

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Independence Day

Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.  The Congress actually voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2.

“Many a revolution started with the actions of a few. Only 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence. A few hanging together can lead a nation to change.”

~ Wynton Marsalis (an American trumpeter, composer, teacher, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center)

Independence Day, or more commonly called, the 4th of July, is typically full of many celebrations, picnics, and of course, fireworks displays!  But the true purpose behind all the hoopla is celebrating the day the 13 original colonies declared themselves free of British rule.

The Declaration of Independence by Thomas JeffersonIt only took the action of a few to change our entire history!  Think about that for a few moments.  A unified group with a strong purpose can affect everything we know and trust!

The 4th of July commemorates the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted and signed.  The Declaration of Independence is considered one of the most important documents of the United States.  The most famous quote of the Declaration was repeated many times, over the years, by many different statesmen, including Abraham Lincoln:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Have a wonderful (and safe) 4th of July!!

 

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Inspirational Quote from Arnold Schwarzenegger

Today’s biz tip is from … Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger born July 30, 1947, is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder and powerlifter. He served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.

“What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn’t think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.”

Even though Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most famous bodybuilders of our time, I am sure that the strength he is talking about in the quote above is more than just body strength!

Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger“We are always stronger than we know!”  If you have ever lived through any kind of tragedy, you probably came out the other side as a better and stronger person.

Most of us have no idea of the hidden strength and fortitude that we possess within us.  And not only do we not know it, we may be pleasantly surprised how much we learned during our times of trials!

I know I was to surprise to learn ‘what I was made of’ during my trials.

What trials are you enduring now, and how might they make you a better person in the end?

 

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Inspirational Quote from Marie Curie

Today’s business tip is from …Marie Curie
Marie Curie

Marie Skłodowska Curie born Maria Salomea Skłodowska 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences, and was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”

Seems to me that we have read this before from other famous and/or successful individuals.

Madame Curie A Biography by Eve CurieYes, we are each gifted with SOMETHING to share with the world.  Whether it be a product, a service …. or maybe just a shoulder for someone to cry on.

Marie says we must have perseverance and confidence in ourselves.  In other words, we must be patient as our gifts unfold before us.  This does not happen overnight, but over a lifetime.

Do you think I grew up dreaming I would be a business or spiritual coach?  (Note:  I wanted to be a ballerina!!)

What is your gift to the world and how are you sharing it with others?

 

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Inspirational Quote from Rumi

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Rumi

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, more popularly simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan.  Rumi’s influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions.  His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the United States.

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”

Have you considered that you were put on this earth, at this point in time, to create a particular work?  And that the special desire for this work has been put in your heart — maybe before you were born?

Rumi, the mystic, thinks this is so for everyone.

When we embrace our ‘work’ as our special destiny, as it were, life can reveal a much bigger purpose for each of us.  And the ‘work’ we create suddenly become so much more valuable.

Does that make you feel more important — knowing you have a purpose beyond what you may see for your life?

What would you do differently if you looked at your life and business as your special purpose in life?

 

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Inspirational Quote from Leonardo da Vinci

Today’s business tip is from …Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance, whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography.  He has been variously called the father of palaeontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time.

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.”

Having a strong will and constitution is often necessary to get through a rough patch in our lives and/or businesses.

Leonardo ad Vinci by Walter Isaacson If you can smile during trouble times, gather strength through the distress and become braver because of it … you have learned to grow rather than crumble under pressure.

Easy to say, but if you are really committed to what you are doing and where you are going, you will find that practicing strength suits you in your walk through life.

Leonardo says that those who move forward with a firm heart will pursue their principles — no matter what!

What can you do today to maintain a strong will during diversity?

 

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