Inspirational Biz Tip from Walt Disney

Today’s Business Tip from Walt DisneyWalt Disney

Walter Elias Disney  (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
~Walt Disney

Walt, like most successful businessmen, faced many obstacles before obtaining success in his field.

Walt DisneyDid he give up during this time?  Obviously not!!

He took each trouble and obstacle as a lesson to learn where to focus his attention next …. or at least what not to do in the future.

Personally, I have come to the conclusion that the most successful people are those who continue to perverse during trials rather than giving in or giving up.

How differently things would be without the success of Mickey Mouse and all of the Disney creations….

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Inspirational Biz Tip from Isaac Newton

Today’s Business Tip from Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton PRS 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/27. was an English mathematician, astronomer, theologian and physicist (described in his own day as a “natural philosopher”) who is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (“Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy”), first published in 1687, laid the foundations of classical mechanics. Newton also made path breaking contributions to optics, and he shares credit with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz for developing the infinitesimal calculus.

Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
~Isaac Newton

Isaac’s quote made me ponder:  Truth is found in simplicity!

But then, I thought, of course:  Truth is rarely found in confusion and madness.

Have you ever experienced a moment where things were so crazy, you could not figure out the right path to take, the right words to believe, or the right product to promote?

Once things settle down, maybe after a break or a night’s sleep, suddenly all things become clearer.

Next time you get ‘flustered’, stop, take a breath, and relax.  The answer will come to you at the right time!

 

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Inspirational Biz Tips from Yoda

Today’s business tip from YodaInspirational Biz Tips from Yoda

Yoda is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas, first appearing in the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back. In the original films, he trains Luke Skywalker to fight against the Galactic Empire. In the prequel films, he serves as the Grand Master of the Jedi Order and as a high-ranking general of Clone Troopers in the Clone Wars. Following his death in Return of the Jedi at the age of 900, Yoda was the oldest living character in the Star Wars franchise in canon, …

No!  Try not.  Do, or do not.  There is no try.
~Yoda

Yoda is one of my favorite ‘gurus’.  Of course, he is a fictional character, but despite that, shares some insightful wisdom.

“There is no try.”  Have you ever really thought about what ‘trying’ really means?  Either you are going to do something or you are not.  Trying to do something just sounds like a lack of commitment to me.

If your heart is not in something then don’t do it, but to say you are going to try, just gives you an excuse to fail.

How about if we decide to do — move forward in our lives with our plans and dreams — and forget about trying!  We are better than someone who is just ‘trying’ to do something.

What are you going to do today rather than trying to do?!!

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Lillian Vernon

Inspirational Biz Tip from Lillian Vernon

Business Tips from Lillian VernonInspirational Biz Tip from Lillian Vernon

Lillian Vernon (born Lilli Menasche; March 18, 1927 – December 14, 2015) was an American businesswoman and philanthropist. She founded the Lillian Vernon Corporation in 1951 and served as its chairwoman and CEO until July 1989, though she continued to serve as executive chairwoman until 2003, when the company was taken private by Zelnick Media. When it went public in 1987, Lillian Vernon Corporation was the first company traded on the American Stock Exchange founded by a woman. New York University’s Lillian Vernon Writers House is named after her and houses the University’s prestigious creative writing program.

What was your greatest challenge? Staying alive as a business, staying ahead of the game, and melding my business life with my personal life.
~ Lillian Vernon

Entrepreneurs juggle lots of responsibilities — especially if they are mothers and wives!  Anyone who ventures out to create their own business is a brave person.

Luckily, I was able to start my business after all my children were mostly grown up.  My youngest was still in high school early in my sales rep days and I remember taking her with me on a few trips.  Great bonding time!

But, yes, balancing business with personal life can be a challenge.  I remember the frustration I felt with trying to keep up with the housework between my sales trips.  After awhile, I just could no longer keep up the schedule and decided to cut back on my travel time.

I was fortunate as I had an entrepreneurial husband who supported my desire to run my own business.  Things would probably have turned out different if he had not been willing to do so!

Based on Lillian’s challenges, which one(s) do you struggle with the most?

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Inspirational Biz Tip from Robin Williams

Business Tips from Robin WilliamsInspirational Biz Tips from Robin Williams

Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American stand-up comedian and actor. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco’s comedy renaissance.  After rising to fame as Mork in Mork & Mindy (1978–82), Williams established a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. He was known for his improvisational skills.

Sometimes over things that I did, movies that didn’t turn out very well – you go, ‘Why did you do that?’ But in the end, I can’t regret them because I met amazing people. There was always something that was worth it.
~Robin Williams

Despite his fame as an actor and comedian, Robin Williams had some interesting things to say about life.

I love the quote above as, even during a time of missing the mark or failure, he saw something good come out of it.

Have you ever gone through a rough period in your business — nothing you tried seemed to be success — but once you went through it, you were able to glean some wonderful lessons?

I find the best thing I can do during times like this is to ask myself:  What am I to learn during this experience?  If you can find that spark of revelation, it makes the time more meaningful and useful.

Good can be found everywhere …. if you take the time to look!

 

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