Employees come first

Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.

Richard Branson


See the light in others

See the light in others, and treat them as if it is all you see.

Wayne Dyer


What do I want?

 The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you won’t.


Paying attention to the good stuff

You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.

from Good Will Hunting


Joyful and exuberant

Joyful and exuberant. That is a grand goal. Something to shoot for. Let’s go for that today. Yup, sign me up. Let’s start by imagining that it’s entirely possible, that it’s within reach, heck it might even be around the corner, or right next to you, about to tap you on the shoulder, right after you read this. I know and you know that imagining it will not automatically make it happen. But it might help. Let’s forget our cynical, logical self for a minute. Most of the time we don’t have any goals for the day, other than a to-do list. If we decide that today we are going to feel JOYFUL and EXUBERANT, then I’d say there’s a damn good chance we will. We’ll be on the lookout for it, and when we spot it, we’ll grab it. It’ll be ours. So let’s put it on our list today.

Marc Johns


Good thoughts

If you have good thoughts, they will shine out your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

Roald Dahl


Go for a good story

Give it a try, be courageous, overcome your fear of failure. Worst case scenario is that you eventually get a good story out of it.


Be ready

Perhaps we cannot raise the winds. But each of us can put up the sail, so that when the wind comes we can catch it.

E.F. Schumacher


Be crazy from time to time

Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live.

Charles Bukowski


Seedlings of your joy

A Buddhist scholar I know once explained to me that Westerners mistakenly think that nirvana is what arrives when all your woe is behind you and you have only bliss to look forward to. But he said that would not be nirvana, because your bliss in the present would always be shadowed by the joy from the past. Nirvana, he said, is what you arrive at when you have only bliss to look forward to and find in what looked like sorrows the seedlings of your joy.

Andrew Solomon