15 Inspiring Mark Zuckerberg Quotes on Success.

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People don’t care about what you say, they care about what you build.

If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.

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Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.

People can be really smart or have skills that are directly applicable, but if they don’t really believe in it, then they are not going to really work hard.

I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction

Nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend.

 

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Whatever you build, build with care. Anyone who has built something big, has done it with care.

 

Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today.

 

My number one piece of advice is: You should learn how to program.

It is important for young entrepreneurs to be adequately self-aware to know what they do not know.

The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.

 

You grow more when you get more people’s perspective.

 

Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity.

I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction.

 

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Don’t discount yourself, no matter what you’re doing. Everyone has a unique perspective that they can bring to the world.

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Top 10 Inspring Jackie Chan Quotes

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I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan.

 

Life will knock us down, but we can choose whether or not to stand back up.

 

Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.

 

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The best fights are the ones we avoid.

 

 

Family is not who’s blood is in you, it’s who you love and who loves you.

 

 

 

Nothing makes me more determined to succeed than someone telling me something’s impossible.

 

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I’m good for some things, bad for a lot of things.

 

Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.

 

I’m crazy, but I’m not stupid.

 

I do small things. I try to do good things every day. If everyone does some good, think of what a good world this will be.

Why Some Talented People Fail in Life.

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We ‘ve all seen them and perhaps have had them as friends, close family relatives, classmates or as people we admired from afar.

Everything seems to be going on well for them, they are considered the next big thing to happen.

They look the part and many believe in them, but yet we wait, and wait and their success never happens. The fact that you’re talented doesn’t mean you’ll find life easy, and your success is automatic.

To transit from a great talent to a great success requires a lot of work and great effort. Most talented people don’t ever reach their destination of success because of the following;

Distractions: Being talented doesn’t cushion you from the many distractions surrounding us.

Often times we become more concerned about how others are succeeding especially those we think have talents as ours that, we end up distracting ourselves. One of the greatest source of distractions is comparison.

Comparing oneself with others will only occupy you to pursue the goals of others. Because, you’ll always be working on how to beat them, other than focusing on your own vision and exploring your own uniqueness. Comparison is the high road to mediocrity.

We have to fully understand that no one can be like us, and it’s by pursuing our own visions that we will birth our uniqueness.

We’ve got to have unwavering focus on our own goals and resist the temptation of comparing ourselves to others.

Fear: Fear is in the human nature. The fear of failure, fear of rejection and fear of being uncomfortable.

In as much as its normal to have these fears we must rise above our fears and execute our ideas.

As Robert F. Kennedy rightly said “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

Take the first step towards achieving your goals even if there is no guarantee of success because in the process you’ll become a better person .

It is only by trying that you increase your chance of succeeding.

Blame Outer Conditions: Most people rarely consider themselves a contributing factor to their own failures.

But would always point fingers at others, the environment, and the government for their shortcomings.

And even if we ever do admit our own part, we mostly consider ourselves last. You ought to accept full responsibility of your own life, because no one is more responsible for your success than yourself.

Instead of complaining of how unfavourable your situation, rather focus on how you can  be resourceful. To be a success, you ought be  resourceful. Being resourceful enough to work with whatever resources and opportunities we have to become the success we desire to be.

We have to be resourceful to the extent that even if the environment is not conducive and supportive, we draw out strength from within to keep going.

Quit blaming others and how the the odds are against us, instead focus on how to transform and leverage on the resources we have at our disposal to become the success we have been created to be.

Lack of Humility: This may seem unpopular, but lack of humility has seen the down fall of many great talents.

No one gets to the top alone, so even if you are very talented you should be humble.

As scientific research has shown that, humble people are most likely high performers and many even consider it as vital to achieving success.

Being humble has great pros. It helps to realistically asses your strengths and weakness and how to improve yourself.

Being humble makes people willing to help you on your journey of success.

Lack of Persistence: Most talented people have the erroneous idea that they’ll succeed after just one or two tries.

Hence when things don’t go as they planned and expected, they give up.

Giving up saves you a lot of trouble, heartbreaks and hard-work, but it also takes away your chance of succeeding.

Don’t give up until the goal you planned to achieve is realised. As the saying Thomas Edison clearly articulated “most of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success before they gave.

When you complement you talents with focus, resourcefulness, humility and persistence  there is no telling how far you can go in life.  

 

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10 Inspiring Denzel Washington Quotes

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If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy, don’t just be mad at him or her.

Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency.

The chances you take… the people you meet… the people you love…the faith that you have – that’s what’s going to define your life.

At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments. Its about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.

I pray that you all put your shoes way under the bed at night so that you gotta get on your knees in the morning to find them. And while you’re down there thank God for grace and mercy and understanding. We all fall short of the glory, we all got plenty.

Nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.

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Don’t aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.

If you don’t fail, you’re not even trying.

You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it.

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Do what you have to do, to do what you want to do.

The Story of Thomas Monaghan (Founder of Domino’s Pizza)

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Thomas Stephen Monaghan founder of Domino’s Pizza ( largest pizza seller worldwide in terms of sales) was born 25-Mar-1937 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

After the demise of his father, when Thomas was age four, his mother had some difficulties in raising he and his brother James  as a single parent.

Hence by the time Monaghan was six, in 1943 the burden was too much that he and his younger brother James ended up in an orphanage until 1949 when their mother assumed custody of them again.

The orphanage St. Joseph Home for Children in Jackson, Michigan was runned by the Felician Sisters of Livonia, where Thomas was inspired in his Catholic faith devotion.

He was so inspired that he later enrolled in the St. Joseph’s Seminary, in Grand Rapids with the aim of becoming a priest.

However, he was not able to complete his studies at the seminary because of some disciplinary issues. He later joined the US Marine corps for 3 years where he gained a better sense of discipline.

The Beginning of Domino’s Pizza

Monaghan returned to Michigan in 1959 after he was discharged from the Marin Corps. He then enrolled in the near by University of Michigan to pursue architecture where he was greatly influenced by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.

While still in school, Thomas and his brother James borrowed $900 with which they bought a small pizza store called DomiNick’s in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

The plan was to use the profits from the business to fund his education. However, the the business was having series of financial crisis that Thomas decided to drop out of school and focus on the business instead.

In his own words; “I started out in architecture school, and got into the pizza business to pay my way through school,” but “The pizza business was losing so much money I never got back into architecture.”

On the other hand, after expanding to three other stores, Thomas’s brother James traded his half(50%) of the business to him for the Volkswagen Beetle they used for pizza deliveries.

Since he could not quit his full time job as a postman and be fully committed to the demands of the business.

By this time, Thomas changed the name of the business from DomiNick’s to Domino’s Pizza Inc. a name he gladly welcomed which was suggested to him by one of his workers.

He met his wife Marjorie Zybach,while delivering a pizza, and they got married in 1962 and have four daughters: Margaret, Susan, Mary and Barbara.

Thomas focused on delivery of pizza to campuses and dropped sand witches from the menu. He then invented a new insulated box that keeps the pizza warm t and able to support the load of multiple pizzas without the pizzas getting smashed.

Monaghan leveraged of his efficient delivery and a well managed franchising system to establish about 200 store in the US by 1978. And by the mid 1980’s almost 3 new franchises were opened everyday.

Dominos Pizza opened it’s first international store in Winnipeg, Canada on May 1983, the same year it opened its 100th. Currently Domino’s pizza is in 84 countries and still counting.

Purchase of the Detroit Tigers

While running the Pizzeria , Thomas was involved in other business, like buying the Detroit Tigers,his hometown baseball team after he made some fortune in the Pizza business. However , after running the team for a while he sold out to another Pizza baron Mike Ilitch who happens to already own the Detroit Red Wings hockey team.

Sale Of Domino’s Pizza

35 years after being the founder and CEO of Domino’s in 1998, Thomas Monaghan sold his 93% stock ownership of the business to Bain capital for approximately $1 billion. Still holding on to 7% ownership of the company.

As may be anticipated, the company under Bain capital management did not do so well that in 2001 Monaghan was compelled to return Domino’s as CEO holding 7% ownership.

Domino’s quickly got back on track and by 2004 was able to meet the requirements to trade on the New York stock exchange.

Thomas also established Catholic colleges namely Ave Maria College and Ave Maria School of Law in Ypsilanti and Florida.

In 2011 Monaghan resigned from all leadership positions in the college, and decided to venture in the food industry again by starting Gyrene Burger in his adopted hometown of Naples, Florida. With the justification that hamburgers are more popular than Pizza. But as at August 2018 non of the hamburger stores are in operation.

15 Inspiring Steve Harvey Quotes

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Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share.

Your mission, your purpose and your destiny will all be tied to one thing – your gift.

God lets you be successful because he trusts you that you will do the right thing with it. Now, does he get disappointed often? All the time, because people get there and they forget how they got it.

I am from the hood; I never had nothing. Now that I have something, I must give back.

The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately.

4 P’s to success: pressure, persistence, perseverance & prayer.

Prayer changes things.

Forgiveness is for you. It does more for you than the other person.

When you’re up in life, your friends get to know who you are. When you’re down in life, you get to know who your friends are.

The more people you help become successful the more successful you become.

Do not ignore the passion that burns in you. Spend time to discover your gift

Don’t hate the player; change the game

Your setback is just a setup for a comeback.

Catch fire today! Make today the day you stop complaining and do something.

You career is what you’re paid for, your calling is what you’re made for.

Comment below the quote that most resonates with you!

7 Ways to Increase your Bank Account: Culled from the Richest man in Babylon

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1.Put aside atleast one tenth of your every earning: It may be done monthly or daily depending on the frequency of your income.

But the most important thing is that you make sure at least 1/10th of your every earning is put aside.

Some may wonder how can I put aside one tenth if all I earn is not even enough to meet all my necessary expenses?

It is worthy to note that our necessary expenses would always grow to equal our income unless we protest to the contrary.

Many of us start so well by putting aside (saving) some money, but somewhere along the line we spend everything and then get back to square one.

Savings must be effectively complimented with the cures that will follow in order for you to always have enough and be financially independent.

2. Control your Expenses: To have a significant account balance and a permanent cure for a lean purse it is expedient we live within our means and not succumb to the pressure of extravagance in trying to keep up with the Jones.

Usually most people start off well with great account balances, but along the way we allow our expenses to get the best of us and bump, we’re in huge debt.

It is very important we distinguish between our necessary expenses and our desires.

All of us are burdened with much desires than our incomes can gratify, as economists would say, humans have insatiable wants.

However not all of then can be met, even if you spend all your income, you’ll still have so many unmet desires.

Our desires are infinite, but the ones we are expected to gratify for sustainance are but few. Budget your necessary expenses to be within the remaining 9/10th of your income.

3. Multiply your Savings (Investment): Your savings may bring you joy but it earns nothing over time.

Accumulating part of our income is just the beginning of our journey to financial freedom. Make your money multiply by putting it to work.

Your wealth is not in the money you have in your wallet, but it is the many residual streams of income that make money flow into your account ceaselessly.

Put your money to work that it will always bring you income whether you work or not. Real estates, stocks, shares etc are some of the options you can consider.

Albeit be careful to invest in ventures that give reasonable interest rates and not ones with outrageous rewards since ponzi schemes are everywhere.

Demanding too much on your investment usually may put you in a high risk of losing even your principal capital.

4. Insure your Investments against loss: The first sound principle of investment is security for your principal.

Every investor is mostly tempted by opportunities that seem he could make more money on his investment. However, study carefully an investment opportunity before parting with your money.

Risk is good, but must be well managed otherwise would lead to great loss. Be sure that your principal at least can be reclaimed before you make an investment.

5. Increase your ability to earn: You cannot be paid more than you’re worth. To earn more you must be worth more.

The more skilful and knowledgable you’re in your profession the more you get paid. And the more value you create for others the more you get rewarded.

So upgrade your skills and acquire specialised knowledge in you field. This is the magic to earn more

6. Insure a future Income : Usually people enjoy a great deal in the prime of their life,but become broke during retirement.

Retirement is a very delicate period of our lives that we can’t afford to risk it by not saving and investing towards it.

Starting from the day you start making money, begin to make contributions towards your retirement.

Don’t postpone and say I would start for example 10years to my retirement.

You can invest in a retirement plan, or a real estate property that will earn you money even in your retirement.

7. Build more Assets than Liabilities: Assets are things that put money in your pocket and liabilities are things that take monies out of your pocket.Be sure to have your house and car as an asset and not a liability.

These cures may seem simplistic , but if followed judiciously you’ll come bearing testimonies of how your bank balance has improved tremendously. Remember truth is always simple…