Quotes June 07, 2018

25iq: Business Lessons from Oprah Winfrey -> complete article

“Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three and soon discovered that there was a whole world to be conquered that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.”
“What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference not only in your own life but in other people’s lives.”
“I never took a business course. I run this company based on instinct.”
“You have to know the business, but you also have to know what’s at the heart of the business, and that’s the people.”
“Your job is not always going to fulfill you. There will be some days that you just might be bored, other days you might not feel like going to work at all — go anyway.” “Your job is not who you are, it’s just what you’re doing on the way to who you will become.”
“Every remedial chore, every boss who takes credit for your ideas — that is going to happen — look for the lessons because the lessons are always there. And the number one lesson I can offer you where your work is concerned is this: Become so skilled, so vigilant, so flat-out fantastic at what you do that your talent cannot be dismissed.”
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know if you did it or not.”
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.””I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes.”
“The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.” “What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.” “I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.” “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not get paid for it.”
“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”
“Life is never dull.” “I don’t believe in failure. It’s not failure if you enjoyed the process.”