Drew’s Weekly Inspiration

Week of July 26, 2021

“I believe our philosophy of conscious capitalism will eventually be widely adopted primarily because it is a better way to do business, and it creates more total value in the world for all of its stakeholders.”  -John Mackey, founder Whole Foods, author Conscious Capitalism

Week of July 19, 2021

“Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.”  —George Bernard Shaw

Week of July 12, 2021

“To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to change often.” -Winston Churchill

Week of July 5, 2021

“The world is more magical, less predictable, more autonomous, less controllable, more varied, less simple, more infinite, less knowable, more wonderfully troubling than we could have imagined being able to tolerate when we were young.” -James Hollis

Week of June 28, 2021

“If you had to choose one moment in history in which you could be born, and you didn’t know ahead of time who you were going to be–what nationality, what gender, what race, whether you’d be rich or poor, gay or straight, what faith you’d be born into–you wouldn’t choose 100 years ago. You wouldn’t […]

Week of June 21, 2021

 “Service, in short, is not what you do, but who you are. It’s a way of living that you need to bring to everything you do if you’re to bring it to your customer interactions.” -Betsy Sanders, Nordstrom

Week of June 14, 2021

“Marketing is about values. It’s a complicated and noisy world, and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. No company is. So we have to be really clear about what we want them to know about us.” -Steve Jobs

Week of May 31, 2021

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” —Marcel Proust

Week of May 24, 2021

What do storytellers do? According to Walt Disney, they “instill hope again, and again, and again.”

Week of May 10, 2021

“Stories constitute the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal.” —Dr. Howard Gardner, professor Harvard University

Week of May 3, 2021

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.” – John Maxwell

Week of April 12, 2021

“It’s all mirrored reciprocation. So what do you want to do? You want to go positive, you want to go first.” – Peter D. Kaufman

Week of April 5, 2021

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it. He who doesn’t, pays it.” -Albert Einstein

Week of March 8, 2021

“The adventure of awakening is among the most universal of human dramas.” -Ken Wilber

Week of March 1, 2021

“Distance inevitably puts me at a disadvantage.  That’s why, when it really matters, I walk, drive, or fly, if necessary, to be in the same room with my employees, shareholders, investors, customers, and business partners.” -Peter Guber

Week of February 22, 2021

“If I were to summarize in one sentence the single most important principle I have learned in the field of interpersonal relations, it would be this: Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” -Stephen Covey

Week of February 15, 2021

“Nothing in the Golden Rule says that others will treat us as we have treated them, it only says that we must treat others in a way that we would want to be treated.” -Rosa Parks

February 8, 2021

“Our success or failure is determined by our level of energy.  Much more than our creativity, our level of energy inspires the people around us.” Mark Burnett

January 25, 2021

“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

January 18, 2021

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?” – Brian Tracy

January 11, 2021

“Very little is needed to make a happy life. It is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” -Marcus Aurelius

January 4, 2021

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and […]

December 28, 2020

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” -Abraham Lincoln

December 21, 2020

“There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” -Clement Stone

December 14, 2020

“There are two ways to do great mathematics. The first is to be smarter than everybody else. The second way is to be stupider than everybody else — but persistent.” ―Raoul Bott

December 7, 2020

“A Winner’s Blueprint for Achievement: BELIEVE while others are doubting. PLAN while others are playing. STUDY while others are sleeping. DECIDE while others are delaying. PREPARE while others are daydreaming. BEGIN while others are procrastinating. WORK while others are wishing. SAVE while others are wasting. LISTEN while others are talking. SMILE while others are frowning. […]

November 30, 2020

“Success means never letting the competition define you. Instead, you have to define yourself based on a point of view you care deeply about.” -Tom Chappell

November 16, 2020

“If you shift your focus from oneself to others, and think more about others’ well-being and welfare, it has an immediate liberating effect.” -Dali Lama

November 9, 2020

“When you first propose change people tell you it’s a bad idea.  During the process of change, it’s hell.  After you’ve made the change people say they wish you’d done more of it.” -Tony Blair

November 2, 2020

“The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire.” -Ferdinand Foch

October 26, 2020

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” -Mark Twain

October 19, 2020

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

October 12, 2020

“When I think about creating abundance, it’s not about creating a life of luxury for everybody on this planet; it’s about creating a life of possibility. It is about taking that which was scarce and making it abundant. You see, scarcity is contextual, and technology is a resource-liberating force.” -Peter Diamandis

September 28, 2020

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

September 21, 2020

“The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.” -Zig Zigglar

September 14, 2020

“It’s not the will to win that matters – everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” -Paul (“Bear”) Bryant

September 7, 2020

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” -Antoine De St. Exupery

August 31, 2020

“People don’t understand that when I grew up, I was never the most talented. I was never the biggest. I was never the fastest. I certainly was never the strongest. The only thing I had was my work ethic, and that’s been what has gotten me this far.” -Tiger Woods

August 17, 2020

“Such is human psychology that if we don’t express our joy, we soon cease to feel it.” – Lin Yutang

August 10, 2020

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

August 3, 2020

“Each man has only one genuine vocation – to find himself… His task is to discover his own destiny and live it out wholly and resolutely, within himself.” -Herman Hesse

July 27, 2020

“You already have permission. Just saying. You have permission to create, to speak up, and stand up. You have permission to be generous, to fail, and to be vulnerable. You have permission to own your words, to matter and to help. No need to wait. -Seth Godin

July 20, 2020

“What I have achieved by industry and practice, anyone else with tolerable natural gift and ability can also achieve.”― Johann Sebastian Bach