Monthly Archives: December 2013

Rebecca Matthias on Business Success

Think big.  Focus.  Never give up.  That’s your mantra.  Everything else will fall into place. – Rebecca Matthias

Rebecca Matthias is CEO of Mothers Work (retail outlets include Mimi Maternity, Pea in the Pod, and Motherhood). This quote is from her book, Mothers Work, one of my favorite business books — an inspirational and informative biography detailing how a 28-year old new mother took $10,000 and built a multimillion-dollar retail company.

Are you thinking big enough?

Are you focusing your attention on your most important priorities?

Are you persisting?

George S. Patton On Planning

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. – George S. Patton

Are you waiting for perfect conditions to start a business, change careers or [fill in the blank] when good enough is already here?

What goal has been put on hold due to more planning?

Can you start something today? Don’t even wait for the new year!

Kin Hubbard On Destiny

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. – Kin Hubbard

Is there an area of your life where you feel bad things are happening to you?

If you were to take responsibility for mistakes or poor results, without blaming, what would you do different?

What can you do from now on to move towards a more positive outcome?