Aug 012017

Here are supply chain and business quotes from great business minds.  Let us know what your favorite Supply chain and business quotes might be.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams

Leadership quote by John Quincy Adams

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~ Thomas Edison

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  • “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” ~ Henry Ford
    • “I am planning…” “I want to…” “I have this idea to…” unless you are taking action your ideas are just that, ideas.  You are not going to build a reputation based on your ideas if your ideas are never implemented.
  • “The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.” ~ Warren Buffett
    • This is one of my favorite quotes and others like it.  Anyone can make things complex, but it takes a special person to make things simple.
  • “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”  ~ Bill Gates
    • You happy customers are going to agree with what you are doing which makes it difficult to know what to change.  Your unhappy customers are going to tell you what isn’t working so you know what to change.
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  • “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” ~ Muhammad Ali
    • If you aren’t taking risk you most likely aren’t stretching yourself.
  • “Success seems to be connected with action.  Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”  ~ Conrad Hilton
    • What actions are you taking to reach your goals?  What actions are you doing to improve your knowledge in supply chain or whatever discipline you may be in?
  • “If anything goes bad, I did it.  If anything goes semi-good, we did it.  If anything goes really good, then you did it.  That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.” ~ Paul Bear Bryant.
    • Although Paul Bear Bryant was a football coach, this quote can be applied to business and supply chain in so many ways.  Great example to show how a leader should lead.

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“One secret of success in life is for a man (or woman) to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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“High expectation are the key to everything.” ~ Sam Walton

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  • “Supply chains are everywhere. From the biggest company in the world to running your househould. We all have supply chain experience even if we don’t know it.” ~ Dave Waters
  • “If your supply chain runs without many problems you either have a great supply chain or running very fat.” ~
  • “Supply Chain is like nature, it is all around us.” ~

Supply Chain and business quotes. Supply chain is like nature, it is all around us.

  • “If your supply chain runs without many problems you either have a great supply chain or running very fat.” ~
  • “Without a standard there is no logical basis for making a decision or taking action.” ~ Joseph M. Juran
  • “A good rule in organizational analysis is that no meeting of the minds is really reached until we talk of specific actions or decisions. We can talk of who is responsible for budgets, or inventory, or quality, but little is settled. It is only when we get down to the action words-measure, compute, prepare, check, endorse, recommend, approve-that we can make clear who is to do what.” ~ Joseph M. Juran

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Jul 192017


Have a winning mentality to be great.  Everybody has a gift to be great.  But it is up to you to find that gift and do what it takes to be successful.  Take action, that is what will change your life.  Don’t let fear stop you.  The body has limitations the mind does not. Make a decision to make things happen, then go out and do it.  Do you have a winning mentality?

Motivation Quotes.

  • “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” ~ John Wooden
  • “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary” ~ Vince Lombardi
  • “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” ~ Muhammad Ali
  • “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!” ~ Rocky Balboa
  • “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit” ~ Conrad Hilton
  • “The only failure which lacks dignity is the failure to try” ~ Malcolm F. MacNeil

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Jul 192017


We all have it in us to be a high achiever.  But are you going to sleep in late or get up early?  Are you going to go out and party or stay home and get done what needs to get done?  Are you going to be the hardest worker in the room or just be a hard worker?  Don’t blame anyone else.  If you want to be a high achiever then be one.

Motivation Quotes.

  • “It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.” ~ Bear Bryant
  • “My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team.”  ~ Don Shula
  • “I don’t look at myself as a basketball coach. I look at myself as a leader who happens to coach basketball.”  ~ Mike Krzyzzewski
  • “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”  ~ Emelia Earhart
  • “Champions keep playing until they get it right.”  ~ Billie Jean King
  • “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.”  ~ Pele
  • Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.”   ~ Sara Blakely
  • “Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves – and by which they are willing to be judged.” ~ Frederick Smith, CEO of FedEx
  • “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.”  ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • “In baseball and in business, there are three types of people. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened.”   ~ Tommy Lasorda
  • “There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” ~ Nelson Mandela

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Jul 152017

Famous People Who Failed at Their First Attempt

There are so many famous people who would not be famous today if not for their persistence. We are all going to fail. Keep trying. Make it happen for yourself.

Leadership Quotes:

  • “Eagles don’t flock – you have to find them one at a time.” ~ H. Ross Perot
  • “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better.” ~ Steve Jobs
  • “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.”  ~ Sam Walton
  • “To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.”   ~ Pat Riley
  • “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”   ~ John Quincy Adams
  • “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.” ~ Brian Tracy
  • “To lead people, walk behind them.”   ~ Lao Tzu

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Jul 152017

Steve Jobs – Inspirational Speech

A short but powerful video by Steve Jobs.

CEO of Apple Quotes

  • “The reality is, is that we love competition, at Apple. We think it makes us all better. But we want people to invent their own stuff.” ~ Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.
  • “We have to make sure, at Apple, that we stay true to focus, laser focus – we know we can only do great things a few times, only on a few products.” ~ Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.
  • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” ~ Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc.
  • “You can make something big when young that will carry you through life. Look at all the big startups like Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. They were all started by very young people who stumbled on something of unseen value. You’ll know it when you hit a home run.”  ~ Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc.
  • “Your first projects aren’t the greatest things in the world, and they may have no money value, they may go nowhere, but that is how you learn – you put so much effort into making something right if it is for yourself.” ~ Steve Wozniak.

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Steve Jobs – Inspirational Speech.  Steve Jobs was an amazing CEO and created products that changed our lives forever.

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Hard Times – Motivational Video. As long as you believe in you, you have the right mindset, you can do whatever you want. If you fail, you need to fall forward and then keep going….

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Jul 082017


Retrain your mind to get what you want.  Why does it seem so hard to do the little things that we should be doing?  Fear stops us from achieving our dreams.  There are certain things we can’t control but we can choose what we focus on.  Staying in a job you hate is a decision.  Staying with a person who treats you badly is a decision.  The people who procrastinate less and don’t make excuses are the ones who achieve success.  Don’t make excuses.  Take ownership of everything in your world.  Take ownership of the solutions that will solve the problems.

Motivation Quotes:

  • “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”  ~ Wayne Gretzky
  • “Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”  ~ Thomas Edison
  • “Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It’s being able to take it as well as dish it out. That’s the only way you’re going to get respect from the players.” ~ Larry Bird
  • “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”  ~ John Maxwell
  • “Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  • Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise.  They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.”  ~ Sam Walton
  • “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”  ~ Rosalynn Carter
  • “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”  George S. Patton Jr.

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Jul 032017

Best Top 6 AMAZING Auditions | America’s Got Talent 2017

Don’t let fear keep you from achieving your dreams.  Had to share this.  Amazing auditions from America’s Got Talent 2017.

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Jul 012017

WAKE UP Motivational Speech Compilation

WAKE UP!!!  Are you on a path to achieve your dreams?  What can you do to get there faster.  Make it happen!  This is a great 30 minute motivational video.

Motivation Quotes.

  • “If anything goes bad, I did it.  If anything goes semi-good, we did it.  If anything goes really good, then you did it.  That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.” ~ Paul Bear Bryant.
  • “It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.” ~ Bear Bryant.
  • “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.”  ~ Pele.
  • “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.” ~ John F. Kennedy.
  • “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills.”  ~ John F. Kennedy.
  • “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ~ John Wooden.
  • “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”  ~ Derek Jeter.
  • “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”  ~ Michael Jordan.
  • “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” ~ Babe Ruth.
  • “When the opportunity arises, it is too late to prepare.”  ~ John Wooden.

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