Lady Gaga isn’t a marketing genius. She is a weirdo. Richard Branson isn’t a marketing genius. He’s a weirdo. All successful people are originals (weirdos) and the rest strive to copy them. Be weird. Be original. Maybe you’ll be successful at what you do. But WEIRDNESS is a must.
The race is long and, in the end, it is only with yourself.
– Baz Luhrmann
Your marketing should do the barking and your product do the talking.
Unless you are a multi-level marketing company of course. Click to read more about product value vs marketing hype.
Stop wanting things from life. Let life come to you instead.
Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
– Bernard Baruch
This was originally said by a certain Bernard Baruch but has commonly been erroneously credited to Dr. Seuss. I’m sticking with Dr. Seuss.
Do not let the fear of failure stop you from trying to win.
Don’t fear failure. Fear failing at trying.
Follow your dreams and life will follow you.
The problem human beings face is not that we aim too high and fail, but that we aim too low and succeed.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste your life living someone else’s dream.
– Steve Jobs
Ideas are nothing without execution. Execution is nothing without ideas.
This is an inevitable truth. Ideas are the most powerful thing on earth. They shape countries, they define people and they hold our future. It is your responsibility to humanity to execute your ideas; only you have them. But don’t go around executing things that are uninspiring and lack any serious intelligent thought. It’s a drag on humanity and results in things like the DMV*.
*The DMV is the most inefficient waste-of-life bureaucracy in America.