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Alece Birnbach, Graphic Recording Studio

COLUMN = PRESENTATIONS

The founder of the Graphic Recording Studio, Alece Birnbach brings experience as an illustrator, fine artist, and advertising expert to her company, which is hired by the Fortune 100 to craft graphic recordings at their conferences, workshops, and proprietary meetings.

Her unique combination of skills and experience gives Alece the unique ability to listen differently to what clients need and to draw out (literally!) their ideas always with sustainable outcomes in mind.

“Alece’s graphic recordings and in-studio vision mapping will take your breath away,” says one of her top clients.

Decide for yourself. To learn more about Alece Birnbach’s Graphic Recording Studio, visit www.graphicrecordingstudio.com. And check out her popular commercial artwork at alecebirnbach.com.

Passion makes perfect.”

– Eugene Biro

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
 what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”

– Bob Dylan

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity 
and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”

– Indira Ghandi

The dove descending breaks the air / With flame of inkandescent terror.”

– T.S. Eliott

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.”

– Ajahn Chah

Women once had the goal of being Superwoman; I think most of us now simply strive to have a super day.”

– Author, Activist Lee Woodruff

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.”

– Edgar W. Howe

It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.”

– J. Kristnhamurti, The First and Last Freedom

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.”

– J.K. Rowling

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”

– Steve Jobs

Part of your destiny is to live in the zone of maximum satisfaction.”

– Martha Beck

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.”

– Robert Fritz

Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask, and that’s what separates the people who do things from the people who just dream about them.”

– Steve Jobs

To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.”

– Anna Pavlova

Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves. We must learn to respect them. We must learn to listen.”

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all.”

– Carlos Castaneda

Never cut what you can untie.”

– Joseph Joubert

I always maintained that the greatest obstacle in life isn’t danger, it’s boredom. The battle against it is responsible for most of the events in the world — good or ill.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

– Helen Keller

Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leo Jozef Suenens

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

– William Shakespeare

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

– Francesca Reigle

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

– JFK

I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”

– Thomas Edison

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

Letting go of expectations is a ticket to peace. It allows us to ride over every crisis—small or large—like a beach ball on water.”

– Martha Beck

It is possible to fail in many ways…while to succeed is possible only in one way.”

– Aristotle

He who knows he has enough is rich.”

– Tao Te Ching

Education is an admirable thing to have, but it is well to remember that nothing worth knowing can be taught.”

– Oscar Wilde

A man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.”

– Chinese Proverb

What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?”

– Jim Butcher, White Night

I’ve come to confirm that one’s title, even that of president, says little about how well one’s life has been led. No matter how much you’ve done, or how successful you’ve been, there’s always more to do, to learn, and to achieve.”

– Barack Obama

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.”

– John F. Kennedy

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.”

– Audre Lorde

If you want to be busy, keep trying to be perfect. If you want to be happy, focus on making a difference.”

– Lisa Earle McLeod

There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

– Christopher Morley

If it really was a no-brainer to make it on your own in business there’d be millions of no-brained, harebrained individuals quitting their day jobs.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”

– Henry Miller

But all the while I was alone, the past was close behind, I seen a lot of women, but she never escaped my mind, and I just grew, tangled up in blue.”

– Bob Dylan

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela

I may not be able to change what takes place, but I can always choose to change my thinking.”

– Michelle Sedas

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

– Anais Nin

Who cares if my glass is half empty or half full; I still have something to drink.”

– Optimism rules