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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.

The good ideas are all hammered out in agony by individuals, not spewed out by groups.”

– Charles Brower, Advertising Hall of Fame

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

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself—your own thinking coming back at you.”

– Byron Katie

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams

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

– Brian Tracy

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”

– Carlos Castaneda

The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”

– President Calvin Coolidge

The best reason to start an organization is to create a product or service to make the world a better place.”

– Guy Kawasaki

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

I don’t do very well without fear. There needs to be a part of me saying, ‘That’s going to fail,’ so I can prove myself wrong.”

– Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe

The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.”

– Voltaire

Treat the attainment of happiness in the same way an entrepreneur would approach building a business — with a vision, plan, goals, and a systematic approach.”

– Ted Leonsis

Traveling is one way of lengthening life, at least in appearance.”

– Benjamin Franklin

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

– Christopher Morley

As each woman realizes her power, she transforms the world.”

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

– Audre Lorde

A lot of people have ideas, but few decide to do something about them now. Not next week. But today.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Atari

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

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

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

– Aristotle

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

– Helen Keller

He who knows he has enough is rich.”

– Tao Te Ching

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice

I have spent a good part of my life convincing people that a blank sheet of paper is the greatest opportunity in the world, and not frightening at all.”

– Marty Skler, executive vp, Walt Disney Imagineering

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

– Winston Churchill

Don’t wait for someone else to lead you to your right life; that privilege—and responsibility—is yours alone.”

– Martha Beck

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

– Christopher Robin to Pooh

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.”

– Anna Quindlen

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

– J.K. Rowling

With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

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

– T.S. Eliott

Ripeness is all.”

– William Shakespeare

The awakening to the mystery of life is a revolutionary event; in it an old world is destroyed so that a new and better one may take its place.”

– J.J. Van Der Leeuw, The Conquest of Illusion

Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”

– Jack Kerouac

How do you stay resilient? It’s about momentum. Like riding a bicycle. If you stop you fall over. So I keep pedaling.”

– Diane Lane

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

– Seneca

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

– E.B. White

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

– Thomas Edison

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

– Groucho Marx

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

Never never never never give up.”

– Winston Churchill

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein

There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.”

– J. Robert Oppenheimer

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

– Magical

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

– Chinese Proverb

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

– Ajahn Chah