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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.

Some things are destined to be—it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.”

– J.R. Ward, Lover Mine

We are perfectionists. We are hungry to work all the time. We are entertained by every aspect of business and we never want to stop working.”

– Suzy Welch

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

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

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

– Dalai Lama

Are you willing to help other people succeed even when it’s not a requirement of your job to be of assistance?”

– Steven Schussler

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

– Leonard Cohen

Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation that indicate opportunities for success.”

– Peter F. Drucker

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

– Mark Twain

Death is to lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have, for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.”

– Thomas Wolfe

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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

– Muhammad Yunus

Many people prefer to play it safe when it comes to business matters. Are you willing to take risks in the pursuit of entrepreneurial success?”

– Steven Schussler

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

– Abraham Lincoln

Confidence is the most important thing you can teach someone… if you can teach them confidence, you don’t have to teach them anything else.”

– Vin Diesel

Don’t follow your dreams. Chase them.”

– Richard Dumb

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”

– Arthur Rubinstein

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

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

– Brian Tracy

4oz tequila + 1oz TripleSec + 2oz lime juice + 1oz simple syrup (sugar=water), 1 cup crushed ice. Shake + dance around the kitchen.

– Avenida Margarita

I was taught at a very young age that you can do whatever you want to, but you have to make it happen — not just talk about it.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

You must have chaos within you, to create a dancing star.”

– Frederic Nietzsche

You may ask me for anything you like except time.”

– Napoleon

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

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

Do one thing every day that scares you.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what nurtures creative thinking.”

– Anita Roddick, founder, The Body Shop

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

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Atari

A truly forgiving person is someone who experiences all the anger merited by injustice and still acts with fairness and compassion.”

– Martha Beck

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

– Winston Churchill

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make Me Feel Important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”

– Mary Kay Ash

The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.”

– Marcel Proust

The follow-your-gut mentality of the entrepreneur has the potential to take you anywhere you want to go or run you right out of business.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

Do you have the desire to create something new; the strength of conviction to believe your creation will be successful, and the reservoir of energy necessary to thrust it into the marketplace?”

– Steven Schussler

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

You take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
 A terrible thing: no one to blame.”

– Erica Jong

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

It is to no purpose to turn away from the real nature of the affair because the honor of its elements excites repugnance.

– Carl von Clausewitz, On War

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. 
Now put foundations under them.”

– Henry David Thoreau

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

– Ajahn Chah

Never never never never give up.”

– Winston Churchill

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

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

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

– T.S. Eliot

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

– Michelle Sedas

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

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

– Andrew Carnegie

A people who mean to be their Governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

– James Madison

I can’t go back to yesterday—because I was a different person then.”

– Lewis Carroll

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

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

– Charles Darwin

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

– Oscar Wilde