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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.

A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck with it.”

– Norwegian proverb

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

– Magical

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

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

– Thomas Carlyle

Don’t follow your dreams. Chase them.”

– Richard Dumb

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

– Thomas Edison

By your stumbling the world is perfected.”

– Sri Aurobindo

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it”

– Andrew Carnegie

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

– Chinese Proverb

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

– Charles Brower, Advertising Hall of Fame

I’m not afraid of storms,
for I’m learning to sail my ship.”

– Louisa May Alcott

Almost anyone can start a community, but it takes real talent and commitment to get people to show up and keep coming back.”

– Andy Sernovitz

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

– Nelson Mandela

Do not say, ‘why were the former days better than these,’ for it is not from wisdom that you ask this.”

– Ecclesiastes, 7:10

There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…”

– John Lennon

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

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.
 If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

– Oprah Winfrey

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

– Charles Darwin

Success is about finding a livelihood that brings joy, self-sufficiency, and a sense of contributing.”

– Anita Roddick

No longer talk at all about the kind of man a good man ought to be, but be such.”

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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

– Robert Louis Stevenson

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

– Muhammad Yunus

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

– Thomas Edison

Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!”

– Madam C.J. Walker

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

– T.S. Eliot

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. 
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.”

– Mary Jean Irion

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

– Benjamin Franklin

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"

My goal was to tell the life side of the story. We have become a nation of voyeurs that expect sensationalism, and that offends me.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”

– Henry David Thoreau

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

Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.”

– Corita Kent

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

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

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

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

Passion makes perfect.”

– Eugene Biro

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

– T.S. Eliott

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing.”

– Maya Angelou

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

– Martin Luther King Jr.

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

– Peter F. Drucker

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

– Henry David Thoreau

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

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

– Jack Kerouac

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

– Frederic Nietzsche

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

– Francesca Reigle

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

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

The quality of your life is directly related to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably live with.”

– Tony Robbins

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein