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Nancy E. Wigal, Owner, Search Engine Academy Washington DC

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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 music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.”

– August Rush

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”

– Charles R. Swindoll

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

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

– Martha Beck

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

– Andrew Carnegie

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

– Edgar W. Howe

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

– Avenida Margarita

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

– Oscar Wilde

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

No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.”

– Martha Beck, from "Leaving the Saints"

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

– Erica Jong

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

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

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

– Corita Kent

The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”

– William James

Look at everything as though you were
seeing it either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.”

– Betty Smith

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

The journey is the reward.”

– Greg Norman

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

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

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

– Albert Einstein

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

– Charles Dickens

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

– Leon Joseph Suenens

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

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

That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.”

– J.G. Holland, novelist

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

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

– Mary Oliver

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

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.”

– Bruce Lee

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

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

– Madam C.J. Walker

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.”

– Albert Schweitzer

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

– John Quincy Adams

If you would create something,
 you must be something.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

– Peter F. Drucker

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

Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together.”

– Woodrow Wilson

Why am I whispering when I have something to say?”

– Eve Ensler

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

– Martha Beck

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

– T.S. Eliott

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

– Magical

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

– Christopher Morley

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

– Ecclesiastes, 7:10

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

– James Madison

He who knows he has enough is rich.”

– Tao Te Ching

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 gem cannot be polished without friction; nor man perfected without trials.”

– Chinese proverb