We are entering the final quarter of the year. Nine months removed from the enthusiasm and focus of January. Between challenging clients and shifting deadlines, clarity can be evasive. Here are the five quotes that every entrepreneur and business owner should internalize to finish 2016 as strong as they started:

  1. “If you don’t pay the price for success, you’ll pay the price for failure.” – Zig Ziglar

Zig Zigler success quote

2. “Do not confuse having a good day with having good habits.” – Mikhail Bell



3. “A business is just a context for doing interesting things.” – Tim O’Reilly



4. “Legacy is greater than currency.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

Legacy vs Currency Gary Vaynerchuk quote ParkerMather

5. “One of the most supernatural things you can do is be consistent.” – Mikhail Bell

Motivation quote Mikhail Bell

You have just over 116 days between you and 2017. Make them count. Take action.


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Aristotle, Focus, darkness, light
Aristotle rocks.

”It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” —Aristotle

It is easy to be bold when the world smiles at every word one utters and idea one posits. True courage emerges only when the lights of affirmation dim. When one’s mettle is tested, one’s character is exposed.

Focus helps one conserve energy in during times of general stress, intermittent crisis, and specific mourning. Here are four questions to ask during any of life’s hiccups:

  1. What do I value?
  1. What did I want before this happened?
  1. How do accomplish my original goal?
  1. What resources do I need to get there?

Until next week,