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

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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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I am pretty excited about a handful of startups but even few that focus on digital literacy. Peoplelinx, based in Philadelphia, is part of this latter group. A former LinkedIn employee co-founded the firm and they recently branched out to Twitter. The following blog post gives solid advice to those who use content to market: 

You’ve learned the importance of your profile from Facebook and LinkedIn. Now you’ll see it on Twitter, too.

Twitter’s new photo-centric redesign places a great deal of emphasis on your profile. Visuals have been growing increasingly important for Twitter and the new design pushes them even further. Larger background images and more prominent profile pictures–there’s an unmistakable similarity to Facebook.

Just when you thought you’ve found comfort in the firehose barrage of Tweets known as the timeline, Twitter up and becomes more like everyone else. Twitter’s redesign will showcase a huge banner photo and featured Tweets. It will also emphasize multimedia, individuality and social engagement.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Best Tweets: Tweets that have received more engagement will appear slightly larger, so your best content is easy to find.
  • Pinned Tweets: Pin one of your Tweets to the top of your page, so it’s easy for your followers to see what you’re all about.
  • Filtered Tweets: Now you can choose which timeline to view when checking out other profiles. Select from these options: Tweets, Tweets with photos/videos, or Tweets and replies.

Read the full guide at Peoplelinx’s blog.

[Disclosure: I write for a Philadelphia tech website that has covered Peoplelinx and written about the company for said outlet.]

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At age 13, my best friend Jared introduced me to Blink 182. The nouveau punk band was mainstream before Good Charlotte, Sum 41, and Fall Out Boy had their day in the sun. The trio also taught me about the power of thinking differently. This is essence of punk music. This is concurrently your challenge for the week: thinking differently. Sucker punch the status quo and find solutions to the problems that bother you the most.