Thursday, December 31, 2009

Success is when I add value to myself. Significance is when I add value to others. ~@JohnCMaxwell

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The serene, silent beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world, next to the might of God. ~Blaise Pascal

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. ~Tom Brokaw

Monday, December 28, 2009

A life isn't significant except for it's impact on other lives. ~Jackie Robinson

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A leader is a dealer in hope. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

Saturday, December 26, 2009

In a democracy, a man who does not listen cannot lead. ~David S. Broder

Friday, December 25, 2009

It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath. ~Aeschylus

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule. ~Albert Einstein

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times. ~Johann Von Schiller

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others? ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, December 21, 2009

You haven't been given life to test the waters. You're here to make waves. ~@JohnCMaxwell (one of my fave quotes!)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

We, the people, elect leaders not to rule but to serve. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Forethought and prudence are the proper qualities of a leader. ~Cornelius Tactitus

Friday, December 18, 2009

Looking forward to an awesome lunch today at The Jefferson w/ @FastCoach! #FF if you want a business coach that truly rocks!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

And the most popular YouTube video of 2009 is... http://ow.ly/MGYF
YOU GOTTA SEE THIS! RT @crttanaka: Happy Holidays from CRT/tanaka! Ck out our movie memory game - little holiday fun! http://ow.ly/MDVV #RVA

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gr8 news for business Twitter accounts: http://ow.ly/MqdA (via @mashable)

Monday, December 14, 2009

There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime. ~Maxwell Anderson
You do not need to be extraordinarily talented to succeed. Just discover work you love and then persist, persist, persist. ~Stephen R. Covey
No one can hurt you without your consent. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Make it a habit to be proactive. ~Stephen R. Covey
We can be marked from the past or we can make a mark on the future. ~J.C.Watts

Sunday, December 13, 2009

We cannot achieve our wildest dreams by remaining who we are. ~@JohnCMaxwell ( I LOVE THIS QUOTE!)
You will invest your life in something, or you will throw it away on nothing. ~Haddon Robinson
And when we think we lead, we are most led. ~Lord Byron
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be w/o one, be w/o strategy. ~Gen Schwarzkopf
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. ~Milton Berle
If we don't change the direction we're going, we're likely to end up where we are headed. ~Chinese proverb
Our real freedom comes frm being aware that we don't have 2 save the world, merely make a difference where we live. ~Parker Palmer

Saturday, December 12, 2009

There is a price to pay to grow. Commitment is the price. ~Ed Cole
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of chosen field. ~Vince Lombardi
Life is a book and you are its author. You determine its plot and pace and you - only you - turn its pages. ~Beth Mende Conny
If you think too much about being re-elected, it is very difficult to be worth re-electing. ~Woodrow Wilson
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. ~Newt Gingrich
The only thing we're going to be asked when we die and go to Heaven is, "Why didn't you become you?" ~Elie Weisel
There's nothing wrong with being realistic as long as you create your own reality. ~Beth Mende Conny
Great men undertake great things because they are great; fools because they think them easy. ~Vauvenargues

Friday, December 11, 2009

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. ~Henry Ward Beecher
Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. ~Anne Frank

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. ~Jonas Salk, M.D.
Trust is the highest form of human motivation. ~Stephen R. Covey
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. ~George Halas

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A leader is one who sees MORE than others see, who sees FARTHER than others see, and who sees BEFORE others see. ~Leroy Eims
Big shots are little shots who kept shooting. ~Christopher Morely
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind in other men the conviction and the will to carry on. ~Walter Lippmann
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind in other people the convictions and the will to carry on. ~Walter Lippmann

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Most of us...have jobs that are too small for our spirit. Jobs are not big enough for people. ~Nora Watson (this has been so true for me).
When work goes out of style, we may expect to see civilization totter and fall. ~John D. Rockefeller
The opportunist thinks of me and today. The statesman thinks of us and tomorrow. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
The mind gives you thousands of ways to say no, but there's only one way to say yes, and that's from the heart. ~Suze Orman
Do not wait for ideal circumstances; they never come. ~Janet Erskine Stuart
Big thinking precedes great achievement. ~Wilfred A. Peterson

Monday, December 7, 2009

Most of the things worth doing in this life had been declared impossible by others before they were done. ~@JohnCMaxwell
Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
No great thing is created suddenly. ~Epictetus
Make no small plans for they have no capacity to stir men's souls. ~Niccolo Machiavelli

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Humility comes when a leader sees himself in the light of the task he desires to achieve. ~@JohnCMaxwell
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. ~Henry Ford
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both. ~Horace Mann
There is no dress rehearsal: This is one day in your life. ~Mohandas K. Gandhi
Most people spend more time planning their vacations than thinking about what they want to do with their lives. ~Bob McDonald
The individual succumbs, but he does not die if he has left something behind. ~Will Durant

Saturday, December 5, 2009

None of us knows when we will die but any one of us, if we wish, may select our own epitaph. ~@JohnCMaxwell
Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. ~Edward R. Murrow
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. ~Helen Keller
You shouldn't gloat about anything you've done; you ought to keep going and try to find something better to do. ~David Packard

Friday, December 4, 2009

Significant leaders know the way, go the way and show the way. ~@JohnCMaxwell
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips. ~Oliver Goldsmith
I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and mean to keep doing so until the end. ~Abraham Lincoln
Ppl are like stained-glass windows. In darkness, true beauty is revealed only when there is light from within. ~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
People have more options than they think they do. ~Bob McDonald
I am a self-made man but I think if I had to do it over again, I would call in someone else. ~Rolland Young

Thursday, December 3, 2009

You cannot buy enthusiasm, loyalty, devotion of hearts, minds or souls. You must earn these. ~Clarence Francis
Example moves the world more than doctrine. ~Henry Miller
No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history. ~William Hazlitt
We should not only use all the brains we have but all that we can borrow. ~Woodrow Wilson

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A significant vision is a picture of the future that produces passion in people. ~@JohnCMaxwell
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ~Mother Theresa
A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one. ~Rita Mae Brown
If you risk nothing then you risk everything. ~Geena Davis
TALK about purpose and people will listen but to get them to follow you must ACT with purpose. ~Lorin Woolfe

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

There is something more powerful than anybody -- and that is everybody. ~Eddy Rickenbacker
Know thyself. ~Socrates
Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. ~Henri Bergson
Without justice, courage is weak. ~Benjamin Franklin
If you make it to the top alone, then you didn't climb a very high hill. ~@JohnCMaxwell

Monday, November 30, 2009

Those closest to you will stretch your vision or choke your dreams. ~@JohnCMaxwell
ok, that's funny: RT @DonaldHardyCRS: A pessimist is a person who is seasick during the entire voyage of life.
Every new day begins with possibilities. It's up to us to fill it with the things that move us toward progress & peace. ~Ronald Reagan
What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? ~George Eliot
Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread. ~Richard Wright
My parents always told me I could do anything but never told me how long it would take. ~Rita Rudner
If you don't take control of your life, don't complain when others do. ~Beth Mende Conny
There are no problems we cannot solve together and very few that we can solve by ourselves. ~Lyndon Baines Johnson

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A team is two or more people w/ two things in common: a shared goal and good communication. ~Chuck Bowman
Greatness knows itself. ~ William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I
Not the cry, but the flight, of the wild duck leads the flock to fly and follow. ~Chinese proverb
Facing it -- always facing it -- that's the way to get through it. Face your Fear! ~Joseph Conrad
To do great things, you need to create an environment for your team where change is encouraged. ~@JohnCMaxwell

Saturday, November 28, 2009

You can have a vision to do something significant, but if nobody buys into it, you don't have anything. ~@JohnCMaxwell
Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. ~Robert F. Kennedy
He who hesitates is last. ~Mae West
Hope you are still enjoying your long Thanksgiving weekend! More sunshine here in #rva.
It is at night that faith in light is admirable. ~Edmond Rostand
Choices cause a mighty vibration which in effect brings back to us more of what we give out. ~Iyanla Vanzant
If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances. ~Julia Sorel
Most people are too insecure to give anything away. ~Kevin Myers

Friday, November 27, 2009

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Theresa
Let him that would move the world, first move himself. ~Socrates
Everybody can be great because anybody can serve?you only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. ~MLK, Jr.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. ~John Bunyan
The test of any man lies in action. ~Pindar
Bravery never goes out of fashion. ~William M. Thackeray
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. ~Woodrow Wilson
The quality of R life isn't determined by what we encounter in a lifetime. It is determined by how we encounter life. ~Stephen R. Covey
Within the realm of choicelessness, we DO choose how we live. ~Joseph Epstein
Most ppl feel best about themselves when they give their best to something greater than themselves. ~@JohnCMaxwell

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

RT @kellyokeefe: Thankful for a healthy, happy family, for challenging work w/creative colleagues
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything. ~Samuel Johnson
Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. ~Albert Einstein
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity. ~Louis Pasteur
You must do the thing you cannot do. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
We exist temporarily through wat we take but we live forever through what we give. ~Douglas M. Lawson

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The only GIFT is a portion of thyself. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
The worth of every conviction consists precisely in the steadfastness with which it is held. ~Jane Adams
There aren't any great men. There R just great challenges that ordinary men R forced by circumstances 2 meet. ~Adm. William Halsey
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. ~Pamela Vaull Starr
We can't escape the nature of things. Like it or not - realize it or not - principles and conscience are within us. ~Stephen R. Covey
We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own. ~Ben Sweetland

Monday, November 23, 2009

All getting separates you from others; all giving unites to others. ~St. Francis of Assisi
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. ~Harry S. Truman
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course. ~Michelangelo
No man becomes rich unless he enriches others. ~Andrew Carnegie

Sunday, November 22, 2009

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. ~William Shakespeare
If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. ~Isaac Newton
Find what you love. Do it because you love it. Stick with it. Start now. ~Barbara Sher
Do you have your own set of happy words? ~Stephen R. Covey
What we have done for ourselves alone dies w/ us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. ~Albert Pike

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. ~Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they'll surprise you with their ingenuity. ~Gen. George S. Patton
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. ~Seneca
The secret of success is constancy to purpose. ~Benjamin Disraeli
The person who lives in fear of giving away too much often finds what he has kept for himself is too little to live upon. ~Unknown

Friday, November 20, 2009

Heart is what separates the good from the great. ~Michael Jordan
Just finished an awesome conversation with @gailkingsbury #FF for sure!
Valor delights in the test. ~proverb
Power is not an end in itself, but is an instrument that must be used toward an end. ~Jeane J. Kirkpatrick
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Mead
I have to remember to tell the negative committee that works in my head to sit down and shut up. ~Kathy Kendall
Change brings opportunities. ~Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Serious battle calls for commitment rather than interest. ~Larry Mitchell

Thursday, November 19, 2009

You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. ~Woodrow Wilson
When the best leader's work is done, the people say, We did it ourselves. ~Lao-Tzo
There are some whom the applause of the multitude has deluded into the belief that they are really statesman. ~Plato
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. ~Winston Churchill
I'm off to an early meeting and then to @amarichmond luncheon. See you there if you'll be at Jepson Center.
If U do what U can w/ what U have where U are, then God won't leave U where U are and He will increase what U have. ~Bill Purvis

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own. ~Confucius
The weapon of the brave is in his heart. ~proverb
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. ~David Lloyd George
I have one request: may I never use my reason against truth. ~Elie Wiesel
I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art. ~Carrie Fisher
Focus on what you are moving toward rather than what you are leaving behind. ~Alan Cohen
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story and writes another. ~J. M. Barrie

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

VERY nice job moderating tonight at #smcrva, @ryanobles. Great panel too. We enjoyed it (2nd time's a charm 4 those who got my first tweet)
VERY nice job moderating tonight at #smcrva, @ryannobles. Great panel too. We enjoyed it.
There are many reasons ppl cruise along in their comfort zones instead of trying to fight their way into the end zone. ~@JohnCMaxwell
There are no rules here -- we're trying to accomplish something. ~Thomas Alva Edison
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully. ~Thomas Fuller
Courage leads to the stars, fear toward death. ~Seneca
To do something great, you must take risks. ~@JohnCMaxwell

Monday, November 16, 2009

People cannot do something of significance and stay in their comfort zones at the same time. ~@JohnCMaxwell
One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to be supplied is light, not heat. ~Woodrow Wilson
Courage is resistance to fear, master of fear -- not absence of fear. ~Mark Twain
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. ~Robert F. Kennedy
I always paint my own reality. ~Frida Kahlo
Live out of your imagination not your history. ~Stephen R. Covey
No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back. ~Turkish proverb

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry, one such attempt in 10,000 may succeed. ~Benjamin Disraeli
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened. ~Gen. George S. Patton
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. ~Babe Ruth
Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. ~W. Fusselman
Want to link in with me on LinkedIn? Here's the, well, link! http://ow.ly/CtSu
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. ~Ronald E. Osborn

Saturday, November 14, 2009

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. ~Henry Bergson
God never puts anyone in a place too small to grow or too unimportant to make a difference. ~@JohnCMaxwell
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
If we take the generally-accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. ~Gen. Patton
To @WineWoman: Your video was so cool I posted it to my Facebook fan page. Love it! http://ow.ly/Cfby
If you want to make enemies, try to change something. ~Woodrow Wilson
What would it take to get out of your comfort zone? ~Stephen R. Covey
hey @dougbench, look at #7 on this top read list http://ow.ly/CaMn
...but we can improve if we make use of the potential implanted in us by God. ~Samuel M. Silver

Friday, November 13, 2009

A man is a lion for his own cause. ~Scottish proverb
The greatest of all miracles is that we need not be tomorrow what we are today... ~Samuel M. Silver
Now if @hootsuite would only integrate with my Twitter lists... That would really make me happy. :-)
Dear @hootsuite, still seem to be having problems with the ow.ly links. Not working for me today.
Great things are not something accidental, but must certainly be willed. ~Vincent Van Gogh
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end, may also be only the beginning. ~Ivy Baker Priest
A great big #followfriday to CEO, author and serial entrepreneur, David Ingram - @bedtimestories. Great business success stories!
There is a price to pay to grow, commitment is the price. ~Ed Cole

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Once we believe in ourselves we risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit. ~e.e.cummings
One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. ~Andre Gide
Try not to become a man of success but rather a man of value. ~Albert Einstein
Nothing happens unless first a dream. ~Carl Sandburg
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. ~Oscar Wilde
It takes courage to uncover YR pain and to touch all YR feelings w/ compassion but most important habit you'll learn. ~Susan Santucci
Just bought our tickets to #SMCRVA event next Tuesday. Here's the invite! See you there?!?! http://ow.ly/BBRj
Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~James Baldwin

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Leaders set the pace as learners and teachers. ~@JohnCMaxwell
I signed up today for the @AMARichmond luncheon next week. Have you? Hope to see you there! http://ow.ly/Br3n
Benefits of working from home office: my feet were cold so I put on my slippers. :-)
There was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous. ~Benjamin Franklin
Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops. ~Thomas J. Watson
Those who spend their time on small things usually become incapable of large ones. ~Rochefoucauld
#RVA happy morning to @FastCoach @richmondmom @AnnieTatV @charlescollie @DougMeacham @Jason_Yu @MaryFramer @MightyCasey @TrevorDickerson
Thank you Twitterverse. I just reached 4,000 followers. Woot!!
I am interested in the unknown and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often painful process. ~Diana Nyad

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

We must be the change we wish to see in the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi
Just set up a client's automation with ping.fm, linkedin, facebook fan page, hootsuite and twitter. Now to add some Delicious-ness.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness. ~Benjamin Franklin
Where there is no vision, the people perish. ~Proverbs 29:18
What you resist, persists. Life flows more smoothly when we heed our inner message. ~Stephen R. Covey
Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and it is important whether he chooses to be so or not. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
Every exit is an entry somewhere else. ~Tom Stoppard
It is the capacity to develop and improve their skills that distinguishes leaders from their followers. ~Warren Bennis & Bert Nanus

Monday, November 9, 2009

You will never find out what you can do until you do all you can to find out. ~@JohnCMaxwell
Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
If you don't stand for something you will stand for anything. ~Ginger Rogers
Looking forward to day full of writing w/ a goal to squeeze in a walk this afternoon to enjoy the sunny day and break away from keyboard...
The moment you stop learning, you stop leading. ~Rick Warren

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Don't go to your grave with a life unused. ~Bobby Bowden
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. ~Albert Schweitzer
When you teach your son, you teach your son's son. ~The Talmud
What is the use of being elected or re-elected unless you stand for something? ~Grover Cleveland
Successful people know fear but forge ahead anyway. ~Holly Stiel
Are you sleepwalking through your life? ~Stephen R. Covey
If architecture is what I conceive it to be, there has never been another architect. ~Frank Lloyd Wright
We all live under the same sky but we don't all have the same horizon. ~Konrad Adenauer

Saturday, November 7, 2009

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others but the urge to serve all others. ~Arthur Ashe
No man was ever great by imitation. ~Samuel Johnson
Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. ~Langston Hughes
The time is always right to do what is right. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Until a man is nothing, God can make nothing out of him. ~Martin Luther

Friday, November 6, 2009

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you're doing the impossible. ~St. Francis of Assisi
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~Edith Wharton
One must be something, in order to do something. ~Goethe
Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. ~Theodore Roosevelt
While you're struggling with the fear that it can't be done, somebody else is doing it. ~Holly Stiel
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ~Bill Cosby
Before we can care for others, we must learn to love the self. ~Drew Leder
#followfriday for your brain! @dougbench
Every life needs a purpose to which it can give the energies of its mind and the enthusiasm of it heart. ~@JohnCMaxwell

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The man who keeps busy helping the man below him won't have time to envy the man above him. ~Henrietta Mears
There is no cause half so sacred as cause of a people. There is no idea so uplifting as the idea of service of humanity. ~Woodrow Wilson
Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Preparing for client status mtg at lunch today and leading SWOT analysis this afternoon. Won new client yesterday. It's a GREAT DAY!!
Well done good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things and I will make you ruler over many things. ~Matt 25:23
Doing nothing for others is the undoing of one's self. We do ourselves the most good doing something for others. ~Horace Mann
Happy Thursday! @gailkingsbury @lsimage @efarina @trina_willard @TeresaSteinfatt @framenation @kdavisdesign @HNathanT @bedtimestories

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Shun those studies in which the work that results dies with the worker. ~Leonardo Da Vinci
Whoever is careless w/ the truth in small matters cannot be trusted w/ the important matters. ~Albert Einstein
A man is not as big as his belief in himself; he is as big as the number of persons who believe in him. ~Woodrow Wilson

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. ~Tom Brokaw
Hey @blairsinger, nice to see you on Twitter. Looking forward to the tweets. Love TT1. Signed ~rosannadanna :-)
sorry Twitterville -- got a little impatient with the last tweet and sent it twice. mea culpa
Hey @dougbench, got this from @lenapple on Facebook: 100 ways to develop your mind http://ow.ly/yY7B
He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times. ~Johann Von Schiller

Monday, November 2, 2009

You haven't been given life to test the waters. You're here to make waves. ~@JohnCMaxwell (one of my fave quotes!)
Did you get your Virginia Business magazine, November issue yet? Check out the social media story: http://ow.ly/yFsc #RVA #SMCRVA #PRSA
There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime. ~Maxwell Anderson
Make it a habit to be proactive. ~Stephen R. Covey
Morning tweoples! #RVA
We can be marked from the past or we can make a mark on the future. ~J.C.Watts
More and more, the universe looks like a giant thought rather than a great machine. ~astronomer Sir James Jeans.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

We cannot achieve our wildest dreams by remaining who we are. ~@JohnCMaxwell ( I LOVE THIS QUOTE!)
And when we think we lead, we are most led. ~Lord Byron
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be w/o one, be w/o strategy. ~Gen Schwarzkopf
If we don't change the direction we're going, we're likely to end up where we are headed. ~Chinese proverb
Our real freedom comes frm being aware that we don't have 2 save the world, merely make a difference where we live. ~Parker Palmer

Saturday, October 31, 2009

There is a price to pay to grow. Commitment is the price. ~Ed Cole
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of chosen field. ~Vince Lombardi
Life is a book and you are its author. You determine its plot and pace and you - only you - turn its pages. ~Beth Mende Conny
If you think too much about being re-elected, it is very difficult to be worth re-electing. ~Woodrow Wilson
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. ~Newt Gingrich
There's nothing wrong with being realistic as long as you create your own reality. ~Beth Mende Conny
The only thing we're going to be asked when we die and go to Heaven is, "Why didn't you become you?" ~Elie Weisel
Great men undertake great things because they are great; fools because they think them easy. ~Vauvenargues

Friday, October 30, 2009

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. ~Henry Ward Beecher
Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. ~Anne Frank
Traction Group's first interview: Virginia Biz magazine, Nov. Not a bad start! Social Media level PR playing field http://ow.ly/xCCv

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Have I told you that I really like Disqus??? Just seems simple to use. have you used it? thoughts?
Hey @MaryFramer, looks like I'll be needing some framing services: http://ow.ly/xpo4
The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. ~Jonas Salk, M.D.
Trust is the highest form of human motivation. ~Stephen R. Covey
Nov Virginia Business: Public Relations - Social media level the playing field in tough times. http://ow.ly/xhDL #RVA
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. ~George Halas
Morning all... #RVA @efarina, @teresasteinfatt, @maryframer @charlescollie @trina_willard @madmain @HomeInsteadRVA @vaeventplanner
Expecting a great mtg this a.m. w/ @fastcoach. If you're looking for a business, life or entrepreneur coach, she's THE ONE.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A leader is one who sees MORE than others see, who sees FARTHER than others see, and who sees BEFORE others see. ~Leroy Eims
Best SEO Twitter Tips from @mashable - # 6 is great reminder: http://ow.ly/xb4f
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Big shots are little shots who kept shooting. ~Christopher Morely
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind in other men the conviction and the will to carry on. ~Walter Lippmann
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind in other people the convictions and the will to carry on. ~Walter Lippmann

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Agreed - nice Twitter / Tweetmeme article from RichmondBizSense.com http://ow.ly/wY4R
Most of us...have jobs that are too small for our spirit. Jobs are not big enough for people. ~Nora Watson (this has been so true for me).
When work goes out of style, we may expect to see civilization totter and fall. ~John D. Rockefeller
The opportunist thinks of me and today. The statesman thinks of us and tomorrow. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
Do not wait for ideal circumstances; they never come. ~Janet Erskine Stuart
The mind gives you thousands of ways to say no, but there's only one way to say yes, and that's from the heart. ~Suze Orman
Big thinking precedes great achievement. ~Wilfred A. Peterson

Monday, October 26, 2009

Most of the things worth doing in this life had been declared impossible by others before they were done. ~@JohnCMaxwell
No great thing is created suddenly. ~Epictetus
Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Make no small plans for they have no capacity to stir men's souls. ~Niccolo Machiavelli

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Humility comes when a leader sees himself in the light of the task he desires to achieve. ~@JohnCMaxwell
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. ~Henry Ford
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both. ~Horace Mann
Most people spend more time planning their vacations than thinking about what they want to do with their lives. ~Bob McDonald
The individual succumbs, but he does not die if he has left something behind. ~Will Durant

Saturday, October 24, 2009

None of us knows when we will die but any one of us, if we wish, may select our own epitaph. ~@JohnCMaxwell
Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. ~Edward R. Murrow
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. ~Helen Keller
You shouldn't gloat about anything you've done; you ought to keep going and try to find something better to do. ~David Packard

Friday, October 23, 2009

Significant leaders know the way, go the way and show the way. ~@JohnCMaxwell
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips. ~Oliver Goldsmith
Ppl are like stained-glass windows. In darkness, true beauty is revealed only when there is light from within. ~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
People have more options than they think they do. ~Bob McDonald
I am a self-made man but I think if I had to do it over again, I would call in someone else. ~Rolland Young

Thursday, October 22, 2009

You cannot buy enthusiasm, loyalty, devotion of hearts, minds or souls. You must earn these. ~Clarence Francis
No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history. ~William Hazlitt
We should not only use all the brains we have but all that we can borrow. ~Woodrow Wilson

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A significant vision is a picture of the future that produces passion in people. ~@JohnCMaxwell
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~Mother Theresa
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ~Mother Theresa
If you risk nothing then you risk everything. ~Geena Davis
A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one. ~Rita Mae Brown
TALK about purpose and people will listen but to get them to follow you must ACT with purpose. ~Lorin Woolfe

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

There is something more powerful than anybody -- and that is everybody. ~Eddy Rickenbacker
Without justice, courage is weak. ~Benjamin Franklin
Know thyself. ~Socrates
Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. ~Henri Bergson
Had an awesome discussion (no 140-characters allowed) w/ @winewoman yesterday! Did y'all know she rocks!!!??? you knew that, #RVA
If you make it to the top alone, then you didn't climb a very high hill. ~@JohnCMaxwell

Monday, October 19, 2009

Those closest to you will stretch your vision or choke your dreams. ~@JohnCMaxwell
What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? ~George Eliot
Every new day begins with possibilities. It's up to us to fill it with the things that move us toward progress & peace. ~Ronald Reagan
Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread. ~Richard Wright
My parents always told me I could do anything but never told me how long it would take. ~Rita Rudner
If you don't take control of your life, don't complain when others do. ~Beth Mende Conny
There are no problems we cannot solve together and very few that we can solve by ourselves. ~Lyndon Baines Johnson

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A team is two or more people w/ two things in common: a shared goal and good communication. ~Chuck Bowman
Greatness knows itself. ~ William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I
Not the cry, but the flight, of the wild duck leads the flock to fly and follow. ~Chinese proverb
Facing it -- always facing it -- that's the way to get through it. Face your Fear! ~Joseph Conrad
To do great things, you need to create an environment for your team where change is encouraged. ~@JohnCMaxwell

Saturday, October 17, 2009

You can have a vision to do something significant, but if nobody buys into it, you don't have anything. ~@JohnCMaxwell
He who hesitates is last. ~Mae West
Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. ~Robert F. Kennedy
It is at night that faith in light is admirable. ~Edmond Rostand
If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances. ~Julia Sorel
Choices cause a mighty vibration which in effect brings back to us more of what we give out. ~Iyanla Vanzant
Hey, @bharward, you might like this "odds" Twitter & blog (if you aren't already familiar with it) http://ow.ly/uXm3
Most people are too insecure to give anything away. ~Kevin Myers

Friday, October 16, 2009

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Theresa
POPULAR TWEET: Personal Branding - why is it so important? http://ow.ly/uSnQ
There is plenty of courage among us for the abstract, but not for the concrete. ~Helen Keller
High expectations are the key to everything. ~Sam Walton
Let him that would move the world, first move himself. ~Socrates
Everybody can be great because anybody can serve?you only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. ~MLK, Jr.
#followfriday #RVA @fastcoach (THE BEST life/biz coach) @winewoman (gr8 ideas) @childfund (rock'n non-profit) @HNathanT (in UofR MBA)
#followfriday #RVA @amarichmond (great events) @bedtimestories (awesome author) @homeinsteadrva @teresasteinfatt (both on TV this week)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

#followfriday #RVA @fastcoach (THE BEST life/biz coach) @winewoman (gr8 ideas) @childfund (rock'n non-profit) @HNathanT (in UofR MBA)
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. ~John Bunyan
The test of any man lies in action. ~Pindar
Bravery never goes out of fashion. ~William M. Thackeray
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. ~Woodrow Wilson
The quality of R life isn't determined by what we encounter in a lifetime. It is determined by how we encounter life. ~Stephen R. Covey
Within the realm of choicelessness, we DO choose how we live. ~Joseph Epstein
Most ppl feel best about themselves when they give their best to something greater than themselves. ~@JohnCMaxwell
Heading to @amarichmond luncheon today, with meetings before and after! Who else is going to be there?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything. ~Samuel Johnson
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. ~Albert Einstein
We exist temporarily through wat we take but we live forever through what we give. ~Douglas M. Lawson

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The only GIFT is a portion of thyself. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The worth of every conviction consists precisely in the steadfastness with which it is