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Friday Quotes

An archive of the Boretti, Inc. Friday Quotes

“Thank you”

One of the most powerful quotes to use in business is thank you. It shows appreciation regardless of transaction, develops a human bond, and provides respectful recognition of the efforts people make regardless of depth.

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“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

There are challenging times in the development and evolution of a business where opportunities seemingly do not show themselves. These are times that could make or break a company, and it’s the ones that continually reach out that have a better probability of positive results.

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“Hope breeds effort”

Owning your own business: a dream to most and a reality to few. The hope from being a business owner are the positive trappings that come with success.

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“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

Success: it’s something we seek and it comes in many forms. To an entrepreneur, this quote is a challenge: a risk worth taking to achieve success. To a Safety Professional, this might be something to avoid.

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“Human Error Is A Symptom Of Trouble”

"Human error is a symptom of trouble deeper inside a system." -Dekker (2002) Successful businesses are successful because they focus on and improve the system. When a failure occurs, the focus is on the system to prevent it from happening again AND improve...

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“Stop The Symptom; Solve The Systematic Issue”

"Stop the symptom; solve the systematic issue." -James Boretti (in LinkedIn conversation with Ron Gantt, Operational Resilience, Safety, and Human Performance Professional) Businesses are always evolving, based upon their ability to recognize business risk and adapt...

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“The Real Focus Of Safety”

"Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden. -Phaedrus Sometimes to get people interested in what you're offering takes time. Our organizations know this and understand...

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“For Safety Is Not A Gadget But A State Of Mind.”

“For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind.” – Eleanor Everet The lessons of business determine what you're made of: there is no emotional tie to anything specific, only the marketplace. It is said that nothing can change a business more quickly than a fatality;...

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“Opportunities Don’t Happen. You Create Them.”

“Opportunities don't happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser Starting and building a business can be exciting and terrifying all at once. You have to know when to act and when not to as you traverse the little-known landscape; the risks are many. Safety is very much...

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“Be The Change You Wish To See In The World.”

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi Change in business is difficult. People are used to “the way things have always been done”; however, change is the constant with which we live. Safety professionals find that mentality challenging...

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Create A Marketplace For Safety

“It’s not about ideas, it’s about making them happen.” Marketing: say that to a safety professional and it becomes the bane of our existence. Slogans, posters, statements: this is what a safety professional thinks. However, marketing can be the reason why a business...

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