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Friday Quotes

An archive of the Boretti, Inc. Friday Quotes

“Success Comes From Passion”

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." -Henry David Thoreau Motivation in business comes from an internal burning desire to do it better and the exhilaration of success. That association (desire for the exhilaration) happens with...

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“Stubborn, Yet Flexible”

If you're not stubborn, you'll give up on experiments too soon. And if you're not flexible, you'll pound your head against the wall and you won't see a different solution to a problem you're trying to solve." -Jeff Bezos Plan, look under every rock, and make sure all...

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“Being Good is Good Business”

"Being good is good business." -Anita Roddick Being good can have a number of meanings depending upon the context in which it's used. It can mean being competent or a recognized expert in what you do; it can mean being ethical in your practice; and it can mean doing...

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“Forget Not About Your Customers”

"Forget about your competitors, just focus on your customers." -Jack Ma, Founder of Alibaba Group Whether you're a safety professional in a company or a consultant, you have customers. Providing good service helps our customers own the safety process. Customer service...

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“Leadership is Action & Example”

"Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example." In business, leaders can be found throughout the organization regardless of their position in structure: they wear various hats. A successful business recognizes this and provides flexibility for...

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“Risk is Opportunity in Disguise”

"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." Starting a business, growing it and maturing it takes vision, time and water. What starts out as a dream, a desire, a passion; involves overcoming the "fear" of taking the risk to...

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“Is Your Only Tool, A Hammer?”

"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." -Abraham Maslow There are many things to complain about in the world, and for safety professionals we feel like we get more than our fair share. But complaining takes up energy that...

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“Safety Is Not Impossible”

“I believe things cannot make themselves impossible.” - Stephen Hawking While Stephen was speaking of the universe, his statement can apply to business and safety as a whole. Sometimes it feels like safety will be impossible as we traverse the myriad of barriers to...

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“You Get What You Pay For”

“The low bidder is usually someone who is wondering what s/he left out.” Business decisions made on low bidder rarely deliver to their expectations. The same can be said with safety: activities for the sake of checking a box does not make for a productive safety...

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“Stretch Your Creativity, Amplify Your Safety”

"A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts." -Sir Richard Branson Making a business involving, fun and creative involves engagement and the bravery of letting people stretch their talents beyond what they believe...

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“Sharing [Safety] is Caring”

"I try to treat people as human beings.... If they know you care, it brings out the best in them." -Sir Richard Branson Ever notice that when you're a customer and someone treats you with respect, you have a great customer experience? Ever notice that when you have a...

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“Do Your Employees Love Your Company?”

“Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.” -Simon Sinek, Author, Start with Why Organizational identity is reflected in culture, and culture is experienced through the behaviors of employees. Safety systems can be the foundation and the...

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“Identity of Your Organization”

Organizations are people working toward a common, shared experience. The organizations we work for each have an identity of their own. It is a collection of the tone set by the understanding of the values and beliefs, reflected in the behaviors of the people within....

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“Performance”

"Measuring Performance by the numbers of injuries you have is like measuring parenting by the number of smacks you give." -Dr. Robert Long Our organizations seek measures to drive decisions that result in desired performance. For safety professionals, the challenge is...

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“Secret to Success”

"Great companies start because the founders want to change the world, not make a fast buck." – Guy Kawasaki Here’s a little secret (no longer): this is why I started my consulting business, and have been self employed since 1995. Businesses in it to make a fast buck...

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“More Happiness?”

"If you aren't happy with what you've got now, what makes you think you'll be happier with more?" -James Boretti Many times when faced with challenges, we tend to solve them with methods that are "tried and true." But there are times when doing so will result in a...

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