Affirm Your Truth

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Aaron Kennard’s book, Affirm Your Truth, explains the power of positive thinking and personal affirmations.  The basic premise is summed up in the following two quotes.

  • There is so much to live for, to explore, to be and to do…life can be thrilling…or completely overwhelming.
  • All of our thought habits can be changed by making a conscious decision and then by practicing the new thoughts consistently over time.

American Dream by Jason Navallo

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Jason Navallo interviews various industry leaders for his book American Dream.  My favorite quotes from the book are:

I believe luck is a big factor and rarely acknowledged to the extent it should be.  I’ve also encountered a lot of people who were born on third base, and they believe they’ve hit a home run.  – Peter Mallouk

Purpose enables us to see adversity as a learning opportunity rather than a loss.  – Ben Caballero

Serve with passion.  Do the right thing.  Do what you say you’re going to do.  And make it great.  – Shelly Sun

Treat people with respect, regardless of their position.  – Scott Gerber

The most common mistake entrepreneurs make is expecting success to be a given or to happen overnight.  Setting achievable goals and continually reevaluating and setting new ones, once those are met, is very important when starting and building a new business.  – Liz Elting