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Wisdom.

The word means as many different things to as many different people.

High performance in any complex endeavor requires high performance thinking.

Success in life requires high performance thinking. Success in the car business requires high performance thinking.

Preparation for success can often mean upgrading your thoughts. Improving your thoughts requires thinking at a higher level. Often we need mentors, teachers and coaches to help us change our thoughts. Fortunately, I have been taught by many enlightened people over the years. Some I have known personally, some only through their writings. Here is a summary of some of the greatest thoughts that have impacted my life...

To be the man, you gotta beat the man!
- Rick Flair

Go on the demo drive with them or get a ride home from them!
- My Dad

So it begins...so it continues.
- Peter Chafetz

The future belongs to those that prepare for it, today.
- Malcom X

All that matters is what a man can do and what a man cannot do.
- Capt. Jack Sparrow

How can you really know yourself if you've never been in a fight?
- Tyler Durden

The wisdom of life is to keep on planting. Some… never plant after youthful imagination dies, and they reap only the one crop which they planted in youth. Plant every season and life will be a succession of harvests.
- Henry Ford

Know what it takes to score.
- Anonymous

Life rewards action.
- Anonymous

You must give a person more in value than he pays you in cash.
- Anonymous

Eliminate the unessential.
- Bruce Lee

If you want it...you can get it..let me know!
- Maurice Young, American Poet

I don't do business, that don't make me smile.
- Jimmy Buffett

People protect what they love.
- Geoff Brown

M.E.D. - only give or take the minimum effective dose.
- Tim Ferris

Everyone has a story.
- Joe Zanella

Be.Do.Have.
- Anonymous

People rarely remember what you said. They always remember how you made them feel
- Peter Chafetz

Trust your own intuition.
- Anonymous

It takes imagination and then faith...
- Unknown

Your not here to be right. Your here to be effective.
- Anonymous

Always work in the biggest area of your life that is underperforming.
- Anonymous

Be ten feet tall and bullet proof.
- Jerry Farner

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose. In our response lies our power to grow and our freedom.
- Stephen Covey

Progress is success.
- Anonymous

Do the road work.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

You've got to manage yourself around the course.
- Jack Nicklaus

I just cannot except not trying.
- Michael Jordan

On living...
Pay attention.
Avoid preconceptions.
Stay in tune.
Take no bait.
Preserve face for everyone.
Choose your metaphors.
Trust your inner grammar.
Choose your communication goals.
Avoid all lies and all liars.
Anything you feed will grow.
Real love is unconditional.
Joy is the skill of skills.
- Anonymous

Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.
- Lou Holtz

The profit is made when you buy.
- Warren Buffett

Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the shape of the cup. You put water into a vase and it becomes the shape of the vase. Now water can flow and water can crash down. Be like water, my friend.
- Bruce Lee

On making decisions:
Diagnose the problem
- Interview
- Observe - Kow how the issue should correctly work.
- Attack process, not the person
- Present new options
- Trial close
- Close
- Reinforce with agreement to follow up and success evaluation.

- Geoff Brown

People ask: Can I trust you? Are you committed to excellence? Do you care about me as a person?
- Lou Holtz

Critical Path to Objective Setting:
- Minium acceptable performance metric
- Acceptable average metric - the success range lies between these three metrics
- Maximum performance metric
- Anonymous

On creative thinking and implementation:
- Gather knowledge
- Know all options
- Take into account timing issues.
- Consider past experience, but don't let it give you fear.

- Geoff Brown
 

First things first; you've got to keep the main thing the main thing. It's your purpose.
- Stephen Covey

If you just get out of your own way... It is amazing what will come to you.
- Laird Hamilton
 

The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun.
- Anonymous

On setting goals:
- What is the ultimate goal?
- What are the subordinate goals?
- Are the goals in alignment with your values and principles. 
- Do today's goals lead to fulfillment of the ultimate goal?
- Are you operating a maximum potential?
- Turn negatives into positives.
- Geoff Brown

 

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