“I guess that’s the irony of it all. If you want to feel better about yourself and your life, stop focusing on yourself. It is so simple, but so hard for us to understand.”—How one man changed his life and impacted thousands of others with 52 ways to make every Monday matter
“First, we need to stop dreading Mondays. If you really think about it, we have created a monster out of a day of the week, and the monster is so powerful that it even overpowers our Sundays. So, basically two of our seven days a week are ruined because of Mondays…”—Matt Emerzian, author of Every Monday Matters, wants you to stop dreading the week and ask, “what if every Monday was seen as a day to be better than we were the week before?”
“Nike sells a commodity, they sell shoes. And yet when you think of Nike you feel something different than a shoe company. In their ads, as you know, they don’t ever talk about the product, they don’t ever talk about their air soles, how they’re better than Reebok’s air soles. What’s Nike do in their advertising? They honor great athletes and they honor great athletics. That’s who they are. That is what they are about.”—Steve Jobs, during a town hall meeting with employees before unveiling the “Think Different” campaign in 1997.
“Just as the most successful management teams bring complementary strengths to the table, so the most meaningful professional networks do as well….even if it takes a bit more effort.”—Why you need a diverse network