Life isn't fair. It's true, and you still have to deal with it. Whining about it rarely levels the playing field, but learning to rise above it is the ultimate reward.

Harvey Mackay

Harvey Mackay

Profession: Businessman
Nationality: American


Life isn't fair. It's true, and you still have to deal with it. Whining about it rarely levels the p.. Harvey Mackay

Some suggestions for you :

Ego stops you from getting things done and getting people to work with you. That's why I firmly believe that ego and success are not compatible.

Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.

Just because an employee does things differently doesn't mean he or she won't do the job right or as well. If you establish expectations of the goal and the standards to follow, then methodology shouldn't be an issue.

You do not get what you want. You get what you negotiate.

Decide what your priorities are and how much time you'll spend on them. If you don't, someone else will.

The annals of business are filled with stories of companies that thought they had it made and could milk their enterprises without having to bother about improving their products or services. It's amazing how fast they found their markets disappearing.

To me, job titles don't matter. Everyone is in sales. It's the only way we stay in business.

Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don't base your self-esteem on their opinions.

In a litigation-happy society, clear agreements often prevent small disagreements from becoming big ones.

You don't need a big close, as many sales reps believe. You risk losing your customer when you save all the good stuff for the end. Keep the customer actively involved throughout your presentation, and watch your results improve.

When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective.

Never forget, the real secret of giving advice is this: Once you've given it, don't concern yourself with whether it is followed or not, and refrain from saying 'I told you so.'

If you find yourself plagued by a recurrent worry, train yourself to think of something else. Your conscious mind can concentrate on only one thought at a time, and driving the negativity away will free you up to move forward again.

You can't buy a good reputation; you must earn it.