10 Inspiring and Slightly Offbeat Quotes

I had an opportunity to interview Pratima Aravabhoomi, founder of Craft Street Design. Pratima and her team know that meaningful words can have a huge impact on the way we all live our busy lives. The words we share with others and say to ourselves can make the difference between failure and success. Stay tuned to The Nice Guys on Business podcast to hear the interview, coming soon.

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"Your biggest obstacle is the 6 inches between your ears." Get out of your own way, let your passion guide you, stop the negative self-talk and watch success find you.

"The key to success is knowing which door your passion unlocks." Wake and work with passion and enthusiasm for all that awaits you around every corner.

"Find a way or find an excuse, you can't do both." Having a positive mindset can take you far. Believe in yourself and anything is within reach.

"I used to be a thinkabouter, now I'm a getitdoner." Take action, get it done, daily. The conditions will never be perfect. Just go for it.

"High touch trumps high tech every time." For now and always, be a human being and remember the importance of being a real person. Be genuine, authentic and totally you.

"You are bound to make mistakes, it's what happens next that really counts." Human beings make mistakes, do not beat yourself up. Be accountable and responsible when you make a mistake. Apologize and do your best to not make the same mistake again.

"Don't look back, you're not going that way." Stay focused on what is coming and do not look back. If you've "burned the boats," you will only have one option -- FORWARD.

"Why be normal when you can be WOWmal." Over deliver at being amazing. With each and every encounter, be the best you can be. Wow your customers and your co-workers and you will find yourself consistently on top.

"Be a rockstar, even if the only one hearing you sing is you." When your business is still new, you MUST believe in yourself. In the beginning you will be looking forward to customers, followers and people to help, but even if no one surfaces, believe what you are doing is right and believe YOU are a rockstar.

"Shoulda, woulda, coulda, killzya." Stop saying, "one day." Today is your day to take action. Whether you think you can or you can't, you are right. Make it happen right now...what are you waiting for?