Motivational Monday: Fortune Mag's The Best Advice I Ever Got

Monday, July 08, 2013

This weekend I tackled a major household project…making it through my stack of magazines.  I won’t divulge the real number of mags in the stack (I actually don’t know), but let’s just say that the only pile left is Vogue and I’m looking at about five of the last six months.

Making my way through an old Fortune mag I picked up on a biz trip (because I’m fancy like that and read grown up mags), I came across some notes that I took throughout the magazine’s “The Best Advice I ever Got” issue. I circled and stared some wise words from business peeps, so I thought I would share those with you!
·         “There’s no shortcut to success,” – Ron Johnson, (now former) CEO of J.C. Penny
·         “Break new barriers all the time,” – Magnus Carlesn, No. 1 Ranked Chess Player in the World
·         “Worry about the things you can change and don’t worry about the things you can’t,” – Victoria Ransom, CEO and Co-Founder of Wildfire
·         “…research tells us that women think they need to have all of the qualifications, or very close to all of them, for a new role before they jump into it,” – Lori Goler, VP of Human Resources, Facebook
·         “Failing simple just leads you to the next great thing,” – sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx

·         “Anyone who’s worth talking to is worth listening to,” Daivd Boies, Superlawyer and founder of Boies, Schiller & Flexner