Motivational Insights and Quotations from George Torok
George Torok is a motivational business speaker who has interviewed hundreds of business leaders, delivered over 1,000 presentations and written over 500 articles.
The secret of success is doing little things, consistently well, over time. Note the three distinct parts to that formula.
There is a book that tells you not to sweat the small stuff. I disagree. Success demands that you sweat the small stuff. Just ask your customers or boss.
Successful people are not balanced. They are obsessive. That is what makes them successful.
Walking forward puts you out of balance. Don’t seek balance. Move forward.
Systems are the key to success. Do not rely on talent.
It’s better to follow an imperfect system than no system at all.
You can do anything you want in life. You just can’t do everything you want.
Running a marathon is simple. First you move the left foot – then you move the right foot. Simple – but not easy – because you must do it 30,000 times.
Too many people confuse simple with easy. Simple is “knowing what to do”. Easy is “doing it”. Simple is never easy.
Want to grow? Do something that scares you at least once a year.
If you believe that nothing scares you then you are ignoring that fear. Fear is the most natural emotion that we have. Refusing to face it is one thing. Pretending that it doesn’t exist is foolishness.
Motivation. Who needs it? Everybody! Don’t be shy. Seek it and drink it in – often.
Everyday you need to shower, brush your teeth and motivate yourself. Some days you can skip the shower.
Watch what successful people do and ask yourself, “Why do they do it that way?” Then you will think more like successful people.
If you want to succeed faster, be willing to fail faster. Then pick yourself up and charge forward again. It’s a good habit.
If you know what you want then the only question is “What are you willing to sacrifice to get what you want?”
Running your business is a lot like running a marathon. You don’t build your business by sprinting. You build it by being steady over the long run.
You don’t need to do every little thing perfectly. You just need to do them.
There is a myth that if you do what you love the money will follow. You should do something that you love, but the money will only follow if you also do some things that you hate.
Following an imperfect system is better than no system at all.
Marketing is about sending messages. Everything you do or don’t do sends a message.
Success is simple but never easy. Do the simple things that others overlook.
Some of the things in your business are frustrating, embarrassing and painful. That builds character. To build your business you need to build your character.
Talent runs hot and cold. Don’t rely on talent. Follow systems. That runs true.
Success comes from doing little things consistently well over time. It’s not about the luck break.
Building a business is a race. But it is not about a race to the finish line – it is a race to keep running.
Your staff might be sabotaging your marketing message behind your back. Or even worse they might be sabotaging your message in front of you – and you are ignoring it.
You claim to be different from your competition – well what are you doing differently?
Watch what successful people do and don’t simply copy them. If you do you will always be a follower. Watch what successful people do and ask youself, “why do they do it that way?’