Confidence: Did you see it?

October 20, 2010

Confidence is the currency of success. Like money – the more you have the more you get. Unlike money, you can’t borrow, trade or steal it.

Confidence is at the DNA level of every successful person. Yet, they can’t explain, share or give it away.

Confidence is a powerful asset. But it can’t be measured, catalogued or repossessed. It’s intangible.

Confidence is in the mind of the individual. No one else knows your confidence nor can they take it away from you.

Confidence is not perpetual. We often doubt ourselves. Our confidence can jump up and down throughout our day. That’s normal.

Confidence is internal. We can’t control that. Others judge us on the external. We can control that.

Confidence can’t be seen yet we know when we see a person with confidence.

Success is less about luck and more about confidence because that drives persistence.

George Torok

Motivational Business Speaker


Muhammad Ali – the Greatest!

July 17, 2010

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
Muhammad Ali

A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing.
Muhammad Ali

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
Muhammad Ali

At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far.
Muhammad Ali

Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
Muhammad Ali

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
Muhammad Ali

Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.
Muhammad Ali

Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
Muhammad Ali

Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.
Muhammad Ali

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Muhammad Ali

I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I’m in a world of my own.
Muhammad Ali

I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
Muhammad Ali

I figure I’ll be champ for about ten years and then I’ll let my brother take over – like the Kennedys down in Washington.
Muhammad Ali

I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.
Muhammad Ali

I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
Muhammad Ali

I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin’ hell, but as long as they ain’t free, I ain’t free.
Muhammad Ali

I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.
Muhammad Ali

I never thought of losing, but now that it’ s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.
Muhammad Ali

I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
Muhammad Ali

George Torok
Motivational Speaker


Where you are is not who you are

March 2, 2010

Where you are is not who you are – motivational words from new Xerox CEO, Ursala Burns.


Leadership Quotations

April 19, 2009

Leadership Quotations
Compiled for you by George Torok

  

One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven’t and don’t.
George Bernard Shaw, “The Apple Cart” (1930), act I 

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw, Annajanska (1919)

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
George Bernard Shaw, Caesar and Cleopatra (1901)

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
Casey Stengel (1890 – 1975)


Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963), speech prepared for delivery in Dallas the day of his assassination, November 22, 1963

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 – 1968)

Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.
Judy Garland (1922 – 1969), to her daughter, Liza Minelli

Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Maria Montessori (1870 – 1952)

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.
Mark Twain

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw

A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn’t like the tune.
Anon.


Motivational words from Walt Disney

July 3, 2008

Motivational words from Walt Disney

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

Walt Disney was a creative visionary. Just look at the legacy that he left – Disney Land, Disney World, Disney TV, Disney movies and the stable of Disney characters.

Fortunately, some of Walt Disney’s words were captured for our motivation. Enjoy the Disney quotes below. Be sure to credit them to Walt Disney.

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“We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public.”

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”

“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. And one thing it takes to accomplish something is courage.”

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

“I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.”

“When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it’s because he’s so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.”

“I first saw the site for Disneyland back in 1953, In those days it was all flat land – no rivers, no mountains, no castles or rocket ships – just orange groves, and a few acres of walnut trees.”

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George Torok

Motivational Speaker

Canadian Motivational Speaker


Choice – motivational words

June 22, 2008

Thoughts on choice from Motivational Speaker, George Torok

 

Choice

You can do anything you want to do – you just can’t do everything you want to do.

 

Choice

You can do anything you want to do. The hard part is – deciding what you are willing to give up to get what you want.

 

Choice

There are always options. You might not like some of them but they are there.

 

Choice

If you enjoy it, it doesn’t hurt anyone and you are good at it – do it.

 

The above quotes are from motivational speaker, George Torok. Feel free to distritbute and repeat. Please be sure to quote George Torok as your source.

George Torok

Motivational Business Speaker

Canadian Motivational Speaker