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The Secret Shortcut To Securing Sublime Skill

Shinichi Suzuki

“Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill.” – Shinichi Suzuki, Born Oct. 17, 1898. If you want to get good at something, study less and practice more. Study is great, don’t get me wrong. But practice is where improvement actually occurs. Discipline creates routine. Routine creates comfort. Comfort creates quality work …

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The Difference Between Being Somebody And Nobody is Only Which Way You Choose to Face

David Lee Roth

“People ask me how far I’ve come. And I tell them twelve feet: from the audience to the stage.” – David Lee Roth, Born Oct. 10, 1954. This one is for the little baby gurus out there. The people who want to become a “somebody” in their field, turn their experience and knowledge into content …

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Avoid Idiots In Your Business and Life By Earning the Power of “No”

Elizabeth Montagu

“I never invite idiots to my house.” – Elizabeth Montagu, Born Oct. 2, 1718. I’m not saying they don’t squeak in from time to time, but I try to run this “cult” community of ours as an idiot-free environment. And I’ve tried to create products and content at my own level, rather than aiming at …

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Writing Even Your Brain Farts Down Will Change Your Life

Janeane Garofalo

“For my stand-up, I always have my notebook with me and if something strikes me, I’ll write it down.” – Janeane Garofalo, Born Sep. 28, 1964. Some of these essays go for deep, profound quotations. But this one is just a great, compact piece of professional advice that will have a PROFOUND impact on your …

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It’s Easy to Stand Out When Everyone Else is a Copycat of Some Long-Dead “Guru”

Theodore Gericault

“Is it not dangerous to have students study together for years, copying the same models and approximately the same path?” – Theodore Gericault, Born Sep. 26, 1791. People who study marketing WITHOUT doing much ACTUAL marketing will all learn the same way. They read the same books. They copy the same winning ads. They learn …

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Stuff You Choose Today Must Bear Fruit in the Future (Or Else Don’t Waste Time)

Donald Glover

“I started doing ’30 Rock’ and started writing ‘Mystery Team’ at the beginning of that. While I was doing ‘Mystery Team,’ I started practicing stand-up. While I was doing stand up, I got ‘Community.’ It’s like I planted trees six years ago, and now they have fruit.” – Donald Glover, Born Sep. 25, 1983. Here …

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