Say it. Then say it again differently. And yet again, but not the same, and Etc…

Paul Weyrich

“The average voter has to hear a point seven times before it registers.” – Paul Weyrich, Born Oct. 7, 1942. Repetition is key. Repetition is key. If you want your message to be received… Repetition. Is. Key. Here is the rub. The trick to making this work is that you can’t just say the same …

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Knowledge Is Power, So Learn How To Brew Your Own

Denis Diderot

“There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge… observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.” – Denis Diderot, Born October 5, 1713. I’ve said it before – on the Internet, information is cheap if not free. It’s abundant. Readily available on demand, and …

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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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Become Skilled at Winging It, and Outshine Every Over-Scripted Try-Hard in Your Niche

Zach Galifianakis

“Reciting lines is hard; making stuff up is much, much easier.” – Zach Galifianakis, Born Oct. 1, 1969. The most valuable skill you can start developing now is performing. As in, being comfortable on stage or on camera. And that can be intimidating. I hated it. It was scary when I was first starting out. …

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People’s Persistent Problem: Too Much Practice, Not Enough Playing

Buddy Rich

“I think it’s a fallacy that the harder you practice the better you get. You only get better by playing.” – Buddy Rich, Born Sep. 30, 1917. The time for practice is over. The time for getting ready is done. You’re ready, so start working. Don’t just write, finish. Don’t just finish, publish. Don’t just …

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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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