While at my monthly meeting with The Strategy Forums, I heard a couple great quotes. Side Note: If you are a CEO or President of a company and you don't have a "advisory board" or people who you can talk to and about your business...your doing it wrong. And now for the quotes:
"If happiness is on the other side of success, you'll never get there".- A great quote to remember when you say to yourself, "If I just had "insert your wish here" (million dollars, the next big sale, a hot girl friend). If your happiness is defined by what comes after success, you will go through life miserable.
The new quote I heard was, "NEVER confuse activity with results". This one struck home. Think about going to the driving range and hitting golf balls and expecting to be better, just because you went to the range and hit some balls. Or what about thinking that just because you made 30 phone calls you expect to make a sale, when on the call you didn't have plan or script to follow. And lastly, I love that you can use this when it comes to marketing your business...just building a website or running ads online or on the radio aren't necessarily going to get you results...at least not without a solid strategy and performance tracking.