Daily Quote: Purpose is…

“Purpose in the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s needs.”

~Frederick Buechner

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Inspiration 365 Days A Year

A legend in the field of motivation and personal development passed away late last month. As an internationally known speaker and a best-selling author, Zig Ziglar’s ability to help people realize their potential was unsurpassed. His belief that, “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want,” was the foundation of what he accomplished in his life.

Today, I’m pleased to share with you one of his legendary books: Inspiration 365 Days A Year.

Featuring a quote for each day of the year as well as breathtaking nature photos throughout, Inspiration 365 Days A Year will be a source of inspiration for years to come. This beautifully designed coffee table book makes a very special holiday gift for friends, family and customers.

Please enjoy the Introduction from Inspiration 365 Days A Year.

Live Inspired,

Michelle Sedas
Excerpted from Inspiration 365 Days A Year
Introduction
Reading has been the fuel of my motivation, it has changed the direction in which I have traveled, and it has enhanced my creative imagination more than any other activity I have ever pursued. I’m now in my eighth decade of living and I still read several hours a day. Why? When I can hook up old information with new information, the combination of the two creates perspectives that could never have been achieved otherwise. New information makes new and fresh ideas possible.
I read for the “ah-has,” the information that makes a light bulb go off in my mind. I want to put information in my mind that is going to be the most beneficial to me, my family and my fellow man, financially, morally, spiritually, and emotionally. I seldom read anything that is not of a factual nature because I want to invest my time wisely in the things that will improve my life. Don’t misunderstand; there is nothing wrong with reading purely for the joy of it. Novels have their place, but biographies of famous men and women contain information that can change lives. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking changed my thinking. The Bible changed my believing. Ultimately, what I have read has changed my being.
If the “ah-ha” I get when I’m reading is not already reduced into one or two sentences, I’ll take the essence of what I’ve read and chunk it into easily remembered bites of information. That information is what becomes “quotable.” You would not sit still for me to read every book I’ve ever read to you. But if you’re the least bit like me, you’ll jump at the chance to bypass all the churning and scoop the cream right off the top – that’s what quotes are … the cream of our learning.
The right quote can inspire people to change their ways. I love to quote my mother, “Tell the truth and tell it ever, costeth what it will; for he who hides the wrong he did, does the wrong thing still.” Of course this quote didn’t begin with my mother, but she is the first person who said it to me. Quotes, good quotes, are like that – you remember who said it, what the circumstances were, and that it had an immediate impact on your thinking.
I’ve compiled the quotes in this book with great care. I’ve included quotes that will help you on the work front, the home front, and the spiritual front. There are quotes to lift you up and quotes to bring you back to earth. Some will make you smile and some will create more questions than you might care to think about. All of them will make you think and that is an exercise that will enhance and improve your future immensely.
It is my hope that you “get” the “ah-has” I got when I first read or wrote the quotes I’ve selected for this inspirational book.
If you apply what you learn to your life, I can honestly say that I will See You at the Top!Zig Ziglar

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Daily Quote: Quotes from Nelson Mandela

Zig Ziglar had this to say about quotes:

“If you’re like me, you’ll jump at the chance to bypass all the churning and scoop the cream right off the top. And that’s what quotes are …the cream of our learning.”

I am an inspirational quote lover. The right words can engage the brain and bring an idea to life. With quotes, I’ve had many “a-ha” moments, where I’ve read it and thought, “Wow, that’s exactly how I feel!” An idea that was once a “blur” can suddenly become crystal clear.
The book Great Quotes from Great Leaders will be a source of inspiration and knowledge for many years to come. It is a beautiful coffee table edition with 160 pages, 75 wonderful photographs, a concise bio for each featured leader, and over 400 great quotations from leaders in all walks of life.
Today, I’d like to share a little about Nelson Mandela, one of the Great Leaders featured in Great Quotes from Great Leaders. Enjoy!
Live Inspired,
Michelle Sedas
Excerpted from Great Quotes from Great Leaders 
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was the first President of South Africa to be elected in fully-representative democratic elections. He joined the African National Congress, ANC, in 1944 and was an anti-apartheid activist. Mandela was imprisoned for plotting to overthrow the government to end apartheid.
Throughout his 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela rejected any compromise of his political position to procure his freedom. Upon his release in 1990, Mandela proclaimed his commitment to reconciliation and peace with the country’s white minority. During his presidency from 1994 -1999 he oversaw the transition from minority rule and apartheid.
After retirement Mandela became an advocate for numerous social and human rights organizations. He has been honored with more than a hundred awards in recognition of his tireless dedication and contribution to these causes. Nelson Mandela’s strong ideals of international understanding and peace continue to impact the world.
Quotes from Nelson Mandela:
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
“Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.”
“The first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself… Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, and humility.”
“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Today’s Inspiration Comes From: Great Quotes from Great Leaders

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Power of Inspiration: Year Round Inspiration

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
~Zig Ziglar
Can you believe that we are almost halfway through 2012?! What a great time to reevaluate the plans we had for ourselves at the beginning of this year.Let me ask you: What goals do you have for yourself? What dreams of yours are waiting to be fulfilled? What actions must you take to achieve a higher level of success?
To inspire you to make 2012 your best year yet, I’d like to share with you Inspiration: 365 Days a Year by Zig Ziglar, best-selling author and internationally known speaker who has been described as “One of America’s Icons.” Filled with beautiful photography and inspirational quotes for each day of the year, this book is one you won’t want to miss! Hope you enjoy the excerpt below!
Live Inspired,
Michelle Sedas
Excerpted from
Inspiration: 365 Days a Year 
by Zig Ziglar
Reading has been the fuel of my motivation, it has changed the direction in which I have traveled, and it has enhanced my creative imagination more than any other activity I have ever pursued. I’m now in my eighth decade of living and I still read several hours a day. Why? When I can hook up old information with new information, the combination of the two creates perspectives that could never have been achieved otherwise. New information makes new and fresh ideas possible.
I read for the “ah-has,” the information that makes a light bulb go off in my mind. I want to put information in my mind that is going to be the most beneficial to me, my family and my fellow man, financially, morally, spiritually, and emotionally. I seldom read anything that is not of a factual nature because I want to invest my time wisely in the things that will improve my life. Don’t misunderstand; there is nothing wrong with reading purely for the joy of it. Novels have their place, but biographies of famous men and women contain information that can change lives. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking changed my thinking. The Biblechanged my believing. Ultimately, what I have read has changed my being.
If the “ah-ha” I get when I’m reading is not already reduced into one or two sentences, I’ll take the essence of what I’ve read and chunk it into easily remembered bites of information. That information is what becomes “quotable.” You would not sit still for me to read every book I’ve ever read to you. But if you’re the least bit like me, you’ll jump at the chance to bypass all the churning and scoop the cream right off the top – that’s what quotes are … the cream of our learning.
The right quote can inspire people to change their ways. I love to quote my mother, “Tell the truth and tell it ever, costeth what it will; for he who hides the wrong he did, does the wrong thing still.” Of course this quote didn’t begin with my mother, but she is the first person who said it to me. Quotes, good quotes, are like that – you remember who said it, what the circumstances were, and that it had an immediate impact on your thinking.
I’ve compiled the quotes in this book with great care. I’ve included quotes that will help you on the work front, the home front, and the spiritual front. There are quotes to lift you up and quotes to bring you back to earth. Some will make you smile and some will create more questions than you might care to think about. All of them will make you think and that is an exercise that will enhance and improve your future immensely.
It is my hope that you “get” the “ah-has” I got when I first read or wrote the quotes I’ve selected for this inspirational book. 
If you apply what you learn to your life, I can honestly say that I will See You at the Top!
~Zig Ziglar

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A Few of my Favorite Quotes

Zig Ziglar had this to say about quotes:

“If you’re like me, you’ll jump at the chance to bypass all the churning and scoop the cream right off the top. And that’s what quotes are … the cream of our learning.”
I love inspirational quotes. The right words can engage the brain and bring an idea to life. With quotes, I’ve had many “a-ha” moments, where I’ve read it and thought, “Wow, that’s exactly how I feel!” An idea that was once a “blur” can suddenly become crystal clear.
Great Quotes from Great Leaders will be a source of inspiration and knowledge for many years to come. It is a beautiful coffee table edition with 160 pages, 75 wonderful photographs, a concise bio for each leader featured, and over 400 great quotations from leaders in all walks of life.

Some of the leaders include: Benjamin Franklin, Winston Churchill, Thomas Jefferson, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., Walt Disney, Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy,  Mahatma Gandhi, Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, George S. Patton, Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Sam Walton, John Wooden, Ray Kroc … to name a few.

Today I’d like to share a few of my favorite quotes from some of my favorite leaders in Great Quotes from Great Leaders. Enjoy!
Live Inspired,
Michelle Sedas

Excerpted from
Great Quotes from Great Leaders
“The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.”
Thomas Jefferson
(1743 –1826)
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”
Henry Ford
(1863 –1947)
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
Mother Teresa
(1910 –1997)
“If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail.”
Winston Churchill
(1874 –1965)
“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
Nelson Mandela
(1918 – )
“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”
Walt Disney
(1901 – 1966)
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
(1884 – 1962)
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
Mahatma Gandhi
(1869 – 1948)
“I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will eventually triumph. And there is purpose and worth to each and every life.”
Ronald Reagan
(1911 – 2004)
“Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.”
John F. Kennedy
(1917 – 1963)
“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”
Ray Kroc
(1902 – 1984)
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
(1929 – 1968)
“There are two ways of exerting one’s strength; one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”
Booker T. Washington
(1856 – 1915)

Today’s Inspiration Comes From:

Great Quotes from Great Leaders

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Daily Quote: What Finally Counts

“It’s not what you know or who you know. It’s what you are that finally counts.”
~Zig Ziglar

Today’s Quote is in the book:

Inspiration: 365 Days a Year

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