You can be anything you want, as long as it is worthy of you.

January 28, 2021
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The other important qualities that define successful life, ultimately, or meaningful relationships and meaningful work. It will not be money or things or monuments by which we measure our lives at the end.

January 27, 2021
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It will be whether we have created and maintained good, strong, meaningful relationships – from family and friends to colleagues and employees. It will be whether we have contributed in some life-improving way, some meaningful way, to our organizations and communities, in the world. The most important reason to participate in anything is to contribute…

I always looked at things from a life cycle standpoint, and I know that there are just so many years on this earth for each one of us and we need to make sure that our lives are lived in a constructive way. So my personal value system is built around the concept that I want to do the very best I can with all the talent that God has given me. If I do that, I‘ll be a success.

January 26, 2021
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If I can provide capital, leadership, and a value system, and if the employees give it their best in terms of how to develop the business and how to satisfy the customers and exceed their expectations, then we will win.

January 26, 2021
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Given my lack of formal education, the one factor that has contributed the most to my development as a CEO is that I’m not a quitter when faced with a challenge. I simply refuse to back down.

January 26, 2021
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I firmly believe that when you put people first, good things will happen.

January 26, 2021
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I’ve tried to avoid making decisions that I didn’t believe in my gut were the right thing to do – morally, financially, emotionally, or whatever.

January 26, 2021
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I’ve walked away from business that I felt wasn’t right or might hurt me financially and served relationships that had the potential for more harm than good. To a large extent, I think my ability to trust my gut, to instinctively know what is right and good and true, has helped me get to where…

That’s why I start my speech off by saying that the more something succeeds, the more something works right for you, the more likely you are to fail.

January 24, 2021
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Though it is crucial that these people have jobs, the driving decision-makers for me are that these people have jobs and that I make money.

January 24, 2021
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It’s not okay to fulfill just one objective. By agreeing to this contract, I would have to put pressure on other business units and other business contracts so that I would make money elsewhere. By losing it one place, I’ve got to make it up somewhere else.

For me, business has always been about more than just having a healthy bottom line. That’s just a byproduct of doing things right. The real fun comes from pulling together as a team and knowing that, no matter who sinks the winning basket, everyone had a hand in the victory.

January 22, 2021
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