For this Valentine's Day week, what we'd really like to do is give all our customers and partners heart-shaped chocolate samplers. But that seems a tad impractical. Instead, we hope you'll enjoy (and make better use of) a practical sampler of our favorite workday quotes, culled from among elandas' own employees, with a personal note on why they resonate.
Not only are they better for you; they may feed your drive as you pursue this month's sales and marketing goals.Grouped by category, here's our sampler:
Amanda Hanson, Executive Coordinator
"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's about who is going to stop me." ― Ayn Rand
I love this quote, because I try to live by it every day. Others aren't going to get you what you want, need, love or desire; only you can. The only person who can stop me from achieving something I want is myself. I don't let fear or others control my decisions.
Hayley Bohan, Chief Marketing Officer
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." ― Anais Nin
If you believe in your plan/idea, do it/share it--no matter how scary. This quote reminds me it will be worth the risk.
Jamie Gilchrist, Developer
“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” - Sun Tzu
My reminder that in the worst of times, there are still many chances to do good.
Jim Connell, VP Client Services
"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking." ― George Patton
I like this one because it inspires independence and creativity. The underlying message is to be strong enough to convey your thoughts and ideas without fear of ridicule.
Jeff Hillier, Senior Developer
"If you go with the crowd you won't get any further than the crowd." ― Francis Phillip Wernig
This quote reminds me to think outside the box and try new things.
Ryan Roberts, Chief Executive Officer and Founder
"Perception is reality." ― Lee Atwater
This quote helps me remember first, why it is so important to understand opposing points of view and second, that communication is critical to help others understand your own point of view.
Greg McClintock, Account Engineer
“Do one thing every day that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
This quote pushes me to do things that are uncomfortable, but important.
Jarad Gogan, Developer
"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." ― Albert Einstein
I like this quote because you may not always feel successful, but as long as the work you're doing is valued by someone, that's a success. Ultimately, being successful means nothing if it's without purpose, but if you are doing something of value and success comes of it, it means that much more.
Shelley Kirkpatrick, Programmer
“Hard work beats talent if talent doesn't work hard.” ― Tim Notke
This has applied to every aspect of my life at one time or another. Whether I am stuck on something at work, feeling like I am not keeping all the balls in the air at home, or struggling with my running training... whenever I feel defeated, I this quote inspires me to just try harder and be the best I can be.
Gabe Gates, Senior Developer
"Improvement is not just about the choice made today, improvement is about the choices made every day." ― Gabe Gates
There are no shortcuts in life. Whether we're starting a new project, learning a new skill, or trying to become healthier, it's always the same. We need to dedicate time and effort to train ourselves to become the best at what we do.
Weihong Song, Programmer Analyst
"If you think, then you will be prepared. If you are prepared, then you will have no worries." ― Li Ka Shing, business magnate, the richest person in Asia
By following this advice, you avoid or at least reduce the impact of disaster, and have more chance to grasp great opportunity to advance.
Ed Hindle, Senior Programmer
Hope you enjoyed our calorie-free treats. Happy Valentine's Day from all of us!
Before you go, check out our demo and see how elandas helps improve cross-functional team coordination to improve sales results. The gifts just keep on coming!