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Inspiring Quotes
...for business success.

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Robin Sharma
henry ford in b&w
abe lincoln in front of flag
Andrew Carnegie
Brian Tracy
john harbaugh
Woody Hayes
John Wooden with quote
Colin Powell
Aristotle Onassis
Theodore Isaac Rubin WITH MEDAL
jeff bezos

Writer Robin Sharma's quotes are so "spot on
for 2024:":
-“Dream big... Start small...Begin now."
-"Procrastination is our worst enemy by far"...and:
-"The fears we don't face become our limits."




 These 4 amazing quotes inspired our owner to create this page, so as to inspire others wishing to succeed in business.
Here's many more
 favorite "Business Success" quotes, and the people who made them:

Henry Ford said;
"If everyone is moving forward together,
then success takes care of itself."

Abe Lincoln said:
"Commitment is what transforms
a promise into a reality."

Ghandi said;
"You can not shake hands with a closed fist"


Andrew Carnegie said;
"Borrow money from other men,
then make some for yourself."

Sales Trainer extraordinaire Brian Tracy said;
"You can not soar with the eagles if you          
continue to scratch with the turkeys."

NFL Coach John Harbaugh famously said both:
"Work Will Win" and
"Attack the day with an enthusiasm
unknown to mankind."

Former Ohio State Coach Woody Hayes offered

 these two classics:          
"Paralyze resistance with persistence."
"Success - it 's what you do with what you've got." 


Former UCLA basketball coach 

 John Wooden was probably the most quoted

sports figure ever.
He has these classics besides the one on the left:           .

"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with
what you can do."
"Ability may get you to the top,
but it takes character to keep you there."
"A coach is someone who can give correction
without causing resentment."
"If you don't have time to do it right,
when will you have time to do it over?"
"You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."

Perhaps the most unbelievable, yet
"oh-so-true" quote ever,
a second one from Thomas J. Watson:           .
"If you want to increase your success rate,
double your failure rate."

Leads to:

...What former Secretary of State

Colin Powell said:           .
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of
preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."

Perfectly factual...But then again...

Aristotle Onassis said:           .
"The secret of business is to know something
that nobody else knows."

  Theodore Isaac Rubin said 2 classics:           .
  "Happiness does not come from doing easy work
  but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes
  after the achievement of a difficult task that   demanded our best."
  "Kindness is more important than wisdom, and
  the recognition of this is the beginning of       ...wisdom".

 Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon added:          
"A brand for a company is like a reputation for a
person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard
things well."



  Former World Chess Champion

    Garry Kasparov:  
  (words slightly adjusted for this column):
  "If you think your chances are not looking great      today, the only way to fail for sure is to

   just not try."

These 2 famous Billionaires get large photos!:

Warren Buffett, business magnate and billionaire, investor wisely said:
“Time is the friend of the wonderful business,
the enemy of the mediocre.”

Bill Gates, Microsoft founder:
“Your most unhappy customers
are your greatest source of learning.”

Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO, American entrepreneur:
“Chase the vision, not the money; the money
will end up following you.”

Wendy's founder Dave Thomas fielded a
"Wantreprenuer"'s question:
“What do I need to start a business?"
"Three simple things:

Know your product better than anyone.
Know your customer,

and have a burning desire to succeed.”

NBA legend turned baseball player
Michael Jordan hit a "home run" with
"Never Say Never...Because limits, like fears,
are often just an illusion."

  Alexander Alekhine was a former multiple   
time World Chess Champion beginning
in 1927.
We hope his quote is taken to heart
by folks with undesirable financial
situations, who reject professional advice
from us, or other professionals, that say
"I'll figure something else out".
They never can, and then it's too late
to help them avoid bankruptcy.

Author Alice Walker wrote this gem:

"Hard times require furious dancing."

Our President Mark Ayers says this one
is one of his favorite "real world" quotes, and says
"It's the single most inspirational and powerful way to make success appear out of nothing,

by taking massive action."

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In
a world that’s changing really quickly, the
only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is
not taking risks.”  — Mark Zuckerberg,
Facebook founder

"The greatest discovery of my generation
is that man can alter his life simply by
altering his attitude of mind."
William James
American Philosopher of the 19th century.

Author Joseph John Poyer wrote:
"Thorough preparation makes its own luck."

   Joan Baez wrote and sang,
  "Action is the antidote to despair."


    Kanye West wrote and sang,
    "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."


       Maya Angelou wrote this beautiful sentiment:
       "Try to be an rainbow in someone's cloud."

 "Perfection is not attainable.
  But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence." ...and:
  "Glory is being knocked to your knees and then
  coming back. That's REAL glory... 
  That's the essence of it."
   -Vince Lombardi

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."
-Audrey Hepburn

To follow up in the 'garden theme", an unknown author wrote:
"You must stop watering your weeds
and start watering your flowers".    (How profound!)

Toni Morrison wrote:
"If you want to fly, you have to give up
the things that weigh you down."

Philosopher John Milton wrote: "Luck is the residue of design."

NFL great Tom Brady tells young athletes:
"Be GREAT...Don't accept anything less".

(I love this next one for it's brash originality!:)

"Only those who will risk going too far can
possibly find out how far one can go."      T.S. Eliot





Similarly, Former President Thomas Jefferson wrote, “If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.”



Actress Jennifer Lien,
who played Kes on Star Trek Voyager said:
“The saddest thing is a missed opportunity."

Author Caroline Myss wrote:
“Always go with the choice that scares you the most,
because that’s the one that is going to help you grow."

Pastor Sunday Adelaja wrote:
"The key for having success is totally rejecting thoughts that try to sow doubts into your conscience."

Pro Snowboarder Travis Rice said,
"We'll never know our full potential unless we push
ourselves to find it."

Star Trek: Deep Space 9's General Martok,

played by John Garman Hertzler Jr., 

shared wise insight:
"If both your friend and your enemy tell you the

same thing, you have no choice but to listen to it."

Genius Albert Einstein quoted:
"Try not to become a man of success,
but rather a man of value." and
“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

Our founder, Mr. Mark Ayers, made a quote to me, Justin, your humble author of this page, a timeless quote in my opinion:

"You know you've become successful when you can look yourself in the mirror, and honestly

state out loud:
-- "I have honestly, fervently, and faithfully
used every bit of my potential, and
I am completely happy doing what I do."
If you haven't used every last little piece of
your potential, and be happy in it's endeavors,
you must go back, and improve, until you
can honestly say this."

One of our President's favorite quotes of all time:
Author Cathy Hopkins':
“Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.”

Winston Churchill offered these:

 "Success is not final, failure is not
fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."
"Success is walking from failure to failure without
loss of enthusiasm."

....and quite profoundly related,

Journalist James N. Watkins wrote:
"A river cuts through rock, not because of its
power, but because of its persistence."

One for you folks searching for your life's
career path: Author Terry Mante said,
"A career is not just about earning an income. It
is about pursuing the essence of your life."





Related to what Mark Twain wrote:
"The 2 most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why."

EXTRA!EXTRA!: (Paraphrased and slightly edited by Mark Ayers, CEO)

Wes Kowalchuk a Business Coach answered a question on Alignable
about what he wish he knew when he started his business:

"I wish I would have known about marketing. Attraction marketing. With no budget, and no clue, I copied what everyone else was doing.
It was what I was led to believe marketing was, to let people know I was open for business. Years later, I learned that I needed to market the problem I solved for my perfect client.
Everything changed after that. If you aren’t letting your clients know that you can solve their biggest issue, do yourself a favor and stop it.
Learn how to use the Conversion Equation and attract all the clients you want:  

 Interrupt, Engage, Educate, Offer. "

Quite a prophetic thought:
Psychologist Abraham Maslow wrote,
"You will either step forward into growth
or backward into safety".

 Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs said:
"If you really look closely, most overnight
successes took a long time."


A relative to what Thomas Edison said...

 extremely wise saying,
it's what can be called a "Reality Slapper":

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."


A look back in time, to those famous quotes:

It's Thursday April 8th, 2020. We're in the midst of the Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic. The ancient words of Darwin come back to us, today:

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives,nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change."

It's Monday April 27th, 2020. We're still in the midst of the Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic.
The wise words of Hal Linden playing Barney Miller in Season 2, Episode 1 "Doomsday" come back to inspire us, today:
"Survival is tough, but it goes on. All it takes is a
little determination, a little courage, and a little faith."

It's Friday, May 29th, 2020. We're still in the midst of the Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic.
A1's President's good friend legendary Success
Coach, Grant Cardone, advises us to "Quit settling for reality" as it states in the photo, and

"Focus on your potential."
By this means...he goes on to teach:
"  "10x" everything you do for your future.
Whatever you are doing now, multiply it by 10."
Great advice!

It's Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020.

We're still in the midst of
the Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic.
The horrific actions of the Minneapolis Police have now also plunged the nation into chaos due to protests, and violence.
Philanthropist George Addair's famous quote seems helpful, as we now must improve ourselves, 
and adapt:

 It's Friday, Sept 4th, 2020. We're still in the midst of the Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic.
This quote should speak to all those folks in dire straits out there, around our country.

We will try to help you all..:


“Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of.” ― Roy T. Bennett
Making choices In life there are many avenues to travel, many paths to take, or the case may be. Some of these paths lead to dead ends,

and some to wonderful opportunities.

Fast Forward:

It's now one year later - Sept 4th 2021.

variants such as Delta have reared their ugly heads, the suffering continues, but the economy is improving, and A1 Financial USA is still standing

strong while many of our competitors have closed

their doors. The funding demand is overwhelming

at times, but A1 is helping our country get back on

it's feet, one business at a time, now Certified to offer SBAs.


Sept 11th, 2021.

We honor the memory of all lost Americans 20 years ago today. Rest In Peace.

Sept 17th, 2021.

Known as "Quad Witching Day" in the Stock Market, some of the strangest, most unpredictable swings occur, many investors have never seen such.

Our country's attention turns to the economy,

and legendary football coach Nick Saban's wise

words should guide us all:

"It's less about the Victory Lap than the extra laps

that produce the victory."

Interested in learning the Stock Market and how

to earn a living as a Day Trader/Swing Trader? 

Call us for details on our comprehensive

online course, complete with a year of phone support, to guarantee you succeed, and not waste

time nor money with freshman trading errors.

Or read more at our page "Stock Course". 

Need a new career path for yourself?
Enjoy the world of "High Finance"?  
Want to work on your own schedule, 100%,

in safety, from your home, 100%?
Want to earn a large amount of money for
relatively little work?






Perhaps an A1 Franchise will be your 

long, sought after answer.

Visit "Franchises", please call if you have any questions.


Fast Forward to December 28th, 2023.

The nation is rebuilding, and A1 is still here for you.

We're growing our Franchisees group, helping those

with a desire to learn, as famous Stock Trader

Jack Sparo says:

"No One Can Stop A Man (or Woman) With Knowledge & Integrity". 

He proves that hard work -- but hard work with "knowledge"-- leads to wild success every time.

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Thomas J Watson with quote
garry kasparov and chess set
warren buffett
bill gates
tony hsieh
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Alekhine's CHESS QUOTE
Alice Walker
mark zuckerberg
William James in black and white photo
Book cover by John Poyer a TIME OF WAR
Joan Baez with guitar
kanye West
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Audrey hepburn
toni morrison
john milton
thomas jefferson
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Caroline Myss
Pastor Sunday Adelaja
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General Martok from DS9
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Abraham Maslow in black and white photo
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George Addair
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Cathy Hopkins
Winston Churchill
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