Keynote speaker Vicki Hitzges will give your group the skills to create a positive work environment. With an upbeat setting, you’ll notice a boost in employee morale, increased teamwork and improved customer service.
Having a positive work environment could be the MOST signiﬁcant factor in your organization’s productivity and long term success!Let's Connect View Bio
“After hearing you, our reps left encouraged, elated and eager to serve!”-- A Bauman, ADP Total Source
“Vicki lights up the room when she walks in and her personality never dims.”-- G. Smith, VP, Hickory Farms
“Your high-energy style and ability to tailor your presentations to a specific audience are rare qualities in motivational business speakers.”-- C Rodewald, Prudential Financial, Dallas, TX
“Not only was the message on target, your enthusiasm, joy and humor were fantastic.”-- P Anderson, Texans Credit Union
“Attendees want to hear you again and feel the other attendees should have that benefit, also. I’m getting a LOT of pressure from them – and that is WONDERFUL!”-- M Griffin, Ford Motor Company
“Saw Vicki at our company’s annual awards ceremony at the Anatole in Dallas. She spoke to the spouses of the sales force. We laughed and cried! So much fun!”-- C Sturm, United Group Assoc.
“Home run! As a result of hearing you speak, the mood of the conference began with a high. We want to give our attendees hope. As you finished your presentation and they stood and cheered–we knew they’d gotten what we wanted to give. Thanks!”-- G Anderson, Crown Council Dental Assoc.
“Three hours FLEW past!!! Three hours!!! You got us involved, laughing, learning new skills… We so enjoyed you energy, humor and solid, practical content. You are AWESOME! If you ever need a reference, I am it!!-- M Wright, Oregon Dental Executives Assoc.
“I think anyone in the competitive arena has an edge if they have been coached by you. Please stay away from our competition.”-- B Shearer, Moroch Advertising (McDonald’s account)
“Vicki was the best speaker we ever had. Our consultants left with simple, yet solid, business practices which translated to a higher than expected increase in consultant productivity.”-- K Ryan, iScentU Direct Sales
“We want to hang out with you!”-- K King, Southwest Airlines
“Hiring Vicki to speak was by far our best investment of the year. In 25 years of managing conferences, she is the best speaker I have ever hired – period. She blended exceptional storytelling with fun, interactive activities. Her time on stage flew by. She was easily the highest-rated speaker at our conference.-- R Harris, Assoc. of Proposal Management Professionals
“She was the best speaker I’ve ever heard.”-- P Cochran, Missouri Bankers Association
“I can’t think of a better way to close a conference than to be entertained by a speaker as exciting and enthusiastic as you. You sent the conference attendees off with some great ideas and a smile on their face. Your tips were certainly helpful to ME! Thank you!”-- H Hungerbeeler, MO Dept of Transportation
“That was fabulous! WOW! We just watched a ROCK STAR!”-- M Kirkham, Direct Sales Fragrance Co.
“Our managers soaked up everything you had to say. You really hit home. You gave them renewed energy and focus on what truly is important, in a work environment, and their personal life.”-- C Myers, Safeway
“Vicki, your intelligence, insight and wit were very refreshing. Grainger has not historically invested in motivational speakers…I’m glad we took a risk and brought you in to speak to our team. You were fantastic!”-- R.B., Grainger Industrial Supply
“Feedback included: `The time flew by.’ ‘Wow!!’ And ‘Wished it could have lasted longer!’ What more could we ask, especially since your 3-hour workshop sped by?! We appreciate your professionalism and sparkling attitude. You are truly a pleasure to work with.”-- K Gray, ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS of ALASKA
“Thank you for speaking at our 2015 annual customer service conference. The feedback from our group has been amazing! They loved your energy, humor, and ability to incorporate real life experiences from our operators into your message! Excellent job!”-- M. Story, GuestPath Business Partner
POPULAR kickoff or closing convention keynote. Highly interactive. Excellent service/sales/team work keynote.
Your audiences will learn to:
Imagine if your customers, prospects and employees thought of your company as “the place I love to be” because of how they were treated.
Mastering these vital skills can lead to solid, long-term relationships.
NOTE: M&T Bank tried to book Vicki SEVEN times. Chase Bank booked it eight times.
“Vicki, your intelligence, insight and wit were very refreshing. Grainger has not historically invested in motivational speakers…I’m glad we took a risk and brought you in to speak to our team. You were fantastic!”
– Grainger Industrial Supply
This presentation will get your people thinking, laughing and getting into gear! Crushing your goals leads to enhanced character, high self-esteem and increased opportunities. This presentation will give your people the strategies and encouragement they need to tackle goals, open doors and feel great.
Your people will learn:
ADDRESSES: How to Stop Procrastinating, How to Be Creative, How to Overcome the Fear of Failure
Based on Vicki’s best-selling book, “Stuck On Stop-How to Quit Procrastinating”.
Doors open to optimists. They make friends, earn respect, close sales, produce loyal clients, and enjoy the company of people who want to be around them. When the world feels negative, how can we feel positive?
This presentation tells how.
This fun, interactive talk will send your people back to work as optimistic winners!
Your people will learn to:
When it comes to relationship success, personal happiness, and career triumphs, attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.
ADDRESSES: Positive Thinking, How to Stop Worrying, Employee Morale
Based on Vicki’s ﬁve-star, best-seller, “Attitude Is Everything – 10 Steps to Staying Positive”.
Vince Lombardi was a legendary football coach. (He wasn’t Tom Landry, mind you, but…he was good.) Mary Kay Ash launched a powerhouse, cosmetics company back in the early ’60’s when few women were considered “executive material.” Both Mary Kay, Coach Lombardi and even a crabby boss I used to have each knew some valuable lessons that will beneﬁt your people.
This presentation is loaded with stories and humor. (The best kind of talk.)
Your people will laugh. Brush away a tear. And they’ll leave with tips some astonishingly successful people know that can help both them and your organization.
ADDRESSES: Risk Taking, People Skills, Personal Development, Employee Morale, Popular Keynote, Interactive
Want to know how to motivate employees? You’re not alone! According to a global study by staffing agency Kelly Services, a staggering 48% of employees go to work grudgingly. More than 80% of people feel stressed at the office and 18% show up each day, but hate every minute of it. Your company’s undoubtedly hired a fair share of those unhappy workers and, as a result, it would help for your managers to know how to motivate employees.
Unhappy workers are costly. Not only does morale dip, but a disengaged workforce also means a drop in productivity and that leads directly to lost proﬁts.
SO – TELL US HOW TO MOTIVATE EMPLOYEES, PLEASE!
Your managers will learn:
Your supervisors will get a four-step formula on how to motivate employees. The talk is crammed with speciﬁc examples of how other successful managers inspire their work forces. Your people will leave with LOTS of speciﬁc ideas they can use right away.
Give Vicki an hour. Make certain your managers know how to motivate employees.
ADDRESSES: Employee Morale, How to Motivate Employees
Popular keynote, Interactive
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes.-Jim Morrison.
Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.-Ruth E Renkel.
You are what you think about all day long.-Dr Robert Schuller.
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.-Victor Hugo, Les Miserables.
Am who who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.-Theodore Roosevelt.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.-Erma Bombeck.
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.-William Shakespeare.
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.-Audrey Hepburn.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.-Helen Keller.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.-Helen Keller.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.-Mark Twain.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.-Mark Twain.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.-Vince Lombardi.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.-Eleanor Roosevelt.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.-Albert Einstein.
We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.-Anais Nin.
Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.-Audrey Hepburn.
Go as far as you can see. When you get there you’ll be able to see further.-Zig Ziglar.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.-Henry David Thoreau.
Trust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.-Josh Billings.
Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?-Proverbs 6:27.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.-Audrey Hepburn.
The Bible story is exciting. If your pastor is boring, it is not God’s fault.-HWR.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.-Proverbs 1:7.
It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one’s hat keeps blowing off.-Woody Allen.
Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It’s all funny.-Joan Rivers.
There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.-Billy Graham.
I took a speed reading course and read “War and Peace” in 20 minutes. It involves Russia.-Woody Allen.
Cock your hat – angles are attitudes.-Frank Sinatra.
The key to mastering any kind of sales is switching statements about you – how great you are, and what you do – to statements about them.-Jeffrey Gitomer.
If you really want to get along with somebody, let them be themselves.-Willy Nelson.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all.-Theodore Roosevelt.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.-Novelist Stephen King.
I’ve been lucky. Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.-Audrey Hepburn.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.-Oprah Winfrey.
Smile! It’s hard for your enemies to hate you if you’re smiling at them.-Former Texas Governor Anne Richards.
The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.-Billy Graham.
Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.-Billy Graham.
God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are.-Billy Graham.
Look nice. It’s easier for people to be kind to you if you look attractive.-Bonnie Robinson.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”-Erma Bombeck.
Stay in shape. Husbands don’t mind buying clothes if you look nice in them.-Bonnie Robinson.
God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’-Billy Graham.
If I could give you one piece of marriage advice it would be: don’t let your husband get hungry.-Bonnie Robinson.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.-Billy Graham.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.-Billy Graham.
No one will ever love you like your mother.-Bonnie Robinson.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.-C. S. Lewis.
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice-William Jennings Bryan.
Maturity is accepting who we are, rather than what we wish we were.-Fred Smith.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.-George Washington.
It is better to be alone than in bad company.-George Washington.
It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.-C. S. Lewis.
It’s just a bad day. Not a bad life. Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.-Leo Buscaglia.
Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.-C. S. Lewis.
If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.-Erma Bombeck.
I have found that most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.-Abraham Lincoln.
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.-Lucille Ball.
It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.-C. S. Lewis.
People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant.-Ellen DeGeneres.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.-Dr. Seuss.
There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group’s less crowded.-Mark Twain.
We should all start to live before we get too old.-Marilyn Monroe.
If you’re job’s to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if your job’s to eat two frog’s, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.-Mark Twain.
I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.-Fran Lebowitz.
Some of the most devastating things that happen to you will teach you the most.-Ellen DeGeneres.
If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.-Marilyn Monroe.
Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.-Dave Barry.
I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing productive and positive things with their lives.-Nadia Comaneci.
Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.-Dave Barry.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!-Dr. Seuss.
I’ve always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.-James A. Baldwin.
You cannot be mad at somebody who makes you mad – it’s as simple as that.-Jay Leno.
If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.-Andy Rooney.
The funniest line in English is ‘Get it?’ When you say that, everyone chortles.-Garrison Keillor.
Never enjoy criticizing; always criticize in love.-Fred Smith.
Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day.-George Allen, Sr..
They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I’m going to miss mine by just a few days.-Garrison Keillor.
People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe.-Andy Rooney.
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.-Garrison Keillor.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.-Willie Nelson.
God writes a lot of comedy… the trouble is, he’s stuck with so many bad actors who don’t know how to play funny.-Garrison Keillor.
Don’t think about the money you don’t have. Rather, what can you do with what you do have?-Steve Wozniak.
Wherever you are – be all there.-Jim Elliot.
For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?-Jesus Christ.
You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine.-Flip Wilson.
For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.-Jesus Christ.
Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.-Ellen DeGeneres.
Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.-Jesus Christ.
Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.-Bill Cosby.
Vegetarian – that’s an old Indian word meaning lousy hunter.-Andy Rooney.
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.-Peter Marshall.
Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I’m doing, I always tell myself, ‘You can do better than this.-Dr. Seuss.
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.-Henry Ford.
One of the most important keys to success is doing what you know you should do even when you don’t feel like doing it.-Steve Wozniak.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.-Dwight D. Eisenhower.
I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.-Robert H. Schuller.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.-Dale Carnegie.
Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.-Robert Kiyosaki.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.-Theodore Roosevelt.
If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it — teach yourself to be impatient.-Gurbaksh Chahal.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.-Mark Twain.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.-Dalai Lama.
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.-Nikos Kazantzakis.
No one told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t.-Marilyn Monroe.
Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.-Francis Chan.
Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.-Sam Levenson.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.-Benjamin Franklin.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.-C. S. Lewis.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the most important thing is often staring you in the face.-Jasmine Star.
Don’t feel the need to carry the weight of your hopes and dreams…that’s what God is for.-Jasmine Star’s dad.
More than talent, more than education, more than networking, following your dream takes HUSTLE. Get to it.-Jasmine Star.
Better to be a participant in life than a reporter.-Fred Smith.
Food is the most widely abused anti-anxiety drug and exercise is the most potent yet underutilized anti-depressant.-Bill Phillips.
Never fail to know that if you are doing all the talking, you are boring somebody.-Helen Gurley Brown.
Smile! It’s hard for even your enemies to hate you if you’re smiling at ‘em!-Former Texas Governor Ann Richards.
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.-Thomas Jefferson.
The body achieves what the mind believes.-Anonymous.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.-Maya Angelou.
First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me.-Steve Martin.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.-William Churchill.
If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time-a tremendous whack.-William Churchill.
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.-Dale Carnegie.
If you want to be happy, be.-Leo Tolstoy.
We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.-William Churchill.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.-William Churchill.
What do women want? It’s something between conversation and chocolate.-Mel Gibson, star of “What Women Want”.
I’m no Casanova, Son, but if you want to make a woman happy, ask her a question and then listen to her answer.-Gary Brandenburg giving his son advice before his first date.
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.-Winston Churchill.
You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.-Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Self-confidence is the result of a successfully survived risk.-Jack Gibb.
The two most beautiful words in the English language are ‘cheque enclosed.’-Dorothy Parker.
Every artist was first an amateur.-Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Ask! All they can do is say “no” but, be prepared! Ask and they frequently say “yes!”-Vicki Hitzges.
Without failure there is no achievement.-John C. Maxwell.
There is no passion to be found in playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.-Nelson Mandela.
Words are loaded pistols.-Jean-Paul Sartre.
There’s nothing wrong with you that a little excitement wouldn’t cure.-Fred Smith (Dallas).
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.-Confucius.
The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.-John C. Maxwell.
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.-C.S. Lewis.
Stuffed deer heads on walls are bad enough, but it’s worse when they are wearing dark glasses and have streamers in their antlers because then you know they were enjoying themselves at a party when they were shot.-Ellen DeGeneres.
The longer you wait for the future the shorter it will be.-Anonymous.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.-Jim Rohn.
If you are a parent, you have probably already realized that your children are always watching what you do. And just as children watch their parents and emulate their behavior, so do employees who are watching their bosses.-John C. Maxwell.
Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.-Anonymous.
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.-Anonymous.
A tiger doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.-Anonymous.
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.-ZZ.
You can always tell a leader. They’re the ones with hatchets in their back-Haddon Robinson.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.-ZZ.
We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.-C.S. Lewis.
If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.-Tom Peters.
If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.-ZZ.
Never put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.-Anonymous.
People don’t buy for logical reasons, they buy for emotional reasons.-ZZ.
All glory comes from daring to begin.-Eugene Ware.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.-Proverbs 9:10.
People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.-ZZ.
You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.-ZZ.
Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.-Richard Bach.
If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.-Dale Carnegie.
God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.-C.S. Lewis.
Success is not the key to happiness, Happiness is the key to success.-Albert Schweitzer.
Remember that failure is an event, not a person.-ZZ.
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you are the pilot.-Michael Althsuler.
Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.-Charlie “Tremendous” Jones.
The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.-Benjamin Mays.
Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune.-Jim Rohn.
A book is a gift you can open again and again.-Garrison Keillor.
A dream is not something that you wake up from, but something that wakes you up.-Charlie Hedges.
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.-Jon Kabat-Zinn.
You’re the same today as you’ll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read.-Charlie “Tremendous” Jones.
Be so good they can’t ignore you.-Steve Martin.
I do a lot of lectures on survival. I always say you can’t change what happened, so have a little wallow, feel very sorry for yourself, and then get up and move forward. You can’t change what happened.-Joan Rivers.
The book you don’t read won’t help.-Jim Rohn.
People often say motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.-Zig Ziglar.
You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.-Zig Ziglar.
Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.-Anonymous.
You must learn to get good at one of two things: planting in the Spring or begging in the Fall.-Jim Rohn.
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.-John F. Kennedy.
There’s always an opportunity to make a difference.-Michael Dell.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do what you want done because he wants to do it.-Dwight D Eisenhower.
Do one thing every day that scares you.-Anonymous.
The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.-Joan Rivers.
What worries you, masters you.-Haddon W. Robinson.
You can always tell more about someone by what he says about others than by what others say about him.-Leo Aiken.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.-Nelson Mandela.
You can only say two things at the end of life: I’m wish I had or I’m glad I did.-Vicki Hitzges.
If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.-Mark Twain.
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.-William Arthur Ward.
Success is a journey. The doing is often more important than the outcome.-Arthur Ashe.
When no one around you seems to measure up, it’s time to check your yardstick.-Bill Lemley.
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice.-William Jennings Bryan.
A hero is an ordinary individual who find strength to persevere and endure, in spite of overwhelming obstacles.-Christopher Reeve.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.-Frank A Clark.
Trust, but verify.-Ronald Reagan.
Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.-H Jackson Brown, Jr..
When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.-Japanese Proverb.
Grateful people are rarely depressed.-Fred Smith.
Accept responsibility for your life…it is you who will get you where you want to go, nobody else.-Les Brown.
A dream is a feeling that sticks and propels.-Jim Collins.
They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.-Andy Warhol.
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.-John R. Wooden.
You can forgive. Make up your mind to do it. It’s a choice.-Vicki Hitzges.
The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.-William Safire.
About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.-Gloria Pitzer.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, “Certainly I can!” Then get busy and find out how to do it.-Theodore Roosevelt.
Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.-Lou Holtz.
Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means you are strong enough to let go.-Anonymous.
What if I told you that 10 years from now, your life would be exactly the same? I doubt you’d be happy. So, why are you so afraid of change?-Karen Salmonsohn.
In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.-Paul Harvey.
A happy woman is one who has no cares at all; a cheerful woman is one who has cares but doesn’t let them get her down.-Opera Singer Beverly Sills.
Change before you have to-Jack Welch.
The true measure of a person is how he treats a person who can do him no good.-Ann Landers.
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we lead.-Flora Whittemore.
Luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.-Denzel Washington.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.-Mark Twain.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.-Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything to which it is stored.-Mark Twain.
I never carry a grudge. You know why? While you’re carrying a grudge, they’re out dancing.-Buddy Hackett.
We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.-Marilyn Monroe.
No love is conditional. Love by definition is unconditional.-Donald Miller.
Just say “no.”-Nancy Reagan.
Tina Fey said that at her first ‘SNL’ show, she wrote a Bill Clinton sketch that got no laughs. She was so embarrassed, she felt like she was sweating from the spine out. But she said, “I realized `I did not die.’ You’ve got to experience failure to understand you can survive it.”-Anonymous.
I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So, if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.-Larry King.
What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.-Oprah Winfrey.
Beauty can’t amuse you, but brainwork—reading, writing, thinking—can.-Helen Gurley Brown.
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.-Anonymous.
What you allow is what will continue.-Anonymous.
Go to the gym.-Anonymous.
Use food for fuel not therapy.-Anonymous.
Cry a river. Build a bridge. Get over it.-Anonymous.
Stop competing with others and make the very best of you!-Anonymous.
The only bad workout is the one you didn’t do.-Anonymous.
Not everyone who leaves is a loss.-Anonymous.
What you eat in private, you wear in public.-Anonymous.
Don’t ruin a perfectly good today fretting over a bad yesterday or an uncertain tomorrow.-Vicki Hitzges.
Make yourself look for the good in even the worst situations.-Vicki Hitzges.
If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.-Johnny Carson.
Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.-Anonymous.
You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.-Anonymous.
Faith in God includes faith in His timing.-Anonymous.
Weep. Cry. Moan. Eat too much ice cream. Then get up and get going. Life’s too short to wallow. Get back to living!-Vicki Hitzges.
The only way to have a friend is be one.-Ralph Waldo Emerson.
The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God’s love for us does not.-C.S. Lewis.
Blow in its ear.-Johnny Carson, on the best way to thaw a frozen turkey.
How come you never see a headline like “Psychic Wins Lottery?”-Jay Leno.
Happiness is in your ability to love others.-Leo Tolstoy.
One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.-Iris Murdoch.
Happiness, not in another place, but this place…not for another hour, but for this hour.-Walt Whitman.
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.-Victor Hugo.
If you have your health, you have everything.-William Arthur Robinson.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.-I Corinthians 13: 4-5.
When a person shows you who they really are, believe them.-Shirley Green-Williams.
You may be pretty, and you may be talented, but nobody will remember that if you’re mean.-Katie Holmes.
Your dream job does not exist. You must create it.-Anonymous.
When life gives you more than you can stand, kneel.-Anonymous.
Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.-Robert Brault.
You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy.-Anonymous.
Don’t quit your day dream.-Anonymous.
Not to spoil the ending for you, but everything works out okay.-Anonymous.
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.-Elizabeth Foley.
You can’t litter negativity everywhere and then wonder why you have a trashy life.-Anonymous.
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.-Anonymous.
It’s nice to be important – but it’s more important to be nice.-Anonymous.
Be kind to yourself today.-Anonymous.
Comparison is the thief of joy.-Anonymous.
Doing good has its own remainder: some of the perfume stays in the bottle.-Fred Smith.
I believe that a woman should be fun to look at.-Jill Roberts.
If you wait until all the traffic lights are green before you leave home, you’ll never get started on your trip to the top.-Zig Ziglar.
A smart person knows what to say. A wise person knows whether or not to say it.-Anonymous.
Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life thinking it is stupid.-Albert Einstein.
I am a little pencil in the hands of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.-Mother Teresa.
Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.-Anonymous.
Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.-Madeleine L’Engle.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.-Helen Keller.
No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.-Fran Lebowitz.
I never leaf through National Geographic without realizing how lucky we are to live in a society where it is traditional to wear clothes.-Erma Bombeck.
You could do a lot worse than to marry your best friend!-Kenny Newberry.
Failure is an event, not a person.-Zig Ziglar.
Tell yourself, `I eat healthy. I make good choices. I work out.’ Present tense. Talk to yourself like the winner you are.-Vicki Hitzges.
Listen to advice and accept discipline; then you, too, will become wise.-Proverbs 19:20.
You are enough.-Anonymous.
Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.-Anonymous.
Success and happiness are not matters of chance, but of choice.-Anonymous.
Dress like the job you want, not the job you have.-Anonymous.
If you’re not 15 minutes early, you’re late.-Zig Ziglar.
When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die.-Eleanor Roosevelt.
When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.-Peter Marshall.
This is the day that the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.-Psalm 118:24.
We must be our own before we can be another’s.-Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Nobody is too busy. If they care, they will make time.-Anonymous.
Never look back. If Cinderella went back to get her shoe, she would never have been a Princess.-Anonymous.
Love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.-Anonymous.
You’ll never face a week that doesn’t have a Friday.-Vicki Hitzges.
If the only prayer you say throughout your life is “Thank you,” then it will be enough.-Elie Wiesel.
Whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it.-Harry S. Truman.
Admit when you’re wrong. Keep quiet when you’re right.-Vicki Hitzges.
Looking fifty is great…if you’re sixty.-Joan Rivers.
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.-Anonymous.
A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.-Anonymous.
It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.-Hans F Hansen.
Do one thing every day that scares you.-Eleanor Roosevelt.
The best things in life are free. The second best are expensive.-Coco Chanel.
I honestly think it is best to be a failure at something you love than a success at something you hate.-George Burns.
I’m a success because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.-Abraham Lincoln.
In every job that must be done there is an element of fun.-Mary Poppins.
There has been only one Christmas – the rest are anniversaries.-W.J. Cameron.
Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.-Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.-George R. R. Martin.
Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of yours.-Anonymous.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.-Anonymous.
The earth laughs in flowers.-Emerson.
Attitude is equally as important as ability.-Walter Scott.
Just PUT a smile on your face. Keep it there. Be happy.-Vicki Hitzges.
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.-Joey Adams.
What you allow is what will continue.
No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.-Anonymous.
Pity the man who inherits a million dollar and isn’t a millionaire. Here’s what would be pitiful: If your income grew and you didn’t.-Jim Rohn.
The only person whose respect you need is your own.-Alan Cohen.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to Me.
Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got.-Jim Rohn.
Don’t “do” until you’ve written a list of To Do’s.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
If you don’t change direction, you may end up where you’re headed.-Lao Tzu.
Don’t delay. In a year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.-Richard Bach.
What got you here won’t get you there.-The late Keith Harrell.
What I believe is not what I say I believe; what I believe is what I do.-Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality.
Believing in God is as much like falling in love as it is making a decision. Love is both something that happens to you and something you decide upon.-Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality.
Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.-Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life.
When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.-Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life.
Now that worry has proved such an unlucrative business, why not find a better job?-Hafiz.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.-Wayne Gretzky.
The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.-Andre Maurois.
While we were getting on God’s last nerve, Christ died for us.-Tony Evans (paraphrasing Romans 5:8).
I would not give much for your religion unless it can be seen.
Lamps do not talk, but they do shine.-Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life.-John.
Work hard, stay positive, and get up early.-George Allen, Sr..
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.-Benjamin Disraeli.
There is little success where there is little laughter.-Andrew Carnegie.
If you want to be happy, be.-Leo Tolstoy.
Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.-Frank Lloyd Wright.
What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
After all is said and done, a lot more will be said than done.-Anonymous.
A punctual man is a lonely man.-Leroy Lockhorn.
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.-Eleanor Roosevelt.
The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance.-Anonymous.
You never become a howling success by just howling.-Bob Harrington.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.-Dalai Lama.
Hire character. Train skill.-Peter Schutz.
Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.-George Bernard Shaw.
He who hesitates is…um…
If you want to be happy, be happy.
Happiness is when you feel good about yourself without the need of anyone else’s approval.
One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.
It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.-Thomas Sowell.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.-Arthur Ashe.
Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.-Sam Levenson.
When I want to read a novel, I write one.-Benjamin Disraeli.
I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.-Voltaire.
Always be a little kinder than necessary.-J.M. Barrie.
She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there, leaning on the railing, holding the universe together.-J.D. Salinger.
Action expresses priorities.-Gandhi.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right — for you’ll be criticized anyway.-Eleanor Roosevelt.
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.-Maya Angelou.
Be so good they can’t ignore you.-Steve Martin.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.-Coco Chanel.
A poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help.-Jean Kerr.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.-Eleanor Roosevelt.
People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.-Abigail VanBuren.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.-Anne Frank.
To love what you do and feel that it matters—how could anything be more fun?-Former Washington Post Publisher, Katherine Graham.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.-Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Be silly, be honest, be kind.-Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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