To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. Bette Davis  
The Patisserie @ The Bazaar by Jose Andres. Photo: Lynne Azpeitia

What is honored in a culture will be cultivated there.      Plato
Photo: Lynne Azpeitia

Anyone can cut an apple open and count the number of seeds. But who can look at a single seed and count the trees and the apples?
— Dottie Walters
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Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask.
Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.     
Jack Canfield

Gianni Versace & The Art of Being You 
Gianni Versace

On each person's shoulders is the freedom to have his or her own style. In fashion, like life, you have to think.  I promise you, the key is in your head--your imagination and your capacity to learn. The future is in all of us and the leap of faith can fulfill your wildest dreams. 

  • Always shoot for the moon in everything you do, and don't forget the past.
  • Always make a big splash.
  • Court your customer. No one is to be taken for granted.
  • It's never too early to be elegant.
  • Rid your dreams like a chariot my deers.  The one who stops is lost.
  • Unleash those old ideas of age.
  • Let yourself be your art.
  • Scream for quality and in all that you do iron out the wrinkles.
  • Always treat yourself.
  • Be optimistic, even when you're sad.
  • Everyone needs to be willing to play a part, dig in, and get their hands dirty.
  • Invent yourself.
  • Show them what you've got.
  • Never be afraid of your critics.
  • Contradict yourself.
  • Be done with craziness but be crazy about what you do.
  • Don't take yourself too seriously.
  • Glamorize the wrong things.
  • Always shine.

Lynne Azpeitia, MFT
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Entrepreneurship is the relentless pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.
— Howard Stevenson

Lynne Azpeitia 
The Gifted Adult Coach

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
— Harold Whitman
We have to be thinking — as many are already — about the opportunities that lie nestled within the turbulence all around.
— Nancy Koehn

The Four Truths of the Storyteller 
Peter Guber
I'm in the business of creating compelling stories. As a filmmaker, I need to understand how stories touch audiences - why one story is an instantly appealing box office success while another fails miserably to connect. I've been fortunate enough to work with some of the world's most talented storytellers - gifted directors, novelists, screenwriters, actors, and other producers - and from them I've gleaned insights into the alchemy of great stories. Make no mistake, a hit movie is still an elusive target, and I've had my share of flops. But experience has at least provided me with a clear sense of the essential elements of a story and how to tap into its power.
The power of storytelling is also central to my work as a business executive and entrepreneur. Over the years, I've learned that the ability to articulate your story or that of your company is crucial in almost every phase of enterprise management. It works all along the business food chain: A great salesperson knows how to tell a story in which the product is....More

Marketing to Introverts
Nedra Weinreich  
I have found that introverts have a Mars-Venus thing going on. It's hard for an extrovert to get inside the mind of an introvert and understand where they are coming from. This article by Jonathan Rauch explains it better than I ever could (and might help you understand the introverts in your life better). We're just hard-wired differently.  This got me to thinking about whether marketers might need to take a different approach to be more effective in reaching introverts.....   More

Consistency is Everything
Chellie Campbell
If you are in business for yourself, you are going to have to develop a structure that works for your temperament. For me, a mixture of freedom and structure works best.....Figuring out what schedule works for you will make your life a joy or a drudgery. If you’re too committed every hour of the day, you won’t have time for creativity. If you’re not committed enough...More

The Wealthy Bag Lady: How To Use Your Feminine Side To Succeed In Business
Dominick A. Miserandino interviews Linda Hollander
What gave you the idea to start your book?  Well, I had been an entrepreneur for 20 years and basically, I couldn't find a book that spoke to me as a woman entrepreneur. They were all written from a generic point of view, or a male point of view. And women have these issues and challenges as entrepreneurs and business women, so I thought there needed to be a book out there that addressed these issues and concerns. And really one of the things that I address in my book is femininity as a base of power rather than a weakness.....More