1. If you haven’t read “Purple Cow”, “Tribes”, “Linchpin”, or “Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck?” by Seth Godin….treat yourself to one or all of these books and get ready to be educated and entertained. For example….here’s one of my favorite quotes: “I define “sheepwalking” as the outcome of hiring people who have been raised to be obedient and giving them a brain-dead job and enough fear to keep them in line.” I wish I’d said that!
2. Let me introduce you to Erma Bombeck….one of the greatest American humorists ever. She was a gifted realist who could spin humor into the most mundane things in life. She was a midwestern housewife who started writing a newspaper column about her life experience. She was funny, funny, funny….she also inspired ordinary people like me to write my heart out. “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.”
I wish I’d said that!
3. “You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid, monotonous work, chances are you’ll end up boring, stupid and monotonous.” – Bob Black is an American anarchist. I normally don’t quote anarchists, but I really wish I’d said this!
4. I’ve always been a Yankee fan. The Yankee’s I grew up with had THE best team in baseball. Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Yogi Berra, Tony Kubeck, Moose Skowron were some of the players and the coach was Casey Stengle. They always won the World Series….at least in my mind. My favorite player was Yogi Berra because he was an outstanding catcher and made outrageous statements that became known as “Yogi-isms”.
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it!……I wish I’d said that!