Short book : So Good They Can´t Ignore You
Here are five steps to becoming so good they´ll have to pay attention.
My restaurants are never opened on Thanksgiving I want my staff to spend time with their family if they can. My feeling is, if I can’t figure out how to make #money the rest of the year so that my workers can enjoy the holidays, then I don’t deserve to be an owner.
My mother, she had a very good attitude toward #money. I’m very grateful for the fact that we had to learn to save. I used to get like 50 pence a week, and I’d save it for like five months. And then I’d spend it on Christmas presents. I’d save up like eight pounds. It’s nothing, but we did that.
We didn’t have a whole lot of #money when I was growing up either. I would always ask for magic books or magic tricks for my birthday or for Christmas and the rest of the year I either had to mow lawns or find part time jobs to help supplement the cost of doing magic.
Why are people unemployed? Because there is no work. Why is there no work? Because people are not buying products and services. Why are people not buying products and services? Because they have no #money. Why do people have no #money? Because they are unemployed.
I’m free of stress and worries now because if I don’t like something I’m doing, I just find the fun in it instead of being miserable. Let me have fun with the people I work with, let me have fun making #money - when I grew up so poor, ya know?
What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, #money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.
That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much #money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it.
The companies that survive longest are the one’s that work out what they uniquely can give to the world not just growth or #money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul.
Find something in life that you love doing. If you make a lot of #money, that’s a bonus, and if you don’t, you still won’t hate going to work.
If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don’t think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of #money, or of family distractions it is amazing how quickly you get through those 5,000 steps.
Who gets the risks? The risks are given to the consumer, the unsuspecting consumer and the poor work force. And who gets the benefits? The benefits are only for the corporations, for the #money makers.
If you work just for #money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.
I do not suppose I shall be remembered for anything. But I don’t think about my work in those terms. It is just as vulgar to work for the sake of posterity as to work for the sake of #money.
One might think that the #money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
I don’t think the #money people in Hollywood have ever thought I was normal, but I am dedicated to my work and that’s what counts.
Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making #money.
I spent my whole life in the private sector, 25 years in the private sector. I understand that when government takes more #money out of the hands of people, it makes it more difficult for them to buy things. If they can’t buy things, the economy doesn’t grow. If the economy doesn’t grow, we don’t put Americans to work.
Work like you don’t need the #money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.
Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough #money not to quit.
If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the #money will come.
It can be liberating to get fired because you realize the world doesn’t end. There’s other ways to make #money, better jobs.