Do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?

We asked folks to tell us about their favorite quote or affirmation and to tell us what it means to them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Justin Anthony | Husband, Dad, Business Owner

“Cool fades, useful is forever” may be one of the least sexy quotes of all time, but has served as a litmus test for so many of the decisions I’ve made over the last few decades and continues to help drive success. While cool and useful are not mutually exclusive, I’ve always felt that the former is exponentially harder to maintain than the latter. And, the constant effort required to “keep things cool” often comes at the expense of utility. Read more>>

Ree Be Budgeting | YouTube Cash Envelope Stuffer and Budgeter

“You have to tell your money where to go, so you’re not left wondering where it went!” I started my YouTube channel to create content that would keep me accountable to my financial goals. I want to improve my relationship with money and eventually be debt free. In order to do that, I needed to find a way to gain control over my personal finances and using the zero based budgeting method, plus cash envelope stuffing is helping me do that. I LOVE spending money and I still do, I just do it within a budget I can commit to. Read more>>

MG Stout | Expressionistic Painter & ARTertainer

“Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone should be.” -Clementine Paddleford I’m encouraged by many quotes, but this one really resonates with me. It debunks the ideology of the early Disney princesses that rely on knights in shining armor, or wishes on stars to make things happen in their lives. It’s real talk. Not sugar, spice and everything nice. It’s about grit, personal responsibility and ambition. If you want something, set goals, make plans, and get to work. Read more>>

Brittany Leigh Ference | Lead Creative of Song Dog Media + Entrepreneur

“You have the right to remain wild.” A steady reminder to myself to continue to build a lifestyle that re-employs slow living, simplicity and connection to nature. A life that lives with the seasons, grows gardens and tends to animals. One that takes time to be in the backcountry on horseback, fishing, hunting and foraging. A reminder to build a life that teaches my daughter how to also know the language of the fauna and flora around us and be good stewards. Read more>>

Megan Mathis | Non-profit Entrepreneur & Steward

I have a quote from Mother Teresa that’s framed on my desk. It reads “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” Since I work in the fundraising/non-profit world, I often have supporters say to me that they don’t have much to give, and I have to remind them that it doesn’t matter how much they give, but the act of giving itself. We all have some capacity to give according to our individual situations, whether that’s $10 a month or $1000 a month. Read more>>

Grant Winfrey | Sauce & Seasoning Manufacturer

My favorite quote is attributed to former NBA player Tim Duncan, and it reads as follows: “Good, Better, Best, never let it rest. Until your good is Better and your Better is Best”. This quote resonates with me because I am constantly looking for new ways to innovate and improve, not only my products and my business but every aspect of life. Never stop working because there is always an area where you can improve and make your good better, or your better best. Read more>>

Mark Megibow | Beatboxer/Percussionist for Face Vocal Band

Not a quote so much as a thought: When people live their lives in alignment with their passions, they become a light – a spark. That passion ignites the inspiration of everyone they encounter. And those people are inspired – not to duplicate what the person does, but inspired to live life according to their passion as well. People who are in alignment with their passions are more engaged, are more positive, are more attractive (not in that sexy way, but in that charismatic “I’ll have what they’re having” way). Read more>>

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