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"People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily."

ZIG ZIGLAR

"Those unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents."

ANDREW CARNEGIE

"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows."

RALPH MARSTON

It’s obvious that modern professionals are starved of time.  Rereading How To Win Friends and Influence People (a move, I’m sure, that many in my life felt was long overdue) made me think that we might also be starved of encouragement.

I created Start Inspired to deliver encouraging words to people who don’t have time to look for them.  This free service will email you once a day with an inspirational quote.

Researching it gave me the opportunity to read thousands of great quotes from great minds, and those quotes have reminded me to look at difficult situations in new ways.  Of course, they’ve helped professionally: it’s hard to read Seneca and not conjure a much better version of yourself in the next client meeting.

They’ve helped in my personal life, too.  Just before my 40th birthday, the calm and certain words of Charles Atlas drowned out my doubts and helped me keep running up a long and steep hill that used to defeat me in my twenties.

It’s a privilege to share some of these great quotes with you.  I hope you will find them to be as inspiring, challenging, provocative and helpful as I have.  Please subscribe below, and contact me if you have any thoughts or questions – I read every email.

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Christian Kavanagh.