Quotes & Notes:

  • “No matter what you are doing, you are going to run into burnout.”  Tim Paige on "Getting Motivated When You’re Feeling Anything But!"
  • “When my motivation is sapped, if I just push through it, I’m going to end up finishing a product that I’m not happy about.”
  • “Taking a break really gives you a fresh perspective.”
  • “If you are working and heading in the wrong direction, does efficiency benefit you at all?”
  • “I find that a lot of times, no matter who I’m talking it out with … I solve my own issue.”
  • “It’s all mental. It’s all in your head. You’ve got all these things that you are trying to figure out. And then suddenly, when you put it into words for someone else to understand …you make it so clear for them, that you make it clear for yourself.”
  • “A mentor is going to be in a higher position. They have to be able to bring you up to where you want to be.”
  • “An accountability partner can listen from an outside point of view. They are going to hold your butt to the flame.”
  • “If your accountability partner really knows you and knows your goals, they aren’t going to let you make stupid decisions.”
  • “Seth Godin is a genius. He’s the only professional, high-level blogger than can have his blog on a Typepad blog. The guy is brilliant.”
  • “You need to prepare yourself for success. You also need to know when it’s time to quit.”
  • “This doesn’t mean quit doing dentistry . . .It means quit doing something that is obviously not generating results.”
  • “Quitters do win, when you quit at the right time. That’s the key to all of it.”
  • “You are going to get 20% of your clients causing you 80% of your headaches, chaos, and unhappiness. Why bother with those people? It’s not worth the extra income to be miserable with what you are doing.”
  • “You can’t serve the best when you are miserable, when you are hating what you are doing.”
  • “You (dentists) might forget that you guys are doing something awesome. People forget how difficult your job is.”
  • “Those things that push you and motivate you…remember those things when you are doing your work and your work becomes easy.”

Read Tim’s blog post on Entrepreneur on Fire.

Follow Tim at The Awesome Podcast and follow him on Twitter.

Other mentions:  Seth Godin’s Blog & Authority Engine.

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