Harvey Mackay

Harvey
Mackay
1932

American Businessman, Columnist and Author

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The employees who share innovative ideas may also be the folks who have some hidden talents that would help incorporate their suggestions.

We will move mountains to keep the team here.

The life of a startup is full of ups and downs, an emotional roller coaster ride that you can't quite imagine if you've spent your whole career in a corporation.

When a person with money meets a person with experience, the person with the experience winds up with the money and the person with the money winds up with the experience.

The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your relationships. The quality of your business is no different.

When advice is freely given, the receiver is free to use it as he or she sees fit.

The sale begins when the customer says yes.

When an employee asks why the company does things a certain way, and you can explain the logical reason, then the employee knows what she's doing is valid.

The service leaders hire one out of 50 applicants, sometimes one out of 100, but they're very, very careful. You can't afford not to be extremely choosy when you hire.

When you have a dream that you can't let go of, trust your instincts and pursue it. But remember: Real dreams take work, they take patience, and sometimes they require you to dig down very deep. Be sure you're willing to do that.

The sooner you accept the fact that you will have both successes and failures, the easier it will be to get your business and personal life headed in the right direction.

When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective.

People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be

There is a time to provide advice and offer an opinion, and there is a time not to. Don't be too quick to offer unsolicited advice. It certainly will not endear you to people.

When you're fired, you're rejected. It's as simple as that.

Pessimism doesn't grow your business or even maintain the status quo. The pessimists on your staff make the job harder for everyone around them. They make difficulties out of opportunities.

There is no shame in taking pride in achievements or position. But nobody gets to the top alone.

When you're thirsty, it's too late to think about digging a well.

Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.

There's a place in the world for any business that takes care of its customers--after the sale.

Worrying about the past or the future isn't productive. When you start chastising yourself for past mistakes, or seeing disaster around every corner, stop and take a breath and ask yourself what you can do right now to succeed.

Remember you're not entitled to anything. You have to earn your success every day, and you will make mistakes like everyone else.

Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but

You can win more friends with your ears than with your mouth. People who feel like they're being listened to feel accepted and appreciated. They feel like they're being taken seriously and what they say really matters.

Rolodex file will never put them into practice. They lack the necessary ingredient: Discipline.

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First Name
Harvey
Last Name
Mackay
Birth Date
1932
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American Businessman, Columnist and Author