Harvey Mackay

Harvey
Mackay
1932

American Businessman, Columnist and Author

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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.

Humility is becoming a lost art, but it's not difficult to practice. It means that you realize that others have been involved in your success.

It isn't the people you fire who make your life miserable, it's the people you don't.

Never forget, the real secret of giving advice is this: Once you've given it, don't concern yourself with whether it is followed or not, and refrain from saying 'I told you so.'

Being rich isn't about money. Being rich is a state of mind. Some of us, no matter how much money we have, will never be free enough to take time to stop and eat the heart of the watermelon. And some of us will be rich without ever being more than a paycheck ahead of the game.

Employee loyalty begins with employer loyalty. Your employees should know that if they do the job they were hired to do with a reasonable amount of competence and efficiency, you will support them.

I believe that visualization is one of the most powerful means of achieving personal goals.

It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice. You don't know who your top customers will be five years from now or where you will be in 10 years. You may have a fancy title, but you will always need help from the people around you.

Ninety percent of the people that I share my philosophies with about organizing and using the

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