Lessons from Extra-Ordinary Lives
Book from Katie Couric 4/11 excerpts by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz
Author‘s Introduction: “I hope you’ll find these words as compelling, fun to read—and, yes, wise—as I have. And, wherever you are in your journey, I hope you’ll feel inspired to share your own.” –Katie Couric (see about the Author, at bottom of this post)
Overview. What was the tipping point for Malcolm Gladwell? What unscripted event made Meryl Streep who she is? How did Mario Batali cook up his recipe for success? In this inspiration-packed book, Katie Couric reports from the front lines of the worlds of politics, entertainment, sports, philanthropy, arts, & business—distilling the ingenious, hard-won insights of leaders & visionaries, who tell us all how to take chances, follow our passions, cope with criticism, and, perhaps most important, commit to something greater than ourselves !!!
Say Yes: Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google: “Find a way to say yes to things. Say yes to invitations to a new country, say yes to meet new friends, say yes to learn something new. Yes is how you get your first job, and your next job, and your spouse, and even your kids.”
Make your own Path: Maya Angelou, best-selling Author, etc. “My paternal grandmother, gave me advice that I have used for 65 years”. “If the world puts you on a road you do not like, if you look ahead and do not want that destination which is being offered and you look behind and you do not want to return to you place of departure, get off that road & build yourself a new path.”
Other Favorite Quotes: 1) “Keep trying doors; one will eventually open…Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of fear.” Arianna Huffington, Huff Post news service. 2) “If you really believe in yourself, then you have to create your own opportunities. You can’t wait for someone else to do it for you.” Susan Stroman, Broadway Director. 3) “Be patient & persistent. Life is not so much what you accomplish as what you overcome.” Mz Robin Roberts, Broadcaster. 4) “You quit, you fail.” Morgan Freeman, Actor. “Finding your passion will eventually get you to where you’re supposed to be.” Katie Couric. 5) “Commitment will set your free.” Author John Gardner.6) “Marry someone who you would want to be, someone who wants to help you be that better version of yourself.” Jay Leno, Host, Tonight Show. 7) “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson.
[ Other extra-ordinary People, Other cool Quotes, Katie’s own Advice, Recommendation, Summary, About the Author, in Premium Content ]