Yesterday was a big day. 35th birthday and release of my free book for you all to enjoy. I hope you've accepted my birthday gift and downloaded the book. Today I updated the book's web site and added the "Table of Contents" to the site with the most memorable and tweetable quotes. While doing that I added quotes from all of the contributors to my book.
You see, last Thursday I emailed a bunch of my online friends, people I admire. I sent them an invitation to contribute to my book. It was really last minute... but so many of them did reply and sent fantastic quotes my way. Here are the best ones, and feel free to share them on Twitter if you like (just click on the birdie icon below the quote you like). Most quotes are longer than 140 characters so get the book to read them in full:
My friends who contributed to my book directly - Tweetable quotes:
David Allen: "Passion is a symptom of your engagement with anything into which you are fully immersed."
Michael Hyatt: "You'll find your calling at intersection of: Passion, Proficiency & Profitability."
Graham Allcott: "It’s a bit of a myth that entrepreneurs and businesses are driven by money..."
Art Kurasinski: "In a startup... You just have to work a lot. And you can only do it with passion."
Steve Pavlina: "Pick an interest that you expect you’ll still be passionate about 5 years from now"
Brett Terpstra: "Happiness for me... comes from any paycheck I get for doing what I love."
Al Pittampalli "Do you care enough to defend cause, navigate obstacles, and fight bureaucracy?"
Ryan Carson: "Remind your Team about your Mission and why it matters. Say it all the time."
Krzysztof Wysocki: "If you're passionate you'll be able to attract passionate customers..."
Laura Stack: "The most effective people are those with a hard-working, positive, can-do attitude."
Jason Womack: "Nobody in school teaches you the real work is figuring out what you LOVE doing."
Michael Bungay Stanier: "If you’re getting more efficient but not doing the stuff that matters, who cares?”
Stever Robbins: "If a vision doesn’t engage people emotionally, it won’t be a powerful motivator…"
Michal Szafranski: "Open up for the unknown and the power of side effects..."
Grzegorz Marczak: "Thanks to my blog I am having a professional adventure of a life-time"
Maciek Budzich: "Passion, personal brand and one’s own business – I love the combination of these..."
Augusto Pinaud: "It doesn't matter what your passion is, it matters how far you are willing to go with it"
I also added quotes by people I follow and read a lot:
Leo Babauta: "If you’re passionate about your work, you won’t procrastinate — you’ll love doing it"
MG Siegler: "I think as long as you’re passionate about something, similar audience will find you"
Bill Hybels: "Rather than get paralyzed by their problems, visionaries commit to finding solutions"
Fred Wilson: "Great idea the personal ownership & passion leads to execution of a winning idea"
Neil Patel: "People don’t want a perfect product… they want a passionate person behind it."
David Heinemeier Hansson: "Creating software for others is hard. It’s so much easier to create something for yourself."
Scott Belsky: "If you can put 'work with intention' at the center of your efforts, you make impact"
Matt Mullenweg: "We do many things at Automattic, but our core passion is creating great products..."
Tony Robbins: "There is no greatness without a passion to be great..."
Chris Brogan: "Passion is what fuels the best of what we do. It’s that tireless drive..."
David Sparks: "I'm very fortunate to be passionate about many things: family, clients, music and Mac."
Tim Ferriss: "Service is an attitude. Find cause/vehicle that interests you most & make no apologies"
Brian Tracy: "Successful people help others. Unsuccessful are always asking 'What's in it for me?'"
Ken Robinson: "What you do for yourself dies with you, what you do for others lives on forever."
Gretchen Rubin: "Passion brings happiness to the person and a vicarious pleasure to onlookers."
Alexis Ohanian: "People who make a difference are those who put their hands up in weird situations"
Mike McDerment: "If you have a great idea... find someone who is passionate about your vision."
I'd like to thank everyone for contributing - I'm so happy and proud :-)
I'd like to also thank Lori Anderson, Nicholas Moon and Krzysztof Wysocki for thorough review and great corrections. Augusto Pinaud for constant support. Magda and Radek of my team for helping me so much with this book... and Tomasz, our CTO for helping me with our web sites.
Updated to version 1.1
I just updated the book to version 1.1, made a few corrections, formatting changes and most of all, added book cover to the PDF version which apparently is the most popular download (60% PDF, 22% Mobi, 18% ePub).
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