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A Quote by Richard Branson on business, entrepreneurship, money, passion, and purpose

What was the first business idea you came up with?

I set up this magazine called Student when I was 16, and I didn't do it to make money - I did it because I wanted to edit a magazine. There wasn't a national magazine run by students, for students. I didn't like the way I was being taught at school. I didn't like what was going on in the world, and I wanted to put it right.

Of course, a lot of businesses want to reach students, so I funded the magazine by selling advertising. I sold something like $8,000 worth of advertising for the first edition, and that was in 1966. I printed up 50,000 copies, and I didn't even have to charge for them on the newsstand because my costs were already covered.

So I became a publisher by mistake - well, not quite by mistake, because I wanted to be an editor but I had to make sure the magazine would survive. The point is this: Most businesses fail, so if you're going to succeed, it has to be about more than making money.

Richard Branson

Source: Branson's Next Big Bet: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2006/08/01/8382250/

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Richard Branson on business, entrepreneurship, passion, and purpose

Ideally, since 80 percent of your life is spent working, you should start your business around something that is a passion of yours. If you're into kite-surfing and you want to become an entrepreneur, do it with kite-surfing.

Look, if you can indulge in your passion, life will be far more interesting than if you're just working. You'll work harder at it, and you'll know more about it. But first you must go out and educate yourself on whatever it is that you've decided to do - know more about kite-surfing than anyone else. That's where the work comes in. But if you're doing things you're passionate about, that will come naturally.

Richard Branson

Source: Branson's Next Big Bet: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2006/08/01/8382250/

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Zig Ziglar on performance, purpose, and knowledge

All of us perform better and more willingly when we know why we're doing what we have been told or asked to do.

Zig Ziglar (1926 -)

Contributed by: MsCapriKell

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on awakening, life, purpose, new, earth, inner, outer, alignment, aligning, joy, inspiration, truth, being, fulfilling, finding, and eckhart tolle

Your life has an inner purpose and an outer purpose. Inner purpose concerns Being and is primary. Outer purpose concerns doing and it is secondary. Your inner purpose is to awaken. It is as simple as that. You share that purpose with every other person on the planet - because it is the purpose of humanity. Your inner purpose is an essential part of the purpose of the whole, the universe and its emerging intelligence. Your outer purpose can change over time. It varies greatly from person to person. Finding and living in alignment with the inner purpose is the foundation for fulfilling your outer purpose. It is the basis for true success. Without that alignment, you can still achieve certain things through effort, struggle, determination, and sheer hard work or cunning. But there is no joy in such endevor, and it invariably ends in some form of suffering.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: A New Earth : Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, Pages: 258

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Ray Anderson on business, profit, and purpose

...there is no more strategic issue for a company, or any organization, than its ultimate purpose. For those who think business exists to make a profit, I suggest they think again. Business makes a profit to exist. Surely it must exist for some higher, nobler purpose than that.

Ray Anderson

Source: GNH 2: Ray Anderson Keynote: http://gpiatlantic.org/conference/proceedings/anderson.htm

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Joanna Meiseles on mission, vision, purpose, culture, and business

There are many tools available to help write a mission or vision statement, but I think it's often best to keep it simple -- one or two sentences -- and describe why the business exists. What is the core value or the daily purpose? Write it down and share it with everyone! Next, create an employee manual that reflects the culture.

Joanna Meiseles

Source: Six Keys to Running a Successful Business: http://www.inc.com/gems/blog/2007/11/six_keys_to_running_a_successf.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Thomas Berry on planetary, celebration, festival, life, global, purpose, earth, awakening, awareness, evolution, science, technology, industry, manufacturing, commerce, and finance

We might sometimes reflect and recall that the purpose of all our science, technology, industry, manufacturing, commerce, and finance is celebration, planetary celebration.  This is what moves the stars through the heavens and the earth through its seasons.  The final norm of judgment concerning the success or failure of our technologies is the extent to which they enable us to participate more fully in this grand festival.

Thomas Berry

Source: The Dream of the Earth, Pages: Pg. 69

Contributed by: Biophile

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on purpose

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To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Contributed by: Raeshon

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on purpose

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To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Contributed by: Raeshon

A Quote by Richard David Bach on mission, purpose, life, life purpose, life mission, and test

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:  if you're alive, it isn't.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Contributed by: Mary_C

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