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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Quotes from Robert Stevenson’s ‘Raise Your Line-- Success is About a Higher Line Mentality’





I had to spend quite a time editing out quotes. I wanted to keep all of them, but that didn’t seem like a wise thing to do. 



"Discipline -- and success go hand in hand. You cannot have one without the other." ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




"Being online can be a useful tool for productivity, but it can also be a terrible distraction to productivity if something else catches your attention....so be careful and stay focused on the task at hand." ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




"If you want to be successful, then you need to stay as close to the frontline as possible. Get out from behind your desk and get on the frontline to see what is really going on in your company." ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




"You need to be a Realistic Optimist: a person who takes in full account of the reality of any situation and then using the Power of Optimist, creates the energy and commitment necessary to achieve higher levels of performance or strives to find an effective solution." ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




"If you are having meeting and everyone is agreeing with you then you don't need to have any more meetings. Disagreements are healthy." ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




"Success comes to those who will persist, fight, challenge and change when times get tough. Nothing worthwhile ever comes easy." ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




"To stay ahead of your competition you need to start thinking -- if you were competing against yourself, how would you beat you...and then fix it." ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




"You can greatly shorten your learning curve and reduce your mistakes (disappointments) by reading about the experiences of others." ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




"Managers who think they must make people feel stupid, insecure or scared to get things done will never become great leaders." ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




"Not every decision you make will be right. Realize that and understand smart people and effective managers are the ones who are willing to change their mind and move on. Stubbornness and inflexibility can kill a company and a career." ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




"Compliments cost nothing. It is unspoken praise that is costly." ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




"The day you forget you are in business for the customer, is the day you start going out if business." ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




"If you don't know where to focus, then start by identifying all customer complaints and look for the most common cause of their complaints." ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




"If no one is disagreeing, adding their two cents or giving any 'real' input at your meetings, you are just wasting time and don't need to have a meeting. You probably won't be in business long either." ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




“When you are unaware of something that supposedly can’t be done, you go at it with a blind determination to see it CAN be done.” ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




“The longer you carry stress without a break, the less effective you will be in everything you do. Your body needs time to recharge and your mind and mental attitude need some time to decompress so you will feel refreshed. When you are refreshed you are able to carry heavy burdens and take care of responsibilities and commitments, so the critical factor in all of this is … learning how to stay refreshed.” ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




“If you want to find out how good your company is, call it with a problem.” ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




“People don’t go online and write comments about adequate companies. They like to write about either Great Experiences or Bad ones.” ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




“The latest management fad isn’t going to make your company successful. Old words like service, trust, respect, loyalty, diligence, fairness, and integrity should never be overlooked in our quest for the latest and greatest technological business tool or management book.” ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




“If you don’t like change, you are going to hate extinction. Blind devotion to past technologies, methodologies, systems and procedures is a success killer.” ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




“Who should be your biggest fan? You! If you don’t think you are good, why should anybody else?” ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




“Success comes to those who take it, not to those who hope it comes. You constantly need to be prepared, studying and learning, so when an opportunity presents itself…you can deliver.” ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




“We all have to be extremely cautious when it comes to accepting the opinions of others about people we have never met.” ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




“If certain people keep letting you down, then avoid them. The same is true for companies whose product or service fail to meet you expectations; avoid them, too.” ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




“If someone asks you what happened, tell them. If someone else asks you what happened, you don’t have to recall what you said previously. The story (the truth) will always be the same. You should assume everything you do will someday end up in some sort of social media with a detailed accounting of your actions…so act accordingly.” ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)




“Successful people have Persistence, Desire and always get up when knocked down. Successful people understand that success comes to those who hand on longer than others.” ~~ Robert Stevenson (Book: Raise Your Line)






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Hope you enjoyed reading this collection of quotes.