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Another 100 Quotes to Take on the Go

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To celebrate 200 episodes on Women Taking the Lead I’ve collected and strung together the second 100 quotes shared on this podcast by our amazing guests.

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101: Kim Eisenberg on the Journey from Angst to Confident Ease

“No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Strive to be happy.”

— Excerpts from the poem Desiderata by Max Ehrmann


102: Marina Darlow on Using Your Mistakes to Make Progress

“Change is possible. We can change our reality.” ~ Marina Darlow


103: Laura Brandenburg on Not Pleasing Everyone

“Step into your own power.” ~ Laura Brandenburg

104: Nikki Wetherell on Releasing Trauma to Tap into Strength

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


105: Kerry Heaps on Following Your Windy Road

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” ~ Bert Lance

106: Lindsey Allen on Being True to Your Brand

“Do your thing, do it unapologetically. Don’t be discouraged by criticism. You probably already know what they’re going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. It’s far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances, and have fun. And no matter what don’t ever stop doing your thing.”  ~ Asher Roth


107: Heather Havenwood on Knowing All You Need Is Within You

“Does this feed my confusion or Strengthen My Clarity?” ~ Richard Flint


108: Jodi Flynn on Her Journey to Women Taking the Lead

“Life shrinks, or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anaïs Nin


109: Stephen Woessner on Why You Are Already a Leader

“Fear and Procrastination are the enemies of success.” ~ Dean Bacopoulos


110: Becky McKinnell on Mindful Care

“Everything you do counts.” ~ Becky McKinnell


111: Adrian Granzella Larssen on Small Steps

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” ~ Adrian Granzella Larssen

112: Margaret Hasna Kelsey on Using Your Authentic Voice


Ong is “Infinite Creative energy in manifestation and activity”.

Namo is “Reverent Greetings” implying humility,

Guru means “Teacher or Wisdom.”

Dev means “Divine or of God.”

“I call upon the Divine Wisdom, and Self-knowledge that is within us.”

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”


113: Lee Gaitan on Taking Tragedy to Triumph

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” ~ T.S. Elliot


114: Bola Sokunbi on Planning Financial Freedom

“We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” ~ Oprah Winfrey


115: Laura Novak Meyer on Leadership through Franchising

“Peace in my heart and wisdom out of my mouth.” ~Laura Novak Meyer

116: Sheila Ronning on Finding Calm Through the Storm

“Remember to show up, stand up, and speak up.” ~ Sheila Ronning

117: Niyc Pidgeon on Finding the Positive in Any Situation

“Find fulfillment in the joy of your journey.” ~ Niyc Pidgeon

118: Vicky Murgatroyd on Reflecting on Your Emotions

“I expand in abundance, success, and love everyday as I inspire others to do the same.” ~ Gay Hendricks


119: Rachael Thompson Phillips on Utilizing Your Unique Qualities

“You are never given a Dream without the Power to Make it Come True.” ~ Richard Bach


120: Michelle Mazur on Direct Communication

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ~ Pablo Picasso


121: Kim Boudreau Smith on Not Losing Yourself to Your Job

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde


122: Joanie Connell on Being True to Yourself

“Be true to yourself and your values.” ~ Joanie Connell

123: Vanessa Talbot on Putting You First

“Life is short. Eat dessert first.” ~ Jacques Torres


124: Marissa Lawton on the Baby Effect

“All love starts with self love.” ~ Marissa Lawton

125: Susan Morris on Perfect Being the Enemy of Done

“Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no patch and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


126: Fabienne Raphaël on Bringing the Real You Forward

“Success is something you attract by the person you become.” – Jim Rohn


127: Suzanne Doyle-Ingram on Finally Writing Your Book

“The harder you work, the luckier you get.” ~ Gary Player


128: Melinda Chen on Making Big Sales with Your Heart

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ~Neale Donald Walsch


129: Jen MacQuarrie on Success Habits

“Be responsible for the energy you bring into a room.” ~ Jen MacQuarrie


130: Sharon Haver on Stylishly Presenting Yourself

“If the shoe doesn’t fit, must we change the foot?” ~Gloria Steinem


131: Don Hutcheson on Mansplaining and Why It Needs to Stop

“I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.” ~ Albert Einstein


132: Caitlin Pyle on Authentically Sharing What You Know Online

“Learning changes everything.” ~ Caitlin Pyle


133: Osayi Emokpae Lasisi on Hiring and Retaining Happy People

“The desire to do something is proof that you have the power to do it.” ~Wallace D. Wattles


134: Kharisma Aro on Boldly Embracing Entrepreneurship

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~Winston Churchill


135: Emily Mottram on Designing Efficient Businesses and Homes

“Constant pursuit of knowledge.” ~ Emily Mottram


136: Deedra Determan on When to Stay and When to Move On

“Everybody has a calling. And your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you were meant to be, and to begin to honor that in the best way possible for yourself.” ~Oprah Winfrey


137: Nicole Hoglund on Leading with Vulnerability

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” ~Thomas J Peters


138: Paula Gosney on Overcoming to Be Your Best Self

“This is exciting, this is real, this is possible.”


139: Karen Jehanian on Leading a Collaborative Team

“Anything is possible.” ~ Karen Jehanian


140: C S Wurzberger on Joyfully Leading with Your Mission

“What we appreciate we preserve.

What we value we conserve.

What we are taught we understand.

And, when we understand, we can come together

to protect the earth and its animals. ”

~ C S Wurzberger, The Green Up Girl

141: Alicia Cuello on Key Skills: Observing and Presenting

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you are saying” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


142: Michelle Dutro on Living “Anything is Possible!”

“Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.” ~Mahatma Gandhi


143: Dave Frees on Evolving from Persuasion to Influence

“No plan survives contact with the enemy. So, plan early and often.” ~Dave Frees

144: Carrie Hartunian Smith on Pursuing Your Area of Expertise

“Everything is temporary, it will pass.” – Carrie Hartunian Smith

145: Jessica Williams on Starting by Taking Care of YOU

“Do not now seek the answers which cannot be given to you, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now.”


146: Suzanna McGee on Obstacles vs. Inconveniences

“Take small actions daily. Small actions will compound and become bigger every day.” ~ Suzanna McGee


147: Lauren Copeland on How to Create Balance While Busy

“To live is to choose. But to live well, you must know who you are, what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.” ~ Kofi Annan


148: Chloë Thomas on Creating Regularly Paying Customers

“Oh yeah, everything is about Keep Optimizing in my world.” ~ Chloë Thomas

149: Dr. Jamie Orr on Science, Education and Entrepreneurship

“Be kinder than is necessary because you never know what someone else is going through.” ~ Jamie Orr

150: Alexis Robin on Utilizing Your “Village”

“Trust the process of life. Sometimes life goes wrong in your favor.” ~ Alexis Robin

151: Jan Molino on Finding Success Through Relationships

“I am a thought leader.” ~ Jan Molino

152: Cloris Kylie on the Secret to Attracting Your Perfect Client

“If I did it you can do it too. I just said, okay this is what I want to do. What do I need to do to get what I want? And then follow the steps.” ~ Cloris Kylie

153: Abbie McGilvery on Not Letting Anyone Dim Your Sparkle

“The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” ~ Mohadesa Najumi


154: Anne Stephany on Living Joyfully at Any Age

“If today were the last day of my life would I want to do what I am about to do today?” ~ Steve Jobs


155: Marie Sola on How to Be One Woman Uniting Many

“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough” ~ Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia


156: PJ Jonas on Letting Your Values Lead You

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the more I work, the more I have of it.” ~Thomas Jefferson


157: Caroline Greene on Choosing to Be Happy and Joyful

“Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.” ~ G.K. Chesterton


158: Jen Hemphill on Rewriting Your Money Stories

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” ~Jim Rohn


159: Stacy Tuschl on People Who Surround You

“Don’t be the smartest person in the room.” ~Stacy Tushcl

160: Jessica Phillippe on Being Entrepreneurial and Introverted

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson


161: Dr. Michele Colon on Honoring Your Body and What You Want

“The secret of leadership is simple. Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.” ~ Seth Godin


162: Meredith Bell on Asking for the Opportunity to Contribute

“How can I serve this person so powerfully that they never forget this conversation for the rest of their life?” ~ Rich Litvin


163: Honorée Corder on How to Publish Your Ideas for Profit

“Because the more you do something the better you get and the better you get the more you want to do something. And writing is just like eating. You don’t eat one meal on Sunday and then go, ‘Whew! Thank God that’s done! You have to eat consistently , you have to write consistently. And the more you write the better you’ll get, the more easily you’ll crystallize your thoughts and be able to put them on paper. ” ~ Honorée Corder

164: Luke Iorio on Releasing Expectations to Find Meaning

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” ~ Zig Ziglar


165: Shelli Warren on Being on Divine Time

“Be true to you.” ~ Shelli Warren


166: Dr. Amy Cannatta on Finding Your Ability to Be Resilient

“To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when stars shine brightest.” ~ Anonymous


167: Bri Seeley on Practically Following Your Bliss

“If you don’t ask the answer is always no.” ~ Nora Roberts


168: Elizabeth Crook on How to Achieve Unconscious Competence

“Millions of lives and millions of books.” ~ Elizabeth Crook


169: Emily Thompson on Utilizing Your Multifaceted Talents

Emily’s one-word focus intention is Grace and her word of the year is Joy.

170: J V Crum III on Feeling Love Through Your Business

“Everything counts!” ~ J V Crum III

171: Libby Brockhoff on Supporting Other Women

“Difficulties be damned!” ~ Libby Brockhoff

172: Jen Edds on Your Most Undervalued Superpower

“Do or do not, there is no try.” ~ Yoda


173: Stacey Brown Randall on Beating Small Moments of Self-Doubt

“Be you, bravely.” ~Stacey Brown

174: Katie Grant on Not Being Afraid to Ask

“We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.” ~ Charles Bukowski


175: Dr. Tiffany Stewart on Trusting Yourself

“I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.”  ~ Thomas Edison


176: Daniel Bielak on Inspiring Young Leaders of Today

“There is no not.” ~ Daniel Bielak


177: Boom Shikha on Meditation and Body Awareness

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

~ Marianne Williamson


178: Robin Bates on Creating a Customized Experience

“Fear is false evidence appearing real.” ~ Robin Bates

179: Naketa Thigpen on Boldness to Ask and Humility to Receive

“I feel adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I am not afraid to look behind them.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor


180: Krystal Covington on the Opportunity in Personal Development

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~ Andre Gide


181: Milly Welsh on Believing that You Can

“Each of your cells is a galaxy in the universe that is your body. You are full of amazing things.” ~ VibeSquirrel

182: Jennifer Eklund on Being Genuinely Thoughtful

“You are the star, and the life is your stage. It’s up to you whether or not the audience shouts for an encore.” ~ Jennifer Eklund

183: Karen Worcester on Honoring Those Who Serve

“Give freely, love deeply and always reach down and grab another gear.” ~ Karen Worcester

184: Marissa Levin on Creating Cultures of Servant Leadership

Be the change you wish to see in the world.”


185: Andrea Goulet on Redefining Someone Who Codes

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


186: Michelle McQuaid on What Makes You Strong

“What if everything you dreamed was entirely possible?” ~ Michelle McQuaid

187: Dana Zarcone on the Reality of Entrepreneurship

“Our deepest fear isn’t that we are inadequate. It’s that we are powerful beyond measure; and there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so others won’t feel insecure around you.” ~ Marianne Williamson


188: Lin Eleoff on Finding Your Community Online

“This too shall pass.” ~ Unknown


189: Carol Cox on When it’s Okay Not to Smile

“You can’t take people further than you have gone yourself.” ~ Carl Jung


190: Jennifer Briney on Leadership Simply Being Meeting a Need

“You never know until you try.” ~ Unknown


191: Libby Gill on Being so Close to Your Dream

“To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.” ~ Robert Lewis Stevenson


192: Julie Broad on Finding What is True to You

“The missing piece is always action.” ~ Julie Broad

193: Natalie Eckdahl on Planning for Profits

“Do it scared.” ~ Natalie Eckdahl

194: TJ Jones on a New Style of Leadership

“Does anything take more courage, is anything more challenging, and sometimes frightening than to live by your own mind, judgement and values? Is not self esteem a summons to the hero within us?” ~ Nathanial Brandon


195: Teena Evert on the Importance of Priorities

“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are and what you believe in and where you want to go.” ~ Sheila Murray Bethel


196: Esther Kiss on Knowing When You’re Ready for Publicity

“Your network is your net worth.” ~ Porter Gale


197: Katie Clark Creating Change in Your Community

“Remember. Your story can help save someone’s life. Your silence contributes to someone else’s struggle. Speak so we all can be free. Love so we all can be liberated. The moment is now and we need you.” Yolo Akili Robinson, Dear Universe: Letters of Affirmation and Empowerment for All of Us


198: Alyssa Wright on Artistry in Social Change

“The time is is always right to do what is right.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


199: Astrid Mueller on Creating Soulful Branding

“Follow the fun that comes from the heart.” ~ Astrid Mueller

200: Nikki Groom on Speaking Up

“Just start.” ~ Nikki Groom

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