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2013 Edition

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RYAN ALLIS With Ellen Daly
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LESSONS learned
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SECTION 8

LIFE LESSONS

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LISTEN TO THAT LITTLE VOICE IN THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD. It’s usually alerting You to something Important
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YOU CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING

YOU SET YOUR MIND TO
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Don’t let Non-communication Lead to the degeneration Of a Relationship
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Don’t AVOID DOING THINGS JUST BECAUSE

THEY MAY CAUSE CONFLICT
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AT THE END OF THE DAY What matters is

INTEGRITY
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NEVER Say “BUT” INSTEAD SAY

“YES, AND.”
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THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO DETERMINE THE RULES OF LIFE TALKING TO SMART PEOPLE
OR TRIAL AND ERROR. EITHER WAY START LEARNING EARLY.
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IF SOMEBODY SUES YOU GO TALK TO THEM IN PERSON

IMMEDIATELY
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NETWORKING Isn’T ABOUT BUSINESS CARDS IT’s about building
Meaningful relationships WITH QUALITY PEOPLE
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2.5 Billion
PEOPLE
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LIVE ON LESS THAN TWO DOLLARS PER DAY
(And 1.2 Billion People Live On Less Than $1.25/day)
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22,000 CHILDREN UNDER 5 DIE EVERY DAY
MOST FROM PREVENTABLE DISEASE AND LOW NUTRITION. THIS DOESN’t HAVE TO HAPPEN.
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80% OF HUMANS LIVE oN LESS THAN $10 PER DAY
IF YOU’RE LIVING ON MORE THAN $10 PER DAY

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGs
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Life lessons 2007

LIFE IS PRECIOUS AND CAN BE VERY SHORT VALUE IT EXPRESS GRATITUDE DAILY AND TELL THOSE YOU LOVE THAT YOU LOVE THEM
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Life lessons 2007

ONE CAN SEE MUCH FURTHER BY STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS SO FIND MENTORS WHO ARE GIANTS
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THE WORLD HAS MORE OPPORTUNITIES THAN YOU MIGHT THINK DEFINE YOUR PURPOSE

THEN SEEK THEM OUT
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Life lessons 2007

PoSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS OCCUR WHEN YOU ASSOCIATE WITH

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE
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GRATITUDE IS AN EXTREMELY POWERFUL

CHARACTER ATTRIBUTE
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HUMANS HAVE A DEEP DESIRE In THEIR LIVES FOR

LOVE AND AFFECTIOn
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IF THERE’S ONE THING YOU “OVER-Do” IN LIFE MAKE IT

COMMUNICATIon
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LET YOUR INNER CHILD COME OUT DAILY

AND SILLY DANCE
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AVOID GETTING MARRIED UNTIL YOU’RE ABLE TO FULLY FINANCIALLY SUPPORT YOURSELF
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AVOID HAVING CHILDREN UNTIL YOU CAN FINANCIALLY AFFORD TO HAVE CHILDREN
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Life lessons 2007

GOOD HEALTH

IS EVERYTHING
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Don’t ever LET YOUR MIND

LIMIT YOURSELF
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One way to avoid CRITICISM IS TO DO NOTHING THE WORLD WILL THEN LEAVE YOU ALONE
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Life lessons 2007

ARROGANCE IS NOT OVER-CONFIDENCE ARROGANCE is being

DISMISSIVE OF OTHERS
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Don’t cheat on your SPOUSE, PERIOD BUT ESPECIALLY NOT IF You’RE PLANNING TO RUN FOR NATIONAL POLITICAL OFFICE
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Life lessons 2008

IT TAKES ten years TO BECOME GREAT AT SOMETHING Thus You can only
BECOME GREAT AT 6 or 7 things CHOOSE CAREFULLY
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Life lessons 2009

DO SOMETHING WONDERFUL EACH DAY WITH

INFECTIOUS ENTHUSIASM
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Life lessons 2009

JUST SAY “OK, GOOD”

TO LIFE
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Life lessons 2009

CANCER IS HORRIBLE
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Life lessons 2009

WE ALL HAVE CHALLENGES It’s how you INTERPRET & RESPOND TO THEM THAT COUNTS
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PEOPLE GENERALLY ACT CONSISTENTLY WITH WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THEM
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SO EXPECT GREAT THINGS!
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Many PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES ARE NOT AUTHENTICALLY

HAPPY
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THERE IS BEAUTY IN SEEKING TO UNDERSTAND

NUANCE
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RARELY DO ANYTHING YOU WOULDN’T WANT On the front page

Of the ny times
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I’ve felt most Connected to the Human spirit

Dancing in villages
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Life lessons 2009

ASK FOR ADVICE

MORE OFTEN
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FOCUS iS

NECESSARY
FOR SUCCESS
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THERE IS GREAT POWER IN A

HANDWRITTEN NOTE
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Life lessons 2009

FIGHT HARD FOR WHAT YOU

BELIEVE IN
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Life lessons 2009

FIND A WAY TO MAKE ALL NEGOTIATIONS BENEFIT

BOTH SIDES
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Life lessons 2010

THE BEST MEDICINE FOR STRESS

IS LAUGHTER
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Life lessons 2010

TRAVEL THE WORLD FOR AT LEAST

3 weeks per year
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Life lessons 2010

SPEND MORE HOURS READING THAN YOU DO

WATCHING TV
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Life lessons 2011

INVESTING in AFRICA NOW IS LIKE INVESTING IN INDIA

In 1985
Big Returns Are Possible With Focus
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Life lessons 2011

NEARLY SUPER-HUMAN FEATS ARE POSSIBLE WHEN YOU ARE DEEPLY PASSIONATE ABOUT
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YOUR MISSION
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FAMOUS QUOTES

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LIFE IS EITHER DARING ADVENTURE OR NOTHING.
- HELEN KELLER
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ABOve ALL TRY SOMETHING.
- FRANKLIN D. ROoSEVELT
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ONE WHO MAKES NO MISTAKES MAKES NOTHING.
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- GIACOMO CASANOVA

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DO ONE THING EVERYDAY THAT SCARES YOU.
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- ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

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NEVER DOUBT THAT A SMALL GROUP OF THOUGHFUL, COMMITTED CITIZENS

CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.
- MARGARET MEAD
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DREAM NO SMALL DREAMS FOR THEY HAVE NO POWER

TO MOVE THE HEARTS OF MEN
- GOETHE

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Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive. Because WHAT the world needs IS PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME ALIVE
- HOWARD THURMAN
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Don’t chase THE PAPER

CHASE THE DREAM
- P DIDDY
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FAR BETTER IT IS TO DARE MIGHTY THINGS THAN TO RANK WITH TIMID SPIRITS WHO KNOW NEITHER

VICTORY NOR DEFEAT
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- THEODORE ROOSEVELT

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HERE’S TO THE CRAZY ONES. THE MISFITS, REBELS, & TROUBLEMAKERS. THE ONES WHO SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY. BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CRAZY ENOUGH TO THINK THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD - JACK KEROUAC ARE THE ONES WHO DO.
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WHETHER YOU THINK YOU CAN OR YOU CANNOT YOU ARE RIGHT.
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FOLLOW YOUR BLISS
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- JOSEPH CAMBELL

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UNTIL ONE IS COMMITTED, THERE IS HESITANCY THE CHANCE TO DRAW BACK. WHATEVER YOU CAN DO, BEGIN IN. BOLDNESS HAS GENIUS, POWER, & MAGIC IN IT. BEGIN IT NOW.
- W.H. Murray

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THE ABILITY TO PERSERVERE DESPITE OBSTACLES & SETBACKS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TRAIT

FOR SUCCEEDING IN LIFE.
- MIHALI Csikszentmihali
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A PERSON CAN MAKE HIMSELF HAPPY

OR MISERABLE
REGARDLESS OF WHAT IS HAPPENING OUTSIDE JUST BY CHANGING

THE CONTENTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS.
- MIHALI Csikszentmihali
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BEAUTY IS THE ABSENCE

OF THE SUPERFLUOUS
- Greek SCHOLARS
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SIMPLICITY IS THE ULTIMATE

SOPHISTICATION
- LEONARDO DE VINCI
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Startup Guide
2013 Edition

The

SHARE FREELY

Building a Better World Through Entrepreneurship

RYAN ALLIS With Ellen Daly
CEO of Connect.com
More slides at www.startupguide.com