Success tips with Tom O’Toole


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  • Beware of the dream takers! Get famous! Get out of your comfort zone! Take a risk – smile! Enjoy your work! SHOCK people!
  • A smile is the quickest way to wreck a pity party 
  • Believers pick up the prizes
  • None of us is as strong as all of us – together everyone achieves more
  • The more you learn, the more you earn
  • Little things are the only things 
  • We put limits upon ourselves 
  • What you think about expands – so think positively! Look for opportunities! Get excited! Talk up business! Brag about your job!
  • Put delegation into action
  • Don’t let an old person in – old age will only appear when we stop dreaming
  • Without good people you’re nothing
  • Think great thoughts - mediocre attention attracts mediocre results. Great thinking attracts great results 
  • Mistakes are life
  • If you wouldn’t buy it, don’t sell it
  • Problems are always within my four walls – any time I have a problem in my business it’s always within my four walls. Yet it is so easy to put the blame elsewhere. I’ve done it many times myself, because I don’t want to be responsible. I’d rather point the finger at somebody else
  • When I am asked, “What if you train them and they leave?”, I usually reply: “What if you don’t and they stay!”
  • My customers tell me how to run my business
  • Choose to be happy
  • It has got to be simple 
  • What do you think of yourself? Nothing worthwhile is ever achieved without the collective spark of enthusiasm
  • Enthusiasm is like measles and mumps – highly contagious.

O’Toole’s view on goals

  • Goals are important
  • Most people don’t have goals 
  • The most important thing about goals is having one
  • I believe if your goals are not on paper then they are not on this planet
  • Goals are just dreams with dates and we must all dream.

And finally

  • If you wouldn’t buy it, then don’t sell it 
  • Attitudes are contagious 
  • Nothing changes if nothing changes 
  • If it’s to be, it’s up to me
  • Don’t let someone else steal your day.

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