George Bernard Shaw Quotes

George Bernard ShawI find great comfort in quotes. They often remind me very quickly of reality and can help me marshal my thoughts and appreciate a given situation.  Here are some by George Bernard Shaw and one of mine that I picked out for today.  I was reminded of him by one of my best friends today.  Aren’t friends great?

Hopefully one or more of these will ring true with you.  Let me know what you think!


Andrew Anderson

“A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”
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Texting Makes You Stupid And Costs You Money

Texting Makes You Stupid And Costs You Money

OK,  my friend’s 15 year old daughter Megan said this to me awhile ago and I realize how wise she is every day.

If you run a business, this is especially true. In Tony Schwartz’s book, The Power Of Full Engagement, he shows several studies that when you get interrupted by things like texts and emails that it takes you a full 20 minutes to get back to the mental focus that you had before you stopped what you were doing to check the text, email, im etc. Wow, does that suck or what?

Not only that, specifically when you are texting, because of the brevity, important details are often lost and misunderstandings occur on a regular basis.

How Much Texts Really Cost You

I am in the process of quantifying this, but in the studies I am doing right now with a couple of guinea pigs, each text looks like it costs somewhere between $20 to $300 in actual lost revenue and this is harder to quantify, but it could be over $500 to $1,000+ in lost opportunity costs.  Pretty cool!

How does that make you feel?

So, do yourself and your business a favor, and stop texting unless it is a freaking emergency. Because it does make you stupid even if you are not and it does hurt your bottom line whether you realize it or not.

Plus, if you really have to answer texts all day, you really need to rearrange how you are running your business. If you can’t disengage, you don’t have a business, you just have a job.

If I don’t answer your text, now you know why. 🙂


Profit Consultant - Andrew Anderson

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