We asked the community to share their favorite quotes and affirmations with us. Check some of those out below.

Drew Johnson | Tour operator & Digital Marketing Consultant

Memento mori, which is Latin for “remember that you have to die.” If first came across this idea in Ryan Holidays’ book, Obstacle is the way and is something I always remind myself. While some people might think it is depressing, I have come to find it to be quite the opposite. Remembering that you could die at any moment helps keep you living life to its fullest and staying in the present. More importantly, it reminds me that I have so much that I want to do in life (personal and business), and now is the best time to do it! With the current state of the world, this quote has helped me keep the focus on what is essential in my life. More importantly, it has become a constant reminder to all people that life is short and uncontrollable – no matter how hard we try. Read more>>

Mike Teichberg | Fundraiser & Human Resources | Poet, Philosopher, & Adventure Seeker

“You make a living from what you get, you make a life from what you give.” – Sir Winston Churchill This quote is one of my favorites of all time. It encapsulates my personal and career decisions and reflects the hard truth of what it’s going to take to get our global civilization out of the current pandemic situation. I was fortunate throughout my entire 20’s that I had met the love of my life in college. Having an equally dedicated, hard-working partner gave me the stability and focus on working very hard, exploring the world and myself. I rose through the ranks of my corporate Human Resources career, first in the non-profit sector, and then transitioning to venture-backed technology startups when I decided it was time to make more money and build the life I wanted for my wife and me. Read more>>

Jonathan Vargas | Filmmaker

“Turn this chicken shit into chicken salad”. What I love about that quote is that, as a indie filmmaker, 90% of the time the project that you are working on is probably not going to be good. So as a director, you’re mindset should be, let me turn this piece of crap into a piece of gold. It’s a quote I use all the time. It motivates and reminds me to do the best job you can on anything you are working on. Read more>>