HEAR/SAY

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“Being purposeful, we will often make choices and look for opportunities to achieve—it provides that anchor in our thinking and decision making.” – Mallika Chopra, CEO of Intent.com and daughter of Deepak

“Just as a puppy can be more of a challenge than a gift, so too can the holidays.” – John Clayton, sportscaster

“Holidays, in general, breed unrealistic expectations. The minute you start wondering, ‘is it going to be wonderful enough?,’ it never will be.” – Pepper Schwartz, sociologist

“A ‘For Sale’ sign in your yard during the holidays is like a ‘kick me’ sign. You are telling buyers you are a distressed seller.” – Ray Brown, jazz musician

“I’m continually surprised by how many people call my design company with very firm ideas about what they want on their business website and yet, they haven’t thought through some of the most basic questions first. For this reason, our first question is always ‘Why do you need a site?,’ not ‘What do you want on it?’” – Ilya Pozin, founder of the web design firm Ciplex

“A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.” – Mark Twain, master of insult