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Genius Albert Einstein quotes:
"Try not to become a man of success,
but rather a man of value."
“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

Our founder, Mr. Mark Ayers, made a quote to me, Justin, your
humble author of this page, a timeless quote in my opinion:

"You know you've become successful when you can
look yourself in the mirror, and honestly state out loud:
-- "I have honestly, fervently, and faithfully
used every bit of my potential...and--
I am completely happy doing what I do."--

If you haven't used every last little piece of
your potential, and be happy in it's endeavors,
you must go back, and improve, until you
can honestly say this."
Inspiring our owner to create this page, here's
some more of our favorite
"Business Success" inspirational quotes, and the
people who said them:
Henry Ford said;
"If everyone is moving forward together,
then success takes care of itself."
Abe Lincoln said:
"Commitment is what transforms
a promise into a reality."
Ghandi said;
"You can not shake hands with a closed fist"
Andrew Carnegie said;
"Borrow money from other men,
then make some for yourself"
Sales Trainer extraordinaire Brian Tracy said;
"You can not soar with the eagles if you          
continue to scratch with the turkeys"
NFL Coach John Harbaugh famously said;
"Work Will Win" and
"Attack the day with an enthusiasm
unknown to mankind."
Woody Hayes had these 2 classics;          
"Paralyze resistance with persistence."
"Success - it 's what you do with what you've got."
John Wooden was probably the most quoted sports figure ever.
He has these classics besides the one on the left:

"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with
what you can do."
"Ability may get you to the top,
but it takes character to keep you there."
"A coach is someone who can give correction
without causing resentment."
"If you don't have time to do it right,
when will you have time to do it over?"
"You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."
Perhaps the most unbelievable, yet
"oh-so-true" quote ever,
a second one from Thomas J. Watson:
"If you want to increase your success rate,
double your failure rate."
...Leading to what our former
Secretary of State Colin Powell said:
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of
preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
Theodore Isaac Rubin said 2 classics:           .
"Happiness does not come from doing easy work
but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes
after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our
"Kindness is more important than wisdom, and
the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom".
Aristotle Onassis said:           .
"The secret of business is to know something
that nobody else knows."
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon added:          
"A brand for a company is like a reputation for a
person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard
things well."
Former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov:  
(words slightly adjusted for this column)      .
"If you think your chances are not looking great today,
the only way to fail for sure is just not to try."
Warren Buffett, business magnate, investor wisely
“Time is the friend of the wonderful business,
the enemy of the mediocre.”
Bill Gates, Microsoft;
“Your most unhappy customers
are your greatest source of learning.”
Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO, American entrepreneur:
“Chase the vision, not the money; the money
will end up following you.”
Wendy's founder Dave Thomas fielded a
"Wantreprenuer"'s question,
“What do I need to start a business?"
"Three simple things: Know your product better than anyone.
Know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.”
Alexander Alekhine was a former multiple
time World Chess Champion beginning
in 1927.
We hope his quote is taken to heart
by folks with undesirable financial
situations, who reject professional advice
from us, or other professionals, that say
"I'll figure something else out".
They never can, and then it's too late
to help them avoid bankruptcy.
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In
a world that’s changing really quickly, the
only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is
not taking risks.”
 — Mark Zuckerberg,
Facebook founder
Our President Mark Ayers says this one
is his favorite quote, and says
"It's the single most inspirational and powerful way
to make success appear out of nothing, by taking  
"massive action."

Author Alice Walker wrote this gem:
"Hard times require furious dancing."
"The greatest discovery of my generation
is that man can alter his life simply by
altering his attitude of mind."
William James
American Philosopher of the 19th century.
Author Joseph John Poyer wrote:
"Thorough preparation makes its own luck."
Joan Baez said,
"Action is the antidote to despair."
Kanye West sang,
"What doesn't kill you makes you
Maya Angelou wrote:
"Try to be an rainbow in someone's cloud"
"Perfection is not attainable.
But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."
"Glory is being knocked to your knees and then
coming back. That's REAL glory...
That's the essence of it."
-Vince Lombardi
"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."
-Audrey Hepburn
To follow up in the 'garden theme", an unknown author wrote
"You must stop watering your weeds
and start watering your flowers".    
(How profound!)
Our most aged wise man to be quoted said these gems:
"Those who flow as life flows know they need
no other force."
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be"

-Lao Tzu
Toni Morrison wrote:
"If you want to fly, you have to give up
the things that weigh you down."
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John Milton wrote: "Luck is the residue of design"
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Tom Brady tells young athletes:
"Be GREAT...Don't accept anything less".
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NBA legend turned baseball player
Michael Jordan hit a "home run" with
"Never Say Never.
Because limits, like fears,
are often just an illusion."
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"Only those who will risk going too far can
possibly find out how far one can go."  
    T.S. Eliot

love this one!)
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Similarly....President Thomas Jefferson wrote, “If
you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got
to do something you’ve never done.”
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Actress Jennifer Lien,
who played Kes on Star Trek Voyager said:
“The saddest thing is a missed opportunity"
Author Caroline Myss wrote:
“Always go with the choice that scares you the most,
because that’s the one that is going to help you grow.
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Pastor Sunday Adelaja wrote:
The key for having success is totally rejecting thoughts
that try to sow doubts into your conscience.
One of our President's favorite quotes of all time:
Author Cathy Hopkins':
“Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.”
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Orator William Jennings Bryan once said something so
universally true:
"Destiny is not a matter of chance; it's a matter of choice."
Robin Sharma's quotes are so "spot on":
“Dream big. Start small. Begin now."
"Procrastination is our worst enemy by far"...and:
"The fears we don't face become our
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....and quite profound,Journalist Jim Watkins wrote:
"A river cuts through rock, not because of its
power, but because of its persistence."
Winston Churchill's
"Success is not final, failure is not
fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."
"Success is walking from failure to failure without
loss of enthusiasm."
One for you folks searching for your life's
career path: Author Terry Mante said,
"A career is not just about earning an income. It
is about pursuing the essence of your life."
...because Mark Twain wrote:

"The 2 most important days in your life are the day you
are born, and the day you find out why."
terry mante's money grows on trees book
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joe poyer  A TIME of war book photo
Joan Baez playing guitar by microphone
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Maya Angelou in a pink hat image
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a1 financial usa ceo and president mark ayers photo
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Pro Snowboarder Travis Rice said,
"We'll never know our full potential unless we push
ourselves to find it."
Travis Rice in action
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EXTRA!EXTRA!: (Paraphrased and slightly edited by Mark Ayers, CEO)

Wes Kowalchuk a Business Coach answered a question on Alignable
about what he wish he knew when he started his business:

"I wish I would have known about marketing. Attraction marketing.
With no budget, and no clue, I copied what everyone else was doing.
It was what I was led to believe marketing was, to let people know
I was open for business. Years later, I learned that I needed to
market the problem I solved for my perfect client.
Everything changed after that. If you aren’t letting your clients
know that you can solve their biggest issue, do yourself a favour
and stop it.
Learn how to use the Conversion Equation and attract all the clients
you want:   Interrupt, Engage, Educate, Offer. "
Quite a prophetic thought:
Psychologist Abraham Maslow wrote,
"You will either step forward into growth
or backward into safety".
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Star Trek: Deep Space 9's General Martok had
wise insight:
"If both your friend and your enemy tell you the same
thing, you have no choice but to listen to it."
General Martok from DS9
May he R.I.P., Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs said:
"If you really look closely, most overnight
successes took a long time."

Born: February 24, 1955, San Francisco,CA
Died: October 5, 2011, Palo Alto, CA.
Steve Jobs
A look back to: Thursday April 8th, 2020. We're in the
midst of the Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic.
The ancient words of Darwin come back to us, today:
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives,
nor the most intelligent that survives.
It is the one that is most adaptable to change."
It's Monday April 13th, 2020. We're still in the midst of
the Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic.
The wise words of Hal Linden playing Barney Miller
in Season 2, Episode 1 "Doomsday" come back to
inspire us, today:
"Survival is tough, but it goes on. All it takes is a
little determination, a little courage, and a little faith."
Hal Linden as Barney Milller
Thomas Edison said an extremely wise saying,
it's what can be called a "Reality Slapper":

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is
dressed in overalls and looks like work."
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It's Friday, May 1st, 2020. We're still in the midst of the
Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic.
A1's President's good friend legendary Success
Coach,Grant Cardone, advises us to "Quit settling for
reality" as it states in the photo, and "Focus on your
By this means...he goes on to teach:
"10x" everything you do for your future.
Whatever you are doing now, multiply it by 10."
Great advice!
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It's Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020. We're still in the midst of
the Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic.
The horrific actions of the Minneapolis Police have now also
plunged the nation into chaos due to protests, and violence.
Philanthropist George Addair's famous quote seems helpful,
as we now must improve ourselves, and adapt:
George Addair's quote
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It's Friday, Sept 4th, 2020. We're still in the midst of
the Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic.
This quote should speak to all those folks in dire straits out there,
around our country...we will try to help you all...
“Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made
of.” ― Roy T. Bennett
Making choices In life there are many avenues to travel, many
paths to take, or not...as the case may be. Some of these paths
lead to dead ends, and some to wonderful opportunities.

In 2021 A1 is helping our country get back on it's feet:

Need a new career path for yourself?
Enjoy the world of "High Finance"?  
Want to work on your schedule 100%?
Want to earn a large amount of money for
relatively little work?

Perhaps an A1 Franchise will be your
long, "sought after" answer: (Click "Franchises" box).
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Wonderful words of the power of persistence:

“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but
because of its persistence.”
― James N. Watkins .
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