Truism Decisions

Lisa Rice wrote this.

Isn’t it funny how simple phrases and idioms we grow up hearing over-and-over tend to influence our decisions? Here are a few that pop into my mind quite a bit:

“If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.”
Not an easy one to follow but I give my mother credit for passing it along. Have you heard the comparison between words and toothpaste?


“A penny saved is a penny earned.”
Yes, I still pick up a penny when I see one on the ground and strive to be choosy when spending them.

“Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.”
This one helps me assess my business better.

“This too, shall pass…”
Comfort through some not-so-pleasant times and a reminder to savor the good ones.

“The customer is always right.”
Is there any better way to run a business? Download a pdf of what a customer is here.

“Do to others what you would like done to you.”
A golden piece of advice bar-none.

The quote at the top of this page is a new one for me but it sure has helped me with decisions both professionally and personally.

Do you have any catchphrases you live by?

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