“To be really successful at anything, you don’t have to be the best. Being the best is too hard and there’s only one person who gets to be that. It’s too elite. You can be an expert if you know a little more than the average person. If you read three books on any topic or learn that amount of information on a skill or industry, you can make a good living at it on your own. You just have to want to do it. If you’re passionate about it, the money will follow.”

“I believe with whatever you do in life, real success is being happy doing what you love. And if you do something you’re passionate about, you work hard, you do it over time, you do it until 3, 4, or 5 in the morning, it doesn’t feel like work. And you’re happy. And even if you’re not financially successful right away, you’re emotionally successful and that affects almost every part of your life.”
-Johnny Earle (Johnny Cupcakes)

“Be honest. Stand for something. Have integrity. Do things that scare you. Keep your mind sharp. Nourish your body. Pay it forward. Do your best work every time no matter what that work is. Set goals. Nurture relationships. Enjoy every day. Listen. Don’t take shit from anyone. Be passionate about something. Master your emotions. Speak with purpose.”
-Nate Green