We love ourselves a good quote and so we asked our community to share their favorite quotes and affirmations with us and we’ve highlighted some below.

Dr. Marcie Beigel | Parenting Specialist

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Running my own business has been full of ups and downs. There are moments, like when I was first on national television as a parenting expert or when I published my first book, that I hear this quote in my head. These are the moment that affirm that there is more capacity inside of me than I know. It reminds me to keep pushing to make the big impact I dream of. In other moments, like when someone comments on youtube that my new video is stupid or when I have a speaking engagement and everyone is on their phones, that I hear this quote in my head. I am reminded that this is the time to be brave, to be strong and to learn. My business has been successful because I keep going! This quote has helped me stay on track every step of the way. In the down moments, I reflect and learn and grow. In the up moments I celebrate the new benchmark of possibility. Read more>>

Michelle Crochet | Realtor & Founder

The quote I love, or tagline more accurately, is Nike’s “Just Do It.” I cannot think of a better tagline by any brand, ever. I always come back to it in my life and my career. To me, Just Do It represents to ability to take a leap of faith, have courage, bet on yourself, and find solutions. Know what you want, and just do it. There is another like-minded quote I heard in an episode of Mad Men that was spoken by a woman having cocktails with Don Draper, and that was, “This is America; pick the job you want and be the one who does it.” How awakening is that? We live in a place where we can choose our path and have the freedom to follow it. We don’t have to wait for permission to “be” something or have a career in a certain field, or change careers into something that’s a 180 from what we previously did. Just pick and do it. Just Do It. Read more>>

Mauricio Robleto | CEO

I recently read a quote from Walter Robb, ex co-CEO of Whole Foods and goes like this, “The stores are canvas upon which we can paint our deeper purpose of bringing whole foods and greater health to the world” What that tells me in a very inspiring and also exciting way, is that once we commit and connect to a purpose(in our business), the rest of the pieces will fall into place Not necessarily an easy thing but I notice a sort of confidence that the advances and milestones are just around the corner. This keeps me going and makes me not want to stop, even when failure happens. Read more>>

Caroline Lesley | Actor, Writer, Resin Artist & Photographer

Yes! “Leap and the net will appear.” – John Burroughs I think we have to jump into things in life, and fear can hold us back from going after what we want. Whether it is fear of failure, or fear of success, fear can be debilitating. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and jump in. You can figure the rest out along the way. Another good one is: “Do one thing everyday that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt And “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” – Andre Gide All of these quotes have the same theme in common. They are all about diving in even if it is scary. I think people can achieve amazing things when they conquer their fear. Read more>>

John Constantine Lucido| Singer-Songwriter & Producer

“Tell them stories…” It’s from the third book in the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. In the book, a character is given advice to tell stories to the ghosts in the Land of the Dead, which is a kind of purgatory. Telling the ghosts stories allows them to become one with the universe. Storytelling is woven into almost every aspect of our lives, whether it be from art, entertainment, conversations, politics, or the stories we tell ourselves. Songwriting is one of the most powerful vehicles for a story. I don’t write music just for myself. Of course it’s cathartic and always very personal, but I thrive on sharing those stories with people. Our lives may be different, but storytelling allows us to relate to each other. I find that the most difficult feelings are always easier to live with when I share them. Read more>>

Jenisa Washington | Founder Executive Director Impact Circle Foundation

I have two very Powerful affirmations Courage by Rudolph Steiner We must eradicate from the soul all fear and terror of what comes to meet us from the future. We must look forward with absolute equanimity to whatever comes and we must think only that whatever comes is given to us by a world direction full of wisdom. It is part of what we must learn in this age. Namely to act out of pure trust in the ever-present help of spiritual worlds. Truly, nothing else will do if our courage is not to fail us. Let us discipline our will and let us seek the Awakening from within ourselves, every morning and every evening. My second favorite affirmation is Untitled Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Read more>>

Elizabeth Rainer | Artist & Handmade Magic Maker

I love quotes. I am delighted when I find one that speaks to me and I am always scribbling them down on scraps of paper and stuffing them into my pockets. The quote I especially love today is: “The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~W. B. Yeats. During this pandemic time when things can feel very isolating, it is easy to think we are just slogging forward on our own, but really; the world is always reaching out to us asking us to engage. Every moment is humming with aliveness, blessings and enchantment. I am at my creative best on the days when I can tap into this awareness by slowing down and listening for the magic that is always being offered. Read more>>

Ricardo Arrivillaga | Plant Enthusiast & Business Owner

My favorite quote is “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”. This quote reinforces my belief that the more plants and trees that we plant today the more oxygen and a healthy environment we will have tomorrow. Read more>>

Amy Russell | Artist

I thought I would sit down without all my theories and aesthetics. I was going to start in a more humble place with just my eyes and my hands”. -Vija Celmins 22 years ago, when I had my first child, my art practice shifted from predominately darkroom photography to mostly drawing. During those early years when I was beginning to make drawings I discovered Via Celmins. This quote of hers really resonated with me and reflected the way I was thinking about my art practice. I was compelled to used my hand to record what I saw. Not that there isn’t potential meaning to come from that, but it really did feel as though my drive was coming from “a humble place”, from a learning and discovering place, and it continues to. I also just love the activity of art making, I have for as long as I can remember. My current art practice, during the pandemic, has shifted to include photography again. Read more>>

Manoosh Nabavi | Producer & International Award Winning Photographer

I always look forward to being involved in shaping the entertainment industry’s future and have been quoted saying “there’s no clever way to put it. You have to hustle for a long long time, and you’ll be successful if you don’t ever give up or listen to the negative people trying to bring you down”. To me, it means that you can’t achieve anything easily if you don’t work hard towards your goals and dreams and this has been proved to me by experience within years of hard work, interacting with people who tried to put me down, failing and failing again but never quitting! What I like about it is that it keeps me motivated and if I’m not willing to risk the usual, I’ll have to settle for the ordinary; that’s not me, I feel like if I don’t take a risk, I won’t be successful. Read more>>

Robert Thies | Concert Pianist, Recording Artist & Co-Creator

A quote from Martha Graham to Agnes de Mille: “There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. Read more>>

Sean Martin | Musician, Audio Engineer & Infantry Veteran

My favorite thing to remind myself of is that “everything has a process.” The phrase combines a few hard to accept facts when trying to discover how to do something: that nothing is impossible to understand when you do the work, and that focusing on the goals will always get you closer to the desired results than not. I learned this in the military. The infantry has a specific type of mission they do, but the details can make a simple process extremely complex. Every time we felt overwhelmed by the size of the task, it was defining the process on how to do it that made everything happen. In music, striving to learn abstract concepts of ear training, theory, or counter-intuitive recording knowledge (like balancing gain vs volume), the first thing people say is “Whoa, I can’t learn that, That makes no sense to me”, and it’s the first reason why they wont get the job done. “Everything has a process” is the simple way I’ve made the seemingly impossible become reality. Read more>>

Jamie Christopherson | Music Composer, Songwriter & Producer

I have a few small affirmations that I say to myself when I am feeling anxious or overthinking things, but they all pretty much say the same thing. “It’s just music”, “So What”, “C’est la vie”. Being a creative person – sometimes I can put too much extra stress or importance on what I am creating. It’s good to think about the work you do and have a clear vision, but you have to be careful not to overthink it or suffer blank page anxiety. I’m not saving lives here – it’s just music. Read more>>

Mara James | Founder & CEO

“Hurt people Hurt People” It’s time that people begin their healing journey and move from hurt, anger and resentment to compassion and towards forgiveness Read more>>