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How Starbucks Saved My Life!

Just read How Starbucks Saved My Life — a story about how top ad exec after being laid off from his creative director’s job at J. Walter Thompson Advertising, finds work, new meaning (humility and respect), and life’s joys at Starbucks!  Absolutely awe inspiring!

Here are my three favorite quotes from the book.  What’s yours?

  • I had found with Starbucks a better reality … not based on external status symbols but on a real feeling of confidence and support and genuine affection and even admiration for and from the Partners (coworkers) and guests.
  • Leap with faith rather than huddle in fear. I could never have gotten out of the box I had created for myself if I hadn’t leapt without thinking — with the kind of crazy courage born of desperation.
  • Listen to your heart to find true happiness — I had grown up among family and friends full of high-sounding expectations … a belief in external measures of success — that I never listened to my own heart.  I discovered so late in life that trusting your own heart is your greatest — and only — path to real happiness.  It was only through trusting my heart as my guide that I discovered this.

“Here’s to creating the life you love!” (Michael Gates Gill)

Cheers! 🙂

March 28, 2009 - Posted by | Attitude, Book Review, Business, Change, Collaboration, Compassion, Dream, Education, Finance, Food, Freedom, Gratitude, Health and Wellness, Heart, Introspection, Leadership, Love, Marketing, Mind, Passion, Purpose, Soul, Spirit, Stress, Success | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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