Live for the Future and Survive Success

Title: Live for the Future and Survive Success
Date: 2011-02-16
Speaker: Mark Forchette (OptiMedica)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
Book: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 by Tina Seelig
Product development done right is a symbiotic relationship that is incredibly rewarding.
Know what you want. Set your objectives. I promise you will achieve them.
You must have passion.
Absolutely, no matter what you do, you must learn how to sell.
Prepare. Prepare. Prepare.Everybody sells.
Everybody you have contact with in your lifetime you’re going to have to sell in some way.
Book: How to Master the Art of Selling
There is no failure you can’t recover from.
Strategy and tactical implementation equals success.
If you can’t execute the plan it is not worth the paper it is printed on.
The most dangerous thing in the world is a past success you’re still in love with.
Your best day is always in front of you.
Keep moving.
Surviving success is one of the hardest things to do.
Do it for something other than money.
Money is the by product of really good work.
People do business with people they like.
Business is a contact sport.
Treasure the relationships you build. They are really meaningful to your success.
Prepare. Prepare. Prepare.
Nothing takes the place of preparation.
Put the right people in the right seats.
Weapons don’t win battles. People do.
You need to make the right decisions in your personal life.
Everyday when you wake up you get to make a choice. A choice to have a good day. A choice to have a positive outlook. To stare things in the face.
Success is a choice you make. (Also a title of a great book.)
Leverage everything you have and go out and do something great with it.
When a product is in the hands of a friend you feel intensely responsible to make sure they’re having a good experience.
Always find the positive in stuff.
The only way to motivate people to stand behind something is if they believe in it.
You can’t have everything perfect.