The Monday Morning Quote #511

“The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.”

Brené Brown

 

 

It’s always the small that get squeezed the most…

Over the past few years I have seen a few dentists who are being forced into financial situations that are making survival harder with relatively short-term loans that were taken out at “tight” times and their banks declining to support them further by rescheduling the debts over a longer term. Instead of being able to breathe and grow their businesses they are constantly having act in the short term, thus significantly increasing the stress in their lives. Mike Cherry’s words struck a chord, as it isn’t only Dentists who have these problems.

“Despite being a decade on from the crash, we still have this dangerous combination of weak appetite for, and low awareness of, alternative finance options, high borrowing costs and inadequate support for small firms that are turned down by banks.”

Mike Cherry, National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, commenting on research which suggests that UK economic growth is being ‘restricted’ by limited access to alternative finance options for small firms.

via PG&T

As one of the founders of PG&T, that wonderful true gentleman, Ted Price (may he rest in peace) said when he dressed down the Area Director of my bankers in 1992 after they threatened to bankrupt me when my debts ran as high as £42K (less than the cheapest one bedroom flat on the local housing development), “you lot (ie Bankers) can’t lend money to the likes of Robert Maxwell and expect this young man (sic) to bale you out!”

Is progress linear or cyclical?

“I thought all my life that progress was linear. Now it’s very clear at best it’s cyclical and it’s very hard to tell we are at the bottom of the wave or are we going to have an upswing.”

Louise Arbor (chief prosecutor of the Rwandan & Yugoslav war crimes tribunals) speaking to Alec Russell in the FT 24/25 November 2018

 

The MondayMorning Quote #510

“You have to skate where the puck is going, not where it has been.”

Wayne Gretzky

 

The Monday Morning Quote #509

“First forget inspiration.

Habit is more dependable… it will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not.”

Octavia Butler

Via MB-S

The Monday Morning Quote #508

“We are all manufacturers.

Making good, making trouble or making excuses.”

H.V. Adolt

Thanks to John Niland

 

The Monday Morning Quote #507

“Life changes in the instant. The ordinary instant.

You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.”

Joan Didion writing after the loss of her husband, the writer John Dunne in her memoir:

The Year of Magical Thinking

 

via Walt Hampton

 

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