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    Setbacks and fear are inevitable. The thing that distinguishes the ultimate successes from the ultimate failures is this: What do you do with them?
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: failure  fear  success 
     
    Allow your team to incorporate giving into their life through their job. Not only do employees stay around a lot longer, they do a lot more good.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: giving  job  employees 
     
    Instead of squirreling away your earnings early in your career, spend on experiences that will enrich your life - like diving with great white sharks. It can expose you to influential people who could open doors for you.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    Keep it simple: own as little as you can get away with, schedule everything, keep a notebook, don't let technology enslave you.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: technology 
     
    Who is Tom? There is no Tom. If we sell a pair of shoes today, we give away a pair of shoes tomorrow. Originally we thought of "Tomorrow's Shoes," but I could only fit "TOMS" on the label. I had no idea everybody would want to meet him. There is no Tom; it's an idea for a better tomorrow.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: thoughts  ideas  sell  tomorrow 
     
    Giving is what fuels us. Giving is our future.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: future  giving 
     
    I don't think college is for everyone. School is awesome, but for me, I was learning a lot more outside the classroom in the real world than I was in school.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: world  real  school  learning  college 
     
    TOMS is no longer a shoe company... we're a one-for-one company.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: company 
     
    The greatest competitive advantage is to allow your employees to be part of something. Something bigger than what you're doing.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    Make the most out of every single day you have on earth and be thankful for them.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: earth 
     
    One day, when I own a house, I'll keep a library full of books. Books are different from other possessions-they're more like friends.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: friends  book  library 
     
    Someday' is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you." If it's important to you and you want to do it "eventually,' just do it and correct course along the way.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: dreams 
     
    Giving does not just feel good, but it's really, really good for business, and it's good for your personal brand.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    A leader can create a company, but a community creates a movement,
    — Blake Mycoskie
    No matter how convenient it is for us to reach out to people remotely, sometimes the most important task is to show up in person.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: people 
     
    If you just go out and try to make money by starting a business, you're going to come up with something that's just like what everyone else has done. But if you look at the world and see opportunities that can be taken more seriously, then you come up with a great idea.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    The goal isn't how much money you make, but how much you help people.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: people  help  goal  money 
     
    The most important step of all is the first step. Start something! What if that idea you have in the back of your head is a really good one, one that might end up helping tens of thousands of people? You owe it to the world ot act. Or maybe it will help only a few people: The same advice applies. If you don't do it, you are missing out on something big, and so are the people who could have been helped.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: people  world  advice  help  ideas  missing 
     
    When you have a memorable story about who you are and what your mission is, your success no longer depends on how experienced you are or how many degrees you have or who you know. A good story transcends boundaries, breaks barriers, and opens doors.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: stories  success 
     
    If whatever you do helps just one person, you've done something wonderful.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: people  help 
     
    I think once you start traveling, you don't stop
    — Blake Mycoskie
    The more you give, the more you live.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: live 
     
    If you organize your life around your passion, you can turn your passion into your story and then turn your story into something bigger - something that matters.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: stories  passion 
     
    Exercise your purchasing power as a consumer, volunteer and bring joy to those in need, and share your experiences, tell your stories, and inspire others along the way.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    I don't get jet lagged that much. I'm so used to traveling and being in different places every day that I can sleep anywhere.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: sleep 
     
    What got us to where we are today is not going to get us to where we need to go tomorrow.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: tomorrow 
     
    I am a big believer in the value of traveling while you are young. The experiences you have in other countries can inspire greatness.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    A good story transcends boundaries, breaks barriers and opens doors.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: stories 
     
    Be tenacious. One thing that has allowed me to have some level of success is that I am fine with cold-calling people. It doesn't scare me to call someone who has no idea who I am and say I'd love to take you to lunch.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: people  success  ideas 
     
    Facts are neutral until human beings add their own meaning to those facts. People make their decisions based on what the facts mean to them, not on the facts themselves. The meaning they add to facts depends on their current story " facts are not terribly useful to influencing others. People don't need new facts-they need a new story.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    Complicated lives and heaps of possessions don't necessarily bring happiness; in fact, they can bring the opposite.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: live  facts 
     
    Giving feels good, but it's also good for the bottom line. Charity is a viable growth strategy for a lot of companies. Our customers get excited to be a part of what we're doing. If you ask anyone wearing Toms how they first heard about us, most won't mention an advertisement; they'll say a friend told them our story.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    My goal was to go back to Argentina, and give them all-all the shoes-away. Not just to give them away, but to place them on each child's foot.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: goal 
     
    Vogue Magazine does something really interesting here: They make it look like I know exactly what I'm doing. Because Vogue made it look like I knew exactly what I'm doing, stores from all over started calling.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    Your backpack is a part of your identity as a student.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: identity 
     
    When you incorporate giving into your business in an authentic and transparent way, your customers become your best marketers.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    When people start serving together, they forgot about all their stress, [...] all their own problems. They start focusing on someone else's.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: people  problem  stress 
     
    TOMS didn't have to focus on advertising, but on giving in a way that's sustainable.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: focus  giving 
     
    [People] had never heard about someone giving something away every time they sold something.
    — Blake Mycoskie
    tags: time  giving 
     
    [Our employees] do it not because we pay them more, but because they want to be part of something.
    — Blake Mycoskie
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