How to Excel in the Business World via Robin Williams

This week was tragic. The world lost a soul who brought uncountable joy to endless people in many countries. Robin Williams was no doubt a global celebrity and his legacy will live on.

As I scrolled down PR Daily’s website, past the articles about women dominating careers in PR and why the word “spin” needs to be cut from commonly used PR terms, I found an article titled, “8 clever and inspiring Robin Williams quotes.” While reading them – I love quotes – I realized some are pertinent to the business world. Well, all of them are. Here are the top three any why they matter when doing business.

1) “There is still a lot to learn, and there is always great stuff out there. Even mistakes can be wonderful.”

This applies to business? One should never stop learning. It’s important to continue to grow in whatever position you hold in a company. Whether overseeing a whole company or working an entry level position, learning from co-workers is a great trait to foster on the job. Mistakes will happen, but embrace them. Those mistakes will lead to new discoveries and improvements – if you let them.

2) “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

This applies to business? If you’re having trouble getting a message through to someone consider tone. Jeff Haden details the importance of how messages are crafted in a post on Inc. called, “3 Ways to Make a Genuine Impact Simply by Saying Thanks.” Emails, phone calls and handwritten notes, if done well, can alter the way you interact with co-workers and other businesses. Be alert to tone in business communications because as Williams says, “words and ideas can change the world.”

3) “Carpe per diem: Seize the check.”

This applies to business? This quote relates back to self value in the work place. As a creative many times it’s difficult to “monetize” work. Photographers and other creative individuals work in industries where it’s sometimes very difficult to make money starting out. Williams quote reminds us to know our self worth. You won’t get what you want unless you ask for it so go out and ask for what you want!

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Want the see the other 5 quotes? Visit PR Daily’s blog for the article that inspired this post!

What’s your favorite Robin Williams quote?


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