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Over 90 Tweet Optimized Inspirational Quotes. Titled – Authors Unknown
- Diplomacy is the art of letting someone get there way
- Life is not so much a matter of position as disposition
- The best Vitamin for making friends B-1
- A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice
- He who throws mud loses ground
- Nobody raises his own reputation by lowering others
- Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it
- A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks
- Ideas don’t work unless you do
- The future is purchased by the present
- One thing you cant recycle is wasted time
- Lost time is never found again
- A hard thing about business is minding your own
- Triumph is just “umph” added to try
- Caution is not cowardly Carelessness is not courage
- He who forgives ends the quarrel
- Children need more models than critics
- Frogs have it easy , they can eat what bugs them
- The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime
- If the going gets easy you may be going downhill
- Dieters-people that are thick and tired of it
- Jumping to conclusions can be bad exercise
- The best labor saving device is doing it tomorrow
- A turtle makes progress when it sticks its neck out
- Failure is the path of least persistence
- Hard work is the yeast that raises the dough
- Patience is counting down without blasting off
- God’s last name is not “Dammit”
- Some folks won’t look up until they are flat on there backs
- If you want your dreams to come true, don’t oversleep
- Friend – one who knows all about you and likes you just the same
- Money talks and often just says, ” Good-Bye”
- Birds have bills too and they keep on singing
- Forbidden fruit is responsible for many a bad jam
- God’s retirement plan is out of this world
- A good example is the best sermon
- The ten commandments are not multiple choice
- Well done! is better than Well Said!
- Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open
- Live as you wish your kids would
- Swallowing your pride seldom leads to indigestion
- If you can laugh at it then you can live with it
- People don’t fail they give up
- When looking for faults use a mirror not a telescope
- Smile, it only takes 13 muscles; a frown takes 64
- Kindness, a language deaf people can hear and blind people can see
- Heaviest thing to carry – A grudge
- A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor
- A small leak can sink a great ship
- You can’t direct the wind but you can adjust your sails
- We lie the loudest when we lie to our selves
- Tact is the ability to see others as they wish to be seen
- A bad conscience has a very good memory
- Hug your kids at home – belt them in the car
- One thing you can give and still keep – is your word
- A friend walks in when everyone else walks out
- If you must cry over spilled milk then please try to condense it
- Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows there image
- Make friends before you need them
- Its not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it
- The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention
- Success is… more attitude than aptitude
- Our favorite attitude should be gratitude
- The greatest of all faults is to imagine you have none
- Too many of us speak twice before we think
- Some people develop eye strain looking for trouble
- Everyone has 20/20 hindsight
- The happiness of your life depends on your quality of thoughts
- It is much easier to be critical than to be correct
- Feed your faith and doubt will starve to death
- It is no crime not to be perfect
- If others have sinned you need not mention it
- No man knows less than the man who knows it all
- Patience carries a lot of wait
- One who lacks courage to start has already finished
- A quitter never wins A winner never quits
- Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often
- Break a bad habit – drop it
- Don’t learn safety rules simply by accident
- Failing to prepare We prepare to fail
- Past failures are guideposts for future success
- There is no right way to do a wrong thing
- Read the bible – it will scare the hell out of you
- An atheist is a person who has no invisible means of support
- Money is a good servant but is a cruel master
- Seek joy in what you give not in what you get
- Procrastination is the thief of time
- Success comes in cans failure comes in cant’s
- Anger is one letter short of danger Greatest remedy for anger is delay
- 2/3’s of promotion is motion
- Having a sharp tongue can cut your own throat
- Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important
On my first day of college I had a meeting with an academic advisor, while waiting to see the advisor, I saw this long list of maxims & adages on a poster hanging from her door, it was simply titled, Author Unknown. My favorites are in bold. Enjoy –
An adage (/ˈædɨdʒ/; Latin: adagium) is a short, usually philosophical, but memorable saying which holds some important fact of experience that is considered true by many people, or that has gained some credibility through its long memetic use.
A max·imˈmaksim/ noun. a short, pithy statement expressing a general truth or rule of conduct. “the maxim that actions speak louder than words”
About the Author: Nicholas Evangelisti is the CEO of Universal Publications and the Creative Director at Universal Branding Agency in Miami / Fort Lauderdale. Social Media Strategist & Consultant for businesses.
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Nick’s Universal Twitter Follow Back Policy
I’m going to share my new twitter follow/followback policy that I have used as an outline and adopted the majority of from Ted Coiné Co-Founder & Co-CEO at Switch and Shift his original blog post that can be read here.
I think Ted’s policy fits my current twitter habits and views overall and I’m sure this will help my community grow and will be informative to my current and new follow-followee. I do not yet have 200,000+ Followers like Ted does, but my business and personal twitter accounts are growing rapidly, so I feel it’s best to start early and manage well. As Ted said in his original post, “You can adopt this policy for yourself or not, as you wish.” So, I have decided to adopt a similar policy with a few tweaks, Feel free to use it or not.
[From Ted’s Policy]
Ready? It’s really straightforward.
I follow everyone back on Twitter. (Just about).
There, that’s my policy. Here’s why:
- For whatever odd reason, Twitter limits how many people a person follows. If you follow a bunch of “celebrities” and news outlets that don’t follow you back, you’ll hit a wall at 2,000 where you find you can’t follow anyone else. And even if your follow-followee ratio is close enough that Twitter lets you slip past this stupid, arbitrary wall of 2,000, you still have to stay within a close ratio to continue following more people. So any time you don’t follow someone back, you’re limiting who else they can follow. That’s not nice. Be nice.
- The friend who introduced me to Twitter explained that automatically following back is the ethic of the medium. It’s what you do, he said. A lot of us still act that way, and so this rule has served me well in making some really cool friends and acquaintances along the way.
- In this way, Twitter is pretty much the opposite of Facebook and LinkedIn, where everyone’s always asking, “Do I know you?” This open, “We’re all friends here” culture really works for me. I’m friendly in real life – I’m like a Labrador Retriever – and Twitter lets me be friendly online as well.
- Much more importantly (to me), here’s why I follow everyone back: I’m not more important than my followers. Indeed, I’m grateful every single time a person compliments me by following me. It’s their way of saying, “Hi Ted! I want to get to know you better.” For me to snub their kindness would be ungracious – and if I were ungracious, I couldn’t look my Mother in the eye. [I’m on a lifelong crusade against arrogance. We’ll leave it at that.]
- On that last point, following back is consistent with my status as a customer service author and leader. How on earth can I tell people to provide Five-Star Customer Service, which is based entirely on manners, when I am impolite myself? So for me, it’s an easy decision.
- I know some of you will find these to be strong words, especially that last part. Let me repeat: this is MY follow-back policy. These are my reasons. You may have perfectly legitimate reasons for not observing my practices, and I’m sure they work for you.
You have a week to follow back after that I will generally unfollow anyone that is not following me, there are roughly 500,000,000 twitter users and I’d like to build positive relationships with them all, but its not going to happen. So even if I have only 500 follower at least we can share ideas and information; quality over quantity. I’m sure you can understand. I look forward to seeing you and your ideas in my feed. Happy Tweeting.
Why Twitter and why do I have a Personal Twitter Policy?
Using Twitter in 2014 for marketing, brand awareness, and lead generation has gotten easier than in previous years. But still requires hard work and diligence.
There are 550 million active users on Twitter in 2013 with 135 thousand new users joining every day and with 9000 tweets per second. The 2 hour Superbowl demographic is only 108 million viewers and the Superbowl only happens once per year, but twitter is available to you and your company 24/7/365 for free. A thirty second super bowl commercial can cost upwards of 4 million dollars in 2013 and will likely continue to rise, can you afford to miss out on your share of 550 million possible , potential: mentors, customers, friends, viewers/followers?
Twitter and other social media sites can be a gold mine to promote you, your books, your business or just about anything. Whether you want to use social media to analyze your market, for brand awareness, or lead generation. Twitters that ability.
Many new twitter users are intimidated by the work needed to make Twitter a successful tool in their business. It’s true being successful with social media marketing doesn’t happen over night, but by building and nurturing your twitter community around your brand and publishing useful and relevant content you can and will keep and grow followers.
I once read, “Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue. Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe. – The ever so wise King Solomon. Proverbs 10:11. I adopted this policy since I am an incredibly social person and I genuinely like people and the fact that we can all build communities but have different ideas, backgrounds and beliefs. Behind every twitter account should be a real person or a person at a business who has something to say or promote. Happy Tweeting, I look forward to our new connection and the exchange of dynamic thoughts, ideas and the promotion of each others visions, values.
Here is a list of 10 top notch SMMP and twitter tools to make sure you are getting the best out of twitter and other social media sites. Some of them I use personally and the others come recommended by top tier Social Media Influencers.
10 Top Twitter Tools Suggested By the Pros
Recomendations from Socialmediatoday.com and their original blogpost can be here with their personalized recommendations
- Hootsuite – HootSuite is a powerful Social Media dashboard. It allows you to see comprehensive analytics around your Tweets on top of using their own Owl.y URL shortener. Being browser based it also gives you the option of accessing the same settings from any computer.
- Manage Flitter – With this tool you can clean up and manage whom you are following within just a few clicks. You can find out who is following you back and who is cluttering your stream with too many Tweets at once.
- Buffer – With Buffer you can post Tweets in a more efficient way. You can drop Tweets into a queue and the App will post them for you at the best times. You can spend a few minutes each morning finding great links and putting them into your Buffer from any website.
- Co Tweet – CoTweet is an amazing Social Media dashboard that particularly helps with managing your team efforts. It allows you to have the history of all Tweets with someone displayed whenever you are receiving Tweets. Overall it features a full Twitter dashboard with all functionalities.
- Commun.it – Commun.it is a wonderful solution for you to keep track of your Twitter network. It displays the people you are influenced by and the ones you are influencing the most. You can also get and update about who is mentioning you and your brand outside your network.
- Argyle Social – Argyle Social is a very advanced Social Media Marketing software, that boasts a ton of great features. It helps you to know how many clicks you get on your links and which networks visitors to your website have come from.
- Refollow – With this tool you can keep close track of your Twitter network and sort your followers easily by importance and other measures.
- Tweetdeck – TweetDeck also boasts a ton of other features for you, allowing you to post to other Social Networks, schedule Tweets and set up search terms to monitor all things happening on Twitter.
- Tweetlevel – With this App you can also search and analyse hashtags very conveniently to get more out of certain topics. You can also order Tweets by any results by influence, popularity, engagement or trust. This gives you a great array of different options to find new people to follow.
- Tweepi – With Tweepi you can filter with various parameter through all the people you are following and sort them in various groups. The app also makes it very easy to find people that are following you, but you aren’t following back. Reciprocating those follows can sometimes lead to great extensions of your network
About: Nicholas Evangelisti
Nicholas D. Evangelisti is the President and CEO of Universal, Space Unlimited, the Founder of Universal Publications and Universal Branding. Speaker, Author, and Coach. Writer for The Social Universe, a blog dedicated to dynamic thinking and innovation.
Tech guy by trade, customer service by heart, mystic by spirit, entrepreneur by day.
The author of Journal For Abundant Living a book and writing system of daily writing prompts to transform the human mindset of lack, to that of a perpetual state of abundance., Inventor of Natural Escents energy inhalers and E-Angel life enhancement products. Among his various positions, Nicholas is a lifelong student who continues to research and study in the fields of mysticism, philosophy, psychology, marketing, communications, and engineering. A Free & Accepted Mason, Rosicrucian and a U.S. Army veteran. A proud father of two (Alexander & Alexi) and lives in the Miami / Fort Lauderdale, Florida area.
18 Tips To Get Control of Your Time and Your Life
- I count all my time as “on-time” and try to get satisfaction (not necessarily accomplishment) out of every minute.
- Try to enjoy whatever you’re doing.
- Be a perennial optimist.
- Build on success.
- Don’t waste time on regretting failures.
- Don’t waste your time feeling guilty about what you didn’t do.
- Remind yourself: “There is always enough time for the important things.” If it’s important you’ll make time the time to do it
- Find a new technique each day that you can use to gain time.
- Get up at 5 a.m. during the week (and go to bed early).
- Have a light lunch so you don’t get sleepy in the afternoon.
- Don’t read newspapers or magazines ie.. tabloids (except occasionally). Do scan headlines and keep up on important events in the world.
- Skim books quickly looking for ideas.
- Limit your T.V. Watching time or not at all.
- Keep your office close enough to work to be able to walk to work if you have the luxury. And your lazy or in a hurry you can drive.
- Examine old habits for possible elimination or streamlining.
- Give up for ever all “waiting time,” If you have to wait consider it a “gift of time,” to relax, plan or do something you would not otherwise have done.
- Keep your watch 3 minutes fast, to get a head start on the day.
- I carry blank 3 x 5 index cards in my pocket to jot down notes and ideas or your smart phone has plenty of tools to help gain efficiency with day to day tasks.
Time Management Quotes
Some Other Great Time Management Articles
General Time Management Tools
Good things, good people do.
Sing in the shower. – Plant a tree on your birthday. – Watch a sunrise at least once a year. – Compliment at least 3 people every day. – Never refuse homemade brownies. – Buy whatever it is kids are selling on card tables in there front yards. – Floss your teeth. – Strive for excellence not perfection. – Wear polished shoes. – Say “Thank you” a lot. – Say “please” a lot. – Over tip waiters and waitresses. – Learn 3 clean jokes. – Become the most positive enthusiastic person you know. – Think big but relish small pleasures. – Leave everything a little better than you found it. – Return borrowed vehicles with the gas tank full. – Avoid negative people. – Remember other peoples birthdays. – Have a firm handshake. – Carry jumper cables in your trunk. – Send lots of Valentine cards and sign them, “someone who thinks you are terrific”. – Use the good silver or wear that outfit you have been saving. – Be the first to say hello. – Make some new friends but cherish the old ones. – Keep secrets. – Don’t expect life to be fair. – Wave at kids on school buses. – Look people in the eye. – Plant flowers every spring. – Be there when People need you. – Return all things you borrow. – Live your life as an exclamation not an explanation. – Never underestimate the power of love. – Rekindle old friendships. – Always accept an outstretched hand. – Stop blaming others. – Don’t be afraid to say, “I made a mistake. -Count your blessings. – Call your mother. – Keep your promises (no matter what). – Buy a kid a chocolate ice cream cone. – Feed a strangers expired parking meter. – Compliment even small improvements. – Call your dad
My grandmother used to send us similar lists to my family in her monthly family address letters that she would mail to the family. I thought it would be nice to compile some of her sentiments from over the years and share. Enjoy Nick