Tell Them Yes

I’m a big fan of Compendium, Inc. They produce the coolest inspirational and motivational books on the planet. We give them away as thank-you gifts and always have some laying around sparkspace. You may have also seen them at Starbucks. Last year, Starbucks carried the Five book, which helps you think about what you want to do with the next five years of your life.

This year, Starbucks carried their newest book, the 1 book. If you’ve ever wondered how to make a difference in the world, you should really pick up a copy. Starbucks is pretty much sold out (I know, I pretty much bought them out), but you can purchase any of the books at

I’m including an excerpt from the 1 book today that literally gave me chills when I read it. It’s actually copy from a Nike ad. Let it inspire you to do or start something great today.

All your life you are told the things you cannot do.

All your life they will say you’re not good enough 
or strong enough or talented enough.

They’ll say you’re the wrong height or the wrong weight 
or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this.

They will tell you no, a thousand times no 
until all the no’s become meaningless.

All your life they will tell you no, 
quite firmly and very quickly.

They will tell you no.

And you will tell them yes.

Make 2010 your year of telling them yes.


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