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43 Motivational Quotes to Inspire you During those Difficult and Challenging Times Confronted in your Job Search

Searching for a new job is an exhilarating, exciting, challenging, frustrating, maddening and heart breaking experience all at once.

Interviewing, constantly tweaking the resume, social media and real-life networking, creating catchy cover letters, running out to interviews, getting rejected, not hearing back from the company after you thought you did amazingly well, and a myriad of other ups and downs could be very discouraging and disheartening.

It is a time like this that you could really use a pick-me-up.  A stirring speech from a coach, life-changing statement from a favorite teacher, or words of wisdom and encouragement from a parent.

Also, we could seek out the advice of successful people who have been through their own challenging times.

Here are 43  quotes to motivate you and get you through the difficult periods of the job search.

1.      “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas A. Edison

2.      “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.” - Mark Twain

3.      “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” - Vince Lombardi

4.      "Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.“ –John Wooden

5.      "If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” –Jim Rohn

6.      "Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.“ –Anonymous

7.      "If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.” –Anonymous

8.      "Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.“ –Winston Churchill

9.      “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” - Dhirubhai Ambani

10.     “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” - Mark Caine

11.     “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” - Tony Robbins

12.     It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

13.     Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.  - Thomas A. Edison

14.     “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” -David Brinkley

15.     “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”  -  Steve Jobs

16.     “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  - Eleanor Roosevelt

17.     “Really it comes down to your philosophy. Do you want to play it safe and be good or do you want to take a chance and be great?” - Jimmy J

18.     “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” - J. K Rowling

19.     “
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” - Albert Einstein

20.     “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” - Harriet Tubman

21.     “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” - Bruce Lee

22.     “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” - Swami Vivekananda

23.     “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” - Dale Carnegie

24.     “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” - Jim Rohn

25.     “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” - Ayn Rand

26.     “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.” - Gurbaksh Chahal

27.     “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” - Robert Kiyosaki

28.     “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” - T. Harv Eker

29.     “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” - Steve Jobs

30.     In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.  - Nikos Kazantzakis

31.     Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.  - Og Mandino

32.     "Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” –Chris Grosser

33.     “If you’re going through hell keep going.” –Winston Churchill

34.     “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” –John D. Rockefeller

35.     “Do one thing every day that scares you.” –Anonymous

36.     “Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.” –Anonymous

37.     “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” –Thomas Jefferson

38.     “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” –Robert Collier

39.     “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar

40.     “The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” –Napoleon Hill

41.     “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” –Wayne Dyer

42.     “Fortune sides with him who dares.” –Virgil

43.     Now, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep aggressively moving forward towards your goal of getting that great new job!  - Jack Kelly

World Bankers warn that the world as we know it will come to an end, zombies will roam the earth, cats will destroy cities and the other bankers will not sit next to US bankers during lunch if the US defaults on its debt

Three of the world’s most powerful bankers warned of terrible consequences if the United States defaults on its debt, with Deutsche Bank chief executive Anshu Jain claiming default would be “utterly catastrophic.”

“This would be a very rapidly spreading, fatal disease,” Jain said on Saturday at a conference hosted by the Institute of International Finance in Washington.

“I have no recommendations for this audience…about putting band aids on a gaping wound,” he said.

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Regulators to weigh bitcoin donations in politics

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WASHINGTON — Will digital dollars soon fund U.S. political campaigns?

If a conservative political action committee has its way, supporters will be able to donate to federal elections using bitcoins, a relatively new form of virtual currency.

The Conservative Action Fund PAC this week asked the Federal Election Commission to approve rules governing the use of this online form of currency. The move seeks to push the technology envelope for federal regulators who just last year endorsed political donations via text message for the first time.

The FEC has 60 days to respond to requests such as these but can extend the amount of time it takes to consider the matter.


The NASDAQ Crashes and So Does Our Faith in the System

By Jack Kelly

Back in the day when dinosaurs roamed the earth caveman-like people came together to buy and sell securities. The open outcry system where big sweaty guys jostled one another to trade stocks ruled the market.

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The System was viewed as antiquated by young genius computer geeks who developed sophisticated technology trading systems to bypass the stupid humans on the floor.

NASDAQ was born and technology companies such as Intel, Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, and later Facebook listed their stocks at the exchange.

Like a computer virus, technology improved to the point that we have scores of high frequency trading firms, alternative trading systems, direct market access, dark pools and other means of quickly and efficiently trading securities in milliseconds.

Unfortunately, as this week demonstrates, the technology is out of control; we had flash crashes and computer glitches by a Chinese brokerage firm and Goldman Sachs.

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Over the last couple of years we had numerous “flash crashes” and “fat finger crashes”. Some like Knight Securities nearly destroyed the firm. Others caused momentary panic.

In each instance the regulators pledged to look into the matter and put in the necessary steps to stop future crashes.

The frightening realization brought home by the three hour NASDAQ closure without any good explanation is that nobody has a handle on what is going on.

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The technology and systems are too complex and have gotten out of control.

Obviously the regulators, government, and brokerage executives can’t openly admit this. It would crush what little faith the investing public has in the financial system.

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Maybe it’s not such a bad idea to go back to simpler times. I’m not suggesting that we do away with technology. Perhaps we should have real people involved in the trading process in addition to 22 year old MIT PhDs. 

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Will Compliance officers go to see The Wolf of Wall Street?

By Jack Kelly

The Wolf of Wall Street movie, a nearly three hour homage to Jordan Belfort, the founder and scammer-in-chief of notorious Long Island bucket shop Stratton Oakmont, is set for world wide release on Christmas Day.  

The movie come out five year after the financial crisis; a time period during which Investors, the public, media and politicians have been demanding to put more in regulations in place and put Wall Street professionals behind bars.

It is confounding that while everyone wants Wall Street Banksters to go to jail they will also line up and pay to watch the glorification of a disgraced convicted stock broker who was sentenced to four years in jail and $110 million in restitution to the victims of his crimes.

It has been reported that Jordan Belfort received about $1 million for the movie rights to his life story.

How should that make hard working, unrecognized, unappreciated Compliance professionals feel when a known jailed felon is rewarded by being portrayed by movie idol and pretty boy Leonardo DiCaprio and the movie documenting his sordid crimes directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese?

It is a pretty sad commentary of our society that we worship the gangsters and crooks and have to beg and plead to give funding to regulatory agencies and compliance officers.

Jordan Belfort is currently a “Motivational Speaking”. With all the publicity surrounding the movie his engagement fees should skyrocket. Meanwhile, it has been alleged that Mr. Belfort has only paid a small portion of the restitution that was required of him.

If you are a regulator or compliance officer what do you think? Will you be going to the movie?


$600 Million Small Southern Town Ponzi Scheme: The Story of ZeekRewards

In the aftermath of the Bernie Madoff billion dollar Ponzi Scheme which swindled millionairess out of their savings we forgot that most people who get caught up in these schemes are unsophisticated investors lured into a “too good to be true” story. The story of ZeekRewards is the sad example of naive locals cheated out of their savings.

 In the hardware store on South Main Street, the owner pulled Caron Myers aside to tell her about the best thing to happen in years to this once-thriving furniture and textile town.

Did she hear about the online company ZeekRewards? For a small investment, she could make a fortune. He had invested. So had his grandsons. And so were more and more people in Lexington, including doctors, lawyers and accountants.

Skeptical at first, Myers drove a few blocks to the company’s one-story, red-brick office and spotted a line of people circling the building. She was sold, and plunked down several thousand dollars. But months later, Myers, like hundreds of thousands of others, discovered the truth: ZeekRewards was a scam.

“I was duped,” Meyer said. “We trusted this man. The community is still in shock.”Picture: Paul Burks

Authorities say owner Paul Burks was the mastermind of a $600 million Ponzi scheme — one of the biggest in U.S. history — that attracted 1 million investors, including nearly 50,000 in North Carolina. Many were recruited by friends and family in Lexington, a quintessential small town where neighbors look out for each other.

But what investors didn’t know was that regulators had received nearly a dozen complaints about ZeekRewards and the related site, but failed to take action for months, leaving the company free to recruit tens of thousands of new victims.

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North Korea TV - “It’s Nuclear War” - Armistice Ends  -North Korea threatens nuclear strike against United States

New York Times: North Korea has threatened for the first time to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States and South Korea, issuing the warning as the United Nations was preparing tough new sanctions over its nuclear program.

Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un claps after inspecting an artillery firing drill of the Korean People’s Army units in an undisclosed location in this undated recent picture released by the North’s official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang February 26, 2013.(Reuters/KCNA)