Mark’d In Quotes

Some have asked if they could use a quote or two from Mark so, in response, we assembled this page. Below is an evolving list of quotes from writings, speeches and more.
Feel free to use.

“The reason why the obvious gets missed, is because nobody really wants to see it.” -Mark St.Cyr

“It may by seen as unseemly too some, but the reality of it is this: If you don’t blow your own horn in a crowded market – nobody will know you’re there.” -Mark St.Cyr

“There comes a point in some discussions when I have to stop myself, and remember, when I’m explaining what I’m seeing over the horizon from my vantage point (or where I’m standing) that many times too my audience, where I’m standing, is over the horizon, never mind what I see further out.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Demonstrable skills trump academic credentials every time unless the game is rigged.” –Mark St.Cyr

“You’ll be well rewarded for all the hard work to become a better listener once you begin realizing in real-time conversations, just how little others do.” -Mark St.Cyr

“My greatest competitive advantage is: I’m not afraid to allow me – to be me.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Be willing to start your own business revolution, rather than waiting for others who can’t. Or, won’t.” -Mark St.Cyr

“If you want to stand out from the crowd, solve interesting problems while leading others through the process.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Do what needs to be done, too be who you want to become.” -Mark St.Cyr

“I always choose my words carefully. Using them correctly is another matter entirely.” -Mark St.Cyr

“All roads end. That’s why it’s how you traveled that counts.” -Mark St.Cyr

“There is a very clear sign you should be on high alert for when, or if  you believe you’re in the midst of either a bubble or severe upcoming sea change, and it’s this: “when you begin seeing companies considered sclerotic consuming the stunted” -Mark St.Cyr

“Far too many overthink about not only the direction in which to progress, but also, the baby steps they assume should be taken, resulting in inaction. When in fact, what they should be doing is setting themselves up into the best guessed direction possible – and begin making giant leaps or strides into that unknown or assumed.” -Mark St.Cyr

“If you wait for perfection before doing, then perfectly waiting is all you’ll ever do.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Stop worrying about the damn competition and begin to make them worry about you!” -Mark St.Cyr

“Entrepreneurs are the elite special forces of the business world.
They go where others fear to tread without needing to be told.”
-Mark St.Cyr

“You must not only know how to read the writing on the wall, you must also verify the message written is both intelligible, and actionable. Not some equivalent of graffiti where people see what they want to see as if it were painted by Hermann Rorschach himself.” -Mark St.Cyr

“There’s more to wealth than money or toys, but it’s despairingly referred to as being realistic.” -Mark St.Cyr

“We can hit bottom unintentionally, but bouncing is a choice.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Understand today you have the greatest opportunity to acquire riches. If you look around most of your competition won’t get out of bed let alone dress for success.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Bubbles are easy to spot – pinpointing when they’ll pop – is quite another.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Buried in what many are calling the worst of economies are the opportunities you’ve been wishing for all your life.” -Mark St.Cyr

“It’s not for a lack of information, it’s the overload of useless information. Not only do many not know what they should pay attention to; rather, it’s what they should avoid altogether!” -Mark St.Cyr

“The rules are dead but their ghosts keep most terrified from acting.” -Mark St.Cyr

“I’ve noticed many have switched to lower wattage bulbs as to better match the intensity of ideas that come into their heads.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Markets right themselves with pain… That’s Capitalism.
Back room manipulation to avoid pain only increases the severity of the pain to be felt down the road.”
-Mark St.Cyr

“Many say we are lacking leadership. I don’t buy it. It’s not that we are lacking its most are no longer looking.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Properly articulated, actionable advise has no boundary.” -Mark St.Cyr

“If you are one of those whom sits at a conference thinking if they’re so smart or wealthy why are they here talking to us? Then the best thing for you is to pick up your belongings and leave because you’ll never get it, and you’ll only annoy the rest of us with your questions.” -Mark St.Cyr

“When you’re marketing your wares be diagnostic in your approach. When you’re selling is when you want to become prescriptive.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Some look at things and ask why. I look at some things and say: You have got to be kidding me!” -Mark St.Cyr

“The more so-called experts I meet. The wiser I feel when I unsubscribe to their musings.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Distractions are the true devil in the details.” -Mark St.Cyr

“There are certain values that must be attained and adhered to. Dignity and self-reliance are just two that can not be altered of lightly held.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Some can walk, some can talk, but most have gum on their shoe.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Before gaining leverage you must adjust your fulcrum.” -Mark St.Cyr

“I’m not here to speak and make you feel comfortable. I’m here to provoke and get you to remember to think in the first place – comfortably or not.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Forget the mantra: Walking the Talk. True leadership is through example while simultaneously inspiring others to do the same.” -Mark St.Cyr

“The shackles you believe placed on you are not to be removed by someone else but are to be unlocked from within for your mind is the key that opens all locks.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Sprint, Walk, Run. What’s missing is the only word that can hinder them…Stop.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Life is a game based on 3 fundamentals rules. Inertia, trajectory, and momentum.” -Mark St.Cyr

“The greatest epiphany one can have is when they realize they can forget the reading and start the Be-ing.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Many give lip service to the walk the talk mantra. However true leaders not only walk, but hold a torch to light the path for others.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Lead or get out-of-the-way is not a hollow euphemism for me. It’s a way of life.” -Mark St.Cyr

“The inconsistencies from the so-called Smart Crowd are happening with an amazing consistency.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Life is about how you take it. Not how it’s dished out.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Information is only that – information. It’s one thing to use information to gain an edge. However, if you don’t know what questions to ask about that information; it can turn that edge from a useful tool in hand – to a hand found with an edge at your throat.” –Mark St.Cyr

“Odds of success are amplified when the preparation and willingness to act meets opportunity. Luck is just jargon for the process.” -Mark St.Cyr

“I’ve permanently broke more things by trying to temporarily fix them.” -Mark St.Cyr

“The people most afraid of dying are those whom haven’t lived.” -Mark St.Cyr

“The first warning sign that a company might be losing its customers focus is when there seems to be an ever-present rush to replace a customers interactions from dealing with a smiling face, to interacting with a shiny interface.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Sales is all about momentum. Nothing makes more sales than more sales!” -Mark St.Cyr

“It’s not about the questions you ask yourself… It’s about the answers you give and believe.” –Mark St.Cyr

“Beware when everyone’s on the band wagon – except the band.” -Mark St.Cyr

“You know what the difference is between an Economist/Analyst, and a Business owner? When a Business owner makes a prediction on his or her business and predicts wrong; the business could wind up in bankruptcy. When the Economist/Analyst makes a wrong prediction; they just make another prediction.” -Mark St.Cyr

“It’s not what people do too you that’s the tough part of life – It’s how you have to treat everyone now going forward that’s the real tough part.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Blooms fade no matter the rose.” -Mark St.Cyr

“I learned that maybe the better solution to efficiency or productivity was less involvement with efficient productivity wasters.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Reading, as to utilize or dismiss plans of action whether in life, or the market place with an eye towards immediacy – trumps reading volume. One book, one idea put into motion, is far more valuable than reading a thousand only to do nothing.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Remember, your bottom line should be to make a profit. Not break even.” –Mark St.Cyr

Understanding what you need to pay attention to, as well as what not to – is just as imperative a skill as knowing whom too listen to, as well as, who not. Followed by – where to find either.” -Mark St.Cyr

St.Cyr’s Law of Wisdom: “The more knowledge one begins to amass…
The dumber the questions you’ll be asked en masse.” -Mark St.Cyr

“In the search for lost loves – you just might find something you like even more!” –Mark St.Cyr

“It’s one thing to mistakenly put the cart before the horse. However, when you’ve convinced yourself it’s not an issue because your horse is a unicorn? You might need a dose of reality more than you think.” -Mark St.Cyr

“It takes a lot of hard work to find the easy route.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Adapt is a tool many need to adopt.” -Mark St.Cyr

“I see far too many entrepreneurs claiming they can skip over fundamental principles or disciplines in business claiming they found some loophole. Unfortunately they come to realize only too late that loop was actually connected to a snare trap they can’t free themselves from which hastens their demise.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Make no mistake about it. Entrepreneurship is an exclusionary club. The barriers for entry are nearly nil however; The requisites for what it takes to continue on; Is the stuff legends are made from.” –Mark St.Cyr

“Information is only that – information. It’s one thing to use information to gain an edge. However, if you don’t know what questions to ask about that information; it can turn that edge from a useful tool in hand – to a hand with an edge at your throat.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Consider the following: You can be fired from a job or title by anyone.
The only one who can dismiss you from being an entrepreneur…Is you.” –Mark St.Cyr

“The only thing infinitely greater than the universe is your imagination.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Forget the so-called “easy way” to do the “hard stuff”: There isn’t.
It’s the learning of new skills, then adapting them through pragmatic application that make the “hard stuff” more enjoyable to deal with.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Some just don’t get the true meaning of critical thinking. It’s really no simpler than knowing the real difference between an encyclopedia and Wikipedia™ along with when to use either – or neither.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Rules are made to be broken – Laws are made to be exploited.” -Mark St.Cyr

“The dirty little secret about social media is you can buy the metrics you crave that will make you ‘feel’ like you’re accomplishing something for pennies. Yet, most are throwing away fortunes based on their time and energy trying to get them for free as if it mattered.” -Mark St.Cyr

“The most fortified prison in the history of mankind is the one that resides within their own mind. Not that there are locks, or bars, chains, or anything else holding them against their will. The greatest reason for its surety in keeping one locked within is that the locks are made from one’s own will to believe they are locked within.” -Mark St.Cyr

There is nothing wrong with the economy. The only thing wrong is your relationship too it. The economy is, what ever it is, at any point in time. How you work in relationship too it – is all that matters. You have to be fearless in defining and stating your value proposition to people or businesses you can help with fearless abandonment!” -Mark St.Cyr

“You grow in business when your knowledge of product gets replaced by your knowledge of people.” -Mark St.Cyr

“The biggest thing holding you back, no matter what you think: Is what you think!” -Mark St.Cyr

“At issue is too many executives see their businesses as some form of monolith. They’re not. What they are is a culmination of fractals.” -Mark St.Cyr

“What’s new (i.e., Social Media) is becoming old. The old such as face-to-face selling is once again being rediscovered. Screen-to-screen selling is a poor substitute for peer-to-peer. Period.” -Mark St.Cyr

“Today all the storytelling is about Billion dollar valuations for companies that have no tangible net profits. Sorry, but I’ve both heard and read this book before – and it always ends at Chapter 11.” -Mark St.Cyr

“True entrepreneurship is a lot like how one views the Marine Corp. You don’t just join – you become one. You’re not really any good to these clubs if you’re just interested in ‘joining.’ Joiners won’t last. Entrepreneurship is a way of life, a discipline, and so much more.” -Mark St.Cyr

“The fundamental calculation of personal vs technological selling can be expressed by the following: S2S≠F2F. In other words; screen-to-screen, as in you in front of yours, and your customer in front of theirs, is never equal to the intrinsic dynamism afforded via face-to-face sales meetings.” -Mark St.Cyr

“The inherent risk of any commodity business is: It’s a race to the bottom. And sooner or later, the bottom drops out and mayhem ensues. Credit lines, share prices, management, equipment, personnel, real estate, everything gets scrutinized and either split up and sold off. Or, bankrupted and liquidated all together. And when it happens – it happens at a breathtaking pace.” -Mark St.Cyr

“So many people focus on “doubling down” when things are going against them. I think a better way of approach or thought process would be to “exponentially put up!” -Mark St.Cyr

“If you’re running a business – run a business. Know, accept, and be responsible for outcomes. Excuses are for hobbies – not business. Knowing the difference between the two and acting accordingly makes all the difference in one’s chosen career, as well as bank balance.” -Mark St.Cyr

“There are greater and more lasting riches made in times of uncertainty by those who are certain to not fall prey to calamities – than all the riches made then lost when everyone thought getting rich was easy.” -Mark St.Cyr

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Disclaimer:
It’s quite possible even though Mark has said it, doesn’t mean someone didn’t say it before. Even though we have made a quick check doesn’t mean we’re infallible. If the quote is found to be attributable to someone prior then by all means the credit is theirs. Although you have our permission to use from this page, doesn’t mean you disregard any fact checking yourself before you use or publish it elsewhere.