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Pithy Quotes from George Torok

As a professional speaker, prolific writer and radio show host George Torok has encapsulated powerful advice in pithy quotes. He prefers to simplify complex concepts. He is often profound and provocative. Much of the time he is funny and occasionally just goofy.

Following are samples of insights from George Torok. Feel free to repeat these quotes. Please be sure to quote your source as George Torok.

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The secret of success is doing little things, consistently well, over time. Note the three distinct parts to that formula.

There is a book that tells you not to sweat the small stuff. I disagree. Success demands that you sweat the small stuff. Just ask your customers or boss.

Successful people are not balanced. They are obsessive. That is what makes them successful.

Walking forward puts you out of balance. Don't seek balance. Move forward.

Systems are the key to success. Do not rely on talent.

It's better to follow an imperfect system than no system at all.

You can do anything you want in life. You just can't do everything you want.

Running a marathon is simple. First you move the left foot - then you move the right foot. Simple - but not easy - because you must do it 30,000 times.

Too many people confuse simple with easy. Simple is "knowing what to do". Easy is "doing it". Simple is never easy.

Want to grow? Do something that scares you at least once a year.

If you believe that nothing scares you then you are ignoring that fear. Fear is the most natural emotion that we have. Refusing to face it is one thing. Pretending that it doesn't exist is foolishness.

Motivation. Who needs it? Everybody! Don't be shy. Seek it and drink it in - often.

Everyday you need to shower, brush your teeth and motivate yourself. Some days you can skip the shower.

Watch what successful people do and ask yourself, "Why do they do it that way?" Then you will think more like successful people.

If you want to succeed faster, be willing to fail faster. Then pick yourself up and charge forward again. It's a good habit.

If you know what you want then the only question is "What are you willing to sacrifice to get what you want?"

Knowing without doing will never lead to success. Doing without knowing might eventually lead to success. Knowing and doing will always lead to success.


Marketing is about sending messages - and everything you do or don't do sends a message.

Saying, "Thank you" is the best way to build relationships.

The best marketing is when other people talk about you. Do things that encourage other people to talk about you.

To be number one in the market - create the niche.

Networking is not about working the room. Networking is about people and people don't want to feel worked.


Most speakers would deliver a more powerful message if they said less.

PowerPoint is a dangerous drug for poor presenters.

Introverts make better presenters because they listen better to their audience.

The only person who listens to every word of your speech is you.

Delivering a good presentation is not about speaking - it is about connecting.


The most creative question that you can ask is, What if?

The most destructive statement that you can make is, "We've never done it that way before."

The first rule of creativity is to ignore the rules.

A creative mind lives bigger, brighter and bolder.

Enjoy the above pithy quotes from George Torok. Feel free to quote any of the above statements from George Torok. Be sure to quote your source as George Torok. If you are from the media and looking for more specific quotes please call George Torok at 905-335-1997.

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