Erlend Bakke is an author, entrepreneur, and speaker. As a serial entrepreneur, Bakke has embraced entrepreneurship and avoiding becoming trapped by his work. Here is a look at some of the most memorable Erlend Bakke quotes to keep in mind.
“According to the ‘learning cone’ developed by Edgar Dale, we only remember about 10% of what we read.”
“Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place.”
“Freedom is doing and going towards what you love.”
“Freedom is not just going towards what you think will give you the most lavish lifestyle – freedom is doing and going towards what you love.”
“Go towards what you love.”
“I convinced myself that, however much of a failure the first attempt had been, I was not a quitter and that I would never ever ever give up, because the only way to fail is to give up without learning from your mistakes and trying again.”
“In life and in business, eliminating things is a recipe for happiness and success.”
“In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not.”
“In this world, you’re either growing or you’re dying”
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
— Startup Sooner (@StartupSoonerOK) January 7, 2016
“My income is in direct proportion to my ability to add massive and measurable levels of value to other human beings.”
“Once we know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult”
“Over the years I’ve come to stop believing in goal setting.”
“The entrepreneur creates an enterprise, the technician creates a job.”
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
“There are five kinds of freedom, and they form a hierarchy a little like Maslow’s pyramid.”
“There is social freedom, the freedom to live our daily lives and have relationships with whoever we choose, without being abused or harassed.”
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
“We remember 90% of what we do – things that we take action on.”
“We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won’t. We’re slowly learning that fact.”
Here is a great question and answer session with Erlend Bakke, hosted by Evan Carmichael as they discuss the topic of finding your passion.
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