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Who is Robyn
Robyn Braley is committed to helping Rotarians grow their clubs to become better equipped to help people who need help. He has led two club teams that were awarded RI PR Awards and served as the District 5360 PR Chair. He has been a Rotarian since 1999.

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The Life Changing Power of Inspirational, Motivational and Entertaining Quotes


Written by Robyn T. Braley

Quality content is the engine that drives social media. It wasn't too long after I started publishing on social media that I learned meaningful quotes are an easy way to attract an audience by providing them with content value. 


In November 2015 I posted an article on BTRB featuring quotes I had written. 

38 Quotes to Challenge, Inspire, Motivate, Encourage, Entertain and Uplift!


I was surprised by the response. If you look on the right side of your screen you will see that it is one of the top 10 posts as determined by analytics. Based on the response, I quickly repurposed the content and published it on my other blogsites.

Social media likes, retweets and similar activity on my other channels have inspired me to publish an ebook that will be available in early 2018. It will include around 400 quotes that I have written or gathered.



Encourage and Inspire


But, enough self promotion. This post is for you. 

Each quote is ready to cut and paste into your personal or Rotary Club social media platforms. For those not familiar with social media protocols, I have signed each one as quotes attributed to the writer have greater value than those which are not.

The quotes are also for use by leaders of service clubs, breakfast clubs and business, education, association, religious or community groups who often start or finish their meetings with a quote that provides insight into the topic at hand. Speakers and writers include them in articles, keynotes and speeches.
The right quote at the right time in your life can change how you see things. A simple quote can radically change your outlook! You can quote that! They...
  • Encourage
  • Challenge 
  • Inspire
  • Amuse

Rotary Quotes

Rotarians are like minded people who share a common passion for making a difference through service that changes lives and builds communities. RTBraley

When you dedicate yourself to improving the lives of others you truly become a person of significance. Be that person in your community. RTBraley




Sharing with others makes you bigger than you are. The more you give, the bigger you become in your own eyes and in the eyes of those who receive your gift. RTBraley



“Service above self” is more than just giving. Rotarians care! We care because we believe in the ideal of building lives and communities. We believe in the power of human potential. RTBraley

Never overthink doing good. Do what you can, when you can, to the best of your ability! Start by doing one small thing. Then repeat it until a habit is formed. RTBraley


New members are the lifeblood of Rotary! They bring…
  • Ideas
  • Energy
  • Enthusiasm
  • Engagement
  • Commitment
  • RTBraley

Rotarians invest in the youth of today because kids are the citizens of tomorrow. Mentoring, teaching, supporting, encouraging, and empowering youth helps shape the future of our world. RTBraley

You are a billboard for Rotary. As you daily live out the Four-Way Four Way Test, the principles and values become the core or your personal brand. Your brand is what others  think it is. RTBraley

The question isn't how much it will cost to help people with addictions. The real question is how much will it cost if we don't. Sobering answers. RTBraley

Service often requires going beyond the ordinary to do things others will not or cannot do to help people who need help the most. RTBraley

Rotarians are ordinary people doing extra-ordinary things with discipline, focus and compassion. RTBraley
Money follows vision! Trust is what allows people to follow those who can explain their vision in simple terms. RTBraley

Quality friends lead to quality conversations. They lead to informed views and expanded thinking! What’s leading you? RTBraley

Generous people are usually happy people. Giving a gift, no matter how big or small, is giving of your inner self. Go on! Give a gift! RTBraley

Social responsibility can be as simple as doing something nice for your neighbors. Don’t know them? Do something nice. You may meet some nice people. RTBraley 


Inspirational Quotes

Never be the person who underestimates your ability! Thinking ‘I can’ backed by focused action means there is a good possibility you will astound those who said it couldn’t be done. 
RTBraley

Actions speak louder than words! But sometimes, being still in the moment can be deafening. Quiet and stillness can speak volumes. RTBraley

When you avoid problems, you miss the exhilaration and feeling of self-actualization that comes through solving them. RTBraley

Doing the same old thing in the same old way hoping for a different outcome leads to chronic disappointment. RTBraley

Passion + heart + caring + purpose + focus + execution = A life well lived. RTBraley


It takes courage to pick up the pieces when we are broken and shattered. Piecing them back together brings healing and renewed hope. RTBraley

Just when the caterpillar thought life was over, it was transformed into a beautiful butterfly. UGLINESS became rare BEAUTY. RTBraley

If a movie was made of your life, who would write the script? Who would play the lead? Write your own script. Be the star of your own movie! RTBraley

The next time you feel under educated and under equipped, remember this. Amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic. RTBraley

If you never have to climb a mountain, you’ll never know the exhilaration that comes when you reach the top. RTBraley


Each of us have negative experiences that in some way change us. The trick is to not allow them to define us. RTBraley


The storms of life will make you better or bitter. The choice is up to you. Will you choose the “I" or the “E?” RTBraley


Care more about character than reputation! Character defines who you are. Reputation defines who others think you are. When you have strong character, reputation looks after itself. RTBraley

I see a yellow toy truck. My grandsons see a heavy hauling earth moving monster machine. They hear the throaty roar of the diesel engine and smell the acrid fumes of the exhaust. It's a matter of perspective and.imagination. RTBraley



Sometimes it is O.K. to listen to negative thoughts.
  • Don't love too soon
  • Don't trust too early
  • Don't quit too soon
  • Don't aim too low
  • Don't talk too much
  • Don't miss cues for listening
  • RTBraley
A snowflake is one of nature's most fragile particulates. Strength comes through numbers when individuals fuse together to make snow. RTBraley


When You Just Need to Laugh

Political rule number 42. When your competitor is shooting themselves in the foot, don't try to deflect the bullet! RTBraley
General rule for old people. Never take a laxative and a sleeping pill on the same night. Ever! RTBraley

Whoever coined dog day afternoon has never seen my dog in the afternoon. It's his day every day, morning, noon & night. RTBraley

Is it just me or does each new smart phone become outdated about the time my grandson’s (7 & 9) teach me how to turn mine on? RTBraley

In the game of life, there are those who play, those who coach, those who referee and those who watch. Then, there are those who don't know what time the game started. RTBraley

Old musicians never die, they just get played out. RTBraley

When your children pool their resources to buy you an extra powerful nose and ear hair trimmer, there may be an underlying message. RTBraley






A benefit of growing older is that when you try to remember the mistakes of your youth, you soon realize those secrets are safe because your friends can’t remember them either. RTBraley
Words for Daily Living

Political success is not achieved by simply finishing the puzzle. It us achieved through #negotiating how each piece will fit together. It is all about details. RTBraley  

I sat in a medical clinic next to a blind man. His smile, confidence and abilities led me to believe he didn’t know he was blind. RTBraley

When something is wrong, it is wrong for all time. Just because it has been passed down through generations never makes it right. RTBraley

Discernment is knowing the right time to speak, what to say, & how to say it. It can also mean knowing when to be silent. RTBraley

Commitment is doing what you said you would do long after the generous mood you were in when you said it has evaporated. RTBraley 

People who live in dry climates know the grass isn’t necessarily greener on the other side of the fence. It is greenest where you water it. RTBraley

One of the greatest gifts you can give is the gift of encouragement. The timing is never wrong. Give it unconditionally. RTBraley

When you tell a lie, you will always fear that someone will reveal that you told it. When you tell the truth, you never have to fear that it will be revealed. You told the truth. Not everyone gets that. RTBraley




What do you think? What quote has made a difference in your life? Why not share it. I want to hear from you. Please comment below.  


Robyn Braley is a brand specialist, professional speaker and writer. He is also a Rotarian who is passionate about Building the Rotary Brand. He has led two teams that received the Rotary International PR Award. He has also served as the PR Chair for District 5360 and currently serves on the District Membership Committee. He often speaks at Rotary clubs, conferences and leadership development assemblies. 

Contact Robyn
Email: robyn@robyntbraley.com   Connect on LinkedIn Follow on Twitter: @rtbraley_rotary

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