The Quote of the Day Show

The Quote of the Day Show


The Quote of The Day Show is your daily dose of inspiration, featuring the best-of-the-best speakers and prosperity teachers. Each episode spotlights an inspiring quote and 5-10 minute motivational audio clip to help you live a life you love. Your Pilot Week speakers include Bob Proctor, JJ Virgin, Dr. John Demartini, and Jake Ducey. Hosted by Sean Croxton. (All speakers have provided expressed permission for the use of their audio content.)


031 | Neale Donald Walsch: “The Functions that We Value Most We Reward the Least.”  

I tell ya, money mindset is one of the most fascinating topics ever.

Ponder this one… 

Why is it that when we enjoy what we’re doing, we feel like we should not be paid well to do it?

But on the other hand, when the task is difficult and burdensome, we feel like we should be paid the big bucks.

If we love it, we should do it for free or for cheap.

But if we hate it, PAY ME!


Why not be paid well to do the things we feel GOOD about?

In today’s episode of The Quote of The Day Show, author Neale Donald Walsch, makes some interesting points about why we do this and why the most valuable vocations are often the least rewarded.

Today's clip comes from Neale's outstanding audio program The Heart of Truth available for instant mp3 download on Audible.

030 | Michael Wickett: “People are Like Teabags. They Don’t Get to Know Their Own Strength Until They Get into Hot Water.”  

It all comes down to what you believe. 

If you believe life is struggle, then life will prove you right. But if you believe in its abundance, it will shower you with its gifts … often hidden in what might resemble struggles upon first glance.

It’s the way we look at our lives that gives rise to our circumstances. At the foundation of our perceptions are the belief systems on which they are built. Life is a mirror. What you see is what you are.

On today’s episode of The Quote of The Day Show, guest speaker Michael Wickett reveals where your beliefs came from and how you can expand who you are and what you have in your life.

Today’s clip is from Michael’s audio program The Power of Perseverance available on the Nightingale Conant website.

Hosted by Sean Croxton.

029 | Les Brown: “We are Settling for Less than What We Actually Deserve.”  

Les Brown is back with another QOD classic! Listen in as he shares his keys to self-motivation and self mastery. This one is the bee’s knees. :-)

Today’s clip is from Mr. Brown’s audio program The Power of Purpose available on the Nightingale Conant website.

Learn more about Les at

Hosted by Sean Croxton

028 | Brian Tracy:  “The Ability to Focus is the Absolute Critical Requirement for Success.”  

The great author and speaker Brian Tracy shares his 7 Personal Qualities that Assure Success in Business. 

1. You must now yourself and know EXACTLY what you want in life.

2. You must be willing to pay the price for success.

3. You must accept 100% responsibility for your life.

4. You must be willing to work hard, go the extra mile, and do more than what you’re paid for.

5. You must make a TOTAL commitment to your success.

6. You must use your time well.

7. You must back your plans with determination and persistence, and commit to NEVER giving up.

Today’s clip is from Brian’s audio program How to Start and Succeed in Your Own Business available on Audible and the Nightingale Conant website.

Hosted by Sean Croxton.

027 | Wayne Dyer: “You’re Right About That.”  

The late Dr. Wayne Dyer gives you 4 words that will help you eliminate conflict for the rest of your life. Easy. Peasy. 

Today's clip is from Dr. Dyer's audio program Applying the Wisdom of the Ages available on Audible and at

Hosted by Sean Croxton.

026 | Napoleon Hill: “Keep Your Major Purpose Strictly to Yourself.”  

Haters gonna hate.

I imagine you’ve experienced this before. You told your friends and/or family about some big goal you wanted to achieve, only to hear them go on and on about how and why you can’t do it.

Weird how that works.

And that’s why I refuse to share my goals with anyone.

Nope. Nope. Nope. Not doing it.

Because whenever I do, people try to inject their own doubts and perceived limitations into my zone of greatness. So I’m done with it. Never again.

Way back in the 1930s, the great Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, was encouraging his readers and listeners to do the same. To let their goals speak for themselves in deeds, actions, and results.

In other words, the best time to reveal your goals is when you’ve achieved them, after the fact.

In today’s Flashback Friday episode of The Quote of The Day Show, Hill covers his top 5 tips for carrying out your major purpose in life, including this one:

“Keep your major purpose strictly to yourself.”

Today’s clip is from the audio program Napoleon Hill in His Own Voice: Rare Recordings of His Lectures available on Audible.

See you next week with new QOD episodes with Wayne Dyer, Neale Donald Walsch, Les Brown, and more!


025 | Bob Proctor: “Money is to Make You Comfortable, Not Happy.”  

“Money won’t make you happy.”

Well, duh …

On today’s episode of The Quote of the Day Show, Bob Proctor gives you the perfect response for the “money won’t make you happy” people.

You’ll also learn the two things money can do for you and others.

But if you think it will make you happy, then once you get money you’ll soon find out that it has nothing to do with happiness. Because that’s not what it’s for. It was never meant to make you happy.

Today’s clip is from The Secret: Bob Proctor audio program. Grab Bob’s talk for $2.95 on Audible, or the entire series of talks with Lisa Nichols, Harv Eker, Jack Canfield, and John Assarraf HERE for $9.95.

In case you forgot, Bob has another LIVE event coming up in February. Learn how you can attend live in Los Angeles or from home via livestream at:

See you tomorrow with a classic clip by Napoleon Hill.

024 | Dr. John Demartini: “You’re Always in Competition with Others When You’re Not Yourself. But the Moment You’re Yourself There’s No Competition, Because You’re Totally Unique.”  

Be who you are! Dr. John Demartini returns to QOD to encourage you to acknowledge your own unique self by living according to your highest values and never minimizing yourself to others. 

Learn more about Dr. Demartini at

Hosted by Sean Croxton

023 | Dan Millman: “You are Worth No More and No Less than Any Human Being, Any Saint, Any Leader, Who Has Ever Lived.”  

What the heck happened?

I mean, all of us were born absolutely perfect. With everything we needed. Totally maxed out on self worth. 

But something happened. 

Well, a bunch of things happened …

We got hurt. We were abandoned. We messed up. We blamed ourselves. 

With every unfavorable event and negative emotion, we concealed another layer of our inborn sense of self worth, until it was no longer recognizable. Until we no longer felt worthy of the endless possibilities that were (and still are) our birthright.

On today’s episode of The Quote of The Day Show, author and speaker Dan Millman implores us to consider this truth:

“You are worth no more and no less than any human being, any saint, any leader who has ever lived.”

Because self worth is not something we ever lose. It’s not something we need to raise. 

We already have it. It’s always been there, waiting to be rediscovered. Waiting for us to lose our judgments about ourselves. To make different choices.

Today’s clip comes from Dan’s audio program The Peaceful Warrior's Path to Everyday Enlightenment available for instant mp3 download on Audible and as a physical CD set on the Nightingale Conant website.

See you tomorrow. Dr. Demartini is back!


022 | Lisa Nichols: “When Good People Do Well, Good People Simply Do More Good in the World.”  

Motivational speaker and bestselling author Lisa Nichols clears up 3 commonly held myths about abundance. Abundance is NOT all about financial wealth. True abundance includes health, relationships, and spirituality as well. No, money will never buy you happiness. But find out what it WILL buy you once you have it!

Learn more about Lisa at

Grab her FREE Abundance Checklist at:

Hosted by Sean Croxton.

021 | Earl Nightingale: “Success is the Progressive Realization of a Worthy Ideal.”  

There were two things that changed Bob Proctor’s life.

The first happened when Ray Stanford gave him the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, a book Bob is STILL reading some 55 years later.

The second was when he picked up Earl Nightingale’s Strangest Secret recording. Bob couldn’t get enough of it. In fact, he was so obsessed with it, he developed the skill of balancing a battery-operated record player (remember records?) so he could listen to it while driving.

I imagine Bob listened to The Strangest Secret many thousands of time. To the point where Earl Nightingale’s words became a part of him. He internalized it. The constant repetition literally wrote a new program in his mind, eliminating the paradigm of lack and limitation that once ruled his life.

If you haven’t had the good fortune of listening to The Strangest Secret, our pals over at Nightingale Conant have a real treat for you today.

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Earl Nightingale is also today’s featured speaker on our Flashback Friday episode of The Quote of The Day Show. Tune in and hear the very best definition for success you’ll ever hear.

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.”

Have an awesome weekend. See you next week with a new episode of The SC Sessions and 5 brand new QODs!

020 | T Harv Eker: “It is Not Necessary to Try and Get Rid of Fear in Order to Succeed.”  

It never goes away.

Ever. Ever. Ever.

On Wednesdays and Fridays I do about 8 hours of coaching with online business owners. For many of them, their businesses have stalled due to a persistent fear of putting themselves “out there.”

What will people think of me?

What if I fail?

What if I offend someone?

But the truth is, if they’re really playing BIG, people will most definitely think they’re bat sh#t crazy. Nasty emails, tweets, and comments will soon become the new normal. And if they’re not offending someone, they’re either not saying anything or no one is listening. They’re playing it safe.

I just had my 9-year online anniversary. And if there’s one thing I know for sure it’s that the fear never goes away. I would know.

When I click the send button and blast an email to 130,000 people, fear tells me to send it tomorrow.

When I record the intros for the QOD show, fear tells me to do one more take … because I should have used this word instead of that word. Fear has a thing for politically correctness.

Every podcast interview. Fear.

Every product launch. Fear.

But instead of wishing for it to go away, I’ve learned to dance with it.

I whip and nae nae with my fear. We hit that dab and do the Dougie. We juju on that beat.

Fear makes a better dance partner than an adversary. It’s like the hot girl or guy at the club. You can stare at it from across the room and never make your move, or you can walk right up to it and ask it to cut a rug with you.

On today’s episode of the QOD show, T Harv Eker encourages you to feel the fear and do it anyway. To act in spite of fear. Because…

“It is not necessary to try and get rid of fear in order to succeed.”

Today’s clip is from Harv’s audio program Secrets of the Millionaire Mind in Turbulent Timesavailable as a CD set on the Nightingale Conant website and for mp3 download on Audible.

By the way, Harv is the author of my most recommended book for shifting your money mindset — Secrets of the Millionaire Mind. Read it!

See you tomorrow. 

019 | Tony Robbins: “Nothing in Life Has Any Meaning Except the Meaning I Give It.”  

I think we’d all like to be better communicators.

Better communicators with our families, our friends, our employees or co-workers.

But seldom do we recognize that the best communication we can have is the way we communicate with ourselves.

What does your inner voice sound like?

Would it be rated PG, or more like an NC-17?

Most often, the way we communicate with ourselves is a consequence of the meaning we attribute to the circumstances, events, and conditions of our lives.

As I once learned while attending a Landmark Education seminar, things mean what we make them mean.

Or as today’s QOD speaker, Tony Robbins, says:

“Nothing in life has any meaning except the meaning I give it.”

This one is AWESOME.

Today's clip is from Tony's Unleash the Power Within audio program available for instant MP3 download available at

Enjoy your day. See you tomorrow with the author of one of my favorite books ever!

018 | Jack Canfield: “Winners are Those People Who Make a Habit Out of Doing the Things Losers are Uncomfortable Doing.”  

I may have been 8 years old.

It was the school lunch break, and it had been raining that day. After chowing down in the cafeteria, we went outside to play on the rain-soaked playground. Puddles were everywhere. Benches were drenched.

At some point, one of the other kids somehow tricked me into sitting on a wet bench.


The backside of my Catholic school corduroys was soaking wet, all the way down to my Star Wars underoos.

With my classmates laughing at my expense, I stood right up and beelined my soggy butt straight to the cafeteria to find the school principal. Somebody was gonna pay for this.

"Sister Diana! Sister Diana! Such-and-such made me sit on the bench and now my pants are all wet."

Sister Diana looked down at me -- in a way that only a nun can look down at a frantic, young boy -- and said this:

"Sean, no one can make you do anything."

She was right. I had no one else to blame but myself. I didn't have to sit on that bench. I knew it was wet. But I did it anyway.

I'll never forget what Sister Diana said to me that afternoon. Because in hindsight I learned one of life's greatest lessons. I could play the victim and blame others for what had happened, or I could take responsibility and understand that I had a choice in the matter.

It was later on in life -- much later, in fact -- when I got the 2.0 version of Sister Diana's wisdom. Not only can no one make me do anything, but no one can make me feel a certain way. My feelings are my own. And to let others control them is giving up way too much of my power.

No, I'm not perfect at this one. (You should read the ridiculous emails I receive some days.) But there's power in being aware of the fact that "they" can't make me do or feel anything. That I'm really doing it to myself.

Today on The Quote of the Day Show, Mr. Jack Canfield shines more light this hugely important topic. Plus, you'll find out his 3 Keys to Growth and the big difference between those who win in life and those who don't.

Today's QOD clip comes from Jack's audio program Maximum Confidence available for instant download on

Hosted by Sean Croxton

017 | Wayne Dyer: “Nobody On This Planet is Going to Ruin This Day for You.”  

The late Dr. Wayne Dyer starts the week off with a set of thought-provoking questions that will shift the way you see the possibilities for your life.

1. If you suddenly discovered that you had six months to live, how would you change your life?

2. Who would you choose to live with if you could live with anyone else in the world and you had no history, right now, of whom you've lived with up until now?

3. Where would you choose to live if you had no awareness of where you'd lived up until now?

Today’s talk is from Dr. Dyer’s audio program How to Be an No Limit Person available for instant mp3 download at

Hosted by Sean Croxton. 

016 | Aftab Sabir: "Tell Me What You Eat and I Will Tell You Who You Are."  

It's Fan Friday! Today's submission is from TEDx Calgary speaker Aftab Sabir, who reminds us that good health is the most precious form of wealth. Listen in and learn three simple diet and lifestyle tips for sharpening your mind and taking care of your body. 

Learn more about Aftab and his project at

Hosted by Sean Croxton

015 | Zig ZIglar: “You Can Have Everything in Life You Want if You Will Just Help Enough Other People Get What They Want.”  

We all want to get something. Yet so easily we forget that the most certain and fulfilling path to getting is through giving. By being of service to others. Or as today's speaker, the late Zig Ziglar, says ...

"You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”

Today's clip comes from Zig's audio program See You at The Top available for instant mp3 download at

Hosted by Sean Croxton

014 | Dr. Dain Heer: “Every Judgment Creates a Limitation in Your Awareness of Something Greater.”  

Imagine having zero judgments.

No preconceived notions of what’s right and what’s wrong.

How many things would you experience for the first time?

How many possibilities would open up for you?

The truth is, our judgments put us into boxes, restricting our potentials and possibilities within the boundaries of our own self-created limitations. 

However, we can create an entirely new world for ourselves by simply shifting our perceptions and letting go of those things we just know to be true. 

On today’s episode of The Quote of The Day Show, Dr. Dain Heer reveals how …

“Every judgment creates a limitation in your awareness of something greater.”

There is something greater out there. Problem is, we cut ourselves off from it by holding onto our judgments, preconceptions, and unexamined beliefs. 

Pick a link below and find out how to create more joy, enthusiasm, and choices in your life. By letting go.

FYI: Dr. Heer is hosting his hugely popular Being You, Changing the World LIVE event in Australia November 18th thru 21st. Find out how you can attend via livestream video at:

See you tomorrow!

013 | Les Brown: "You Have Something Special. You Have Greatness Within You!"  

You are who you hang with.

I mean, you’d be hard pressed to find a successful person who surrounds herself with the hopeless. Nor will you find the loser who keeps company with the ambitious. 

As the saying goes …

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. 

According to today’s QOD speaker, there are two types of people: the nourishing and the toxic. 

For some reason, we tolerate the toxic people in our lives. We allow them to tell us what we can and can’t do, to criticize our intentions to improve our circumstances, to remain in our lives.

As Les Brown says, “most people never achieve their true goals in life because they’re surrounded with too many toxic people.”

It’s time for a detox.

Because you have something special. You have greatness in you. And you deserve to have the very best people on your team. To encourage you. To support you. To expect nothing less from you than the greatness that lies within.

There were about six quotes I could have featured from today’s QOD talk. Whenever Les Brown is onstage you know you’re in store for all kinds of quotables. Take your pick!

Learn more about Les Brown at

Hosted by Sean Croxton of


012 | Jim Rohn: “The Formula for Success is a Few Simple Disciplines Practiced Every Day.”  

I have a philosophy on life.

It’s a simple philosophy. Pretty darn basic, in fact. It goes like this …

“Little by little, a little becomes a lot.”

I stumbled upon this quote in a fitness book when I was about 27 years old. Back then, I wanted to be the world’s most renowned strength and conditioning coach. But I wanted it to happen overnight. I wanted it now.

But there was something about that “little by little” quote that shifted my perspective on not only what I thought was my calling at the time, but about life in general. 

I thought, if I put in the work, if I did the little things every day, then in due time those little things would add up and get me to where I wanted to be.

Every day I could move myself closer to the goal … or not move closer to the goal.

The choice was mine. 

As I mentioned at the end of QOD #007, if you were to commit to reading just one hour a day, every day, you’d accumulate a little over nine 40-hour weeks of reading in a year’s time. Just one hour!

So consider that thing you’ve been keeping yourself from doing because you think you “don’t know enough.”  Would you still not know enough if you studied it for 1 hour a day, 365 hours in a year, or nine 40-hour weeks?

The truth is, you’d probably know more about your topic of study than 99 percent of the population. Little by little, you’d become an expert. 

Or, you could not do the little things every day and stay exactly where you are. 

Like I said, it’s a simple philosophy.

On today’s episode of The Quote of The Day Show, the late Jim Rohn talks about the power of adopting your own personal philosophy.

“The formula for success is a few simple disciplines practiced every day.” 

Today’s QOD clip comes from Mr. Rohn’s audio program, The Art of Exceptional Living, available for instant mp3 download at

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See you tomorrow with Les Brown (he’s back!).

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