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Motivation from famous entertainers: Dr. Phil discusses change

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Phil McGraw is known to his followers simply as Dr. Phil. He got his start with Oprah Winfrey during a trail with cattle farmers in 1995. Apparently Winfrey was impressed with McGraw is following the trial she invited him to appear on her TV show. Winfrey’s eye for talent proved itself again as McGraw’s appearances were an audience favorite. She moved him to a weekly featured guest to discuss psychological issues.

In September 2002 he started his own daily talk show which Winfrey produced. It quickly became a ratings hit as a syndicated audience enjoyed his down-home Texan style. Giving practical advice to which his audience could easily relate was the hallmark of each show.

Although each show appear to be different one common theme ran through all of the guests appearing before him in search of his wisdom.

“You cannot change,” said McGraw. “_____________”. Complete this quote by selecting one of the four choices below.

  1. Diapers while the baby is still pooping.
  2. What you do not acknowledge.
  3. Unless someone you love tells you to.
  4. Unless you have control of the situation.

To see the correct answer, click here.

This is another installment of a series of quotes by famous entertainers. Some wonder how an entertainer can inspire someone trying to pursue a career or build a business. The truth is that entertainers must be shrewd businesspeople in order to manage their career, finances and public image. Short quotes from them often serve as an inspirational thought of the day.

Guillermo Williams of in Rochester Hills, Mich., recommends using motivational stories to help set a workplace culture of success.

Motivational quotes are a great way to set a positive tone at the beginning of a week, workday or meeting,” says Williams. “By adding some information about the person being quoted you create credibility for the speaker and make the quote more impactful.”

This quote can be used for an individual’s daily reflection, preferably in the morning to get their attitude focused for the day. It also serves as an anecdote for employee training in the areas of:

  • Problem solving.
  • Self-awareness
  • Leadership
  • Business strategy
  • This an excerpt taken by permission from a motivational series copyrighted by and is used by permission.


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