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Motivation from famous entertainers: Erma Bombeck tells how to select a doctor

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America has been blessed over the years with people that were able to perfect the art of wit and wisdom in a manner easily understood by both contemporaries and generations into the future. Erma Bombeck (1927 - 1996) was one of these people. She wrote a newspaper column with a down-home style addressing the challenges faced by housewives and women in the workplace.

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Her wisdom was timeless as expressed by her advice for selecting a doctor.

“Never go to a doctor,” she said, “________” (select the end of this quote from the choices below).

  1. Younger than you
  2. Whose office plants have died
  3. Without a diploma on the wall

Any of these three would probably be good advice but only one shows the wit and wisdom of Bombeck. Click here to see which one she really said.

See how of the three choices only one created a memorable picture that would make sense for years to come.

At the height of her career her column appeared in 900 papers and was read by 30 million people twice each week.

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 getmaximpact.com 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:

  • Creative thinking.

This series is based on a motivational series from getmaximpact.com and is used by permission.

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