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Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring
by Leigh Steinberg

Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring
in the field that interest you.
- Leigh Steinberg

Related topics: Work

Hey, our Founding Fathers wore long hair and powdered wigs -
I don't see anybody trying to look like them today,
either...
But we do look to them as role models.
- Leigh Steinberg

Challenge yourself, its fine not to be a totally finished person.
- Leigh Steinberg

As for football in L.A., it's going to take a loooong
time before another team comes here.
- Leigh Steinberg

 

My grandfather was running Hillcrest Country Club,
and that's where a whole group of Hollywood comedians hung out.
- Leigh Steinberg

We live in a niche world.
- Leigh Steinberg

I'd like to add that negotiating is not something to be avoided or feared -
it's an everyday part of life.
- Leigh Steinberg

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The Super Bowl is like a movie, and the quarterback is the leading man.
- Leigh Steinberg

Now some alien force seems to have come and captured the Dodgers.
I don't know what happened to my Dodgers.
- Leigh Steinberg

In reality, we can prove that the incidents of drug,
alcohol abuse and violence have dropped dramatically
among professional athletes -
but the problem is it would be impossible to convince than fans,
because of what they read on the AP wire.
- Leigh Steinberg

We can always find creative ways to do things.
- Leigh Steinberg

When it came to football there was a certain age where
I realized that my future in football was being a grease
spot on the side of some bigger player.
- Leigh Steinberg

Well, my favorite sport as a kid was clearly baseball.
- Leigh Steinberg

Very narrow areas of expertise can be very productive.
Develop your own profile.
Develop your own niche.
- Leigh Steinberg

Forty years ago the chances of journalists reporting -
or the authorities even prosecuting -
a pro athlete were practically nil.
- Leigh Steinberg

We're all negotiators.
- Leigh Steinberg

The whole concept of negotiating is intimidating to many people.
- Leigh Steinberg

I try to live in the moment, every moment.
- Leigh Steinberg

Cameron was able to get an inside look at professional
football from the standpoint of athletes and agents
and general managers that few people have ever seen.
- Leigh Steinberg

Then the Angels came in 1961, and I fell in love with them.
- Leigh Steinberg

Well, when you've had Tom Cruise play you,
anything else is a comedown.
- Leigh Steinberg

I just knew that economics had never been my big motivation.
- Leigh Steinberg

School gives you the freedom to explore different philosophies,
religions, aspects of yourself, and subjects.
- Leigh Steinberg

But the equipment to protect the players hasn't developed along with that,
so now you have more players out with worse injuries,
for longer periods of time.
- Leigh Steinberg

Then I went to UCLA - so of course I became a huge Bruin basketball fan...
and later came to football.
- Leigh Steinberg

I have to say that it was a very strange experience when,
later in life, I represented Byron Scott and was negotiating with West -
whose picture I used to have over my bed!
That took some getting used to.
- Leigh Steinberg

Never underestimate the capacity of another human being
to have exactly the same shortcomings you have.
- Leigh Steinberg

It is soooooo necessary to get the basic skills,
because by the time you graduate, undergraduate or graduate,
that field would have totally changed from your first day of school.
- Leigh Steinberg

But the truth is, growing up in California,
we knew nothing about hockey.
- Leigh Steinberg

Now we're getting a whole generation of kids who have
never had a football team in L.A.,
so they don't miss it and don't ask for it.
It becomes self-perpetuating.
They don't know what they're missing.
- Leigh Steinberg

Work needs to be a reflection of your social values.
You are how you work!
- Leigh Steinberg

You know, we don't look much alike, but Denzel Washington
would make a great sports agent.
- Leigh Steinberg

I ran track, and basically played every sport.
- Leigh Steinberg

The NFL today has bigger, stronger, bodies than ever,
moving faster than ever, hitting a stationary object
harder than ever before -
so the physics of the hit have changed.
- Leigh Steinberg

It's learning how to negotiate to keep both sides happy -
whether it's for a multi-million dollar contract or
just which show to watch on TV,
that determines the quality and enjoyment of our lives.
- Leigh Steinberg

We live in a wonderful world that is
full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures that we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

Joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Objectivity is the cure for depression.
- Bono

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

We only see what we want to see,
and hear what we want to hear
- don Miguel Ruiz

If one does not understand a person,
one tends to regard him as a fool.
- Carl Jung

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

When you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you
that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

If you would convince others,
seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

Genuine heroes - no batteries needed -
bring lots of open-mind and at least a little courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We never see what we are not ready to see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy


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