Words of wisdom from Warren Buffet

by | Jul 27, 2015 | Emotional Intelligence, Relationships (Self and Others), Time Management

Words of wisdom from Warren Buffet

Some of you might have heard Warren Buffet’s ‘words of wisdom’ before, I had, but I re-read them again recently and really enjoyed the reminder. So, I have decided to stick with last week’s theme of gleaning wisdom from the world’s top entrepreneurs and share them with you. Let’s take Key Steps this week and…

Learn from one of the world’s greats

These are Warren Buffet’s words of wisdom: 

  1. On earning. Never depend solely on a single income. Invest to create a second source.
  2. On spending. If you buy things you do not need, soon you’ll be selling things you do need.
  3. On saving. Do not save what is left after spending. Spend what is left after saving and investing.
  4. On taking risks. Never test the depth of the river with both feet.
  5. On investments. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
  6. On expectations. Honesty is a very expensive gift; don’t expect it from cheap people.

Simple and timeless words of wisdom, aren’t they? The question really is, “What are you going to do with them? What do you need to act on today? Do you need to save more, diversify your investments, take more calculated risks, be careful where you invest your energy or who you spend your time with…?”

I know YOU know what you need to do. But knowledge is not enough. In fact, wisdom and knowledge without action is pointless and wasted. How are you going to act on this knowledge? That is where your true power lies. Commit now and take Key Steps with me today and…

“be the difference that makes the difference




NOTE: The information in my blog may be freely shared and re-used in any online or offline publication, provided it is accompanied by the following credit line: This was written by Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, and originally appeared in her free bi-weekly  ‘Key Steps Food for Thought Blog’ available on the Key Steps website.

Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, EQ Expert, Founder and CEO

Sharon is a dynamic facilitator, speaker and executive coach with over 25 years’ experience in leadership development and organisational transformation. Her PhD thesis contributed a framework for holistic and sustainable leadership development that was published by Rutgers University in the USA. She is faculty of numerous business schools and highly sought-after by leading corporates because she works hand-in-hand with them to create sustainable results and long-term success. In 2020, Sharon was inducted into the Educators Hall of Fame, which is a lifetime achievement award, recognising excellence and her contribution to the field.

Sharon is one of only three women in South Africa to hold the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – the Oscar of the speaking industry. She is also a COMENSA Master Practitioner (CMP), a qualified Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT™) and an accredited Global Virtual Speaker. Sharon is also a registered Education, Training and Development Practitioner (ETDP), holds an Honours degree in Psychology and practices as an NLP master practitioner.

Most important to Sharon is that she has become known for her genuinely caring manner, practical and transformational approach, and for providing valuable tools and that allow people to take Key Steps to really… ‘be the difference that makes the difference.’

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