And now, some quotes on success.  It’s a cold day – and been another long one. Working hard isn’t easy, and on this late Monday evening wanted to share some thoughts on success:

·         “Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” Vince Lombardi

·         “Never letting the competition define you. Instead, you have to define yourself based on a point of view you care deeply about.” Tom Chappel

·         “Take chances, take risk and do the right thing – and your odds of winning will go way up.” Self-made billionaire Henry Swieca

·         “Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.” Zig Ziglar

·         “History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” Bertie C. Forbes

·         “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” Thomas Paine

·         “Fear is a habit; so is self-pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can! and I will!” Unknown

·         “If winning isn’t important, why do we spend all that money on scoreboards?” Chuck Coonradt (Something I asked my mother at the age of 6)

·         “I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.” Sylvester Stallone

·         “Ever notice that people never say ‘It’s only a game’ when they’re winning?” Ivern Ball

·         “We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat.” Queen Victoria

·         “Winners have to absorb losses.” ICE-T

·         “Winners work harder, push harder and keep going when the other guy quits.” Team Vemma

·         “I am not one of those who think that coming in second or third is winning.” Robert Kennedy

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Ronn Torossian is the Founder, President and CEO of New York-based 5W Public Relations. He has overseen the company's rapid growth and expansion to the Inc. 500 list, as well as provided counsel to hundreds of companies, including members of the Fortune 500, Inc. 500 and Forbes 400. His work spans global interests, corporate entities, high-profile individuals, regional business entities, government agencies and academic institutions - both on routine public relations matters and extremely sensitive issues. One of the foremost public relations experts in the U.S., Torossian is known for his aggressive, results-focused orientation, as well as his close working relationships with members of the media, influencers, decision makers, politicians and celebrities. At 5W Public Relations, Torossian's client experience has included programs for Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Anheuser-Busch, Barnes & Noble, Cantor Fitzgerald, IHOP, McDonald's, Evian, EDS, VeriSign, XM Radio, Seagram's, The Loews Regency, Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment, Marriott Hotels, Vail Resorts, Pamela Anderson, Snoop Dogg, the Government of Israel, and others. Referred to by The New York Post as a "publicity guru," by Fox News as a "high-powered PR CEO," by Tyra Banks as a "crisis management guru," and by CNN as "a leading PR expert," Torossian is regularly featured in and quoted by the media, including by CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, NBC, The New York Times, and others. CBS National News said "Ronn Torossian knows spin," and a New York Times feature story on Torossian referred to him as "The consummate hard-driving, scrappy NY publicist." Earlier in his career, Torossian was a Vice President/Group Director for one of The InterPublic Group's (IPG) largest PR agencies, where he was responsible for significant client growth and successful client programs, including work for Clinique, Fox News Channel, DHL, Hard Rock Café and others. A resident of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Torossian was named to the Advertising Age "40 Under 40" list, PR Week's "40 Under 40" List, is a regular lecturer at universities and conferences, a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and a board member of numerous non-profit organizations.