Latino Townhall’s Top 25 #Leadership Quotes for 2013 – Part II


Latino Townhall’s Top 25 #LatinoQuotes for 2013 – Part II

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Latino Townhall’s founder is busy writing a book on leadership, and from time to time, he receives inspiration through his research and studies. Here are 25 #LatinoQuotes for the second half of 2013. The dates are included to only to authenticate the date of writing… please cut and paste quotes as often as you wish to post on social media… hope you’re inspired!

‘Leadership doesn’t begin with ego, agenda, title nor position… It starts with surrender.” -Joel Garcia (December 15, 2013)

‘The most essential element of creating change is preparing and aligning people with the right attitude for change.” –Joel Garcia (December 1st 2013)

‘Hope can carry you, faith can move you but before you go anywhere take love with you.” –Joel Garcia (November 29th 2013)

‘Don’t learn from your mistakes; rather gain wisdom so you minimize your mistakes.” –Joel Garcia (November 29th 2013)

‘Three things matter most and cannot be take away; our faith, our family and our freedom.” –Joel Garcia (November 28th)

‘Competence goes beyond possessing mere knowledge, it has more to do with executing excellence.” –Joel Garcia (November 21, 2013)

‘Success is determined by the individual – not everyone is looking for the same thing.” –Joel Garcia (November 19, 2013)

‘You give power away by putting love into action.” –Joel Garcia (Oct. 2nd 2013)

‘Trust is the anchor that holds and sustains enduring relationships.” –Joel Garcia (Sept. 28th 2013)

‘Empowering others is the ability to trust them with risk and failure.” –Joel Garcia (Sept. 28th 2013)

‘Accountability is simply an action of leadership that gets results.” –Joel Garcia (Sept. 28th 2013)

‘Envy is hating what someone has earned rightly, and a deep despair for lacking it nightly. –Joel Garcia (September 13, 2013)

‘The type of “civic engagement” our Founders had in mind was for the people to be engaged for the purpose of restraining public officials rather than empowering them.” –Joel Garcia (September 3, 2013)

‘Rejection will test the limits of your calling and character.” –Joel Garcia (September 3rd 2013)

‘When leaders serve within their purpose they find real pleasure.” –Joel Garcia 

‘Galvanizing power is the direct gift of influencing and integrity.” –Joel Garcia

‘If one strives for success, then hunger and passion must translate into discipline at some point.” –Joel Garcia

‘Joy ignites passion.” –Joel Garcia (June 26, 2013)

‘Evil may prick at you, but if you stand honorably it won’t defeat you.” –Joel Garcia (May 26, 2013)

‘Sometimes you may feel alone and distant but you’re not. Just know God is with you, your friends are behind you, and your destiny lies before you.” –Joel Garcia (May 26, 2013)

‘Pride is an unwillingness to change; humility is always in learning mode.” –Joel Garcia (May 14th 2013)

‘A leader embraces scripted priorities as well as a fluid approach to balancing them in the moment.” –Joel Garcia (March 20, 2013)

‘You cannot have influence without trust, and trust is built through love.” –Joel Garcia (March 23, 2013)

‘Humility is not denying strength nor success but keeping in mind these things can ruin your life.” –Joel Garcia

‘Performance and results are driven and determined by the intelligence behind your labor.” –Joel Garcia

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“Optimism is an attitude that shows up around springtime.” –Joel Garcia

The Spring season is my favorite time of year. Have you ever noticed how people’s attitudes change around springtime? It’s a time to enjoy better weather and sunshine, to get into that garden to plant your favorite plants or vegetables, to hike or work out in the open air. Most certainly, springtime has a way of changing people’s attitudes.

Latino Townhall’s Top 25 #LatinoQuotes for #2013 – Part I


I’m currently writing a book on Leadership… and these are some thoughts that have surfaced during the first part of 2013:

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“Leaders develop foresight by fostering skills in perception and knowledge.” –Joel Garcia (Jan. 1st 2013)

“A leader is the first one to show up and the last one to leave; the one who inspires as well as perspires.” –Joel Garcia (Jan. 2nd 2013)

“Passion is possessing an extreme focus and dedication towards achieving a goal.” –Joel Garcia (Jan. 3rd 2013)

“A masterful leader exerts influence for the purpose of transformation through collaborative effort.” –Joel Garcia (Jan. 5th 2013)

“Eternity is just not a place reserved for us; it lives in our hearts and expresses itself through deeds done to others.” –Joel Garcia (Jan. 5th 2013)

“You were created as a mystery; an unfolding story revealed through time.” –Joel Garcia (Jan. 10th 2013)

“Vision is an invitation to live a stimulating life.” –Joel Garcia (Jan. 10th 2013)

“Passion is evident when optimum energy is released, and dynamic synergy is increased.” –Joel Garcia (Jan. 11th 2013)

“Leaders enlarge the Kingdom within to influence the world throughout.” –Joel Garcia (Jan. 12th 2013)

“The wise shut up long enough for all the stupid people to stop talking.” –Joel Garcia (Jan. 12th 2013)

“Leaders create unrestrained atmospheres where followers feel engaged to rise above their limitations.” –Joel Garcia (Jan. 26th 2013)

“Influence is a gift and a study; it is acquired through learning and nurtured by growing.” –Joel Garcia (Jan. 27th 2013)

“Leaders dwell in the realm called “above and beyond”, making the extraordinary look common.” –Joel Garcia (Jan. 27th 2013)

“Leadership is reflecting the values others want in themselves, then communicating a vision commensurate with those values.” –Joel Garcia (Jan. 29th 2013)

“The leader who offers help gives hope.” –Joel Garcia (Feb. 1st 2013)

“Significance means, ‘I matter, and have value.’ Purpose is when my journey matters and adds value to others.” –Joel Garcia (Feb. 6th 2013)

“A promise is an intangible, until you connect it to a source who can fulfill that promise.” –Joel Garcia (Feb. 8th 2013)

“The critical factor in personal development is not what a leader learns but what he or she unlearns in the process of learning.” –Joel Garcia (Feb. 10th 2013)

“Chaos is the absence of wisdom.” –Joel Garcia (Feb. 12th 2013)

“Influence is the transfer of trust, and with that trust comes power.” –Joel Garcia (Feb. 14th 2013)

“If it’s not yours in the first place, you’ve got nothing to lose.” –Joel Garcia (Feb. 17th 2013)

“Transition is the ability to perceive change coming, to pause and understand its significance and adapt to it.” –Joel Garcia (Feb. 22 2013)

“Leaders who walk in integrity live in controversy.” –Joel Garcia (Feb. 25th 2013)

“A leader’s quest is to turn challenges into solutions.” –Joel Garcia (March 16, 2013)

“Competent leaders create stable and secure working environments.” –Joel Garcia (March 16, 2013)

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Please feel free to copy and paste wherever you like… note, I’ve added the date only to remember the date I came up with these original quotes. I google all my quotes to ensure I am not infringing on anyone’s thoughts, ideas or quotes.

Latino Townhall’s Top 25 #LatinoQuotes of 2012



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These are Latino Townhall’s Top 25 Quotes of 2012, which are provided for your motivation and inspiration. I have provided my name at the end of each quote in case you want to copy and paste on social media sites. Thank you for your support in 2012:

‘Revelation plus action determines your destiny.” –Joel Garcia (February 16, 2012)

‘Immature love sees people through a lens of imperfection; while perfect love covers people’s imperfections.” –Joel Garcia (March 18, 2012)

The darkest secrets are the hardest to keep.” –Joel Garcia (July 22nd 2012)

‘Be unafraid of the opposition regardless of their size, power and techniques.” -Joel Garcia (August 8, 2012)

Strategies open up new opportunities; opportunities require new strategies. –Joel Garcia (August 13, 2012)

Purpose is an Oasis for those struggling with life’s complexities. –Joel Garcia (Sept. 3rd 2012)

‘Encouragement resounds within, flattery rebounds without.” –Joel Garcia (Sept 29th 2012)

‘You cannot have ascendency without mastery.” –Joel Garcia (October 18th 2012)

There’s nothing more refreshing than fresh vision.” –Joel Garcia (Oct. 21, 2012)

After you get an idea, you have to give it some thought.” -Joel Garcia (October 23, 2012)

‘I attended church for a girl but I found Jesus instead. Now, I’m married to both.” -Joel Garcia (Nov. 10th 2012)

‘God is an artist; His handiwork is all around you, from morning’s dawn til’ twilights last gleam. ” -Joel Garcia (Nov. 11th 2012)

Leaders are on a fierce course of struggle and change, they don’t blame those who want to stay behind.” –Joel Garcia (Nov. 14th 2012)

‘The “ouchy” in your spirit is the anointing, because that’s the place God wants to transform.”
–Joel Garcia (Nov. 14th 2012)

‘The function of a great teacher is to expose the thoughts of a student not impose their own upon them.” -Joel Garcia (Nov. 18th 2012)

‘It’s interesting how the Christian holidays bring out the critics; Christmas draws out the atheists, and Easter the skeptics.” –Joel Garcia (Nov. 18th 2012)

‘Character doesn’t compromise integrity for convenience.” -Joel Garcia
(Nov. 22nd 2012)

‘An illusion is a lie, which hasn’t been stripped of its falsehood.”
–Joel Garcia (Nov. 24th 2012)

‘Leadership isn’t about being in charge, it’s about bringing change.” –Joel Garcia (Nov. 29th 2012)

‘You cannot measure potential – only performance; results carry the day over good intentions.” –Joel Garcia
(December 1st 2012)

‘Forgive people fully, it takes more energy not to.” –Joel Garcia (December 2, 2012)

‘It is inevitable, Christians will experience trials because to extend God’s kingdom requires an immersion in the art of spiritual warfare.” –Joel Garcia (December 5, 2012)

‘Only the faithful stumble into their destiny.” -Joel Garcia (Dec. 16th 2012)

Latino Townhall’s Top 25 #LatinoQuotes of 2011


These are Latino Townhall’s Top 25 Quotes of 2011, which are provided to inspire you to stimulate your thinking, and help you through times of difficulty. I have provided my name at the end of each quote in case you want to copy and paste on social media sites. Thank you for your support in 2011:

Fear is the sure beginning of failure, eventually leading to one’s demise. –Joel Garcia (January 2011)

Every Christian should aspire to a leadership role because the Spirit of God within them is constantly moving and creating change, and this is what leaders do. –Joel Garcia (April 2011)

Leading with love is the most excellent way. –Joel Garcia (April 2011)

To overcome incompetence do not stand-alone rather deepen your pool of knowledge by standing alongside others. –Joel Garcia (April 2011)

Listening provides the context you need to ask the right questions. –Joel Garcia (May 2011)

Your personal gifts prophesy to your future. –Joel Garcia (June 2011)

Hope is the assurance of a release date from your wilderness journey. –Joel Garcia (July 2011)

Leaders who reinvent themselves see things in a whole new way, therefore, driving needed change in their environment. –Joel Garcia (Aug. 2011)

A comprehensive Christian worldview must instill belief, power and the ability to transform culture. –Joel Garcia (Aug. 2011)

If you keep hope alive, you stay alive. –Joel Garcia (Aug. 2011)

A gospel with power adds wonder. –Joel Garcia (Aug. 2011)

Ideas have a better chance of life in a community. –Joel Garcia (Aug. 2011)

Complaints measure your ineffectiveness, while solutions measure your effectiveness. -Joel Garcia (Aug. 2011)

Creativity rebounds during moments of rest and solitude. –Joel Garcia (Sept. 2011)

Every action you take sets in motion something greater; transformation begins with enough of the right actions. –Joel Garcia (Aug. 2011)

When a man loses his moral compass, he lands in desolate places. –Joel Garcia (Sept. 2011)

There’s no transformation without a struggle. –Joel Garcia (Sept. 2011)

The gift of change is loss; if we don’t learn to let go we’ll never change. –Joel Garcia (Sept. 2011)

Servant leaders inspire others to be and do their best by their lifestyle. –Joel Garcia (Oct. 2011)

Tension and misunderstanding go together; get understanding and watch tension gradually release itself. –Joel Garcia (Oct. 2011)

You can’t “cherry pick” your character, it’s cultivated through time, choice and action. -Joel Garcia (Oct. 2011)

The primary objective of parenting is making a child beautiful on the inside. –Joel Garcia (Nov. 2011)

Wisdom triumphs over experience. –Joel Garcia (November 28, 2011)

Submission doesn’t come when you ask for it; it happens when you’ve work for it. –Joel Garcia (November 28, 2011)

Latino Townhall’s Top 25 #LatinoQuotes of 2010


Most people are not afraid of change but what the process of change reveals about them. –Joel Garcia (January 9th2010)

The life you live is the truth you follow. –Joel Garcia (January 15th 2010)

The greatest challenge for creating change is talking people out of doubt. –Joel Garcia (January 30th 2010)

Giving up is okay because one realizes a limitation; the key now is to ask someone for help. –Joel Garcia (February 7th 2010)

Capacity is the space we create within ourselves to hold and sustain something greater. –Joel Garcia (February 8th 2010)

A significant gaffe leaders make is to be long on vision and short on relationship. –Joel Garcia (February 10th 2010)

The process reveals our character to show us what is required to make it to the other side. –Joel Garcia (February 24th 2010)

Optimism is an attitude that shows up around springtime. –Joel Garcia (March 13th 2010)

You can handle the present challenges when you commit yourself to the future. –Joel Garcia (May 1st 2010)

Love lights up every room. –Joel Garcia (May 8th, 2010)

Before you set out to change the world, you’ve got to change one little universe; your mind. –Joel Garcia (May 14, 2010)

A mentor is a catalyst for change in a young person’s life. –Joel Garcia (June 11, 2010)

Courage is faith bottled up in a crazy person. –Joel Garcia (June 18, 2010)

Legacy is when your life continues to speak and influence after you. –Joel Garcia (June 22, 2010)

Friday is just another day like Monday but with the feeling that you have a two-day free pass. –Joel Garcia (June 25, 2010)

You cannot possess a place or a position you have not prepared for. –Joel Garcia (August 11, 2010)

Fun makes the day go faster. –Joel Garcia (August 13, 2010)

Personal growth is incomplete without addressing the spiritual dimension. –Joel Garcia (August 13, 2010)

We live in an age where you can no longer explain it – you’ve got to be it. –Joel Garcia (August 15, 2010)

Failure is a teacher to help you realize you missed something or someone along your journey. –Joel Garcia (November 3, 2010)

Vision without heart is just a fantasy. –Joel Garcia (November 7, 2010)

Your daily job is to perfect your craft and character until time and opportunity call you forth. –Joel Garcia (November 9, 2010)

Critical times call for creative minds. –Joel Garcia (November 20, 2010)

Innovation is the human drive to reveal the divine imprint within. –Joel Garcia (December 23, 2010)

There’s no change unless one presses the boundary of personal limits. –Joel Garcia (December 28, 2010)