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We update this page daily with miscellaneous quotes, comments and musings from Jim Berlin, the founder and CEO of Logistics Plus. These daily thoughts illustrate Jim’s passion for excellence and touch on everything from business and politics to logistics and life. If you’d like to receive Jim’s “Thoughts For The Day” in an email message every day, just enter your email address in the “Subscribe to our website updates” field on this page and we’ll add you to our subscription list (you’ll also receive our periodic News & Notes website updates).

The Founder of Wal-Mart

October 22, 2020

“Dad always said you’ve got to stay flexible. We never went on a family trip nor have we ever heard of a business trip in which the schedule was not changed at least once after the trip was underway. Later, we all snickered at some writers who viewed Dad as a grand strategist who intuitively… Read more »

Doubt and Fear

October 21, 2020

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” -Dale Carnegie

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October 20, 2020

“Patience is a virtue, but impatience gets things done.”

Not Trying

October 19, 2020

“The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” -Roy T. Bennett


October 16, 2020

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela

Plow a Field

October 15, 2020

“You can’t plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind.” -Gordon Hinckley


October 14, 2020

“If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.” -Dale Carnegie


October 13, 2020

“Trust instinct to the end, even if you can give no reason.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Simply Hard Work

October 12, 2020

“The difference between being “delusional” or a “dreamer” is often simply hard work.”


October 9, 2020

“Never stop doing your best, even just because someone stops giving you credit.”

12 Notes

October 7, 2020

“You only have 12 notes. Do what you want with them.” -Eddie Van Halen (RIP)

Humble and Noble

October 6, 2020

“Be humble, for you are made of earth. Be noble, for you are made of stars.” -Serbian Proverb


Done List

October 5, 2020

” A done list, not a to-do list.”


October 2, 2020

“It’s not the teachers or coaches who never pushed you that you will remember most fondly.” -Jeremy Chaffee

Strong People

October 1, 2020

“Strong people stand up for themselves. Stronger people stand up for others.”



September 30, 2020

“When dealing with people, remember you are dealing with creatures of emotion, not creatures of logic.” -Dale Carnegie

Everything Right

September 29, 2020

“Always remember, if the customer could do everything right, they wouldn’t need us.”


September 28, 2020

“Calm breeds calm.” -Sean McDermott


Say Yes

September 25, 2020

“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.” -Richard Branson


September 24, 2020

“What is the difference between being a Jewish bookkeeper in Brooklyn and a Supreme Court Justice? One generation.” -Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Her father came from Odessa and her mother came from Poland and became a bookkeeper in Brooklyn)