The Quote That Changed My Life (and it could change yours too)

Bob Baker
2 min readJan 17, 2024

I’ve been blessed to have published 16 books and grown my YouTube channel to 373,000 subscribers and a million views every month, among other things.

I had no advantages when I started this entrepreneurial journey over 30 years ago.

But I did have an attitude and work ethic that was greatly inspired by this quote from Teddy Roosevelt:

➡️ “Do what you can, with what you have, right where you are.”

Let’s break down the meaning behind those words:

🔥 Do what you can → That means consistently taking action to move the needle forward, even when conditions aren’t perfect.

🔥 With what you have → That means stop making excuses that you don’t have the money, connections, or knowledge to start. Just start!

🔥 Right where you are → That means not waiting for the conditions to be perfect. Move forward now and figure things out along the way.

This perspective on life and work has made all the difference in my life — and it continues to.

📺 I made a video that takes a deeper dive into the meaning of this quote if you’re interested.

💡 I hope this inspires you!

Please share this with a friend who will benefit from it.

What about Bob?

In case we need to get reacquainted …

I’m the author of 16 books and the founder of one of the most popular YouTube channels for affirmations and inspiration.

I’m on a mission to inspire and uplift humanity, one positive thought and one inspired action at a time.

My earlier books were on music marketing, book promotion, and creative entrepreneurship. My latest book is called “The Power of Affirmations and Positive Self-Talk.”

I’m also a Hay House teacher, coach, musician, artist, actor, and improv comedy instructor.

I can also help you grow your YouTube channel :)



Bob Baker

My mission in life is to inspire & empower people through audio affirmations, guided meditations, books, podcasts, music, art, coaching, and improv comedy.