A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 04, 2018
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot”

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot” is a motivational saying that has been printed on many images. “You Are the Pilot When Time Flies” was printed in the Tallahassee (FL) Democrat in 1981, and “Time flies...but you’re the pilot” was printed in the Los Angeles (CA) Times in 1986.

“The bad news is times flies. The good news is you’re the pilot” was credited to Michael Altshuler in 2002. It’s likely that entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and sales expert Michael Altshuler popularized the saying.


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Who is Michael Altshuler?
First and foremost, Michael Altshuler is a man strongly committed to his faith, his family, and his friends. In business, Michael is a serial entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and sales expert from Atlantic City, New Jersey.

19 April 1981, Tallahassee (FL) Democrat, pg. 7C, col. 2:
You Are the Pilot When Time Flies
(Center for Professional Development and Public Service.—ed.)

21 March 1986, Los Angeles (CA) Times, Palos Verdes Style sec., pg. 3, cols. 2-3:
TIME FLIES...BUT YOU’RE THE PILOT. Learn how to organize your time and life. From 7:30 to 9 p.m. April 10 at Ladera Linda Community Center in Rancho Palos Verdes.

9 June 2000, Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA), “2000 It’s a perfect “time’ and season for 197 L-S grads” by Roxanne Todd, pg. B-1:
The pastel colors of the setting sun, bubbles cascading over the heads of the crowd and the serenity of neighboring farmland provided the perfect backdrop for Thursday’s commencement ceremony at Lampeter- Strasburg High School’s Pioneer Field.
(...)
Superintendent Robert A. Frick had a different take on time.

“Time flies. You are the pilot. You determine where it goes...You are the captain of your fate. You are the master of your soul,” he said.

5 December 2002, Newsday (Long Island, NY), “Her Career’s to Die For,” pg. A15:
‘The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot,” said motivational speaker Michael Althsuler.

Google Books
APO (Asian Productivity Organization) News
Volumes 34-36
2004
Pg. 4:
“The bad news is that time flies. The good news is that you’re the pilot.”
Michael Althsuler

Google Books
Get Happy, Get Healthy, Be Wealthy:
It’s Your Choice

By Michael G. Framberger
San Luis Obispo, CA: Michael G. Framberger Seminars, Inc.
2005
Pg. 80:
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you re the pilot. - Michael Althsuler

Google Books
AD/HD Teens:
Distracted Or Defiant? Coaching Helps!

By Joyce Walker
Lincoln, NE: iUniverse
2006
Pg. 56:
Times flies, but remember...you are the pilot.

Google Books
The Michigan Journal
Volume 39, Issue 8
2009
Pg. 6:
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” - Michael Altshuler

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Times Flies. Fortunately, you are the pilot.
5:50 PM - 22 Feb 2009

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The bad news is times flies. THe good news is you are the pilot.
7:56 PM - 23 Jul 2009

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The bad news is times flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.  Michael Althsuler
12:07 AM - 16 Mar 2010

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“The bad news is times flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” - Michael Althsuler
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Zoals Michael Altshuler zegt: “The bad news is times flies. The good news is you’re the pilot!” We zijn dus zelf in control #timemanagement
5:37 AM - 7 Jun 2011

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Times flies. But you’re the pilot. Where will you go?
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“The bad news is times flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler
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“The bad news is time flies.  The good news is you’re the pilot”.
So how are you piloting you life today? Be in the moment and do what matters most.
2:55 PM - 23 Jun 2018

Aiken (SC) Standard
Horoscopes for Aug. 1
Jul 31, 2018
(...)
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): When times flies, remember that you are the pilot.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Saturday, August 04, 2018 • Permalink