Make Advantages of Opportunites & Obstacles

“Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand
that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity
and are able to turn both to their advantage.”
~ Victor K. Kiam,
Entrepreneur & Owner, New England Patriots (1988–1991)

Believing in What’s Desired

Nelson Mandela
“One cannot be prepared for something
while secretly believing it will not happen.”
~ Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela,
1st President of South Africa, Philanthropist
Nobel Peace Prize recipient(1993) & Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient

What Kind of Thoughts Dominate Your Mind?

a desert pathway

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental … Continue reading

Visualize & Actualize

“The entrepreneur is, essentially, a visualizer and an actualizer… He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.”
~ Robert L. Schwartz

Entrepreneur, Pioneer

“Going into business for yourself, becoming an entrepreneur,
is the modern-day equivalent of pioneering on the old frontier.”
~ Paula Nelson,
Author, Consultant,
CNN Business News Anchor & Entrepreneur

Operate Well in What You Do

John Philip Jacob Elkann

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

“As an entrepreneur you have responsibilities in trying to operate well in what you have to do. There is a positive effect if you end up doing that. That’s where I try to spend most of my efforts.”
~ John Philip Jacob Elkann,
Industrialist, Chairman of Fiat,
Chairman & CEO of Exor

The Entrepreneur Will & Spirit, Unfettered

Allen_West,_Official_Portrait,_112th_Congress
“Take your message of equality of achievement,
take your message of economic dependency,
take your message of enslaving the entrepreneur will and spirit
of the American people, somewhere else.”
~ Allen Bernard West,
Political Commentator, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel (retired)
& U.S. House of Representatives member (2011-2013)

Do the Dream!

Nolan Key Bushnell

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something.
It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas,
… there are few who decide to do something about them now.
Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today.
The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer (only).”
~ Nolan Key Bushnell,
Engineer, Entrepreneur & Founder
Atari, Inc. & Chuck E. Cheese Pizza-Time Theaters

An Enemy-free Mindset

Jack Ma

Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

“A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies.
Once he understand this, the sky’s the limit.”
~ Jack Ma a.k.a. Ma Yun,
Founder & Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group

Preference for the Entrepreneurial

“A friend of mine, a Hispanic entrepreneur,
asked me a question sometime ago, he said,
‘When is the last time you saw a Hispanic panhandler?’
I think it’s a great question.
I’ll tell you, in my life
I’ve never once have seen a Hispanic panhandler,
because in our community,
it would be viewed as shameful
to be out on the street begging..”
~ Ted Cruz, Politician

Friends, Teachers & Experiences

“I’ve been blessed my whole career, my whole life,
with great friends, great teachers and great experiences;
I’ve done some wonderful things all along the line. But this is truly unbelievable!
So much of it is not just because your peers feel a certain way about you–and that is tremendous–
yet, also because you know how much it means to your family and to your friends,
because we’re all connected. And I honestly feel as though I’m representing all the gypsies. It’s all good stuff.”
~ Chita Rivera a.k.a. Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero,
Actress, Dancer & Singer,
Tony Awards winner (2x),
Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient
& Kennedy Center Honors Award recipient

West Side Story-Historical Rehearsal-Original Cast Members
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids’ 19th Annual Gypsy of the Year competition, one of Broadway’s most celebrated Fund Raising events, decided to make tribute to 50 years of West Side Story. They flew, from all over the country, twenty-two (22) cast members of the Original 1957 Production and put together, with young Broadway Gypsies, a historical Opening Number.
This is the rehearsal, at AEA audition auditorium, on 12/16/2007 where the Young Broadway generation performs snipits of the legendary Jerrome Robins Choreography, and the original cast members join to create one of the most moving and thrilling opening numbers of BC/EFA. You will see Ken LeRoy (original Bernardo), Mickey Calin (original Riff) along with all original Jets performing the “Jet Song”, Carol Lawrence (original Maria) performing “I am Prety”, followed by Chita Rivera for their “A Boy like that” duet. Chita Dancers from “A Dancer’s Life” do “the Dance at the Gym” with Chita and … … (click for more details)

Storm Stability

An image of Jimmy Smits
“Celebrity hits like a bomb.
So, you have to find what makes you stable in the storm.
Then, no matter what’s happening around you,
no matter what the hype or the publicity,
you can still manage to make leaps in your work as an artist.”
~ Jimmy Smits, Actor
Co-Founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts,
Primetime Emmy Award winner, Screen Actors Guild Awards winner,
Golden Globe Awards winner, Satellite Awards winner,
ALMA Awards winner & Saturn Awards winner

Heart & Soul Works

An image of Henry Darrow aka Enrique Tomás Delgado as Manolito Montoya
“Sometimes I give myself over to a part heart and soul.
At other times, it’s just technique.
There’s nothing in particular to say about it except it’s work. … I love to work!”
~ Enrique Tomás Delgado a.k.a. – Henry Darrow
Actor, Co-Founder of Nosotros,
Bambi Award winner, Emmy Award winner,
Ricardo Montalban Nosotros Award winner
& ALMA Awards’ Ricardo Montalban Lifetime Achievement Award recipient