A Happy Human Spirit

“The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.
Benjamin Jeremy “Ben” Stein
Actor, Writer, Lawyer, Commentator,
& Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host

To Build It to Sell It

“3 Tips to Build Your Company to Be Sold
1. Build a company/product that solves a real problem.
2. Figure out growth strategy
3. Be lean.
~ Chinedu Echeruo,
Founder & CEO of Gigameet,
Founder of Hopstop & Tripology,
Investment Bank Analyst & Hedge Fund Analyst

Viral-ness? No, Evergreen? Yes

“I wouldn’t recommend viral-ness:
invest in evergreen content
that people can still look at in 5 years.”
~ Michelle Phan,
Co-Founder of Ipsy, Make-Up Demonstrator-Entrepreneur,
YouTube Video Blogger, Author, Lancôme Video Make-up Artist (2010)
& L’Oreal Cosmetic Line ’em by Michelle Phan’ (2013)

Of Every Relationship & Every Institution.

… a clear, meaningful purpose and compelling ethical principles evoked from all participants
should be the essence of every relationship, and every institution.”
~ Dee Ward Hock,
Founder & former CEO of Visa

Know, Love & Believe It

“If you want to be successful,
it’s just this simple:
Know what you are doing.
Love what you are doing,
and believe in what you are doing.”
~ William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers ,
Cowboy, Vaudeville Performer, Humorist, Newspaper Columnist,
Social Commentator, Stage Actor & Motion Picture Actor

Virtuoso of Self

“One can have no smaller or greater
mastery than mastery of oneself.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci,
Polymath: Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Musician,
Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Anatomist,
Geologist, Cartographer, Botanist & Writer

The Gradual Result

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.”
~ Patrick James “Pat” Riley ,
Professional Basketball Executive, Miami Heat Team President (1995- ), Motivational Speaker, Author,
Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), NBA Championships (2012 & 2013: Miami Heat)
Head Coach (1995-2003 & 2005-2008), NBA All-Star Game Head Coach (9x)
NBA Coach of the Year (1989–90: Los Angeles Lakers, 1992–93: New York Knicks & 1996–97: Miami Heat)
10 Greatest Coaches in NBA History Award (1996) & Los Angeles Lakers’ Championship Team Player (1972)

All Around You

“Paying clients are all around you, all the time!.”
~ Spencer Forman,
1WD.TV’s Evil Genius, Founder of LabSecrets,
Co-Founder LabZip, President of Spencer Forman Properties, Inc.,
CEO & Co-Founder of WidgetLaboratory LLC,
Founder of Hairless Dog Productions & Trial Attorney

Your Mind: Your Friend?

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t
live between your own two ears.”
~ Laird Hamilton ,
Surfer, Co-Inventor of Tow-In Surfing,
Fashion Model & Action-Sports Model

Never Let It Define the Future

“We embrace and respect our past,
(even if it was … up)
but we never let it define our future .”
~ Dwayne Douglas Johnson
a.k.a. The Rock,
Professional Wrestler, Actor, Author
& Founder of the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation

The Way CJ Said To

“But I will never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to.”
~ Michael Jackson,
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer & Actor.

Hearts Forever Outside

“They say, once you have a child,
your heart is forever outside your body.
I totally understand that now.”
~ Kristi Yamaguchi
a.k.a Kristine Tsuya Yamaguchi,
Ladies’ Singles U.S. Olympic Champion (1992), World Champion (1991 & 1992),
U.S. Champion (1992), World Junior Pairs Skating Champion (1988),
National Pairs Skating Champion (1989 & 1990),
& U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Inductee (2005),
Founder – Always Dream Foundation, Author,
Asian Excellence Awards (2008), Sonja Henie Award (2008),
Thurman Munson Award, Women’s Sports Foundation Flo Hyman Award,
& Great Sports Legends Award

Well Beyond 50

“Those who succeed in an outstanding way
seldom do so before the age of 40.
More often, they do not strike their real pace
until they are well beyond the age of 50”
~ Napoleon Hill,
Author

Mental vs Physical Ability

“I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability,
it was my mental ability.”
~ Bruce Jenner,
Olympic Gold Medalist Decathlete & Actor

Lofty Goals

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.”
~ Bo Jackson,
Baseball and Football Player (1983-1994)
Co-Owner & CEO of Bo Jackson Elite Sports Complex,
Co-Owner of The Burr Ridge Bank and Trust;
Heisman Trophy (1985)

Difficult Victories, Happiest Wins

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“The more difficult the victory,
the greater the happiness in winning.”
~ Pele
a.k.a Edson Arantes do Nascimento,
Footballer, Humanitarian, FIFA Ballon d’Or Prix d’Honneur (2013),
France Football’s Football Player of the Century (1999),
Player of the Century (1999), IOC Athlete of the Century (1999),
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (1997)
Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (1994), Knight of the Order of Rio Branco (1967)
Commander of the Order of Rio Branco (1969) & Brasil Postage Stamp (1969),

To Live in Peace with One’s Self

“You have to do something in your life that is honorable
and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself.”

~ Lawrence Harvey “Larry” Brown,
Basketball Coach (1969-Present), Basketball Hall of Fame (Coach, 2002),
NBA Title (Pistons, 2004), NBA Playoffs(8x/8 Teams), NCAA National Championship (Kansas, 1988),
ABA Championship (Oakland Oaks 1968–69), Olympic Gold Medal (1964)

Failing Into the Extraordinary

“Persistence can change failure
into extraordinary achievement.”
~ Marv Levy
a.k.a Marvin Daniel Levy,
Motivational Speaker, American & Canadian Football Coach (1973-1997),
Executive, Author, NFL Analyst & Pro Football Hall of Fame (2001)

Self-Discipline & Success

“Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period”
~ Louis Leo “Lou” Holtz ,
Motivational Speaker, Football Player (1956-1957), Head Football Coach:
[William & Mary (1969–1971), North Carolina State University (1972–1975),
University of Arkansas (1977–1983), University of Minnesota (1984–1985),
University of Notre Dame (1986–1996), University of South Carolina (1999–2004)],
Fiesta Bowl (Notre Dame, 1988), NFL’s New York Jets Coach (1976),
ESPN Football Analyst (2005-) & College Football Hall of Fame (2008)

Falling Apart, Falling Together

“I believe that everything happens for a reason.
… and sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.”
~ Marilyn Monroe
a.k.a. Norma Jeane Mortenson,
Actress, Model, Singer and Film Producer

Self: Respect & Disciplines

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself.
Self-respect leads to self-discipline.
When you have both firmly under your belt,
that’s real power.”
~ Clinton “Clint” Eastwood Jr.,
Actor, Director, Producer, Composer,
Musician, Businessman & Politician

New: Doors, Things & Paths

“We keep moving forward opening new doors,
and doing new things,
because we’re curious
and curiosity keep leading us
down new paths.”
~ Walter Elias Disney,
Business Magnate, Animator, Cartoonist,
Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Philanthropist,
Voice Actor, Co-Founder of Walt Disney Productions,
Academy Awards (22x), Golden Globe Awards (3x) & an Emmy Award

Attempting Something Great

“I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail
than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.”
~ Dr. Robert Harold Schuller,
Pastor, Motivational Speaker, Author
& Founder of the Crystal Cathedral

Society Says

“Just because society says I’m old doesn’t mean I am.”
~ Sylvester Stallone,
Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, and Director

Healthy = Beautiful

“I believe that how you feel is very important to
how you look – that healthy equals beautiful.”
~ Victoria Principal,
Actress, Author & Entrepreneur

I Will Never!

“If I say to myself,
“I will never succeed.
I will never make money.
I will never find a client.
Everybody I ever knew already has everything they need.
I can’t do it because … .”
If you say these things, “Guess what?”,
that’s the results you’re gonna get!
It’s just that simple.”
~ Spencer Forman,
1WD.TV’s Evil Genius, Founder of LabSecrets,
Co-Founder LabZip, President of Spencer Forman Properties, Inc.,
CEO & Co-Founder of WidgetLaboratory LLC,
Founder of Hairless Dog Productions & Trial Attorney

100% In

“I learned to put 100 percent into what you’re doing.
I learned about setting goals for yourself,
knowing where you want to be and
taking small steps toward those goals.
I learned about adversity and how to get past it.”
~ Kristi Yamaguchi
a.k.a Kristine Tsuya Yamaguchi,
Ladies’ Singles U.S. Olympic Champion (1992), World Champion (1991 & 1992),
U.S. Champion (1992), World Junior Pairs Skating Champion (1988),
National Pairs Skating Champion (1989 & 1990),
& U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Inductee (2005),
Founder – Always Dream Foundation,
Designer – Tsu.ya Activewear, Author,
Asian Excellence Awards (2008), Sonja Henie Award (2008),
Thurman Munson Award, Women’s Sports Foundation Flo Hyman Award,
& Great Sports Legends Award

Considered as An Expert

“A winner knows how much he still has to learn,
even when
he is considered an expert by others;
a loser wants to be considered an
expert by others
before he has learned enough to know
how little he knows.”
~ Sydney J. Harris,
Journalist, Author, Drama Critic, Teacher & Lecturer

The Sweetest Satisfaction

“Success is the sweetest revenge.”
~ Vanessa Lynn Williams ,
Actress, Singer & Fashion Designer

Living Dreams

“I’ve been blessed to live my dream more than half my life,
so I want to help give that back to someone else.”
~ Mariah Carey,
Singer, Song-writer, Actress, Record Producer & Philanthropist

Lives, Moves & Breathes

“Know that the Creator lives
and moves and breathes within you.
So those dreams? Risk them.
Those words? Write them.
Those hopes? Believe them.”
~ Elora Nicole Ramirez,
Author & Founder of Awake the Bones

Mind-Fire

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled,
but a fire to be kindled.”
~ Plutarch
a.k.a ucius Mestrius Plutarchus,
Historian, Priest, Ambassador, Magistrate, Biographer & Essayist

Thoughts Have Wings


“I hold it true that thoughts are things
Endowed with bodies, breath, and wings,
And that we send them forth to fill
The world with good results – or ill.”
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox,
Author & Poet

Our Most Powerful Asset

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“The single most powerful asset we have is our mind.
If trained well, it can create enormous wealth.”
~ Robert Toru Kiyosaki,
Investor, Businessman, Author, Speaker,
Financial Literacy Activist & Commentator

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It Is Speaking to Us

“When I look at the Gospel,
I see how it is speaking to me at this time.
I see how to be to others and it helps.”
~ George Lopez,
Comedian, Actor, Talk Show Host, Imagen Vision Award (2003),
Latino Spirit Award for Excellence in Television (2003),
National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award,
& One of “The Top 25 Hispanics in America” by Time (2005)

Our Sense of Nationhood

“Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy,
because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.”
~ Jimmy Carter, Jr.
a.k.a James Earl Carter, Jr.
,
Naval Officer, Farmer, Politician, Author,
39th President of the United States (1.20.1977-1.20.1981) &
Nobel Peace Prize (2002)

Colors of the Skin

“You think I’m an ignorant savage
And you’ve been so many places
I guess it must be so
But still I cannot see
If the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don’t know?
You don’t know.
… … …
You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But, if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You’ll learn things you never knew, you never knew.”
~ Stephen Schwartz, Lyricist & Alan Menken, Composer,
Colors of the Wind song from Walt Disney Pictures’ Pocahontas (1995)

Negativity Banished

“The old saying that “success breeds success” has something to it.
It’s that feeling of confidence that can banish negativity
and procrastination and get you going the right way.”
~ Donald John Trump,
Businessman, Politician, Television Personality, Author,
Chairman & President of The Trump Organization,
Founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts

Adorned with Our Smiles

“Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.”
~ Connie Stevens
a.k.a Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia
,
Actress, Film Director, Screenwriter & Singer

Persistent, Unshakeable Gratitude

“Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned
to be grateful, no matter what happened in my life..”

~ Oprah Winfrey,
Chairwoman & CEO of Harpo Productions,
Chairwoman, CEO & CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network,
Television Host, Producer, Author, Actress & Philanthropist

More Than the Daily Nuggets

“The Bible is so much more than an encyclopedia of theology
or the source of a daily nugget of Spiritual wisdom.
The events and people of the Bible sparked change
that affected the entire world”
~ Dave Stotts,
Video & Media Producer, Writer & TV Series Host

You: A First-Rate Version

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
and not a second-rate version of someone else.”
~ Judy Garland
a.k.a Frances Ethel Gumm,
Singer, Actress, & Vaudevillian.

The Wiser We Get

“The wiser you get, the more experience you have,
and the more you see people for who they are as human beings,
as opposed to figures you have to fight against.”
~ Vanessa Lynn Williams,
Actress, Singer & Fashion Designer

Nothing Less Than One’s Best

“Artistically, I have high aspirations.
I don’t want to do anything less than the best I can do.”.
~ Sade Adu
a.k.a Helen Folasade Adu,
Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Arranger & Record Producer

One Extra Help

“The romantic love we feel toward the opposite sex is probably
one extra help from God to bring you together, but that’s it.
All the rest of it, the true love, is the test.”
~ Joan Chen a.k.a. Chen Chong,
Actress, Film Director, Screenwriter, & Film Producer

Acknowledge the Desires of Your Heart

“A fulfilling life is different to each person.
You have to acknowledge your dreams,
and not just wait for
life to happen, and opportunities
to come knocking at your door.”
~ Joan Lunden,
Journalist, Author and Television Host

Ageless

“Beauty and femininity are ageless.”
~ Marilyn Monroe a.k.a. Norma Jeane Mortenson,
Actress, Model, Singer and Film Producer

60 is the New 30

“We’re the generation that says 60 is the new 30.
We don’t let the numbers shape us; we’re reshaping the numbers.”
~ Christie Brinkley
a.k.a Christie Lee Hudson,
Super-Model, Actress, Artist,
Author & Entrepreneur.

The Opinions of Others

“Other people’s opinion of you
does not have to become your reality.”
~ Les Brown,
a.k.a Leslie Calvin “Les” Brown
Motivational Speaker, Author, Radio DJ, Television Host &
Ohio House of Representatives (JAN 3, 1977 – JAN 3, 1983)

You’re Never Too Old!

“You are never too old to
set another goal or to
dream a new dream.”
~ C.S. Lewis
a.k.a. Clive Staples Lewis
,
Novelist, Poet, Academic, Medievalist, Literary Critic,
Essayist, Lay Theologian, Broadcaster, Lecturer, & Christian Apologist
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Happiness Can Creep Up on You!

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“Even when there are times that we’re not happy,
happiness will creep in.”
~ Dyan Cannon,
a.k.a Samille Diane Friesen
Film & Television Actress, Director, Screenwriter, Editor, Producer,
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress,
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress,
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture,
& Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress

If You Don’t, Who Will?

“If you don’t follow your dream, who will?”
~ Emeril Lagasse,
Chef, Restaurateur, Author, Philanthropist,
James Beard Award winner & Founder – Emeril Lagasse Foundation

Necessary Happiness

“Some people think happiness is a luxury, but it’s a necessity.
You need to make space for it in your life.”
~ Christie Brinkley
a.k.a Christie Lee Hudson,
Super-Model, Actress, Artist,
Author & Entrepreneur
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Magnetar Dreams

“When you believe in your dream …, your vision,
then it begins to attract its own resources.” 
~ Myles Munroe,
Inspirational / Motivational Speaker,
Founder of Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI),
Founder of Myles Munroe International (MMI),
CEO & Chairman of International Third World Leaders Association,
President of the International Leadership Training Institute &
Author

My Strength & Stay

“My husband has, quite simply,
been my strength and stay all these years,
and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim.”
~ Elizabeth II,
Queen of the United Kingdom
& the other Commonwealth realms,
Longest-Reigning Queen Regnant in History &,
Longest-Reigning British Monarch

The Greatest Legacy

“The greatest legacy one can pass on
to one’s children and grandchildren
is not money or other material things
accumulated in one’s life,
but rather a legacy of character and faith.”
~ William Franklin “Billy” Graham, Jr.,
Evangelist, Orator & Author

Looked After & Protected

“I went to the school and put it to William, particularly,
that if you find someone you love in life,
you must hang onto it, and look after it, and
if you were lucky enough to find someone who loved you,
then you must protect it.”
~ Diana Frances Windsor,
Princess of Wales

A Family-Oriented Guy

“I’m very at ease, and I like it.
I never thought I would be such a family-oriented guy;
didn’t think that was part of my makeup.
But somebody said that as you get older
you become the person you always should have been,
and I feel that’s happening to me.
I’m rather surprised at who I am,
because I’m actually like my dad!”
~ David Bowie,
Singer, Songwriter,
Actor & Record Producer

A Child’s Perspective

“I make jokes about it, but it’s the truth that I kind of patterned my look after the town tramp.
I didn’t know what she was, just this woman who was blond and piled her hair up,
wore high heels and tight skirts, and, boy, she was the prettiest thing I’d ever seen.
Mamma used to say, “Aw, she’s just trash.”,
and I thought, “That’s what I want to be when I grow up. Trash.”” .
~ Dolly Rebecca Parton,
Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Author, Businesswoman, Humanitarian,
Grammy Awards (8X), Grammy Nominee (46X), Academy Award Nominee (2X),
Country Music Association Awards (10X), Academy of Country Music Awards (7X),
American Music Awards (3X), & Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award
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Calmer, Happier & Alert

“Sleep makes people calmer, more alert, less fearful – just plain happier,
or so I see around me and in me. I am sure that if this great nation were to concentrate on
getting more sleep, we would be a happier, more confident people,
and that by itself would be a major achievement.
Benjamin Jeremy “Ben” Stein
Actor, Writer, Lawyer, Commentator,
& Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host

Seems Like a Miracle

“I’m now in my 43rd year in this business,
so it seems like a miracle that I still get to do it.
I feel great gratitude that it’s all still happening.”
(2011 TV Guide Interview)
~ A Martinez
a.k.a Adolfo Larrue Martinez III
,
Actor, Singer & Daytime Emmy Award (1990),
ALMA Awards (2000, 2001, 2002)

Using the Money

“Use the money to do the research, to do the work, to help people.
I don’t give to be thanked. I give because I want to help.”
~ Isabel Sanford,
Stage, Film and Television Actress, Philanthropist,
Prime-time Emmy Award (1981)
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (2004),
Prime-time Emmy Award nominee (7X),
Golden Globe Award nominee (5X)