Energized By the Possibilities

“You cannot sit back and wait to be happy and healthy and have a great thought life;
you have to make the choice to make this happen. You have to choose to get rid of the toxic and get back in alignment with God.
You can be overwhelmed by every small setback in life, or you can be energized by the possibilities they bring.”
~ Caroline Leaf,
Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

This Country: A Better Place to Live

“There are those of us who have values … a morality and a kind of desire
to see this world, and this country in particular, be a better place to live.”
~ Nancy Wilson,
Singer (Blues, Jazz, Cabaret, Pop & soul)
Grammy Awards (2007, 2005 1964, 3X)

Jealousy is a Waste

“I learned very young that jealousy is a waste of energy,
and the more you think about jealousy or act upon it,
the more you create it.”
~ Eva Longoria,
Actress, Producer, Director, Activist and Businesswoman

What They See

“I think that the only way to teach is by example,
as children will more easily follow what they see you do
than what you tell them to do.”
~ Gloria Estefan
a.k.a Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan
,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Hotelier, Restaurateur, Writer,
Grammy Awards (7X), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Las Vegas Walk of Fame,
The Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor (1993)
Hispanic Heritage Award, MTV Video Music Award, ACE Awards (2X)
National Music Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year Award (1993),
American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, BMI Songwriter of the Year,
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2X) Billboard Spirit of Hope Award (2011)
Caribbean American Mover and Shakers Lifetime Achievement Award (2014).

Made for Greatness

“Don’t settle for average. You were made for greatness.”
~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder, Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

Ageless Creativity

“If you are creative, you get busier as you get older.”
~ Tony Bennett a.k.a Anthony Dominick Benedetto,
Singer, Artist/Painter &
Founder, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

It Liberates Us!

“I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator.
Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author & Filmmaker

You, Him & Everyone Else

“80% of people’s problems are about how they feel about themselves.”

“Stop being tormented by everyone else’s reaction to you.”

“Today, Lord, I am going to do my best with Your help and for Your glory.
I realize that there are many different people in the world with a variety of opinions and expectations.
I will concentrate on being a God-pleaser and not a self-pleaser or man-pleaser.
The rest I leave in Your hands, Lord. Grant me favor with You and with men
and continue transforming me into the image of Your dear Son. Thank You Lord.”

~ Joyce Meyer,
Author, Speaker

Conduct & Behavior, Wherever They Go

“Sixty-five percent of Americans don’t have the conversation with their children.
So you’re sending off boys and girls off to college, off to high school, off to wherever they go,
and nobody’s had the conversation about how to conduct themselves.
About a man telling his son how to be a man.
How to respect a woman.
How do you respect yourself?”
~ Mariska Magdolna Hargitay,
Joyful Heart Foundation – Founder & President, Actress, Miss Beverly Hills USA (1982),
Emmy Award (2006), Golden Globe Award (2005), Gracie Allen Award (2004, 2009, 2014),
Muse Award (2012), Prism Award (2007), Star on the Walk of Fame (2013)

Living Long, Yet Not Growing Old

“Do not grow old, no matter how long you live.
Never cease to stand like curious children
before the great mystery into which we were born.”
~ Albert Einstein,
Theoretical Physicist &
Nobel Prize for Physics (1921)

Mistakes: Opportunities to Overcome

“I don’t remember any mistakes, only opportunities to overcome problems.””
~ James Sorenson,,
Founder – Sorenson Companies & Philanthropist

Rewriting The Rules of Business

“There’s a transformative shift in business, and what worked before is no longer an option.
It’s time for evolved entrepreneurs, visionary creators, and change-makers
to rewrite the rules of business for the 21st century.”
~ Tony Hsieh,
Author & CEO – Zappos

Better Life for All

“Through free enterprise, one can benefit people all over the world …
by contributing to a better way of life for all. Peace, love & happiness.”
~ John Paul DeJoria,
Co-Founder, Paul Mitchell Hair Care

Is It Worthwhile?

The Jeffersons
“If there’s anything in life you consider worthwhile achieving, go for it.
I was told, many times, to forget show-business – I had nothing going for me.
Yet, I pursued it, anyway. Voila!”
~ Isabel Sanford,
Stage, Film and Television Actress, Prime-time Emmy Award (1981) Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (2004),
Prime-time Emmy Award nominee (7X), Golden Globe Award nominee (5X)

Choices & Chances Taken

“We seal our fate with the choices we take, yet don’t give a second thought to the chances we take.
~ Gloria Estefan
a.k.a Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan
,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Hotelier, Restaurateur, Writer,
Grammy Awards (7X), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Las Vegas Walk of Fame,
The Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor (1993)
Hispanic Heritage Award, MTV Video Music Award, ACE Awards (2X)
National Music Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year Award (1993),
American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, BMI Songwriter of the Year,
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2X) Billboard Spirit of Hope Award (2011)
Caribbean American Mover and Shakers Lifetime Achievement Award (2014).

A Clear Voice

“We say to you, today, in a loud and clear voice:
Enough of blood and tears. Enough.
We have no desire for revenge. We harbor no hatred towards you.
We, like you, are people who want to build a home, to plant a tree,
to love, live side by side with you in dignity, in empathy,
as human beings, as free men.
We are, today, giving peace a chance and,
again, saying to you in a clear voice: Enough.”
~ Yitzhak Rabin,
5th & 10th Prime Minister of Israel
(1992-1995) & (1974-1977)

That’s What I’ve Been Doing!

“All I wanted was to be big, to be in show business and to travel
… and that’s what I’ve been doing all my life.”
~ Count Basie a.k.a William James Basie,
Jazz Pianist, Organist, Bandleader, & Composer

Get the Fats, The Healing Fats

“When you breast feed your child, that breast milk that nature starts us out on
has almost the same percentage of polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and saturated fat as butter.
So, … clearly wanted us to have a high fat diet.”
~ Suzanne Somers,
Actress, Author, Singer, Businesswoman and Health Spokesperson

It’s Out There!

“I always told my mother I wanted a job where
I could have a lot of fun and have a lot of time off.
She asked me where I was going to find that,
and I said, ‘I don’t know, but it’s out there.'”
~ Sherman Hemsley,
Actor, Jazz Keyboardist & Television Hall of Fame (2012)

Enjoying Every Minute

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“I am one of the lucky people in the world;
I found something I always wanted to do,
and I have enjoyed every single minute of it.”
~ John William “Johnny” Carson,
Television Host, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962-1992)
Comedian, Writer, Producer, Actor, Musician,
Emmy Awards (6x), the Governor’s Award recipient, Peabody Award (1985),
Television Academy Hall of Fame (1987),
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1992) & Kennedy Center Honor (1993)

An Endless, Eternal Universe

“The power of prayer is still the greatest ever known in this endless, eternal universe.”
~ Stan Lee,
Comic Book Writer, Editor, Publisher, Media Producer,
Television Host, Actor, & Former President & Chairman – Marvel Comics

Succeed at Home, Too!

“No amount of success can compensate for failure at home.”
~ Nathaniel Bronner, Sr.,
Founder & President – Bronner Brothers (1947–1993)

You’ll Never Give Up, Will You?

“Just know, when you truly want success
you’ll never give up on it,
no matter how bad the situation may get.”
~ Unknown

Well, They Said, “No.”

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“I am thankful for all of those who said, “NO.” to me.
Its because of them I’m doing it myself.”
~ Albert Einstein,
Theoretical Physicist
& Nobel Prize in Physics recipient (1921)
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– Albert Einstein

You vs. Circumstances

“Do not let circumstances control you.
You change your circumstances.”
~ Jackie Chan,
Actor, Martial Artist, Film Director, Producer, Stuntman,
Singer, Clothier, Restaurateur, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist,
Founder – Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation &
Founder – Dragon’s Heart Foundation

He Stuck With

“Everything that I have is by the grace of God, understand that.
It’s a gift…. I didn’t always stick with Him, but He stuck with me.”
~ Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr.,
Golden Globe Awards recipient (2x), Tony Award,
Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor

Persevere to Success

“You have to persevere. You have to do it.
I have insecurities. Yet, whatever I’m insecure about I don’t dissect it,
but I’ll go after it and say, “What am I afraid of?”
I bet the average successful person can tell you
they’ve failed so much more than they’ve had success.
I’ve had far more failures than I’ve had successes.
With every commercial I’ve gotten, there were 200 I didn’t get.
You have to go after what you’re afraid of.”

~ Kevin Sorbo,
Screen Actor, Voice Actor, Director & Executive Producer

World-Framing Words

“Frame your world with your words.”
~ Caroline Leaf,
Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

They Make All of It Worthwhile

“… I wanted children who were caring and who are giving.
I’m proud of my children. They make it all worthwhile.”
~ Nancy Wilson,
Singer (Blues, Jazz, Cabaret, Pop & Soul)
Grammy Awards (2007, 2005 1964, 3X)

Somebody Who Knows Someone, Who Knows Someone

“I do believe in six degrees of separation.
You can always find somebody who knows someone
who knows someone who knows that person.
That kind of skill is so important in whatever profession you are in —
whether it is journalism or you’re an entrepreneur
or you’re a banker and or you’re a professor. “
~ Betty W. Liu,
News Anchor, Business Journalist, Author,
Dow Jones Newswires Award (1997),
“Top 30 Business Journalists Under 30 List (2000-2002, 3x)
& Central High School’s Alumni Hall of Fame (2011)

Knowing When to Quit

“The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit.”
~ David Lee Roth,
Vocalist, Songwriter, Actor & Author

Don’t ‘Frankenstein’ Your Face & Body

“God blessed me with some great, unique features,
some beautiful, in my eyes, and some not so beautiful.
But I think we are all created this way for a reason,
so I have no desire to tamper with that.”
~ Eva Longoria,
Actress, Producer, Director, Activist and Businesswoman

Keepers of The Joy

“In life, we will always encounter difficult people.
Don’t allow them to frustrate you or steal your joy.”
~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder, Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

This Director is The Best

“How could you have had such a wonderful life as me if there wasn’t a God directing?”
~ Maureen O’Hara a.k.a Maureen FitzSimons,
Actress, Singer, Oscar Award (2014, Honorary), Ireland-American Fund Heritage Award (1991),
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Western Performers Hall of Fame (1993)
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star & Golden Boot Award

Like They Are the Hottest Thing

“… Read packaged food labels like they’re the hottest thing from Oprah’s book club.”
~ Joseph M. Mercola ,
Osteopathic Physician,
Entrepreneur & Natural Health Expert

Preserving Gratefulness

“There’s so much that you can get mad about.
Out of self-preservation, I focus on being grateful.”
~ Mariska Magdolna Hargitay,
Joyful Heart Foundation – Founder & President, Actress, Miss Beverly Hills USA (1982),
Emmy Award (2006), Golden Globe Award (2005), Gracie Allen Award (2004, 2009, 2014),
Muse Award (2012), Prism Award (2007), Star on the Walk of Fame (2013)

The Real ‘Natural Flavorings’

“All those spices and herbs in your spice rack can do more
than provide calorie-free, natural flavorings to enhance and make food delicious.
They’re also an incredible source of antioxidants and help rev up your metabolism
and improve your health at the same time.”
~ Suzanne Somers,
Actress, Author, Singer, Businesswoman and Health Spokesperson

Be Bouncy & Bounce Back Well

“People fail all the time.
I can even point to this book project.
The number of book proposals I’ve had out there outweighs
the number of books that I’ve actually written, by ten-fold.
For every success, there are about a dozen failures behind that.
How do you take that then into your everyday life?
What I’ve found is much of it is about attitude.
How do you bounce back?
How you bounce back is more important than the failure itself. 

If you have that positive attitude —,  you are a perennial optimist, as well —
it can mean such a difference to the path of your career
versus being taken down by it and wallowing in that mistake ….”
~ Betty W. Liu,
News Anchor, Business Journalist, Author,
Dow Jones Newswires Award (1997),
“Top 30 Business Journalists Under 30 List (2000-2002, 3x)
& Central High School’s Alumni Hall of Fame (2011)

Passion & Purpose Aligned

“I have learned that it is very possible to pursue different passions
but it is also very complicated to try and do them at one time.
I think strategic planning, time management, and focus are vital to multi-tasking.
Ultimately though, ask yourself, “What is my purpose for this life,”
and then make sure your passion and purpose align.”
~ Egypt Sherrod,
Multi-media Personality, Author, Real Estate Expert and Philanthropist.
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Never Lost

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“I have never lost my faith in God.”
~ Maureen O’Hara a.k.a Maureen FitzSimons,
Actress, Singer, Oscar Award (2014, Honorary), Ireland-American Fund Heritage Award (1991),
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Western Performers Hall of Fame (1993)
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star & Golden Boot Award

Becoming Realities

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality,
it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”
~ Jesse Owens,
Track & Field Athlete & Olympic Gold Medalist (4x)

Stronger Than Memories

“Our dreams must be stronger than our memories.
We must be pulled by our dreams, rather than pushed by our memories”

~ Jesse Jackson,
Civil Rights Activist, Baptist Minister
& Shadow U.S. Senator (District of Columbia, 1991-1997)

The Blessed One

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“”Benedetto” means the “blessed one”
and I feel that I have truly been blessed.”
~ Tony Bennett a.k.a Anthony Dominick Benedetto,
Singer, Artist/Painter &
Founder, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Gifts We Can Give, All Year

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“Christmas gift suggestions:
to your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service.
To all, charity. To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.”
~ Oren Arnold,
Author

There’s Only One

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“There is only One who is all-powerful, and His greatest weapon is love.”
~ Stan Lee,
Comic Book Writer, Editor, Publisher, Media Producer,
Television Host, Actor, & Former President & Chairman – Marvel Comics

Life is Like An Iceberg

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“Life is like an iceberg. Ninety percent is under the water, invisible to the naked eye.
The only way to understand the supernatural world is through the Bible.
I don’t know how I existed without knowing God, or living in His love 24/7,
or experiencing His peace no matter what the circumstances, or gaining His wisdom in all of life’s choices.
I can honestly say, “I now have no fear of lack, sickness, or even death.””
~ Sid Israel Roth,
Author, Talk Show Host & Telly Award (2010)

Life-Sides: Light & Dark

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More Ready Than in the 20s

“I have no bone loss, no brain loss, I have a lot of energy and a lot of strength,
my heart is perfect so, I think I’m more ready than I would have been in my 20s, honest to God.”
~ Suzanne Somers,
Actress, Author, Singer, Businesswoman and Health Spokesperson

For That Chance

“If I can play a little part in the world’s healing,
and making it a better place than when I came,
then I just thank God for that chance.”
~ Mariska Magdolna Hargitay,
Joyful Heart Foundation – Founder & President, Actress, Miss Beverly Hills USA (1982),
Emmy Award (2006), Golden Globe Award (2005), Gracie Allen Award (2004, 2009, 2014),
Muse Award (2012), Prism Award (2007), Star on the Walk of Fame (2013)

The Right Answer

“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer.
Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”
~ John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States (1961-1963)

The Butter-Stick

Butter, Butter Popsicle, Butter on a Stick,
“The new specialty at the Iowa fair this year is FRIED butter on a stick.
Of course, if you’re like me and you want like to eat healthy, get your stick of butter BAKED.”
~ James Douglas Muir “Jay”  Leno,
Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer, Voice Actor,
& Television Host The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992–2009, 2010–2014)
The Jay Leno Show (2009–2010)
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Be Very Selective

“When you get something like MTV, it’s like regular television.
You get it, and at first it’s novel and brand new
and then you watch every channel, every show.
And then you become a little more selective and more selective,
until ultimately… you wind up with a radio.”
~ David Lee Roth,
Vocalist, Songwriter, Actor & Author

Be Bouncy & Bounce Back Well

“People fail all the time.
I can even point to this book project.
The number of book proposals I’ve had out there outweighs
the number of books that I’ve actually written, by ten-fold.
For every success, there are about a dozen failures behind that.
How do you take that then into your everyday life?
What I’ve found is much of it is about attitude.
How do you bounce back?
How you bounce back is more important than the failure itself.
If you have that positive attitude — …, you are a perennial optimist as well —
it can mean such a difference to the path of your career
versus being taken down by it and wallowing in that mistake….”
~ Betty W. Liu,
News Anchor, Business Journalist, Author,
Dow Jones Newswires Award (1997),
“Top 30 Business Journalists Under 30 List (2000-2002, 3x)
& Central High School’s Alumni Hall of Fame (2011)

Our Lifestyle Choices: Coding Our Results

“Epigenetic research reveals that our lifestyle choices —
the foods we eat, the supplements we take, the exercise we pursue,
and even the emotional content of our daily experiences —
are all involved in orchestrating chemical reactions
that activate or deactivate parts of our genome
that will either code for outcomes that
threaten health and pave the way for disease
or create an internal environment
conducive to longevity and disease resistance.”
~ Joseph M. Mercola ,
Osteopathic Physician,
Entrepreneur & Natural Health Expert

They Made Things Comfortable & Easy

“There were all kinds of people in my life
that made things comfortable and easy for me.”
~ Nancy Wilson,
Singer (Blues, Jazz, Cabaret, Pop & soul)
Grammy Awards (2007, 2005 1964, 3X)

Your Heart’s Desire

“Whatever it is, your heart’s desire, please go for it, it’s yours to have.”
~ Gloria Estefan
a.k.a Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan
,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Hotelier, Restaurateur, Writer,
Grammy Awards (7X), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Las Vegas Walk of Fame,
The Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor (1993)
Hispanic Heritage Award, MTV Video Music Award, ACE Awards (2X)
National Music Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year Award (1993),
American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, BMI Songwriter of the Year,
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2X) Billboard Spirit of Hope Award (2011)
Caribbean American Mover and Shakers Lifetime Achievement Award (2014).

His Love & Compassion

“It is a great consolation for me to remember that the Lord,
to whom I had drawn near in humble and child-like faith,
has suffered and died for me,
and that He will look on me in love and compassion.”
~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
a.k.a Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart
,
Composer, Pianist & Violinist

Thoughts Are Power-filled

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are,
you would never think a negative thought. ”
~ Caroline Leaf,
Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

His Dreams & Destiny

“May all of God’s dreams for you come to pass.
May His destiny for you never be thwarted.”
~ Rory & Wendy Alec,
Founders, GOD TV

Inherently & Endlessly Interesting

“Build your business success around something that you love—something that is inherently and endlessly interesting to you.”
~ Martha Stewart,
Entrepreneur, Writer, Television Host,
Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia & former Fashion Model

It’s About Loyal Customers

“Customers have high expectations,
so you need to deliver excellent service,
you need to deliver great products,
and you need to deliver them in a very cost-efficient way.
The company’s strategy is about loyal customers,
it’s about lasting relationships with our customers.”
~ Ana Botin a.k.a Ana Patricia Botín-Sanz de Sautuola O’Shea ,
Banker & Chair, Santander Group

A Jackie/Jack of All Trades

“Variety is the spice of life. Honestly, I’ve always been a jack-of-all-trades.
I enjoy the unpredictability that each day brings. There are days when I might enjoy one career more than the other,
but then it kind of balances itself out. I must admit though, TV is a lot of fun.”
~ Egypt Sherrod,
Multi-media Personality, Author, Real Estate Expert and Philanthropist.

The Primary Motivation

“When your primary motivation is money, you tend to forget about things that are more important to your day-to-day satisfaction,
such as challenging projects, collaborative colleagues and opportunities for professional growth.”
~ Ian Siegel, ,
Co-Founder & CEO, ZipRecruiter

Showing the Real Pictures

“Maybe we should always show pictures.
…, pictures of our wounded service people,
pictures of maimed innocent civilians.
We can only make decisions about war if we see what war actually is —
and not as a video game where bodies quickly disappear
leaving behind a shiny gold coin.”
~ Jon Stewart a.k.a Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz,
Comedian, Writer, Producer, Director, Actor, Media Critic,
& Television Host, The Daily Show (1999-2015)

To Stay on Top of Things

When asked to share her secret to having a long career in a competitive industry:

“There is no secret. Prayer, good old-fashioned hard work, giving the personal touch,
never compromising my integrity, listening to good business advice
and keep a talented group of people on my team to help me stay on top of everything.”

~ Egypt Sherrod,
Multi-media Personality, Author, Real Estate Expert and Philanthropist.
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Our Mortal Hands

“The world is very different now; for man holds in his mortal hands
the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.”
~John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States (1961-1963)

Announcing You!

“I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names; and I actually had some little fancy
business cards printed up to announce it, ‘Count Basie. Beware, the Count is Here.'”
~ Count Basie a.k.a William James Basie,
Jazz Pianist, Organist, Bandleader, & Composer

I Wouldn’t Trade It for Anything!

“Now I’m having the time of my life being on the road with one of the world’s
all-time great big bands, and performing with symphonies. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
~ Doc Severinsen a.k.a Carl Hilding Severinsen,
Pop & Jazz Trumpeter

The Idea of Life

“The idea of life is to give and receive.”
~ Dizzy Gillespie a.k.a John Birks Gillespie,
Jazz Trumpeter, Bandleader, Composer & Singer.

The Richest Relationships

“Without a doubt, my richest relationships are my long-term friendships
with musical partners, because we make music together.
That’s what we love to do with our lives.
My wife, Gayle, is a wonderful musician and singer.
We share music, so it’s a deep bond.
~ Chick Corea a.k.a Armando Anthony Corea,
Jazz and Fusion Pianist, Keyboardist & Composer

To Rise Above

“To rise above the crowd, you must discipline yourself unceasingly to the strict demand and realities of your ambition.”
~ Arturo Sandoval,
Jazz Trumpeter, Pianist, Composer, Emmy Award
Grammy Awards (10x), Billboard Awards (6x)
& Presidential Medal of Freedom

Gift Yourself, Today, If You Haven’t Already!

“Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.”
~ Suzanne Somers,
Actress, Author, Singer, Businesswoman and Health Spokesperson

Comfortable Inaction

“There are risks and costs to action. Yet they are far less
than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.”
~ John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States (1961-1963)

Armed & Fabulous

“The entire Spring and Summer line from Marc Jacobs
was stolen on the way to the fashion show in Paris.
The thief is considered armed and fabulous.”

~ James Douglas Muir “Jay”  Leno,
Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer, Voice Actor,
& Television Host The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992–2009, 2010–2014)
The Jay Leno Show (2009–2010)
from The Tonight Show, November 17, 2011

What Kind of Legacies Are We Leaving?

“The choices we make about the lives we live determine the kinds of legacies we leave.”
~ Tavis Smiley,
Talk Show Host, Author, Political Commentator,
Entrepreneur, Advocate & Philanthropist

A Claim to Fame

“My claim to fame will not be that I inherited my father’s company and bled it.
My claim to fame will be that I inherited my father’s entrepreneurship abilities and I built many companies.
Not only did I build them, but I trained and continue to train others to do the same thing.
I work with partners to ensure that they experience the kind of success that I am having.
I don’t know how a human being can enjoy himself any more than I am.”
~ Bernard Bronner ,
President and Show & Sales Director, Bronner Brothers,
Publisher,Upscale Magazine
& Partner, Rainforest Films

Replay or Pre-play?

“Our mind has two functions — memory to replay the past
and imagination to pre-play the future!
Which function will YOU spend more time using?”
~ Dale C. Bronner,
Founder & Pastor, Word of Faith Worship Center

Be Not Questionable

“No one will question your integrity
if your integrity is not questionable.”
~ Nathaniel Bronner, Jr.,
Manufacturing Director, Bronner Bros., President, Century Systems Inc.
& Senior Pastor, Ark of Salvation Church

Time, Spirit & Knowledge

“For some people the definition of success is attaining a lot of material things. For others it’s fame or fortune.
For me, success means being fulfilled and leading a balanced life. I feel that I have truly been blessed in all areas of my life
and the only true thing to do is to give back. I compare it to tithing, … I’m tithing of my time, spirit and knowledge.”
~ Egypt Sherrod,
Multi-media Personality, Author, Real Estate Expert and Philanthropist.

Lacking the Faith

“It’s a lack of faith that makes people afraid
of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.”
~ Muhammad Ali a.k.a Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.,
Boxer & Heavyweight Champion of the World (1964-1979, 3X)

Sticky Values

“If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested,
they’re not values: they’re hobbies.”
~ Jon Stewart a.k.a Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz,
Comedian, Writer, Producer, Director, Actor, Media Critic,
& Television Host, The Daily Show (1999-2015)

An Essential Value

“The main advice I feel I shall give to young talents, on top of always and firmly believing in their passions,
is to be humble. In our field, and not only (our field), it’s an essential value to grow professionally.” 
~ Tomaso Trussardi,
CEO, Trussardi Group

An Inspiring Attitude

“My father didn’t talk too much, and wasn’t very much into giving me advice, verbally.
It was his attitude, mainly, that inspires me as a mother and a working woman today.
He taught me the importance of humility. How we all work to make ourselves a living
and that there’s no need to feel superior.”
~ Gaia Trussardi,
Creative Director, Trussardi Group

A Strong Legacy

“In Italy we have a strong legacy of family businesses; that is our DNA.
Families think long term. They can renounce some money currently, so they can get to the future.” 
~ Beatrice Trussardi,
Philanthropist & Executive, Trussardi Group

Still Wearing Those PJs

“(on acting with John Wayne) John Wayne was my father’s favorite actor,
and we went to the local drive-in theatre to see every one of his movies.
We’d have to wear our pajamas, ’cause we’d always fall asleep in the car on the way home,
and when I actually met “The Duke” I had the strangest sense of deja vu,
like I was still wearing those pajamas.”
~ A Martinez a.k.a Adolfo Larrue Martinez III ,
Actor, Singer & Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor

Daily Life vs. Dollars

“How much is enough? My co-founders at ZipRecruiter and I found ourselves in the unique situation
of running a profitable bootstrapped business. Every month was a choice between keeping the profit
or re-investing for growth. In a very specific way, we had to answer the question,
“What is enough money?”
Rather than argue over numbers in a spreadsheet, we instead each listed the lifestyle we wanted.
My list was simple: Eat dinner with my family every night, send my kids to good schools,
work out three times a week, and if everything fell just right, fly business class.
Clarifying success in terms of daily life vs. dollars made it easy to agree on how much was “enough.”
~ Ian Siegel, ,
Co-Founder & CEO, ZipRecruiter

Retire? Nah, Re-fire!

“I don’t really see a need to retire as long as I am having fun.”
~ Stan Lee,
Comic Book Writer, Editor, Publisher, Media Producer,
Television Host, Actor, & Former President & Chairman – Marvel Comics

Multi-Creative You!

“What I really need is for people to know that I don’t just do this,
I do this and this and this and this. We all have creativity in us and
we all are multi-dimensional and we are all interested in a lot of things
and that women are fabulous. We can handle a lot of things.
There is a general knowledge that I am multi-dimensional,
that when you are creative you do a lot of things.”
~ Suzanne Somers,
Actress, Author, Singer, Businesswoman and Health Spokesperson

Be Not a Part

“We want you to focus on responsibility, on accountability,
and making sure that anyone who is behaving in a way that takes
your company down a path of criminal activity
be not a part of the process — and that’s something
that we’ll be taking very seriously.”
~ Loretta Lynch,
U.S. Attorney General

Lead-Parent Husbands

“Many of us can’t make it without lead-parent husbands.
If you have a lead-parent husband, celebrate him!”
~ Anne-Marie Slaughter,
Author & President, New America Foundation

Pay Attention to the Signs

“Surviving and thriving in the wake of my mothers loss,
I learned to believe in God. He has a plan, if you pay attention to the signs.
I am inspired by the absolute proof of miracles.”
~ Mariska Magdolna Hargitay,
Joyful Heart Foundation – Founder & President, Actress, Miss Beverly Hills USA (1982),
Emmy Award (2006), Golden Globe Award (2005), Gracie Allen Award (2004, 2009, 2014),
Muse Award (2012), Prism Award (2007), Star on the Walk of Fame (2013)

Doggy Eau De Toilette: The Toilet Water They Drink

“If you don’t want your dog to have bad breath, do what I do:
Pour a little Lavoris in the toilet.”
~ James Douglas Muir “Jay”  Leno,
Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer, Voice Actor,
& Television Host The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992–2009, 2010–2014)
The Jay Leno Show (2009–2010)