Create a Ladder for Yourself

“There were periods of my life
when a lot of people didn’t believe in me.
I still had faith in myself.
I really had to ask myself life questions.
Where do I see myself in five years?
Create a ladder for yourself,
and walk up the steps. Climb that ladder.”
~ Fergie
a.k.a Stacy Ann Ferguson
,
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Actress & Fashion Designer,
American Music Award, amfAR Inspiration Gala Awards (3),
ASCAP Awards (6), Billboard Music Awards (8), FiFi Award
Footwear News Achievement Award, Glamour Award & Grammy Awards (8)

Right-Speak, Right-Action

“Silence in the face of evil is, itself, evil. Not to speak, is to speak. Not to act, is to act. ”
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
Pastor, Theologian, & anti-Nazi Dissident,
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Making Assumptions?


“Don’t make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions
and to express what you really want. Communicate with others
as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and
drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely
transform your life”
~ Don Miguel Ruiz,
Author
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Our Daddy

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“No matter what your age is, or will be, YOU will always be the Creator’s ‘baby’,
His child, forever loved by Him. Beyond mistakes, errors & terrible things
He loves, He forgives, He corrects & He restores!
We are, forever, loved by Him.”
~ Michelle ‘Chaella’ Boddie,
Blogger, Visual Artist, Website Designer,
Christmas Decor Stylist, Author & Entrepreneur
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When I’m 57 …

“I don’t want to be on stage when I’m 57,
talking about… ‘Let’s Get It Started.'”
~ will.i.am
a.k.a William James Adams
,
Founder of i.am Angel,
Director of Creative Innovation for Intel (2011)
Founder of The Back-Eyed Peas
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur,
Actor, DJ, Record Producer, Philanthropist
Grammy Awards (7), American Music Awards(8), Billboard Music Award,
Teen Choice Award, MTV Video Music Awards (2) and World Music Awards (3).

Wish, Hope & Work It

Estée Lauder with a customer.

Estée Lauder with a customer.

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“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it,
but by working for it.”
~ Estée Lauder,
Businesswoman, Co-Founder of Estée Lauder Companies
Presidential Medal of Freedom Award,
Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1988,
Time Magazine’s 1998 List of the 20 Most Influential Business Geniuses of the 20th Century

Strong, Soft, Smart & Beautiful

“Women somehow get portrayed as one type.
You’re either a feminist or you’re not.
You’re a working woman or you’re not.
I’m raising two girls, and I say to them,
‘I need you to be strong and soft.
You can be smart and beautiful…
You can be all of these things.
~ Maria Shriver,
Journalist, Activist, Author,
First Lady of California (11.17.2003–1.3.2011),
Peabody Award recipient & Emmy Award recipient (2x)
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