CEO, Wife, Mother & or More

“Feminism is being able to have the choice – the choice to be a CEO, to be an executive,
to be a journalist, to be a congresswoman, to be a mother, a stay-at-home mother, to be a wife.”
~ Stacey Dash,
Actress, Talk Show Host & Author
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You Are a Business

“YOU ARE A BUSINESS; too many of us think we just start a business
or we are part of a business. NO—you ARE a business.
Everybody has a brand and whatever company you work for,
you have a unique ability to bring value and revenue in.”
~ Grant Cardone,
Author, Entrepreneur, Producer,
& Online Sales Training Expert

If You Have to Be Extraordinary

“If there are opportunities, seize them and be prepared for them, and be the best, if that’s what it takes.
If you have to be extraordinary, then be extraordinary.”
~ Stacey Dash,
Actress, Talk Show Host & Author

Teaching: My Ultimate Obsession

“Teaching is my new love; my ultimate obsession. It has become my calling to shed light, wisdom,
and my experience on the next generation of world leaders and
I am fiercely honored to be an intricate part of their exhilarating journeys!”
~ Tyra Lynne Banks,
Television Personality, Talk Show Host, Producer,
Author, Actress & Model

Gifts & Blessings

“If you’re given gifts or blessings in your life, it’s up to you to help the guy coming up behind you.”
~ Jimmy Smits,
Actor, Co-Founder – National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts,
Primetime Emmy Award (1990), Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995),
Golden Globe Awards (1996), Satellite Awards (1998),
ALMA Awards (2006) & Saturn Awards (2009)

Doors Opened

“I like to think I opened doors for other women, although that wasn’t my original intention. ”
~ Diahann Carroll,
Actor, Advocate, Dancer, Model, Singer, Author, Philanthropist,
Tony Award (1962), Golden Globe Award (1969) & Television Academy Hall of Fame (2011)

Master Your Craft

“If it’s flipping hamburgers at McDonalds, be the best hamburger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do, you have to master your craft.”
~ Snoop Dogg,
a.k.a. Calvin r Broadus, Jr.
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Film Actor, Voice Actor,
Entrepreneur, Investor, Record Producer & Television Director,

Having It All

“The secret to having it all, is knowing that you already do!”
~ Egypt Sherrod,
Multi-media Personality, Author, Real Estate Expert & Philanthropist.

Femininity & Masculinity, These Days

“What we’re doing is we’re chipping away at what it is to be a woman and to be feminine, and what it is to be a man and be masculine.
We’re chipping away at that. I wish we could go back to … days. I love those days. Men were men, and I love them.”
~ Stacey Dash,
Actress, Talk Show Host & Author

Neglected & Forsaken

“How can you expect to dwell with God forever, if you so neglect and forsake Him here.”
Jonathan Edwards
Theologian, Philosopher & Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1900)

You’re Not Stuck

“You’re not stuck. You’re just committed to certain patterns of behavior because they helped you in the
past. Now those behaviors have become more harmful than helpful. The reason why you can’t move forward is because you keep applying an old formula to a new level in your life. Change the formula to get a different result.”
~ Emily Maroutian
Author, Poet & Philosopher

Knowing Isn’t Enough

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Being willing is not enough, we must do.”
~Leonardo da Vinci,
Polymath: Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Musician,
Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Anatomist,
Geologist, Cartographer, Botanist, & Writer

Look Closely

“If you really look closely, most ‘overnight successes’ took a long time.”
~ Steve Jobs,
Entrepreneur, Marketer, Inventor, &
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of Apple, Inc.
Founder & CEO of NeXT, Disney Legend (2013, posthumously)
Grammy Trustees Award (2012), California Hall of Fame (2007)
‘Most Powerful Person in Business’ by Fortune Magazine (2007)
Entrepreneur of the Decade’ by Inc. Magazine (1989)
Jefferson Award for Public Service (1987) & National Medal of Technology (1985)
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Our Wisdom, Knowledge & Experience

“I think that we have a great opportunity to impart our wisdom and our knowledge and our experience to this younger generation. It may be different times, but experience transcends time and wisdom transcends time.”

 

The Food of the South

“I think things like food, the food of the south is sort of the common tie that binds us all,
Black and White, the sense memories. It’s a very particular part of the country.”
~ Sela Ward,
Actress, Author, Producer, Spokesperson, Philanthropist, Prime-time Emmy Awards (2X) & Golden Globe Award

Be Unbreakable

“If I hadn’t been told I was garbage, I wouldn’t have learned how to show people I’m talented,
and if everyone had always laughed at my jokes, I wouldn’t have figured out how to be so funny.
If they hadn’t told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty,
and if they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable.”
~ Gabourey Sidibe
Actress, Director, Author,
Women Film Critics Circle Awards (2009), Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards (2009),
National Board of Review (2009), Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards (2009), Florida Film Critics Circle Awards (2009),
Hollywood Film Festival (2009), Detroit Film Critics Society Awards (2009), Chicago International Film Festival (2009),
Satellite Awards (2010), NAACP Image Awards (2010), Iowa Film Critics Awards (2010), Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards (2010),
Independent Spirit Awards (2010), Black Reel Awards (2010) & Boston Society of Film Critics Awards (2012)

Failing Yourself

“I think failure is mostly when somebody doesn’t believe in themselves enough to attempt something,
if they’re too frightened or they’re too intimidated or they listen to the naysayer.
I think that really is failure—when you fail yourself.”
~ Marg Helgenberger,
Actress & Philanthropist

Selfie-Esteem

“As the purveyor of modeling on a massive scale, I believe that if you have a camera phone and have taken selfies
and posted them to social media, you are a model, … I want my message of Selfie-Esteem to spread around the globe.”
~ Tyra Lynne Banks,
Television Personality, Talk Show Host, Producer,
Author, Actress & Model

A Unique Selling Proposition

““To get your prospects and clients to see you or your business as offering them
a superior benefit or advantage that no other competitor offers them
is the essence of a unique selling proposition (USP). ”

~ Jay Abraham
Business Executive, Conference Speaker, Author & Founder – Abraham Group

Respect: Required & Desired

“We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white.
It’s our basic human right.”
~ Aretha Franklin,
Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Civil Rights Activist, Philanthropist,
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (1979), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987), Grammy Legend Award (1991),
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1994), Kennedy Center Honoree (1994), National Medal of Arts (1999),
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2005), Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame (2005),
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame (2015), UK Music Hall of Fame (2005), Memphis Music Hall of Fame (2018),
Asteroid 249516 Aretha (2014), Person of the Year (2008) & Pulitzer Prize Special Citation (2019)

Our States Became United

“I was in New York on September 11 when those planes hit the World Trade Center.
At the time, it seemed like it was a local thing, but three or four days later,
by the time we drove across the country in the bus,
we realized it wasn’t a local thing.
You could really feel the states become united. We became the United States of America.”
~ John Madden
Football Coach, Sportscaster, Super Bowl XI winner, Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award (2002), Pro Football Hall of Fame (2006), Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (1991), Yahoo Sports Top 50 All Time Network Television Sports Announcers, California Hall of Fame (2009), NSSA National Sportscaster of the Year (1984), NSSA Hall of Fame inductee (2010) & Emmy Awards (16X)

Happy Attitudes

“Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind.
Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.”

~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale,
Author & Minister

Like Sugar in the System

“Alcohol reacts like sugar in the system, causing inflammation.
Alcohol is also a depressant that can affect your
thoughts, feelings, and actions and provoke anxiety. Steer clear.”
~ Josh Axe
Author, Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), Certified Doctor of Natural Medicine (DNM),
Clinical Nutritionist & Co-Founder – Ancient Nutrition

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North America’s Rallying Cry

 

“Peace, unity, love and non-violence should be our rallying cry
and the catalyst for change in our nation.”
~ Tony Evans,
Founder & Senior Pastor – Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship,
Founder & President – The Urban Alternative,
Former Chaplain – Dallas Cowboys, Chaplain – Dallas Mavericks,
Radio Broadcaster – The Alternative & Television Broadcaster

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A Well-Educated Populous

“The natural evolution of a well-educated populous is integration,
and this is not political, it’s not theoretical, it’s not even partisan. ”
~ Stacey Dash,
Actress, Talk Show Host & Author

Life & Aging

“Age is just a number. Life and aging are the greatest gifts that we could possibly ever have.”
~ Cicely Tyson,
Actress, Fashion Model, Tony Award – Best Actress in a Play (2013),
BFCA and SAG Awards (The Help, 2011), SAG Award nominations (4x, The Help, 2011)
NAACP’s Spingarn Medal (2010), Primetime Emmy Awards nominee (12x)
Drama Desk Award & Outer Critics Circle Award – Outstanding Actress in a Play
Academy & Golden Globe Awards – Best Actress nominee (Sounder, 1972), Continue reading “Life & Aging”

You Don’t Have to Succumb to All of That

“I’m here to say that anybody who has doubts—because everybody has them,
doubts and despair and negative thoughts—it’s always important to realize they’re just thoughts and you can easily just say,
‘Go away, you’re not helping me.’
Failure is just succumbing to all of that and not believing in yourself and taking chances and taking risks.”
~ Marg Helgenberger,
Actress & Philanthropist

Tribulation without Stain

“God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it,
not without pain but without stain.”
~ C.S. Lewis
a.k.a. Clive Staples Lewis
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Novelist, Poet, Academic, Medievalist, Literary Critic,
Essayist, Lay Theologian, Broadcaster, Lecturer, & Christian Apologist
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Spotlighting with Celebrity

“A celebrity can help put a spotlight on a problem, a crisis and a need.”
~ Sela Ward,
Actress, Author, Producer, Spokesperson, Philanthropist, Prime-time Emmy Awards (2X) & Golden Globe Award

The Lens Through Which We See

“Paradigms are powerful because they create the lens through which we see the world…
If you want small changes in your life, work on your attitude. But if you want big and primary changes, work on your paradigm.”
~ Stephen Covey,
Author, Professional Speaker, Professor, Consultant, Businessman & Management Expert
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Using the Negativity

“Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder.
I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself.
When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’
I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”
~ Beyonce Knowles,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress & Philanthropist

Being a Complete Person

“The whole point of being alive is to evolve
into the complete person you were intended to be.”
~ Oprah Winfrey,
Chairwoman & CEO of Harpo Productions,
Chairwoman, CEO & CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network,
Television Host, Producer, Author, Actress & Philanthropist

Seeing Difficulty

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.
The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill,
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ( 1940-1945 ) & (1951–1955),
Non-academic Historian, Writer, Artist,
Nobel Prize in Literature (1953) &
Honorary Citizen of the United States (1963)

Mind on Fire

“I want my children to experience as much creativity as possible;
that’s what sets your mind on fire.”
~ Angela Bassett,
Actress, Author, Saturn Award, Image Awards (5x),
Golden Globe Award & Black Reel Award

Living Smaller

“Many of us are walking around living smaller lives than we’re meant to live.
Don’t allow yourself to dream smaller than you were meant to dream.”
~ Hill Harper,
Actor, Author, Philanthropist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (3X),
People‘s Sexiest Men Alive” (2X) & Skin Care Entrepreneur (Be The Architect)
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Faith-Walkers

“When you decide to walk by faith, you don’t get rid of trials; you learn to overcome them.”
~ Kenneth Copeland,
Author (How You Call It Is How It Will Be), Singer, Co-Founder – Kenneth Copeland Ministries
& Co-Founder – Believer’s Voice of Victory
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Changing the Course of Human History

““The fullness of grace can transform the human heart and
enable it to do something so great as to change the course of human history.”
 
~ Pope Francis,
a.k.a. Jorge Mario Bergoglio
266th Pope of the Catholic Church

Bright & Happy Expectations

“If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.”

~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale,
Author & Minister

Never Met a Single One

“I’ve never met a ‘hater’ that had more than me.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author & Filmmaker

Don’t Be Small-Minded

“Only small-minded people get jealous.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor – Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker, Author & Executive Producer

Sitting & Chatting with Jesus

“If you could sit down with Jesus, you wouldn’t need anybody else.
He could answer all of your questions.
Instead of Einstein and Louis Pasteur and Madame Curry,
you could just have Jesus and he could answer for all of them.”
~ Carol Alt,
International Supermodel, Actress, Entrepreneur,
Raw-food Enthusiast, Author, Ride of Fame (2013) & Founder – Raw Essentials
 

Treat Your Body Like a Ferrari

“I run like an electric golf cart. Now I look at eating as a way to feed my body and keep me younger.
It’s not about starving your body, but treating your body like a Ferrari.
You don’t put in the crappiest gas you can find.
You use supreme. In the long term, you’ll run clean.”
~ Carol Alt,
International Supermodel, Actress, Entrepreneur,
Raw-food Enthusiast, Author, Ride of Fame (2013) & Founder – Raw Essentials
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Chasing the High of Instant Gratification

“When we chase the high of instant gratification,
we make choices that for many reasons are irresponsible
and based on poor reasoning . . . or no reasoning at all. ”
~ DeVon Franklin,
TV Producer, Author, Speaker, Spiritual Success Coach & Founder – Franklin Entertainment

The Power of Prayer, Words & Predictions

“I feel the presence of a higher power.
I believe that what you give is what you get.
It’s universal law. I believe in the power of prayer and of words.
I’ve learned that when you predict that negative things will happen, they do.”
~ Alicia Keys
a.k.a. Alicia Augello Cook,
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer & Actress

Using the Soul

“Soul is just that inner spirit. I use that inner spirit for whatever it is I do.”
~ Gladys Maria Knight,
Singer, Songwriter, Author, Actress, Businesswoman,
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1996), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (1995) & Society of Singers ELLA Award (2007)

A Marriage of Friendship & Passion

“Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love.
For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other
which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.”
~ Marilyn Monroe
a.k.a. Norma Jeane Mortenson,
Actress, Model, Singer, Humanitarian & Film Producer

This Blessing is Global!

“To hate a nationality,
to hate a location because of its people,
to hate someone
is:
– self-destructive (the acid of hatred is destroying you from the inside out),
– self-cursing (the hatred you’re verbalizing, expressing, acting out, demonstrating and
writing are magnetizing the negativity of the same and worse to happen to you, immediately or later),
– a demonstration of a lack of a measure of intelligence about the Human Family,
and
– a demonstration of a lack of knowledge about The Blessing of Genesis 12:3

~ Michelle ‘Chaella’ Boddie

The World Isn’t the Boss

“Why are we letting the world dictate to us:
what we are supposed to have,
how we are supposed to live,
what we’re supposed to believe,
what we can say,
what we can’t say,
what we can talk about,
what we can’t talk about?”
~ Drenda Keesee,
Speaker, Television Host, Entrepreneur, Author,
Co-Founder – Faith Life Now

If He Wasn’t a Good One

“We can’t let who our Earthly father wasn’t
distort the truth of Who our Heavenly Father is.”
~ Jonathan Osteen,
Guitarist, Singer & Speaker

All He Asked You to Do Was Write It

“Don’t worry about who’s going to pay for it.
Don’t worry about who’s going to execute it.
Don’t worry about who’s going to stand in agreement with it.
All He asked you to do was write the vision and then, read it.
Remind yourself of what you said. Remind yourself of where you’re going.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author & Filmmaker

Heavenly: A Third Party Isn’t Necessary

“You don’t need to go to a third party to talk to your Heavenly Father.
You’re as much a child of God as anyone else.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor – Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker, Author & Executive Producer

Letting Pain Push Us Into Purpose

“There’s a great gospel song that says, “Turn your pressure into praise!”
That’s what David and I try to do in our family, let pain push us into purpose.”
~ Tamela Mann,
Actress, Singer, Grammy Award (2017), Dove Award (2X), Stellar Awards (5X) & BET Award (2014)

Life’s Victories & Failures, Joys & Pains

“I’m telling people life is full of ups and downs, victories and failures, joys and pains, good and ugly,
and someday it’s all going to come to something beautiful.
Sometimes we don’t understand. Sometimes it’s to develop us or to focus us.
But it’s all for a reason. … When I look at my life and how far I’ve come,
I have to say it’s a masterpiece. I’m blessed through it all.”
~ Deitrick Haddon,
Singer, Songwriter, Arranger, Producer, Pastor, Actor & Pianist
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