“I teach my children that in life, there is no control of what tomorrow is going to bring.
There really isn’t. But in whatever it brings, we have choices, and
I’m glad because I made more right choices than wrong,
but in the wrong choices, there are lessons to be learned.”
~ Benjamin “BeBe” Winans,
Singer, Songwriter, Author, Producer,
Grammy Awards (2X) & Dove Award (2010)
“My name, my real name, is Tracy.
I always thought I was like a boy named Sue.
So I made my friends call me ‘Tray.'”
a.k.a. Tracy Lauren Marrow,
Musician, Rapper, Songwriter, Actor,
Record Executive, Record Producer & Author
“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind
a mental picture of yourself as succeeding.
Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade.
Your mind will seek to develop the picture.
Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.”
~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale,
Author & Minister
“It’s time for your freedom.”
~ Kenneth Copeland,
Singer, Author, Co-Founder – Kenneth Copeland Ministries
& Co-Founder – Believer’s Voice of Victory
“Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
~ Albert Schweitzer,
Theologian, Organist, Philosopher,
Physician, Philanthropist, and Medical Missionary
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“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.”
~ John Winston Lennon,
Musician, Singer, Songwriter,
Record Producer, Artist, Writer & Activist
“Your kids can say some cruel things to you at times. For example,
Nicole, Miles and Sofie are standing there in the room and
I’m dressed to kill in my own mind.
They’ll say to me,
‘Dad, you’re not going out there looking like that are you?’
If that doesn’t kill a star, I don’t know what does!”
~ Lionel Richie,
Singer, Songwriter, Actor Record Producer,
Pianist, Saxophonist, Breast Cancer Activist,
Grammy Awards (4x), Golden Globe Award (1986) & Academy Award (1986)
“I can change a diaper in 30 seconds flat.
I set the new one beneath the old one.
That way, it’s just wipe and pull the flap over.”
~ Drew Brees,
Quarterback – San Diego Chargers (2001–2005) & New Orleans Saints (2006–Present),
Super Bowl champion (XLIV), Super Bowl MVP (XLIV),
Pro Bowl (11× – 2004, 2006, 2008–2014, 2016, 2017),
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2010),
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2006),
Author, Businessman, Philanthropist & Co-Founder – Brees Dream Foundation
“I’ve learned the importance of loving what you do.”
~ Randy Travis,
Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Guitarist, Grammy Awards (6x), CMA Awards (6x),
ACM Awards (9x), AMA Awards (10x), Dove Awards (8x),
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star & Country Music Hall of Fame
“Vision is not what you know; vision is what you see.
And then, it’s what you do about what you see.”
~ Dale C. Bronner,
Founder & Pastor, Word of Faith Worship Center
“You were made on purpose for a purpose.”
~ 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
“Honesty and integrity are by far
the most important assets of an entrepreneur.”
~ Zig Ziglar,
Salesman, Motivational Speaker & Author
“Honest communication is built on truth and integrity
and upon respect of the one for the other.”
~ Benjamin E. Mays
President – Morehouse College (August 1940 – July 1967), Minister, Author,
Civil Rights Icon & Schomburg Honor Roll of Race Relations Inductee,
Amistad Award – American Missionary Association (1968), Merrick-Moore-Spaulding Award (1968)
Myrtle Wreath Award – Atlanta Chapter, Hadassah (1969),
Religious Leaders Award – National Conference of Christians and Jews (1970),
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“To create something from nothing is one of the greatest feelings,
and I would – I don’t know,
I wish it upon everybody. It’s heaven.”
a.k.a. Prince Rogers Nelson,
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Instrumentalist, Actor, Director, Philanthropist,
Academy Award (1985), American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (2x), Brit Awards (7x),
Boston Society of Film Critics Award (2016), Golden Globe Award (2007),
American Music Award (4x), Grammy Award (7x), Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame (2016),
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2004) & UK Music Hall of Fame (2006)
“I think it is incumbent on all human beings
to oppose injustice in every form.”
~ Hugh Masekela,
Trumpeter, Flugelhornist, Cornetist, Composer & Singer.
“In my experience, each failure contains the seeds
of your next success — if you are willing to learn from it.”
~ Paul Allen,
Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist. Co-Founder – Microsoft,
Vulcan Inc., Allen Institute for Brain Science, Institute for Artificial Intelligence,
Institute for Cell Science, and Stratolaunch Systems.Contents
“Once you have found out what you love to do, there is only one goal.
How can you be the best in the world at it.
It doesn’t matter if you are a filing clerk, an athlete, an accountant or a bartender.
All that matters is that you do whatever you can to be the best.”
~ Mark Cuban,
Owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures
“We should all aim to look back at life with no what-ifs
and be proud of what we’ve achieved.”
~ Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson,
Business Magnate & Investor
“In the end, we are our choices.
Build yourself a great story.”
~ Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos,
Business Magnate, Investor,
Founder, Chairman & CEO of Amazon.com
“My worst hair experience was when
I was trying to relax my hair
and my grandmother did it.
It went all straight
and I looked like a black Bee Gee.”
~ Jamie Foxx,
a.k.a. Eric Marlon Bishop
Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Comedian, Classical Pianist,
Cellist, Academy Award (2004), BAFTA Award (2004), Golden Globe Award (2004)
Image Award (1998, 2006, 2009) & American Music Award (2006)
“Jealousy… is a mental cancer.”
~ B. C. Forbes,
a.k.a. Bertie Charles Forbes
Founder & Editor-in-Chief – Forbes Magazine,
Founder – Investors League
“The most important decision I’ve made in business?
The choices of people I have around me.”
~ Snoop Dogg,
a.k.a. Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Film Actor, Voice Actor,
Entrepreneur, Investor, Record Producer & Television Director,
“… It’s being in the right place at the right time
and taking advantage of your opportunities.”
~ Lee Majors,
Film Actor, Television Actor & Voice Actor
“People who succeed at the highest level are not lucky;
they’re doing something differently than everyone else.”
~ Anthony Robbins
a.k.a Anthony J. Mahavorick,
Life Coach, Speaker, Actor, Philanthropist & Author