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,
Singer, Actress, Producer, Fashion Designer,
former Fashion Model & Miss America (1984)
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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)

Acumen’s Discernment

“Leaders are people who can discern the inevitable and act accordingly.
When people talk about business acumen, discernment is a big part of it.
It’s a bit like gut instinct, but a little more developed.”
~ Donald John Trump,
Businessman, Politician, Television Personality, Author,
Chairman & President of The Trump Organization,
Founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts

Better Than Dieting

“Real food, I’ve found, is actually better than dieting.”
~ Angelina Jolie,
Actress, Filmmaker, Humanitarian, Academy Awardee,
Screen Actors Guild Awardee (2X) & Golden Globe Awardee (3X)
Honorary Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael & St George

A Daily Discipline

“Take the pains required to become what you want to become, or
you might end up becoming something you’d rather not be.
That is, also, a daily discipline and worth considering.”
~ Donald John Trump,
Businessman, Politician, Television Personality, Author,
Chairman & President of The Trump Organization,
Founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts

Only One?

“Never depend on single income; make an investment to create a second source.”
~ Warren Edward Buffett,
Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist &
Founder of the Buffett Foundation

Creating Solutions

“We cannot solve our problems
with the same thinking
that we used when we created them.”
~ Albert Einstein,
Theoretical Physicist, Nobel Prize for Physics (1921),
Barnard Medal (1920), Matteucci Medal (1921), ForMemRS (1921),
Copley Medal (1925), Gold Medal – Royal Astronomical Society (1926),
Max Planck Medal (1929) & Time Person of the Century (1999)

Be a Great Spirit, Instead

“Great spirits
have always faced
violent opposition
from mediocre minds.”
~ Albert Einstein,
Theoretical Physicist & Nobel Prize – Physics (1921),
Barnard Medal (1920), Matteucci Medal (1921), ForMemRS (1921),
Copley Medal (1925), Gold Medal – Royal Astronomical Society (1926),
Max Planck Medal (1929) & Time Person of the Century (1999)

Cynic or Optimist?

“Cynicism is a choice. Optimism is a better choice. ”
~ Shonda Rhimes,
Screenwriter, Director & Producer
Creator & Executive Producer Grey’s Anatomy & Private Practice.

Just for Validation

“Don’t solicit feedback on
your product, idea or your business
just for validation purposes.
You want to tell the people
who can help move your idea forward,
but if you’re just looking
to your friend, co-worker, husband or wife
for validation, be careful.
It can stop a lot of multi-million-dollar ideas
in their tracks in the beginning.”
~ Sara Blakely,
Founder of Spanx

Involving, Fun & Creative

“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun,
and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”
~ Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson,
Business Magnate & Investor

Co-Creating Our Future

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“Your future is co-created out of what you do today.
Do you act from fear or faith? You get to choose.”
~ Dr. Joe ‘Mr. Fire’ Vitale,
Author & President of Hypnotic Marketing, Inc

The Attitude of Choice

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing:
the last of the human freedoms —
to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one’s own way.”
~ Viktor Emil Frankl
Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Holocaust Survivor & Author
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Knowing What I Wanted

“I was very blessed in always knowing what I wanted to do,
and by the grace of God, I’ve been able to succeed in my chosen career.”
~ Nichelle Nichols,
Actress, Voice Artist & Singer

Progress & Move Forward

“I don’t harp on the negative because if you do, then there’s no progression.
There’s no forward movement. You got to always look on the bright side of things, and we are in control.
Like, you have control over the choices you make.”
~ Taraji Penda Henson,
Actress & Singer

Energized By the Possibilities

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“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

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

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).

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

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 Roth,
Founder – Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural!, Author, Talk Show Host & Telly Award (2010)

Life-Sides: Light & Dark

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“Humans have a light side and a dark side, and it’s up to us to choose
which way we’re going to live our lives. Even if you start out on the dark side,
it doesn’t mean you have to continue your journey that way.
You always have time to turn it around.”
~ Taraji Penda Henson,
Actress & Singer

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

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

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)

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

When YOU Own a Company

“Yes, I own my own company, and I prefer to say ‘mompreneur’.
Being a mommy you have to run your house, you’ve got to run your kids’ lives.
I think the key, and my number one tip, is making sure you have a great support team set up,
and communication within your household is key at all times.
It really comes into play when you have appointments, you know,
when you have to be here, so you have to be sure to communicate.”
~ Egypt Sherrod,
Multi-media Personality, Author, Real Estate Expert and Philanthropist.

Reflecting What They View

“We always seem to be a bit surprised that our children are reflecting stuff that we are showing them.
I don’t know about you, but every movie that I saw when I was a kid, I emulated.
I was Haley Mills for an entire summer and had an English accent.”
~ Cheryl Ladd,
Actress, Singer and Author

Style-of-Life Lies

“Euphemisms persist (for some people) because lying
is an indispensable part of making life tolerable.”
~ Bergen Evans,
Professor of English, TV Show Host,
& George Foster Peabody Award (1957)

Thoughts Boomerang!

 

“You never can tell when you send a word,
Like an arrow shot from a bow
By an archer blind, be it cruel or kind,
Just where it may chance to go.
It may pierce the breast of your dearest friend.
Tipped with its poison or balm,
To a stranger’s heart in life’s great mart,
It may carry its pain or its calm.

You never can tell when you do an act
Just what the result will be;
But with every deed you are sowing a seed,
Though the harvest you may not see.
Each kindly act is an acorn dropped
In God’s productive soil
You may not know, but the tree shall grow,
With shelter for those who toil.

You never can tell what your thoughts will do,
In bringing you hate or love;
For thoughts are things, and their airy wings
Are swifter than carrier doves.
They follow the law of the universe—
Each thing must create its kind,
And they speed o’er the track to bring you back
Whatever went out from your mind.”

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox,
Author & Poet

Narrow Their Choice

Know Your Worth
When someone treats you like you’re just one of many options,
help them narrow their choice, by removing yourself from the equation.
Sometimes you have to try not to care, no matter how much you do.
Because, sometimes, you can mean almost nothing
to someone who means so much to you.
It’s not pride, it’s self-respect.

Don’t expect to see positive changes in your life
if you surround yourself with negative people.

Don’t give part-time people a full-time position in your life.
Know your value and what you have to offer,
and never settle for anything less than what you deserve.

~ Marc Chernoff,,
Personal Development Blogger & Self-Help Author
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For Her, Every Day

“Marriage has made me a lot happier
and I’m deeply in love with my wife,
I thank God for her every day.”
~ Harry Connick, Jr.
a.k.a Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr.
,
Singer, Pianist, Composer/Arranger & Actor

People Will …

“Throughout life people will
make you mad,
disrespect you
and treat you bad.
Let God deal with the things they do,
’cause hate in your heart will consume you, too.”
~ Willard Carroll Smith, Jr.,
a.k.a Will Smith
,
Actor, Producer, Rapper, and Songwriter

Being Calm

“PEACE:
It does not mean
to be in a place where there is
no noise, trouble or hard work.
It means to be in the midst of those things
and still be calm in your heart.”
~ Unknown,
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You, You, You.

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“Romantic involvement distracts you and can blind you to what’s really in front of you.
And what really is in front of you? You are.
You don’t even know yourself yet.
You think you know and you want to assert that you do,
now that you’re a certain age, but you don’t.
What’s in front of you is a whole world of experiences beyond your imagination.
Put yourself, and your growth and development, first.
There are long-term repercussions to what you’re doing now.
Everything you do,
every thought you have,
every word you say
creates a memory that you will hold in your body.
It’s imprinted on you and
affects you in subtle ways—ways you are not always aware of.
With that in mind, be very conscious and selective.”
~ Phylicia Rashad,
Actress, Singer, Stage Director, NAACP Image Award,
Tony Award (2004) & Drama Desk Award

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No Power Struggles

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“I love being a wife and homemaker – because it’s my choice.
My husband doesn’t expect me to do it. I don’t mind doing things for him
because he does so much for me; we both feel that way
so there is no power struggle.”
~ Salma Hayek,
Actress, Director, Producer
Glamour ‘Woman of the Year Award’ recipient (2001)
Producers Guild of America Celebration of Diversity Award recipient (2003)
Time ’25 Most Influential Hispanics’ recipient (2005)
Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award recipient (2006)
Knight (Chevalier) of the National Order of the Legion of Honour recipient (France, 2011)

“Let Go!”

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“Sometimes we think we need to hold on, when we really need to let go!
Let go of the negative energy, events or people,
set some boundaries and start your new day!”
~ Jennifer Gayle

Better Than You

“Don’t bother just to be
better than your contemporaries
or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.”
~ William Cuthbert Faulkner,
Writer, Nobel Prize in Literature (1949) recipient
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1955, 1963) recipient, &
National Book Award (1951, 1955) recipient

Making Excuses

“Ninety-nine percent
of the failures come from
people who have the habit
of making excuses.”
~ George Washington Carver,
Botanist and Inventor

Every Human’s Life

“Every man’s life
ends the same way.
It is only the details
of how he lived
and how he died
that distinguish one man from another.”
~ Ernest Miller Hemingway,
Author, Journalist
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, recipient (1953)
Nobel Prize in Literature, recipient (1954)

Time Users

“Time stays long enough for anyone
who will use it.”
~Leonardo da Vinci,
Polymath: Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Musician,
Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Anatomist,
Geologist, Cartographer, Botanist, & Writer

What You Feel, After

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“About morals, I know only
that what is moral
is what you feel good after and
and what is immoral
is what you feel bad after.”
~ Ernest Miller Hemingway,
Author, Journalist
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, recipient (1953)
Nobel Prize in Literature, recipient (1954)

The Most Courageous

“One of the most courageous things you can do is
identify yourself,
know who you are,
what you believe in and
where you want to go.”
~ – Sheila Murray Bethel,
Author, Global Leadership and Change Expert,
Hall of Fame Speaker, CEO Bethel Leadership Institute

A Priority, An Option

“Never make someone a priority
when all you are to them is an option.”
~ Maya Angelou ,
Poet, Professor, Film Producer, Television Producer, Playwright,
Film Director, Author, Actress, Civil Rights Activist, and Dancer

Our Thoughts & Emotional Currents

“By choosing your thoughts,
… selecting which emotional currents you will release
and which you will reinforce,
you determine the quality of your Light
(You determine the effects that you will have upon others, and
the nature of the experiences of your life.).”
~ Gary Zukav,
Author

It’s Not a Good Deal, With a Bad Person

“You can’t make a good deal with a bad person.”
~ Warren Edward Buffett,
Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist & Founder of the Buffett Foundation

The Universe is Listening

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“What if every word you said were a wish to the universe?
Would you still say the same things that you did yesterday? Y
our thoughts and words echo throughout the universe.
Make sure to, only, put out ones that you want back.”
~ Doe Zantamata,
Author & Blogger

Our Heads & Hearts

“A good head
and a good heart
are always
a formidable combination.”
~ Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela,
Activist, Politician, Philanthropist, Lawyer,
1st President of South Africa, Philanthropist
Nobel Peace Prize Awardee(1993) & Presidential Medal of Freedom Awardee

Peace is Our Choice

“It’s not the situation that’s causing your stress,
it’s your thoughts,
and you can change that right here and now.
You can choose to be peaceful right here and now.
Peace is a choice,
and it has nothing to do with what other people do or think…”
~ Gerald Jampolsky,
Physician, Psychiatrist & Author

Supreme Efforts

“It was a supreme effort to fit in with that group.
I didn’t connect with them. To please was work.”
~ France Nguyen Van Nga a.k.a. France Nuyen,
Actress & Psychological Counselor

Changing the World with Words & Ideas

“No matter what people tell you,
words and ideas can change the world.”
~ Robin McLaurin Williams,
Actor & Comedian

Being Prepared for Unrestricted Freedom

“Having been kept pretty strict in prep schools,
I guess I couldn’t cope with all the freedom at Yale.
I had a wild, wonderful time, got abysmal grades and was bounced out in my freshman year.
I then came back the following fall as a repeating freshman,
lasted until April and got bounced out again – for the same reason.”
~ Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
Actor & Golden Globe Award Winner

Being Mineral(s) Sufficient

“You can trace
every sickness,
every disease
and every ailment
to a mineral deficiency.”
~ Dr. Linus Carl Pauling ,
Chemist, Biochemist, Peace Activist, Author,
Educator, Nobel Prize in Chemistry
& Nobel Peace Prize

Once is Enough

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
~ Mary Jane “Mae” West,
Actress, Singer, Playwright & Screenwriter

Financial & Emotional Affluence

“Owning a home is a keystone of wealth
– both financial affluence and emotional security.”

~ Suze Orman,
Author, Financial Advisor,
Motivational Speaker & Television Host

Love What You Do!

“It is really important
to love what you do,
as you spend a great deal of time with …
your chosen profession.”
~ Carol Curley,
Managing Director for Golden Seeds,
Acting President for The Charian Group, LLC,
Angel Investor, Pipeline Fellowship Mentor &
Adjunct Professor of Finance

Chances for Success Increase with What Comes After “I”!

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Hello, Friends! It’s a reality that our chances of succeeding in achieving our goals is directly proportionate to our mindset, our thoughts, our self-talk. Be wise in your choice(s) of what you think and/or speak after you think and/or say, “I”.

CHANCES OF SUCCESS:
If we say “I won’t.“, the chances of success are 0%.
If we say “I can’t.“, the chances of success are 10%.
If we say “I don’t know how.“, the chances of success are 20%.
If we say “I wish I could.“, the chances of success are 30%.
If we say “I want to.“, the chances of success are 40%.
If we say “I think I might.“, the chances of success are 50%.
If we say “I might.“, the chances of success are 60%.
If we say “I think I can.“, the chances of success are 70%!
If we say “I can.“, the chances of success are 80%!
If we say “I am.“, the chances of success are 90%!!
When we say “I did.“, the chances of success are 100%!!
(The last statement is an example of Romans 4:17 NET)