Be Unapologetic That We Excel

“I think we should be unapologetic that we excel –
and look beautiful while doing it.”
~ Tyra Lynne Banks,
Television Personality, Talk Show Host, Producer,
Author, Actress & Model
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The Vision You See

“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

Elevating Our World

“I think that once a substantive issue becomes public knowledge,
it is up to each and every one of us to do our part to help implement positive change(s).
That is why I ask ALL viewers of my site, to commit to the act of volunteering.
Consider feeding the homeless or donate to your local food bank;
give of your time at church; or, go a step further by setting up your own non-profit organization
that seeks to make a targeted difference. Even if you decide to help just one person,
such as an elderly neighbor…think of how fulfilling that would be.
If we all learned to share in that sentiment, I honestly believe our world
would be elevated with far more love and unity.”
~ Jackee Harry,
Actress, Singer, Director,
Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (1987),
NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (1999 & 2000)

Doing Away with Fear

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear;
knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
~ Rosa Parks,
Activist

For Your Blessings, …

“Be true to yourself,
help others,
make each day your masterpiece,
make friendship a fine art,
drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible,
build a shelter against a rainy day,
give thanks for your blessings and
pray for guidance every day.”
~ John Wooden,
Basketball Player, UCLA Head Coach (1948–1975), Author,
Lecturer, The Sporting News “Greatest Coach of All Time” (2009)

What Comes Out is Going to Impress

“I can give you the King’s English and then I can take it to the street,
but do both or do one and don’t do one knowing only the street.
That’s going to hold you back because what comes out is going to impress people,
and it will impress them negatively.”
~ Angela Bassett,
Actress, Author, Saturn Award, Image Awards (5x),
Golden Globe  & Black Reel Award

Lucrative Knowledge

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
~ Ben Franklin,
a Founding Father of the United States,
Polymath, Author, Printer, Political Theorist,
Politician, Postmaster, Scientist, Inventor,
Humorist, Civic Activist, Statesman & Diplomat

Our Best Days are Ahead

“I seriously feel like the best days are ahead,
and I like the idea of getting to do everything I did before but with
more knowledge, experience, and street smarts. There’s a certain love,
appreciation, and gratitude that you have at 40 that you don’t
have when you’re younger, and it makes every accomplishment feel so much better.”
~ Jennifer Lynn Lopez,
Actress, Author, Fashion Designer, Dancer, Producer & Singer

The Sponge-like Constant Learners

“Children, in a way, are constant learners.
Certainly sponge-like; absorbing everything without careful analysis,
even though, at the same time, they are certainly capable of incredible insights.”
~ Yo-Yo Ma,
Cellist, Educator, Composer, Humanitarian & Grammy Award Winner(15x)

Define YOUR Kryptonite

“Until you define your Kryptonite, you will always be vulnerable to destruction.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author & Filmmaker

Laughing at Obstacles

“Don’t take yourself too seriously. Know when to laugh at yourself,
and find a way to laugh at obstacles that inevitably present themselves.
~ Halle Berry,
Actress, Model & Film Producer

Cans & Cannots

Lucille Ball and John Wayne
Lucille Ball and John Wayne
“I think knowing what you cannot do
is more important than knowing what you can.”
~ Lucille Désirée Ball,
Comedienne, Model,
Film and Television Actress
and Studio Executive

Taking the Time to Raise Them

“I know I did the right thing
by taking time off to raise my son.”
~ Arsenio Hall,
Comedian, Actor, Talk Show Host,
NAACP Image Award (1988) & American Comedy Award (1989)

Even Better the Next Day

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“I always wanted to be someone better
the next day than I was the day before.”
~ Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE
Actor, Director, Writer & Diplomat
British Academy Film Award Winner, Academy Award (Oscar) Winner,
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE),
Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award Winner & Grammy Award Winner

Cognizant of Self & The Enemy

“If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself,
you are certain to be in peril.”
~ Sun Tzu,
a.k.a. Sun Wu
General, Military Strategist & Philosopher

Learn Something Every Day

“Even now, at 82 years old, if I don’t learn something every day,
you know what I think? It’s a day lost.”
~ B. B. King,
a.k.a. Riley Benjamin King
Blues Singer, Electric Guitarist,
Songwriter, Record Producer, Philanthropist,
Co-Founder – Foundation for the Advancement of Inmate Rehabilitation and Recreation

An Emotional & Intellectual Art Experience

“What I look for when I see a piece of art for the first time
is some kind of emotional, intellectual experience,
that’s a combination of both of those things
and is informed by my knowledge
and something new that I see the artist doing.”
~ Cheech Marin,
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer,
Voice Actor & Activist

The Journey That Teaches

“Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.”
~ Drake,
a.k.a. Aubrey Drake Graham
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer & Actor

Fear Not, Understand More

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
~ Marie Curie,
Physicist, Chemist,
Nobel Prize – Physics (1903) &
Nobel Prize – Chemistry (1911)

Love & Knowledge

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”
~ Bertrand Russell,
Philosopher, Logician, Mathematician, Historian, Writer,
Social Critic, Political Activist & Nobel Laureate

Be Beautiful & Brainy

“I was a little fat pudgy kid with big thick glasses,
and I was quiet and never said a word, you know –
teachers loved me, straight-A student.
Growing up in Texas, you were either pretty or smart.
Smart didn’t get you very far, because there weren’t
too many job opportunities for women.
I wondered why you couldn’t be both.
~ Morgan Fairchild
a.k.a Patsy Ann McClenny,
Actress & SAG-AFTRA Board

One Generation, A Single Lifetime

“There are more than eight-million millionaires in the United States today. Most of them are self-made.
They started with nothing an earned all their money within one generation.
The 10 wealthiest multi-billionaires in the US all started with nothing
and earned their money in a single lifetime”
~ Brian Tracy,
Author, Keynote Speaker,
Entrepreneur & Business Coach

Fear Aware

“Being aware of your fear is smart.
Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.”
~ Seth Godin ,
Author, Entrepreneur, Marketer, and Public Speaker