Doing What You Can to Show You Care

“Do what you can to show you care about other people and you will make our world a better place.”
~ Rosalynn Carter
First Lady of the United States (1977-1981), Author, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (1998- ), National Women’s Hall of Fame (2002), Presidential Medal of Freedom (1999), Mental Illness Foundation Dorothea Dix Award (1988), Georgia Woman of the Year Award (1996), Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged (1996), United Nations Children’s Fund International Child Survival Award (1999), Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health – Institute of Medicine (2000), United States Surgeon General’s Medallion (2000) & American Peace Award (2009)
~

Your Life Influences Others

“Our life ripples out, and it has influence. That’s why it’s important that we’re at our best and that we’re influencing others for the good.”
~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor – Lakewood Church, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder – Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

The Best Man, Husband & Father

“For myself, it’s trying to do my best in whatever I am doing.
At this time, it is boxing; then when I get home,
I want to be the best father, the best husband, the best man I can be.”
~ Sonny William “Bill” Williams
International Newcomer of the Year (2004), World XIII (2004), Samoan Sports Association Junior Sportsman of the Year (2004),
Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Awards “Fave Rising Star” (2005), New Zealand Professional Boxing Association (NZPBA) Heavyweight Champion (2012),
Chiefs Players’ Player Award (2012), WBA International Heavyweight Champion (2013), Jack Gibson Medalist – Sydney Roosters’ Player of the Year (2013),
No.9 in Ask Men’s Top 49 Most Influential Men (2013 Edition), RLIF International Second-Rower of the Year (2013), RLIF International Player of the Year (2013) &
Panathlon International Fair Play Award (2015)
~

He Inspires Everything

“I think what makes our marriage work amid all the glare is that my husband is my best friend.
He inspires everything in my life and enables me to do the best that I can.
I want to hang out with him more than anyone.”
~ Faith Hill,
Singer, Actress & Record Producer

Be Prepared to Succeed

“Either you’re prepared and succeed or you fall short and never get another shot.”
~ Nancy Wilson,
Song Stylist, Singer (Blues, Jazz, Cabaret, Pop & soul)
Grammy Awards (2007, 2005 1964, 3X)

Liking What You Do

“Like what you do, and then you will do your best.”
~ Katherine G. Johnson
Mathematician, Computer, Space Scientist, Physicist, Presidential Medal of Freedom (2015), Silver Snoopy Award (2016), NASA Group Achievement Award (2016)
Congressional Gold Medal (2019), Mattel ‘Katherine G. Johnson’ Barbie Doll (2018), West Virginia State College Outstanding Alumnus of the Year (1999),
De Pizan Honor from National Women’s History Museum (2014), NCWIT Pioneer in Tech Award (2015), Presidential Medal of Freedom (2015),
Silver Snoopy award from Leland Melvin (2016), Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s Arthur B.C. Walker II Award (2016),
Langley West Computing Unit NASA Group Achievement Award (2016), Congressional Gold Medal (2019), NASA Group Achievement Award &
NASA Langley Research Center Special Achievement Award (5X)
~

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

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

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

Aiming to Always Progress

“I still have sadness and complicated feelings about my divorce.
But how beneficial is it to keep hanging onto those feelings?
If someone lives through an accident, his aim is to become better and healthy.
My aim is always to progress – to make better decisions and be a better father,
a better boyfriend, a better husband if it happens again.
~ Ryan Phillippe,
Actor
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It’s Never Too Late

“My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do,
and he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'”
~ Michael Jordan,
Professional Basketball Player (1984-2003) & Author

My Greatest Source of Achievement, Pride & Inspiration

“Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration.
Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.”
~ Naveen Jain,
Co-Founder – Moon Express, Founder – Intelius, Talentwise, Bluedot, Infospace & Viome

That Which We are Best Fitted For

“Every one in the world ought to do the things for which he is specially adapted.
It is the part of wisdom to recognize what each one of us is best fitted for,
and it is the part of education to perfect and utilize such predispositions,
because education can direct and aid nature but can never transform her.”
~ Maria Montessori,
Physician, Educator, Author & Founder – Montessori Method

No Regrets

“I have no regrets because I know I did my best – all I could do.”
~ Midori Ito,
Figure Skater (1973-1992, 2011-2013), World Champion (1989), Olympic Silver Medalist (1992 ),
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame (2003) & ISU Adult Figure Skating Championship (2013)
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The Excellence

“Envy always hates the excellence it cannot reach”
~ David Jeremiah,
Author, Founder – Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries,
& Senior Pastor – Shadow Mountain Community Church

Your Biggest Success in Life

“Failure: Is it a limitation? Bad timing? It’s a lot of things. It’s something you can’t be afraid of, because you’ll stop growing. The next step beyond failure could be your biggest success in life.”
~ Debbie Allen
a.k.a Deborah Kaye Allen
,
Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director,
Television Director, Television Producer
Prime-time Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

Never Be an Imitator of Another

“Never be tempted to become an imitator of another.
No one is better than you at being you. We all have something unique to give.
Do not compare yourself with anyone else. Dare to maintain your uniqueness and divine originality.
Set the standard, be an example, raise the bar—when you do, you give others permission to do the same.”
~ Dr. Cindy Trimm,
Author & Executive Life Coach

You’re Famous for What?

“There are so many famous people now that are
not really gifted or talented at doing anything
other than getting made up, putting on tight dresses, acting badly, getting married.
I mean, what the hell? I don’t know where we are
going with this here in America. And we are setting a tone
for the world, because everyone looks at what we do.”
“There was a time when fame meant that you were either
someone who is really gifted in your field or you were making an impact,
or you are famous because you were a really horrible person, you know?
But now, you can become famous by eating a frog. It’s just not the same thing.”
~ Debbie Allen
a.k.a Deborah Kaye Allen
,
Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director,
Television Director, Television Producer
Primetime Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

When You Dream

“Music is able to make a person dream. When you dream, you dream of something good, something beautiful,
and when you dream, you always dream of yourself better than you are.”
~ Andrea Bocelli,
Classical-Crossover Tenor, Singer,
Songwriter & Record Producer

Better Things

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
~ Marilyn Monroe
a.k.a. Norma Jeane Mortenson,
Actress, Model, Singer, Humanitarian & Film Producer

Doing Our Best, Giving Our Best

“A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft.
So, if diva means giving your best, then yes, I guess I am a diva.”
~ Patti LaBelle,
Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur & Actress
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Blind, Furious Optimism

“I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with a blind, furious optimism.”
~ Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone,
Actor, Screenwriter, Producer & Director

Be a Better You

” As much focus as you can have on expanding yourself and
expanding your wisdom and expanding your best qualities,
I think is the best way to create better businesses. Be a better you.”
~ Will Smith,
a.k.a Willard Carroll Smith, Jr.,
Actor, Producer, Rapper, and Songwriter

Each of Us Can Always Get Better

“You can always get better. Nobody can stop you from getting better,
and nobody can stop you from trying to make something right.”
~ Roseanne Cherrie Barr,
Actress, Comedian, Writer, Author, Producer, Director & Politician

Contemplating Failure

“You don’t go into anything contemplating failure,
because if you did, you wouldn’t make it.”
~ Simon Cowell,
Reality Television Judge, Producer, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Take Time for Yourself, Too!

“It’s okay to take time for yourself. We give so much of ourselves to others and
we need to be fueled both physically and mentally.
If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions.”
~ Faith Hill,
Singer, Actress & Record Producer

It’s a Performance

“I’ve always enjoyed performing in smaller venues.
People can see all of me there. In large venues, audiences miss the essence of who I am.
Part of what I do is in my body language, my hands, my arms—all of that.
You miss a lot by just hearing my voice.
It’s a performance, it really is, and I love doing it.”
~ Nancy Wilson,
Song Stylist, Singer (Blues, Jazz, Cabaret, Pop & soul)
Grammy Awards (2007, 2005 1964, 3X)

We Need Quiet Time

“We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly –
spending quiet time alone
gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself
and create order.”
~ Susan L. Taylor,
Editor, Writer & Journalist, Editor-In-Chief – Essence (1981-2000)

Create It from Your Heart

“I really create everything I do from the heart.”
~ Kenny G.,
a.k.a. Kenneth Bruce Gorelick,
Saxophonist, American Music Award (1994), Grammy Award (1994),
NAACP Image Award (1998) & Soul Train Music Awards (2x)

The Best of Good Moments

“I live in the moment. The moment is the most important thing.
That’s my entire philosophy: Make the best of the good moments.”
~ Rita Moreno,
Actress, Dancer, Singer,
Academy Award (1961), Golden Globe Award (1961), Joseph Jefferson Award (1968)
Grammy Award  (1972), Tony Award  (1975), Emmy Award  (1977),
Emmy Award  (1978), Sarah Siddons Award (1985),
Library of Congress Living Legends Award (2000), International Latin Music Hall of Fame (2001),
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2004), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, California Hall of Fame (2007),
National Medal of Arts (2009), Hispanic Organization of Latin Actresses – Lifetime Achievement Award (2010),
Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (2013) &
Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award (2015)

Do the Best You Can

“Do the best you can with yourself and hope for the best.”
~ Loretta Lynn,
Singer-Songwriter, Author, Commercial Spokesperson, Actress,
Number 1 Albums (10), Number 1 Singles (16), Grammy Awards (3x), American Music Awards (7x), Broadcast Music Incorporated Awards (8x),
Academy of Country Music (13x), Country Music Association (8x), Music City News Awards (26x), Country Music Association “Entertainer of the Year” (1972),
Academy of Country Music “Artist of the Decade” (1970s), Country Music Hall of Fame (1988), Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame (1999), Continue reading “Do the Best You Can”

Being the Best at What You Love to Do

“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,
Businessman, Investor,
Owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures

The Very Best of What You Do Have

“You truly have to make the very best of what you’ve got. We all do.”
~ Mary Tyler Moore,
Actress, Philanthropist, Co-Founder – MTM Enterprises, Author, Emmy Award (7X),
Golden Globe Award (1981), Tony Awards (2x), Television Hall of Fame (1986),
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (1992) & Screen Actors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2011)

Make Each ‘Today’ Your Best Day So Far

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Essayist, Lecturer and Poet
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Every Single One of Us

“I believe that every single one of us, celebrity or not,
has a responsibility to get involved in trying to make a difference in the world.
Our generation faces many challenges, some of which were passed on to us by the past generations,
but it’s up to us to find solutions today, so that we don’t keep passing our problems on.”
~ Shakira
a.k.a. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer, Philanthropist,
Entrepreneur, Founder – Pies Descalzos Foundation,
MTV Video Music Awards (5X),Grammy Awards (2X), Latin Grammy Awards (13X),
Billboard Music Awards (7X), Billboard Latin Music Awards (33X),
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year (2011),
Chevalier De L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2012)

These Are My Best Years

“I used to think that my best years were my twenties.
But now I have the home of my dreams, the man of my dreams,
my daughter is grown, my mother is happy.
These are my best years. My sixties are my best years.
Age ain’t nothing but a number. It’s your attitude that counts.”
~ Monica Kaufman Pearson,
Television Broadcast Journalist, News Anchor (WSB-TV Atlanta, 37 yrs),
Radio Host, Guest Lecturer, College Instructor, Columnist & Emmy Awards (33X)

Positive Deposits in the Daily Life

You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day
by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content
and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.”
~ Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar,
Author, Salesman, & Motivational Speaker

Being the Best We Can Be

“I like to see a driven kid: somebody who wants to come from the ground up.
I love to see somebody who wants to be the best they can be.”
~ Kim Basinger,
Actress, Model, Singer, Producer & Animal Rights Activist,
Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award,
National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Award,
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award, Athena Award
& Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars (2)

Let’s Find Common Ground

“I like to see myself as a bridge builder,
that is me building bridges
between people, between races, between cultures, between politics,
trying to find common ground.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author & Filmmaker

The Older, The Better

“I never thought I’d feel this way …,
the older I get, the better I feel.”
~ Chaka Khan,
Singer, Songwriter, Activist & Grammy Awards (10x)

Making Stars

“Say what you want about me, I get the job done.
That job is helping young people excel and get the most out of life
— whatever aspirations or ambitions they have.
I don’t believe in the word ‘impossible’.
I make stars; it’s what I do.”
~ Abby Lee Miller,
Creative Director, Chief Choreographer, Author &
Founder of Abby Lee Dance Company/Reign Dance Academy

When the Best Comes Out

“You must love and care for yourself,
because that’s when the best comes out.”
~ Tina Turner,
Recording Artist, Dancer, Actress & Author,

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

Look at Life in the Best Way You Can

“I think beauty comes from within.
If you’re happy and look at life in the best way you can,
even when there are problems,
it can make you beautiful on the outside.”
~ Faith Hill,
Singer, Actress & Record Producer

Make or Break Your World

“Thoughts have power; thoughts are energy.
And you can make your world or break it by your own thinking.”
~ Susan L. Taylor,
Editor, Writer & Journalist

Go for ‘Great’

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”
~ John D. Rockefeller,
Business Magnate, Philanthropist,
Founder:
Standard Oil Company,
University of Chicago,
Rockefeller University,
General Education Board
& the
Rockefeller Foundation

A Better Tomorrow

“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about the bitter yesterdays.
Let the pass, pass. Your best days are just ahead!”
~ Dr. Cindy Trimm,
Author & Executive Life Coach

WORRYING? Why?

“Why worry? If you’ve done
the very best you can,
worrying won’t make it any better.”
~ Walter Elias Disney,
Business Magnate, Animator, Cartoonist,
Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Philanthropist,
Voice Actor, Co-Founder of Walt Disney Productions,
Academy Awards (22x), Golden Globe Awards (3x) & an Emmy Award
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Be a Champion

“Every child deserves a champion — an adult who will
never give up on them, who understands the power of connection
and insists that they become the best that they can become
the best that they can possibly be.”
~ Rita F. Pierson,
Educator, Car Enthusiast, Author, Humanitarian, & Speaker – TED Talks Education TV

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When You Overcome

“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort,
eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.”
~ Patrick James “Pat” Riley ,
Professional Basketball Executive, Miami Heat Team President (1995- ), Motivational Speaker, Author,
Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), NBA Championships (2012 & 2013: Miami Heat)
Head Coach (1995-2003 & 2005-2008), NBA All-Star Game Head Coach (9x)
NBA Coach of the Year (1989–90: Los Angeles Lakers, 1992–93: New York Knicks & 1996–97: Miami Heat)
10 Greatest Coaches in NBA History Award (1996) & Los Angeles Lakers’ Championship Team Player (1972)

Our Best, Always


“Always Do Your Best.
Your best is going to change from moment to moment;
it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick.
Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will
avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.”
~ Don Miguel Ruiz,
Author & Teacher
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The Optimist’s Life

“Optimists and pessimists die the same way.
They just live differently. I prefer to live as an optimist.”
~ Shimon Peres,
a.k.a Szymon Perski
President of Israel (2007-2014)
‘Israel’s First Social Media President’
Prime Minister of Israel (11.4.95 – 6.18.96) and (9.13.84 – 10.20.86)
Polyglot, Songwriter, Poet, Author
Founder, Peres Center for Peace (1996) a.k.a. Peres Center for Peace and Innovation (2016)
Co-Founder of Kibbutz Alumot, Legion of Honor Commander (1957)
Continue reading “The Optimist’s Life”

A Yardstick of Quality

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
~ 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)

Statements of the Creative Kind

“If your mindset is,
“I can’t.
I won’t.
It’s done.
It’s bad!
I … …”,
Stop! STOP!
You’re creating your own destiny
when you do that!”
~ Spencer Forman,
1WD.TV’s Evil Genius, Founder of LabSecrets,
Co-Founder LabZip, President of Spencer Forman Properties, Inc.,
CEO & Co-Founder of WidgetLaboratory LLC,
Founder of Hairless Dog Productions & Trial Attorney
 

Step Out of Your Box!

“Do something uncomfortable, today.
By stepping out of your box,
you don’t have to settle for what you are —
you get to create who you want to become.”
~ Howard Walstein,

Better Than We Say

“Do what you say you’re going to do.
And try to do it a little better than you said you would.”
~ Jimmy Dean,
Singer, Television Host, Actor, Businessman.
Creator of Jimmy Dean Sausage, Actor &
Country Music Hall of Fame nominee (2010)

No Unattractives

“There aren’t any unattractive people,
only those who haven’t learned to look attractive.”
~ Sandy Dumont, The Image Architect,
Author, Keynote Speaker, Columnist, Educator,
Founder of Impression Strategies Institute, Stylist,
Corporate, Political & Celebrity Image Consultant
& Women in Business Achievement Award (2009)

Destiny: Life’s Pathway

“Control your own destiny, or someone else will.”
~ Jack Welch,
Author, Commentator & Executive Chairman
– Jack Welch Management Institute

The Other Stuff to Do In a Day

“Obviously, your family life is the priority, but there’s still other stuff you have to get done in a day.
I think the way I make it work is by taking care of myself, and that includes fitness and eating right
and all those things, but also by being very organized and punctual.”
~ Cindy Crawford,
Entrepreneur, Super-Model,
Actress, & Television Personality
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Know, Love & Believe It

“If you want to be successful,
it’s just this simple:
Know what you are doing.
Love what you are doing,
and believe in what you are doing.”
~ William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers ,
Cowboy, Vaudeville Performer, Humorist, Newspaper Columnist,
Social Commentator, Stage Actor & Motion Picture Actor

Virtuoso of Self

“One can have no smaller or greater
mastery than mastery of oneself.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci,
Polymath: Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Musician,
Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Anatomist,
Geologist, Cartographer, Botanist & Writer

The Gradual Result

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.”
~ Patrick James “Pat” Riley ,
Professional Basketball Executive, Miami Heat Team President (1995- ), Motivational Speaker, Author,
Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), NBA Championships (2012 & 2013: Miami Heat)
Head Coach (1995-2003 & 2005-2008), NBA All-Star Game Head Coach (9x)
NBA Coach of the Year (1989–90: Los Angeles Lakers, 1992–93: New York Knicks & 1996–97: Miami Heat)
10 Greatest Coaches in NBA History Award (1996) & Los Angeles Lakers’ Championship Team Player (1972)

To Live in Peace with One’s Self

“You have to do something in your life that is honorable
and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself.”

~ Lawrence Harvey “Larry” Brown,
Basketball Coach (1969-Present), Basketball Hall of Fame (Coach, 2002),
NBA Title (Pistons, 2004), NBA Playoffs(8x/8 Teams), NCAA National Championship (Kansas, 1988),
ABA Championship (Oakland Oaks 1968–69), Olympic Gold Medal (1964)

Persevere to Your Success

“I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world,
but I succeed because I keep going and going and going.”
~ Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone,
Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, and Director

Nobody Need Wait

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait
a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
~ Annelies Marie ‘Anne’ Frank,
Diarist and Writer

The Feeling of Achievement

“The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement.
The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.”
~ Ingvar Kamprad,
Founder of IKEA

Journeying to Your Entrepreneurial Passion

“If you want to begin the journey to discover your entrepreneurial passion
you, first, must analyze your own interests, strengths, weaknesses, and desires.
You must consider carefully how hard you want to work.
And, then, you must
research in a serious way
the job or field in which you believe you might want to work.”
~ Martha Stewart,
Entrepreneur, Writer, Television Host,
Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia & former Fashion Model

Wake Up Expecting Things to Be Good!

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Dolly Parton on stage at the Grand Ole Opry during a live broadcast in Nashville, Tenn. April 23, 2005.
“When I wake up, I expect things to be good.
If they’re not, then I try to set about trying to make them as good as I can
’cause I know I’m gonna have to live that day anyway.
So why not try to make the most of it if you can?
Some days, they pan out a little better than others,
but you still gotta always just try.
~ Dolly Parton,
Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Author, Businesswoman, Humanitarian,
Grammy Awards (8X), Grammy Nominee (46X), Academy Award Nominee (2X),
Country Music Association Awards (10X), Academy of Country Music Awards (7X),
American Music Awards (3X), & Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award
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Expressing Truth & Beauty

“My goal as a creative person is to express truth and beauty in whatever I do.”
~ Tony Bennett a.k.a Anthony Dominick Benedetto,
Singer, Artist/Painter &
Founder, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Each One As Delightful …

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“Each ‘TODAY’ really is YOUR day; make each one as delightful as you possibly can.”
~ Michelle ‘Chaella’ Boddie,
Blogger, Visual Artist,
Christmas Decor Stylist & Website Design Editor

It’s Your Hour to Cherish

“Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all.
Cherish each hour of this day for it can NEVER return. Welcome every morning with a smile.
Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator,
another golden opportunity.”

Og Mandino a.k.a Augustine Mandino II
Author

Ageless Creativity

“If you are creative, you get busier as you get older.”
~ Tony Bennett a.k.a Anthony Dominick Benedetto,
Singer, Artist/Painter &
Founder, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

You, Him & Everyone Else

“80% of people’s problems are about how they feel about themselves.”

“Stop being tormented by everyone else’s reaction to you.”

“Today, Lord, I am going to do my best with Your help and for Your glory.
I realize that there are many different people in the world with a variety of opinions and expectations.
I will concentrate on being a God-pleaser and not a self-pleaser or man-pleaser.
The rest I leave in Your hands, Lord. Grant me favor with You and with men
and continue transforming me into the image of Your dear Son. Thank You Lord.”

~ Joyce Meyer,
Author, Speaker

The Real ‘Natural Flavorings’

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“All those spices and herbs in your spice rack can do more
than provide calorie-free, natural flavorings to enhance and make food delicious.
They’re also an incredible source of antioxidants and help rev up your metabolism
and improve your health at the same time.”
~ Suzanne Somers,
Actress, Author, Singer, Businesswoman and Health Spokesperson

The Blessed One

the blessed life, gratitude, prayer, man praying while kneeling, quote by Tony Bennett,
“”Benedetto” means the “blessed one”
and I feel that I have truly been blessed.”
~ Tony Bennett a.k.a Anthony Dominick Benedetto,
Singer, Artist/Painter &
Founder, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

More Ready Than in the 20s

“I have no bone loss, no brain loss, I have a lot of energy and a lot of strength,
my heart is perfect so, I think I’m more ready than I would have been in my 20s, honest to God.”
~ Suzanne Somers,
Actress, Author, Singer, Businesswoman and Health Spokesperson

I Wouldn’t Trade It for Anything!

“Now I’m having the time of my life
being on the road with one of the world’s all-time great big bands,
and performing with symphonies.
I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
~ Doc Severinsen
a.k.a Carl Hilding Severinsen
,
Pop & Jazz Trumpeter

Sticky Values

“If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested,
they’re not values: they’re hobbies.”
~ Jon Stewart
a.k.a Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz
,
Comedian, Writer, Producer, Director, Actor, Media Critic,
& Television Host, The Daily Show (1999-2015)

Retire? Nah, Re-fire!

“I don’t really see a need to retire as long as I am having fun.”
~ Stan Lee,
Comic Book Writer, Editor, Publisher, Media Producer,
Television Host, Actor, & Former President & Chairman – Marvel Comics

Get Good at It

“Love what you do. Get good at it.
Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age.”
~ Jon Stewart
a.k.a Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz
,
Comedian, Writer, Producer, Director, Actor, Media Critic,
& Television Host, The Daily Show (1999-2015)

An Earned Face, The Face Earned

“The face you have at age 25 is the face God gave you,
but the face you have after 50 is the face you earned.”
~ Cindy Crawford,
Entrepreneur, Model,
Actress, & Television Personality
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Elements of My Universe

“Every time I start chasing my tail, and I’m trying to control all these elements of my universe, I pray,
‘I’m not in control of any of this. I can just do the best I can.
Please guide me. Please help me figure how I can move through this in the way You would have me.'”
~ Cheryl Ladd,
Actress, Singer and Author

Failing Forward

“When I first started trying to learn
real estate investing I wanted to quit.

I spent thousands and for the longest
time had 0 deals to show for it.

But I kept pushing through.

And now I’m a better investor and teacher
because of it. I’m glad that I failed!

If you’ve given real estate a try and haven’t
gotten the results you wanted…

Keep failing forward. You’re going to be
a better investor for it in the end!”

~ Cody Sperber ,
Real Estate Entrepreneur
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Working What We Love to Do

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“We are at our very best, and we are happiest,
when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy, on
the journey toward the goal we’ve established
for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off
and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything
else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.”
~ Earl Nightingale,
Radio Announcer, Author and Speaker

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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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Attractive Expectation

“ATTRACT what you Expect.
REFLECT what you Desire.
BECOME what you Respect,
and MIRROR what you Admire.”
~ Dr. Joe ‘Mr. Fire’ Vitale,
Author & President of Hypnotic Marketing, Inc

Blooming Late?

“I’ll tell you, there is nothing better in life
than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen
at any time and at any age.”
~ 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)

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

Becoming Associations

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“Who you associate with is who you become.
The term “role model” is not used enough in our society.
It’s extremely important to have role models.
A role model will raise your standards.
A role model will not let you get complacent.
Finding a role model or mentor will spark your mind
because they are playing the game at a higher level than you are.

If you hang around five confident people, you will be the sixth.

If you hang around five intelligent people, you will be the sixth.

If you hang around five millionaires, you will be the sixth.

If you hang around five idiots, you will be the sixth.

If you hang around five broke people, you will be the sixth.

It’s inevitable.”

~ Peter Voogd,
Entrepreneur.com Contributing Authority for Young Entrepreneurs

Five Years Ago. Five Years Ahead.

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“Think back five years ago. Think of where you’re at today.
Think ahead five years and what you want to accomplish. Be Unstoppable.”
~ Dwayne Douglas Johnson a.k.a. The Rock,
Actor, Author, Founder of the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation,
& Professional Wrestler

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

Imagine It, Become It

“If you can IMAGINE it, you can ACHIEVE it.
If you can DREAM it, you can BECOME it.”
~ William Arthur Ward,
Author, Educator & Motivational Speaker

Tomorrows, Todays & Yesterdays

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“Dream of your Tomorrows, of your future,
planning for them as you enjoy your Todays.
Your Todays were the Tomorrows
you once dreamed of and planned for,
during your Yesterdays (that were Todays).
Yesterday, you dreamed this day;
you dreamed your ‘Today’.
Yes, yesterday you dreamed of this day, 
while it was still called ‘Tomorrow’. 
So, dream of your ‘Tomorrows’ of your future,
planning for them while you enjoy ‘This Day’,
that you visualized during your Yesterdays!”
~ Michelle ‘Chaella’ Boddie

Love YOU

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“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.
You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
~ Lucille Désirée Ball,
Comedienne, Model,
Film and Television Actress
and Studio Executive

 

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What Kind of Thoughts Dominate Your Mind?

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“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth,
so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.
To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over
the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”
~ Henry David Thoreau,
Author, Poet, Philosopher,
Abolitionist, Naturalist, Tax Resister,
Surveyor, and Historian

Operate Well in What You Do

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“As an entrepreneur you have responsibilities
in trying to operate well in what you have to do.
There is a positive effect if you end up doing that.
That’s where I try to spend most of my efforts.”
~ John Philip Jacob Elkann,
Industrialist, Chairman of Fiat,
Chairman & CEO of Exor