The Beauty of Being a Grandparent

“I loved my own Grandparents with all my heart. I learned important lessons from them about how to treat people, how to cook and how to work…..they showered us kids with love and left the parenting to Momma and Daddy. That’s the beauty of being a grandparent – the hard work belongs to someone else. I guess I never really understood the depth of their love for me until I became a grandmother myself… it is unlike any other relationship.”

~ Paula Deen,
Celebrity Chef & Cooking Show Host, Restaurateur, Author & Daytime Emmy Award (2007)

Trading on Looks & Body

“If you’re only trading on looks and your body, that’s only going to go so far. But that was never my bag. I was always about the whole package.”
~ Angie Dickinson
Actress, Golden Globe Award ‘New Star of the Year’ – Actress (1960, Rio Bravo), & Golden Globe Award ‘Best Television Actress’ – Drama Series (1975, Police Woman).
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A Noble career

“Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man.”
~ George Washington
Political Leader, Military General, Statesman, Founding Father of the United States & First President of the United States (1789-1797)
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Stay Skills-Relevant

“Unless you’re continually improving your skills, you’re quickly becoming irrelevant.”
~ Stephen Covey,
Author, Professional Speaker, Professor, Consultant, Businessman & Management Expert
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There Are No Secrets for Success

“There are no secrets to success; don’t waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work and persistence. You must be ready for opportunity when it comes.”
~ Colin Powell
Politician, Statesman, Diplomat, United States Army 4-Star General (1989) & 65th United States Secretary of State (2001-2005)
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Put Faith to Work

 
“The law of faith works when it’s put to work, and it works every time.”
~ Kenneth Copeland,
Author, Singer, Co-Founder – Kenneth Copeland Ministries
& Co-Founder – Believer’s Voice of Victory
#prayer, #faith, #love

Tests, Trials & Circumstances

 
Tests and trials are not trying YOU; they are trying YOUR FAITH.
~ Kenneth Copeland,
Author, Singer, Co-Founder – Kenneth Copeland Ministries
& Co-Founder – Believer’s Voice of Victory
#prayer, #faith, #love

The Role of a Domestic

“I’m glad to take on the role of a domestic because many of your Black leaders, your educators, your professionals came from domestic parents who made sacrifices to see that their children didn’t go through what they did.”
~ Esther Rolle
Actress & Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special (1979)
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Your Work Ethic

“Be known for your work ethic, not the trinkets that you buy.”
~ Grant Cardone,
Author, Entrepreneur, Producer,
& Online Sales Training Expert

Stealing It

“Two hand philosophy. If I can’t earn it, then I don’t want it. My hands might be calloused up and scarred up with a knuckle or two missing (poor punching form;) but they’re mine and serve as my daily anchors for puttin’ in the work.”
~ Dwayne Douglas Johnson,
a.k.a. The Rock,
Professional Wrestler, Actor, Author
& Founder – Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation

Success & Self-Discipline

“All successes begin with Self-Discipline. It starts with you.”
~ Dwayne Douglas Johnson,
a.k.a. The Rock,
Professional Wrestler, Actor, Author
& Founder – Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation

Endless Dreams

“Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.”
~ Dwayne Douglas Johnson,
a.k.a. The Rock,
Professional Wrestler, Actor, Author
& Founder – Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation

As Long As They’re Hiring

“I’ll continue working as long as people want to hire me.”
~ Maye Musk
Model, Dietitian, Author & Entrepreneur
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I Went Merrily to the Bank

“If you can’t ‘Bank’, there’s no need to work.  If I want to do a charity or freebie, I will choose that on my own.
But, basically, I work to see “Okay, the nut is cracked what do I have left to put into the bank?”
Because the bottom line is to capitalize on my health and success, or popularity, at this moment;
because it’s not promised to me in the future (and to prepare for that future).
Even if I become more so, there’s no one to promise that to me.  I’d be a fool to cry later and say,
“I can’t pay my bills; I don’t have anything.”, and whatever.  I don’t want to be one of those people.
I want to say, “Look, when it was time to make hay, I made it.  I’m like a little ant, I went merrily to the bank and put it away.””
~ Lola Falana
Singer, Dancer, Actress, Model, Golden Globe Award Nom. (1970),
Tony Award Nom. (1975), Theater World Award (1975), Founder – Lambs of God.
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Stand, Even When It’s Unpopular

“Make decisions that speak truth to power and stand even when it is unpopular.
In fact, especially when it is unpopular. Stand for the true principles of life, liberty, choice,
and the pursuit of happiness to which we are entitled.”
~ Alfre Woodard,
Co-Founder – Artists for a New South Africa,
Emmy Award (4X), Golden Globe Award & Screen Actors Guild Awards (3X)
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Love: The Continual Growing

“Keep a conscious intent for your sonata, for your start up, your suspension bridge, for your space station.
Remember, our real work in this life is the continual growing into how to love and how to receive love.
You guys are finally free to go and do. So go, make stuff. Make just laws. Make films.
Make sustainable foods, renewable energy. Make love. Make peace.”
~ Alfre Woodard,
Co-Founder – Artists for a New South Africa,
Emmy Award (4X), Golden Globe Award & Screen Actors Guild Awards (3X)
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They Teach Him Something Every Day

“I love my kids so much. They teach me something every day;
it always brings richness to my work, and even more in life.”
~ Blair Underwood,
Actor (Television, Film & Stage), Director, Philanthropist,
1993 Humanitarian Award (1993), NAACP Image Awards (3X) & Grammy Award

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

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