Sunday, January 31, 2010

Inspirations for Mon., Feb. 1, 2010

Inspirations for Mon., Feb. 1, 2010

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It’s officially Black History Month

NORTHEAST OHIO AREA RESIDENTS AND VISITORS: Please join Church Members, Family, Friends and Community Leaders at East Mt. Vernon's Black History Program ". . . And The Children Spoke" to be presented Feb. 12-14th. For details please visit: http://www.eastmtvernon.successisyou.org/page022.html.

For additional area programs, please visit:
http://successisyou.blogspot.com/2010/01/cleveland-state-university-black.html.

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NOT IN NORTHEAST OHIO? Check out programs in your area. If you want a program in your area listed, please send us information at successisyou@yahoo.com.

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If your organization still needs a speaker for your program, please e-mail us at successisyou@yahoo.com.

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Thanks to Alexander Telman on Facebook for sharing the following:

Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be.

Robert Brault

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Goodness is always an asset. A man who is straight, friendly and useful may never be famous, but he is respected and liked by all who know him. He has laid a sound foundation for success and he will have a worthwhile life.

Herbert N. Casson



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Saturday, January 30, 2010

East Mt. Vernon Black History Program

Northeast Ohio Area Residents and Visitors: Please join Church Members, Family, Friends and Community Leaders at East Mt. Vernon's Black History Program ". . . And The Children Spoke" to be presented Feb. 12-14th.

For details please visit: http://www.eastmtvernon.successisyou.org/page022.html.

Cleveland State University Black History Programs

For information regarding an exciting series of Black History Programs jointly sponsored by Cleveland State University's Black Studies Department, The Cleveland NAACP, and The Afrikan Village, please click http://successisyou.org/PDF%20Files/Cleve_State_1.pdf.

Our thanks to Stanley Miller for sharing this information with us.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Teddy Pendergrass Homegoing Program

For those who were fans of R & B Sensation Teddy Pendergrass (and there are a lot of us), a PDF copy of his Homegoing Program is available at:
http://successisyou.org/PDF%20Files/TeddyP-Funeral_Program.pdf.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Inspirations for Fri., Jan. 29, 2010

Inspirations for Fri., Jan. 29, 2010

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From Deep Thinker on FACEBOOK:

'Freedom is a road seldom traveled by the multitudes...' ~ Public Enemy [Watched 'Invictus'; Thought: Even a vanguard may have to break from their own people to ensure a vision's success. Query: Are you willing to stay on the path - no matter the warmth of those around you or when the cold darkness envelopes you, breaking those ... bonds?]

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Thanks to Hildy Gottlieb on FACEBOOK for sharing the following:

When you come to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen to you. Either there will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught to fly.

Life More Abundant, Bill O’ Hearn (shared by my friend, Suze Casey)

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Thanks to Jeetendra Kulkami on FACEBOOK for sharing the following:

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. And you can do it when things are tough.

Richard M. DeVos ... Dedicated to all my friends :)

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Inspirations for Thur., Jan. 28, 2010

Inspirations for Thur., Jan. 28, 2010

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A Slide Show from Mt. Zion’s MLK Program has been added at http://www.successisyou.org/page19.html. Also, as we mentioned earlier, a series of videos from that program can be seen at http://www.successisyou.org/page18.html.

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The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.

From Jeetendra Kulkarni on FACEBOOK

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Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
1749-1832, Poet, Dramatist and Novelist

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People who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will always remain victims unless they develop a greater vision for their lives.

Stedman Graham
Speaker, Author and Educator


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Inspirations for Wed., Jan. 27, 2010

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Don’t ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.

Lou Holtz

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None will improve your lot if you yourself do not.

Bertolt Brecht

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Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

Benjamin Disraeli
1804-1881, British Prime Minister

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If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.

President Barack Obama

Shared with us by: http://www.electronicvillage.blogspot.com



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Monday, January 25, 2010

Inspirations for Tue., Jan. 26, 2010

Inspirations for Tue., Jan. 26, 2010

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Thanks to our friend Chontei Driver who asked “If life came with these buttons
-- Which would you use on a regular basis, and WHY?
◄◄ REW ► PLAY ▌▌PAUSE █▌STOP ►► FF

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The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. You might as well expect the rivers to run backward as that any man who was born a free man should be contented when penned up and denied liberty to go where he pleases.

Chief Joseph

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In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong;
honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like
dead leaves when their time comes.

John Ruskin
(1819-1900) English Art Critic


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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Inspirations for Mon., Jan. 25, 2010

Inspirations for Mon., Jan. 25, 2010

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Where there is no vision, the people perish

Proverbs 29:18

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The saddest words in the English language: "If only..."

Thanks to Alexander Telman on Facebook

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On your road to success, avoid the roadblocks of Shoulda, Coulda, and Woulda.

Henry Ford
Author of Success is YOU!

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Inspirations for Fri., Jan. 22, 2010

Inspirations for Fri., Jan. 22, 2010

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For those who are interested, a video from the Mt. Zion of Oakwood Village program celebrating the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been posted at http://successisyou.blogspot.com/2010/01/mt-zion-mlk-program-jan-18-2010.html.

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Seek respect mainly from thyself, for it comes first from within.

Steven H. Coogler

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What ought one to say then as each hardship comes? I was practicing
for this, I was training for this.

Epictetus
(55-135 AD) Greek Philosopher

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Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.

W. Clement Stone
1902-2002, Author and Businessman

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Mt. Zion MLK Program - Jan. 18, 2010

Videos below is a Playlist of Mt. Zion's January 10th program commenmorating the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The PLAYLIST WILL PLAY ALL RECORDED VIDEOS.

To SELECT AND VIEW SELECTED CLIPS, visit http://www.successisyou.org/page18.html.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Inspirations for Thur., Jan. 21, 2010

Inspirations for Thur., Jan. 21, 2010

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Only an open heart understands that everyone who enters our life is a guest bearing a gift. Sometimes we must seek out the gift.

Susan L. Taylor
Editor

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Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.

Howard W. Newton

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Bigness comes from doing many small things well. Individually, they are not very dramatic transactions. Together though, they add up.

Edward S. Finkelstein
Author


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Mt. Zion MLK Program

This entry has been re-posted at a different location. To View, please click below:

http://successisyou.blogspot.com/2010/01/mt-zion-mlk-program-jan-18-2010.html

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Inspirations for Wed., Jan. 20, 2010

Inspirations for Wed., Jan. 20, 2010

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There is in this world no such force as the force of a man determined to rise.

W. E. B. DuBois
(1868-1963) Civil rights activist and author

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To get your ideas across use small words, big ideas, and short
sentences.

John Henry Patterson

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Distinction is the consequence, never the object, of a great mind.

Washington Allston
(1779-1843) Poet and painter


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Inspirations for Tues., Jan. 19, 2010

Inspirations for Tue., Jan. 19, 2010

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Pessimist: someone who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks

Ray Higdon on Facebook

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"Optimists - those who go after Moby dick in a row boat with a bucket of tarter sauce."

Zig Ziglar
Toni Beesley on Facebook

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Bloom where you're planted.

Author unknown

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Talented Information Systems Professional Seeks Opportunity - See http://successisyou.blogspot.com/2010/01/talented-information-systems-resource.html.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Talented Information Systems Professional Seeks Opportunity

Message below forwarded from Andre L. Wilson through Wayne Hicks:

I hope all is well with you during this New Year. I wanted reach out to you and see if you have any opportunities that will fit what an acquaintance is seeking.

Debra Cameron is currently on my project and is seeking her next opportunity. She is also a member of BDPA in Cleveland. She has an extensive background as an Oracle Developer; however, would be a great fit as a Lead / Project Manager. She would be a great resource for cleared work as she has her Secret Clearance and may be open to relocation for the right opportunity.

I appreciate your time and assistance. I have attached her resume for your convenience -
http://successisyou.org/PDF%20Files/Resume_DEBRA_L_CAMERON.pdf
Please be sure to contact me if you have any questions but feel free to contact Debra directly at camerondeb@aol.com if you need additional details and insight. Thank you again for your assistance and have a blessed day.

Andre L. Wilson
Accenture National Security Services
3000 Presidential Drive, Suite 100
Fairborn, OH 45324
Phone: (937) 490-4012
Fax: (937) 490-4001
AIM: wilsonal23
Email: andre.l.wilson@accenture.com

Footnote from Henry Ford: With the backing of Andre Wilson and Wayne Hicks, Debra Cameron's work record certainly does not need my endorsement, but she has it anyway. I have known Debra for over twenty years and cannot say enough good things about her ability, passion and personality. I am praying that she finds the opportunity she seeks within the Cleveland area because I and others who know her are SELFISH! Cleveland does not need to lose Debra Cameron! However in Debra's best interest, I also pray that all will consider her, and that many possibilities will come her way.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Inspirations for Mon., Jan. 18, 2010

Inspirations for Mon., Jan. 18, 2010

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Thanks for the following from Robbye Love Ferguson at http://www.robbyelove.com

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"If you don't have a dream of your own, you will work for someone who does."

Dexter Yager

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"Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake somebody."

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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"Dream the Impossible Dream."

Don Quixote

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"It doesn't take sight to reach the top...It just takes vision"

Erik Weihenmayer (blind mountain climber who has reached the 7 highest summits in the world)

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"Life isn't about waiting for the storms to pass. Life is about learning to dance in the rain."

Unknown

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Historic Golf Course Endangered - Your Input Needed

Our Thanks to Stanley Miller for sharing the following:

Date: Friday, January 15, 2010, 9:12 AM

This is a message from our State NAACP Office. This is a potential tragedy. Your help is needed on this issue today!

HISTORIC GOLF COURSE IN JEOPARDY

During the first week of January you have most likely read articles in your local papers, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal , USA Today or saw the numerous television salutes on the passing of the Golf Trailblazer and American Hero, Dr. William Powell on Dec. 31, 2009.

Mr. Powell, a decorated World War II Veteran returned from the war and was denied permission to play on many golf courses because of his race. Rather than give in to injustice, he built his own course in 1946 and welcomed all people to come and play regardless of race or gender.

As PGA of America President Jim Remy stated upon learning of his death, “He was born with a fire within his heart to build on his dream. In the process, he made golf a beacon for people of all color.”

Clearview, the course he designed, built, owned and operated is on the National Register of Historic Places and is now in jeopardy of being destroyed because of a surface coal mine company, Buckeye Industrial Mining Co. planning to blast and strip the property that abuts Clearview. It is imperative that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) deny this permit!! To this date ODNR has never denied a permit for coal mining in our state.

Current plans call for blasting operations to be conducted Monday through Saturday, April 22 to September 21 from 7am to 7:30pm and from September 22 to April 21 from 8am to 5pm. This will destroy the business at Clearview as there will be no golfers coming to play with all the blasting and dust. This is turn will also destroy this National Historic Site.

Will you write a letter and send it to Renee Powell expressing your opposition to ODNR ever permitting any coal mining near Clearview? Your letter will greatly help the officials realize the significance of Clearview an important part of our American history

Please mail your letters by January 23 to:

Renee Powell
P.O. Box 30196
East Canton, Oh 44730
(330) – 488-0404
email address: cv46@aol.com

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Inspirations for Fri., Jan. 15, 2010

Inspirations for Fri., Jan. 15, 2010

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"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion... You must set yourself on fire." ~ Reggie Leach These are incredible Words of Wisdom! Nothing happens by chance folks. Remember, "luck" is nothing more - or less - than Laboring Under Correct Knowledge. ~ Brad hager

Thanks for the preceding quote sent to us by Susan Walsh on FACEBOOK

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Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds.

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
(1844-1911) Writer

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We have to start somewhere, why not here; we have start sometime why not NOW! Stop procrastinating and get on with it!

Thanks for the preceding quote sent to us by Rich Nicholls on FACEBOOK

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Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any occupation, no matter how frightening or difficult, a new meaning. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles.

Og Mandino
1923-1996, Speaker and Author

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Our subconscious mind is a success seeking mechanism. We are hard wired for success. When we can generate the feeling of having what we want, our subsconsious mind goes to work on generating ideas and right action. So no need to worry if and when it will come because it will when those feelings become tattoed on your brain.

Thanks for the preceding quote sent to us by Karen Marrow on FACEBOOK

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If you’re not a member of our group SUCCESS IS YOURS AND MINE on FACEBOOK, you can join us by clicking http://www.facebook.com/pages/Twinsburg-OH/Success-is-YOURS-and-MINE/151080002041.




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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Inspirations for Thur., Jan. 14, 2010

Inspirations for Thur., Jan. 14, 2010

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THANKS to Rich Nicholls for sharing this on FACEBOOK with us:

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon--instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today

Dale Carnegie

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THANKS to Arty Bujan for sharing this on FACEBOOK with us:

Inspiration feeds off of contribution. When you get inspired, and then you contribute, you set in motion an endless cycle of inspiration-contribution-inspiration that only you can stop.

Tony Robbins

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Nobody can contribute to the best of humanity who does not make the best out of himself.

Johann Gottfried von Herder


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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Inspirations for Wed., Jan. 13, 2010

Inspirations for Wed., Jan. 13, 2010

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Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.

Gandhi

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For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek
out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the
hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers
through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that
you'll never walk alone.

Audrey Hepburn
(1929-1993) British Actress

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I believe the best leaders are the ones that are focused on bringing out the best in their people - transforming lives. When someone has that as their purpose, the profits just naturally follow.

Susan Bagyura
Author


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Today's Hope, Tomorrow's Future


Monday, January 11, 2010

Inspirations for Tues., Jan. 12, 2010

Inspirations for Tues., Jan. 12, 2010

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If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your
envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.

Glenn Clark

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If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals.

Robert Conklin
Teacher, Author and Speaker

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Compromise: The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody
believes he got the biggest piece.

Sherry Rothfield

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Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing, that we see too late the one that is open.

Alexander Graham Bell
1847-1922, Inventor


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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Inspirations for Mon., Jan., 11, 2010

Inspirations for Mon., Jan. 11, 2010

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The journey to success and passion never end until our time is up. The only way we can fail is to give up before our clock strikes midnight.

Henry Ford – Author of Success is YOU!

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We don't exist without our divine wonderful magical spark, we came here WITH it and FROM it

Hemal Radia on Twitter

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Success is hidden inside of hard work, that is why so many never find it.

Orrin Woodward on FACEBOOK

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The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice & tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly.

Richard Bach

Passed to us by Ray Higdon on FACEBOOK


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Friday, January 08, 2010

U.S. Department of State Employment Opportunities

Message from U.S. Department of State

Hello:

We are pleased to inform you that we are accepting applications for Foreign Service Office Management Specialist positions.

Click here http://careers.state.gov/specialist/opportunities/officemgt.html for more information) for more information, and to start the application process. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is February 5, 2010.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position, and that they fully understand the special circumstances involving a career in the Foreign Service before applying.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years of age to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Inspirations for Fri., Jan. 8, 2010

Inspirations for Fri., Jan. 8, 2010

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Northeast Ohio Job Opportunities at

http://successisyou.org/PDF%20Files/Job_2010_01_07.pdf

A BIG THANK YOU to Gloria Farris for sharing this with us.

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Prospective Home Buyers check out:

http://successisyou.blogspot.com/2010/01/attention-home-buyers.html

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It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.

Carl Friedrich Gauss

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There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he's absolutely free to choose.

William M. Bulger
American Educator, Senator

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We have fewer friends than we imagine, but more than we know.

Hugo von Hofmannsthal



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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Attention Home Buyers

LATEST IN REAL ESTATE NEWS!

AND DON'T FORGET THE HOME BUYER'S TAX CREDIT!

Information above shared by jbanhidy@ameritech.net.

If enough people take advantage of the Tax Incentive, it might just help push us out of the recession.

Every time a home is purchased, many other purchases are triggered. Paint, appliances, carpeting, and the list goes on depending on the purchasers' needs and funds.

The more paint, appliances, carpeting, etc is purchased, the more has to be made. The more that has to be made, the more people need to be employed for production. The more people who are able to get back to work, the more they will spend on other things that they need, which in turn needs more people employed to produce those things.

Set the wheels in motion by contacting jbanhidy@ameritech.net.

Inspirations for Thur., Jan. 7, 2010

Inspirations for Thur., Jan. 7, 2010

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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Deonna Gene Moore who received her Toastmasters Advanced Leader Bronze Award on January 6th

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It only takes a little bit of light for the darkness to disappear

Hemal Radia on Twitter

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Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material
goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a
more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them
the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect.

Alain De Botton

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Remember, success is not measured by heights attained but by obstacles overcome. We're going to pass through many obstacles in our lives: good days, bad days. But the successful person will overcome those obstacles and constantly move forward.

Bruce Jenner
Olympian, Speaker and Entrepreneur

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Inspirations for Wed., Jan. 6, 2010

Inspirations for Wed., Jan. 6, 2010

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Nature will not forgive those who fail to fulfill the law of their being. The law of human beings is wisdom and goodness, not unlimited acquisition.

Robert Maynard Hutchins

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Will and I could hardly wait for the morning to come to get at
something that interested us. That's happiness.

Orville Wright, co-inventor of the airplane

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The people who receive the most are the ones who give the most. This is true of individuals, but also for businesses. If the focus is on how we can give the absolute best service, then the profits will follow. If a company is only focused on profits, they miss the big picture and will always be scurrying for business instead of having clients chasing them.

Susan Bagyura
Author of The Visionary Leader

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If you try too carefully to plan your life, the danger is that you will succeed--succeed in narrowing your options, closing off avenues of adventure that cannot now be imagined.

Harlan Cleveland

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Monday, January 04, 2010

Inspirations for Tues., Jan. 5, 2010

Inspirations for Tue., Jan. 5, 2010

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THANKS to Karen Morrow for sharing the following:

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

Pantanjali

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I think I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.

Booker T. Washington
1856-1915, Educator and Author

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One must wager on the future. To save the life of a single child, no effort is superfluous. To make a tired old man smile is to perform an essential task. To defeat injustice and misfortune, if only for one instant, for a single victim, is to invent a new reason to hope.

Elie Wiesel


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Inspirations for Tues., Jan. 5, 2010

Inspirations for Tue., Jan. 5, 2010

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THANKS to Karen Morrow for sharing the following:

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

Pantanjali

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I think I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.

Booker T. Washington
1856-1915, Educator and Author

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One must wager on the future. To save the life of a single child, no effort is superfluous. To make a tired old man smile is to perform an essential task. To defeat injustice and misfortune, if only for one instant, for a single victim, is to invent a new reason to hope.

Elie Wiesel


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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Inspirations for Mon., Jan. 4, 2010

Inspiration for Mon., Jan. 4, 2010

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Thanks to Simmie Davis for sharing the following:

A message to all leaders: Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself believe.

Winston Churchill

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Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous - not just to some people in some circumstances - but to everyone all the time.

Thomas J. Watson
1874-1956, Founder of IBM

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Our salvation is in striving to achieve what we know we'll never achieve.

Ryszard Kapuscinski


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FOND MEMORIES from Bobby Womack & Patti LaBelle

FOND MEMORIES from Bobby Womack & Patti LaBelle