Sunday, February 28, 2010

Inspirations for Mon., Mar. 1,2010

Inspirations for Monday, March 1, 2010

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CHECK OUT Compass Consulting as they present conference that includes our March 12, 2010: 9:00am and 11:00am "The Brilliance of Inclusion", March 12, 2010: 9:00am and 11:00am: For details visit http://www.compassconsultingservices.com/19201.html.

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Thanks to the Power of Positivity for the following:

Learn to look beyond the surface of another so that you might see the glow of their inner light and not the faint shadow of an outer false persona.

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Thanks to Orrin Woodward for passing along the following:

There is no such thing as hopeless situations, only hopeless people in situations. You must look up to get up

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It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action.

Al Batt
Writer and Speaker

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Inspirations for Fri., Feb. 26, 2010

Inspirations for Friday, Feb. 26, 2010

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I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Confucius (Chinese Philosopher) 551-479 B.C.

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The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully. And the way to meet emergencies is to do each daily task the best we can.

William Feather
1889-1981, Publisher and Author

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The money I have is in direct proportion to the value I've given to others. The more I give of myself, incredibly, the more economic power comes my way.

Tod Barnhart
Author

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Inspirations for Thur., Feb. 25, 2010

Inspirations for Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

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Cleveland area residents – Saturday, March 20, 2010

Coming to a bookstore near you, the dynamic Aundria Hawkins Ford with her recently released book From The Pastor’s Daughter. For additional information visit: http://www.aundriahawkinsford.successisyou.org/page04.html.

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My new diet..."Fast from complaining, hostility, bitterness, facts that depress, judging, discontent. And feast on: appreciation, unceasing prayer, enthusiasm, the divinity within us, truths that uplift, compassion for others, forgiveness, tenderness, hope."

Dawn Gray

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What you do today is important because you are exchanging a whole day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; and in its place will be something that you had left behind... let it be something good...

Cherrygata Celica Chick

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I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.

Oprah Winfrey
Television Personality and Producer


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Inspirations for Thur., Feb. 25, 2010

Inspirations for Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

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Cleveland area residents – Saturday, March 20, 2010

Coming to a bookstore near you, the dynamic Aundria Hawkins Ford with her recently released book From The Pastor’s Daughter. For additional information visit: http://www.aundriahawkinsford.successisyou.org/page04.html.

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My new diet..."Fast from complaining, hostility, bitterness, facts that depress, judging, discontent. And feast on: appreciation, unceasing prayer, enthusiasm, the divinity within us, truths that uplift, compassion for others, forgiveness, tenderness, hope."

Dawn Gray

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What you do today is important because you are exchanging a whole day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; and in its place will be something that you had left behind... let it be something good...

Cherrygata Celica Chick

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I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.

Oprah Winfrey
Television Personality and Producer


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The Adib and Jameelah Show (20)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Inspirations for Wed., Feb. 24, 2010

Inspirations for Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010

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A BIG THANK YOU to Wayne Hicks for sharing the following scholarship information with us: http://www.kohlscorporation.com/communityRelations/scholarship/index.asp.

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To think bad thoughts is really the easiest thing in the world. If you leave your mind to itself it will spiral down into ever increasing unhappiness. To think good thoughts, however, requires effort. This is one of the things that discipline - training – is about.

James Clavell, in his novel "Shogun"

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The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.

Alfred North Whitehead

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Nothing is more endangered in the modern world than the powerful combination of hard work toward meaningful goals joined with an exuberant embrace of the present moment.

Tom Morris

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Inspirations for Tue., Feb. 23, 2010

Inspirations for Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010

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Cleveland for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
http://successisyou.org/PDF%20Files/CEOGC.pdf
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Cleveland Urban League urges your support of Haiti Fundraiser at the Rock Hall of Fame
http://successisyou.org/PDF%20Files/Cleveland_Rocks_for_Haiti.pdf
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Cleveland Area Construction Apprenticeship Program
http://successisyou.org/PDF%20Files/2010_02_22_Local310App20.pdf
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Everything on the earth has purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission.

Mourning Dove

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Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can be aroused by two things: first, an idea which takes the imagination by storm; and second, a definite, intelligible plan for carrying that idea into action.

Arnold Toynbee
(1889-1975)

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Your world is as big as you make it.

Georgia Douglas Johnson


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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Inspirations for Mon., Feb. 22, 2010

Inspirations for Monday, Feb. 22, 2010

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Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

Regina Brett

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Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn

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If you are successful in all things you try, you have probably set your aim too low.

David Lyfe

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Cleveland area residents – Saturday, March 20, 2010

Coming to a bookstore near you, the dynamic Aundria Hawkins Ford with her recently released book From The Pastor’s Daughter. For additional information visit: http://www.aundriahawkinsford.successisyou.org/page04.html.


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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Inspirations for Fri., Feb. 19, 2010

Inspirations for Friday, Feb. 19, 2010

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Cleveland area residents – Saturday, March 20, 2010

Coming to a bookstore near you, the dynamic Aundria Hawkins Ford with her recently released book The Pastor’s Daughter. For additional information visit: http://www.aundriahawkinsford.successisyou.org/page04.html.

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Parenthood has two stages: when your children ask all the questions, and when they think they know all the answers.

Author unknown

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There lies within most of us an innate quality that compels us to give of ourselves for the good of mankind.

Clyde G. Kissinger

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Fear is the opportunity for courage, not proof of cowardice.

John McCain


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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Inspirations for Thur., Feb. 18, 2010

Inspirations for Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010

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Thanks to Divine Blu for sharing to following:

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be, is an instrument of peace

Carlos Santana

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Thanks for the following three quotes from Evander 'Luke' Cooke. Evander is a member of that Inspirational FACEBOOK Group “Tell Me What’s Good!!!!!!”

Interested in “Tell Me What’s Good!!!!!!”? Check them out at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?v=info&ref=search&gid=274545440848

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I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear.

Rosa Parks

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We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice.

Carter Woodson

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Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Inspirations for Wed., Feb. 17, 2010 & Black History Announcements

Inspirations for Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

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If the temper of your mind gets interwoven with your convictions, you lose in heat what you might gain by reason.

Margot Asquith

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Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.

Samuel Ullman

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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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PLEASE LET US KNOW ABOUT BLACK HISTORY EVENTS IN YOUR AREA.

NORTHEAST OHIO: Thanks for the following information received from Stanley Miller:

JOIN CHANNEL 3 NEWS ALL THIS MONTH FOR A SERIES OF PIECES CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

Feb 19th, morning show reporter Darrielle Snipes visits Mt. Olive Baptist Church to look at the unique role it has played in the neighborhood and the lives of the congregation. That piece, plus the church choir will be live in our morning show.

Feb 25th, Darrielle visits with the members of Antioch Baptist church and you can see her story during the morning show.

Feb 26th, she will visit with Olivet Institutional Baptist Church and we will also hear from their choir, live during the morning show.

Tune in Thursday Feb 18th at 6pm for a story on architect Robert Madison and Thursday Feb 25th at 6pm, hear about Renee Powell and the legacy her family has built.

Sunday at 11pm, tune in for our “What Works” segment. This month we are profiling successful African American businesses in Northeast Ohio.

Sunday Feb 21st at 11pm, we will feature Price Construction in Cleveland and on Sunday Feb 28th we will feature an Akron company called Universal Services


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Monday, February 15, 2010

Inspirations for Tue., Feb. 16, 2010

Inspirations for Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010

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In spite of all the wishes for a Happy Valentine’s Day, Domestic Violence still exists. Please check out this blog http://emancipatingheart.tumblr.com and pass along to others.

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Real obstacles don't take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze.

Barbara Sher
Author

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Nothing of worth or weight can be achieved with half a mind, with a faint heart, with a lame endeavor.

Isaac Barrow

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Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person
to die.

Carrie Fisher



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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Congratulations to the Lucas Family

A BLACK HISTORY Success Story. Click http://www.wkyc.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=66357394001

Inspirations for Mon., Feb. 15, 2010

Inspirations for Monday, Feb. 15, 2010

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The greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising up every time we fall.

Confucius (551-479 BC)
Chinese Philosopher

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Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it's not
going to go away.

Elvis Presley

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When you're 'happy for no reason,' you bring happiness to your everyday experiences rather than try to extract happiness from them. It's not that your life always looks perfect - it's that however it looks, you'll still be happy!

Marci Shimoff
Author of Happy For No Reason

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Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.

Hippocrates


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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Inspirations for Fri., Feb. 12, 2010

Inspirations for Friday, Feb. 12, 2010

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REMINDER - Cleveland Area Residents: Friday, February 12, 2010 is opening night for “ . . . And The Children Spoke,” a highly acclaimed Black History Program at East Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. For information and directions click:
http://www.eastmtvernon.successisyou.org/page022.html.

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There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a
living and the other how to live.

James Truslow Adams

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Let us do our duty in our shop or in our kitchen, in the market, the street, the office, the school, the home, just as faithfully as if we stood in the front rank of some great battle, and knew that victory for mankind depends on our bravery, strength, and skill.

Theodore Parker

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It's time to start living the life you've imagined.

Henry James

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Inspirations for Thur., Feb. 11, 2010

Inspirations for Thur., Feb. 11, 2010

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Click http://www.successisyou.org for information about the following events

• Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland announces job opportunities
• Cleveland Area Minority Health Fair

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One step in the right direction, if continued, leads away from the path of destruction.

Joseph Bruchac
At The End Of Ridge Road

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You can find on the outside only what you possess on the inside.

Adolfo Montiel Ballesteros

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Your power is limited only by your power of persuasion.

Sheri Wilson-Gray


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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Inspirations for Wed., Feb. 10, 2010

Inspirations for Wed., Feb. 10, 2010

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Thanks to Jack Armstrong for sharing the following:

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

Kahlil Gibran

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Thanks to Arty Bujan for sharing the following:

BE INFINITELY PATIENT- Being infinitely patient means having an absolute knowing that you’re in vibrational harmony with the all-creating force that intended you here. You know that everything will happen at just the right time, at just the right place, with just the right people.

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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Thanks to Ray Higdon for sharing the following:

It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.

Norman Vincent

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Thanks to Rich Nicholls for sharing the following:

Don't see others as doing better than you. Beat your own records daily because success is a fight between you and yourself.

Mohammad Monis

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Northeast Ohio Area Residents: Karamu Theatre presents The Great White Hope – Visit http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/event.php?eid=245636273420&ref=nf for details if you have a FACEBOOK Account.

You may also view details at http://www.events.successisyou.org.


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Monday, February 08, 2010

Inspirations for Tues., Feb. 9, 2010

Inspirations for Tue., Feb. 9, 2010

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Thanks for the following from Rich Nicholls:

Do more than belong: participate.
Do more than care: help.
Do more than believe: practice.
Do more than be fair: be kind.
Do more than forgive: forget.
Do more than dream: work.

William Arthur Ward

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When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.

Alexander Telman

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Thanks for the following from Alexander Telman:

Three Rules of Work:
1. Out of clutter, find simplicity.
2. From discord, find harmony.
3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

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Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.

Diane Potts

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Inspirations for Mon., Feb. 8, 2010

Inspirations for Mon., Feb. 8, 2010

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A BIG THANK YOU to Rev. Jeanette Pintar who keeps giving, giving and giving through a variety of ministries. Rev. Pintar was kind enough to share one of my articles, along with her compassionate commentary to her extensive worldwide audience of web site and e-mail followers. She also shared that information with her recently created FACEBOOK group.

I urge you to view her comments along with my message at:
http://www.facebook.com/SFPNN?ref=mf#!/note.php?note_id=283999659503&id=285575964618&ref=mf.

If you are not a FACEBOOK member, you can view the article at http://www.sfpnn.com/PNNs/Special2010/ps020510.htm.

I am prayerful that you will benefit from the article, and also hopeful that you will consider connecting to Rev. Pintar’s powerful, passionate and inspiring ministry.

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Inspirations for Fri., Feb. 5, 2010

Inspirations for Fri., Feb. 5, 2010

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Life is short. Be swift to love! Make haste to be kind!

Henri F. Amiel

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Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous
circumstances, would have lain dormant.

Horace (65-8 BC)
Roman Poet

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Be sincere. Be simple in words, manners, and gestures. Amuse as well as instruct. If you can make a man laugh, you can make him think and make him like and believe you.

Alfred E. Smith

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Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

Kenny Rogers
Singer and Actor


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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Inspirations for Thur., Feb. 4, 2010

Inspirations for Thur., Feb. 4, 2010

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Thanks to Maria Erving and Joy Reynolds for sharing the following:

Live your life in such a way, that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, 'Oh shit, She's awake.'

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I keep remembering that after Pandora closed the box, after all the scourges had been loosed, the only thing that did not escape was hope.

David Plowden

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Most of our problems can be solved. Some of them will take brains, and some of them will take patience, but all of them will have to be wrestled with like an alligator in the swamp.

Harold Washington

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People think I'm disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference.

Luciano Pavarotti
1935-2007, Opera Singer


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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Inspirations for Wed., Feb. 3, 2010

Inspirations for Wed., Feb. 3, 2010

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Thanks for LitaRae Bradford-Mitchell for sharing the following:

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

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Thanks to Barbara Cooper for sharing the following:

February 2, 1914, artist William Ellisworth is born in Washington, North Carolina. Educated at Syracuse University, he was a student of Florida artist Augusta Savage. His works were exhibited at Atlanta University, the Whitney Museum, the Two Centuries of Black American Art exhibit, Fisk University, Hampton University, the North Carolina Museum of Art and private collectors.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMS - NORTHEAST OHIO AREA:
Karamu House: http://successisyou.org/PDF%20Files/Karamu_Support_Letter_2010_02_01.pdf
East Mt. Vernon Black History Program “ . . . And The Children Spoke": http://www.eastmtvernon.successisyou.org/page022.html
Additional area programs:
http://successisyou.blogspot.com/2010/01/cleveland-state-university-black.html

LET US KNOW ABOUT PROGRAMS IN YOUR AREA:
Send us information at successisyou@yahoo.com

NEED A SPEAKER? E-mail us at successisyou@yahoo.com.



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Inspirations for Tue., Feb. 2, 2010

Inspirations for Tues., Feb. 2, 2010

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMS - NORTHEAST OHIO AREA:
Karamu House: http://successisyou.org/PDF%20Files/Karamu_Support_Letter_2010_02_01.pdf

East Mt. Vernon Black History Program “ . . . And The Children Spoke": http://www.eastmtvernon.successisyou.org/page022.html

Additional area programs:
http://successisyou.blogspot.com/2010/01/cleveland-state-university-black.html

LET US KNOW ABOUT PROGRAMS IN YOUR AREA:
Send us information at successisyou@yahoo.com

NEED A SPEAKER? E-mail us at successisyou@yahoo.com

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A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame someone else.

John Burroughs

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Faith is an ascent of the mind and a consent of the heart, consisting mainly of belief and trust.

E. T. Hiscox

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Aim at the sun and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far
higher than if you had aimed at an object on a level with yourself.

F. Hawes



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