Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Inspirations for Thur., March 1, 2012

We make our decisions, and then our decisions turn around and make us.
- R.W. Boreham
Everyone is born with a limited amount of time. Every moment we live--whether we're working, playing, complaining, or being thankful--is time that we've spent. Nothing is more valuable than the time we have left.
- Cynthia Kersey
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
- Katherine Mansfield, 1888-1923, Author

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Inspirations for Wed., Feb. 29, 2012

I will make love my greatest weapon and none on who I call can defend against its force....My love will melt all hearts liken to the sun whose rays soften the coldest day.
- Og Mandino
Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow.
- Swedish proverb
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
- Cynthia Ozick, Writer

Monday, February 27, 2012

Inspirations for Tue., Feb. 28, 2012

Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
- Maria Mitchell, 1818-1889, Astronomer
As for worrying about what other people might think - forget it. They aren't concerned about you. They're too busy worrying about what you and other people think of them.
- Michael le Boeuf, Speaker and Author
Progress is the sum of small victories won by individual human beings.
Bruce Catton

Prayer Request for Chardon High School Victims

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Inspirations for Mon., Feb. 27, 2012

Beauty, truth, friendship, love, creation – these are the great values of life. We can’t prove them, or explain them, yet they are the most stable things in our lives.
- Jesse Herman Holmes
Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. 
- Theodore N. Vail
The only way to get positive feelings about yourself is to take positive actions. Man does not live as he thinks, he thinks as he lives. 
- Vaughan Quinn

Forecast Band - March 3rd at Frederick's

SAT. MAR. 3RD, 2012..........FREDRICKS WINE AND DINE.....
22005 Emery Rd., Warrensville Heights, OH, 44128....
for more info call 216-581-5299......9pm

Social Media, Your Toy or Your Tool?

SOCIAL MEDIA, Your Toy or Your Tool?: A Question for the African American Community – A Thought for the World Community  
By Henry Ford

As I read a recent review of Social Media Week in Toronto (Feb 13-17), I was impressed by the content of the valuable information shared during one of the panel discussions.  The panel lineup included the powerhouse lineup of Sam Graham-Felsen, Chief Blogger for Obama for America, Aliza Licht, SVP of Global Communications for DKNY, Sam Champion, Weather Anchor for ABC's "Good Morning America", Kelly Balz, North America Social Media Manager for Avon, and Kristine Welker, Chief Revenue Officer of Hearst Digital. 

The panel lineup also took me back in time to the mid nineteen seventies when I first attended a conference of the National Association of Investors.  There was no representation of African Americans on most panels (and almost none in the audience).  This is not a condemnation but an observation.  African Americans were not locked out, but they had “sat out,” not purposely or in any organized fashion or for any reason, but they just were not there, except for me and about ten others at a conference of over 500.  That’s not a condemnation either, but another observation.

The reality is that trends that connect, educate, and empower often escape the majority of African Americans for too long.  How long?  Too Long!  That is an observation also, one that I attribute in part to the social and professional circles we tend to operate within.  Often we are so tuned in to what we perceive to be the upper limit or the “What is,” that we cannot embrace The Dream, The Vision, The Possibilities.

The Investment Education Movement took many more years to find its way into the African American Community than it needed to, denying so much to so many, and negatively impacting generations to come.  Today two of the movements in danger of taking place without us are those of Technology and Social Media.  It should not happen, it does not need to happen, and we cannot afford to let it happen.  There is enough African American presence on the Internet, Facebook, and other platforms to convince me that we are well represented.  The question is will we incorporate into our Social Media agenda, the education that can help us bridge gaps in technology, education, business, and help enhance our personal and professional development?

One of the powerful eyes, ears and contributors to the Social Media scene is a dynamic, informed and personable young lady by the name of Shirley Williams.  A bright light on the Social Media scene, Shirley is an internationally recognized Social Media expert that can help us understand and narrow the gaps that so desperately need closing.  A bonus in following Shirley is that she freely shares with others without targeting any specific group; but absorbs, evaluates and contributes, touching lives in over 160 countries.  Her openness allows valuable information to flow, leaving her objectivity unobstructed by special interests, and keeping her credibility impeccable.

If you have any serious intent of allowing Social Media to powerfully impact your life and your business, you can follow Shirley at http://socialmediapearls.wordpress.com/.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Inspirations for Fri., Feb. 24, 2012

Have the courage and the wisdom and the vision to raise a definite standard that will appeal to the best that is in man, and then strive mightily toward that goal.
- Harold E. Stassen
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
1694-1778, Philosopher and Writer
The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
- Nadine Gordimer

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Just a Thought for Today

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Voltaire, 1694-1778, Philosopher and Writer

Inspirations for Thur., Feb. 23, 2012

Deal first with whatever is causing you the greatest emotional distress. Often this will break the logjam in your work and free you up mentally to complete other tasks.
- Brian Tracy, Speaker and Author
You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them.
- Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American Publisher
The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference
- Bess Myerson

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Inspirations for Wed., Feb. 22, 2012

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey, Television Host, Producer and Philanthropist
A friend is one who sees through you and still enjoys the view.
-  Wilma Askinas, American Author
Without effort, even the greatest of ideas go nowhere.
- John Pearson

Music By Forecast - Sat. March 3

SAT. MAR. 3RD, 2012..........FREDRICKS WINE AND DINE.....
22005 Emery Rd., Warrensville Heights, OH, 44128....for more info call 216-581-5299......9pm

Monday, February 20, 2012

Inspirations for Tue., Feb. 21, 2012

It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work.  Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier.
-- Thomas Robert Gaines
Clever men are impressed in their differences from their fellows. Wise men are conscious of their resemblance to them. 
- R. H. Tawney
You will find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.
- Lydia M. Child, 1802-1880, Abolitionist and Women's Rights Activist

MLK Oratorical Contest 2-25-2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Whitney Houston Homegoing Program

In Memory of Whitney Houston - Click on Photo for Homegoing Program

In Memory of Whitney Houston - Click on Photo for Homegoing Program

Inspirations for Mon., Feb. 20, 2012

Setbacks and stressors are bridges to be crossed to our goals... not barricades to keep us from them.
- Stephen Pierce, Speaker and Author
Man's greatest actions are performed in minor struggles.  Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment and poverty are battlefields which have their heroes - obscure heroes who are at times greater than illustrious heroes.
- Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French Write
Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words?
- Marcel Marceau

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Inspirations for Fri., Feb. 17, 2012

Maybe you can't change the whole world, but if you have love in your heart you can make small differences every day, which really does change the world, one life at a time.
- Kristina Koncz, Customer Experience Specialist
Your diligence and nurturing will protect and inspire many people in your lifetime. Acknowledge, and cherish, every single quality you have, and use it, and leverage it to the fullest. Make room daily for your own time and space, so that you are able to open your door generously to others.
- Teresa Heinz

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Inspirations for Thur., Feb. 16, 2012

We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
- John Dryden, 1631-1700, Poet and Playwright
When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take - choose the bolder
-  W.J. Slim
I praise loudly; I blame softly.
- Catherine the Second (1729-1796) Russian Empress
Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values.
- Joshua L. Liebman

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Inspirations for Wed., Feb. 15, 2012

It's time to start living the life you've imagined.
- Henry James
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955, How to Win Friends and Influence People
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
- Foster C. McClellan

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Brand Called You

If you looking for a way to get your business to a new audience, we have vendor space available for our Brand Called You EXPO. If you've never been to one of my events it's like a Hair Show full of excitement and entertainment. Commercial coming soon.

Slavery By Another Name

Inspirations for Tue., Feb. 14, 2012

Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost part of your life.
- Michael Leboeuf
You can find on the outside only what you possess on the inside.
- Adolfo Montiel Ballesteros
There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
- James Truslow Adams

Forecast at Phil The Fire - Feb. 18, 2012

SAT. FEB. 18TH, 2012.....PHIL THE FIRE, RESTAURANT.....3750 Orange Place, Beachwood, Ohio 44122, tel. 216.831.FIRE or 316.831.3473......10PM.....

Henry Ford - Intro & Brief Clips

Four Short Clips in Under Three Minutes

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Inspirations for Mon., Feb. 13,2012

Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
-- Marilyn vos Savant
What can you do right now to begin to turn your life around? The very first thing is to start making a list of things to be grateful for.
- Joe Vitale, Author and Speaker
The hero of the future will be that individual with the great mission to overcome the mass feeling of alienation and self-inadequacy. He will recognize that this struggle starts not with his community, nor even with his principal organization, but rather it starts with himself.
- Eugene E. Jennings

Cleveland Play House Event

Cleveland Play House is offering SOUP members a special discount offer for August Wilson's Radio Golf.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday performances: $36 per ticket
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances: $41 per ticket

To receive this discount, please call Cosandra Wheeler, Groups Sales Manager at (216) 400-7027 or email cwheeler@clevelandplayhouse.com

by August Wilson
directed by Lou Bellamy

A successful and idealistic entrepreneur aspires to become a city’s first black mayor. But while looking ahead to his and the city’s future, he is forced to reckon with the price of progress. The final chapter in August Wilson’s unprecedented 10-play cycle chronicling African-American life in the 20th century.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Inspirations for Fri., Feb. 10, 2012

The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.
- John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946, Economist
One of the greatest things in life is that no one has the authority to tell you what you want to be. You're the one who'll decide what you want to be.
- Jaime Escalante, 1930-2010, Educator
Make the decision to serve wherever you go and to whomever you see. As long as you are serving, you will be receiving. The more you serve, the more confidence you will gain in the miraculous effects of this principle of life.
- Greg Anderson

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Inspirations for Thur., Feb. 9, 2012

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
- Carrie Fisher
In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.
- Marianne Williamson, Author and Speaker
You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Inspirations for Wed., Feb. 8, 2012

It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, or so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere through which we look - to affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of the arts.
- Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, Author, Poet and Abolitionist
It may make a difference to all eternity whether we do right or wrong today.
- James Freeman Clarke
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it's not going to go away.
- Elvis Presley
Visit one of the world's top motivational speakers at http://eagles-of-success.blogspot.com/2012/02/delores-pressley-live.html

Monday, February 06, 2012

Inspirations for Tue., Feb. 7, 2012

Between saying and doing there is a long road.
- Spanish proverb
To have big success, you must have big dreams, and you must be willing to take a chance.
- Sumner M. Redstone
Fear is the opportunity for courage, not proof of cowardice.
- John McCain

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
- William James, 1842-1910, Psychologist, Philosopher and Author

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Inspirations for Mon., Feb. 6, 2012

Genuine security arises from actual, first-hand knowledge that one is both capable and worthy of achieving happiness (through conscious, responsible action) and, once having attained it, that he deserves it.
Michael J. Hurd, American Motivational Speaker
During my long life, I have learned one lesson: that the most important thing is to realize why one is alive--and I think it is not only to build bridges or tall buildings or make money, but to do something truly important, to do something for humanity. To bring joy, hope, to make life richer for the spirit because you have been alive, that is the most important thing.
- Artur Rubinstein
We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you're doing is in the doing of it. It's not what you're gonna get in the end - it's not the final curtain - it's really in the doing it, and loving what I'm doing.    
- Designer Ralph Lauren

Jasmine Hudson's Birthday Party - Feb. 4, 2012

Friday, February 03, 2012

Eagles of Success Video Clip "Tell Your Story"

Brief 2-minute video clip from a presentation to Eagles of Success, Jan. 30, 2012

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Inspirations, Fri., Feb. 3, 2012

Choose to be a love-finder rather than a fault-finder.
- Gerald Jampolsky
You don't have to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth to end up at the end of the golden rainbow.
- Dianne Wilkerson
One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you'll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.
- Earl Nightingale, 1921-1989, Author and Speaker

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Inspirations, for Thur., Feb. 2, 2012

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
- Confucius (Chinese Philosopher) 551-479 B.C.
Enter each day with the expectation that the happenings of the day may contain a clandestine message addressed to you personally. Expect omens, epiphanies, casual blessings, and teachers who unknowingly speak to your condition.
- Sam Keen
It's not what you do once in a while; it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.
- Jenny Craig, Co-Founder of Jenny Craig Weight Loss