Thursday, May 31, 2012

Inspirations for Fri., June 1, 2012

In the January issue of VISIONS we mentioned a young lady who delivered a fantastic message at an event sponsored by the NBMBA association.  Well, we told you so.  Here she is again!
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Inspirations for Thur., May 31, 2012

Inspirations for Thur., May 31, 2012
When you affirm big, believe big, and pray big, big things happen.
- Norman Vincent Peale, 1898-1993, Minister and Author
When you have talked yourself into what you want, right there is the place to stop talking and begin saying it with deeds.
- Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970, Author
Remember, we are the masters and money is the servant - it's never the other way around. What you fear the most in life, owns you, controls you, and limits you.
- John Svalina, Author of Set For Life: Financial Peace of Mind Made Easy

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Inspirations for Wed., May 30, 2012

Greatness is a two-faced coin--and its reverse is humility.
- Marguerite Steen
There are many names for that which men need ... but the simplest is "wholeness."
- John Middleton Murry
The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress.
- Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French Philosopher

Monday, May 28, 2012

Inspirations for Tue., May 29, 2012

Inspirations for Tue., May 29, 2012
Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
- Hans Margolius
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
-- Aristotle

Inspirations for Mon., May 28, 2012

Inspirations for Mon., May 28, 2012
Be inspired by the realization that all you are or seek to become is rooted in the hopes, dreams, work and sacrifice of someone, somewhere; and that within you exists the same greatness to be a lasting inspiration to others.  Please take the time to remember those who made a difference in your life, and appreciate those who are still here.
- Henry Ford, Author, Speaker and Yours Truly

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Inspirations for Fri., May 25, 2012

Inspirations for Fri., May 25, 2012
Maturity begins when we're content to feel we're right about something, without feeling the necessity to prove someone else is wrong.
- Sydney J. Harris, 1917-1986, Syndicated Columnist
Our most important thoughts are those which contradict our emotions.
- Paul Valery
Experience should be a guidepost and not a hitching post.
- Author unknown

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Inspirations for Thur., May 24, 2012

Inspirations for Thur., May 24, 2012
We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.
- Robin Sharma, Author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
A trip to nostalgia now and then is good for the spirit, as long as you don't set up housekeeping.
- Dan Bartolovic
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
- George Eliot

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Inspirations for Wed., May 23, 2012

Recently while doing some "Spring Cleaning" I came across a presentation that I delivered several years ago during an Elementary School Career Day.  The Second Graders loved it so much that the teacher was challenged to contain their excitement.  You can see the presentation in PDF Format at http://successisyou.org/PDF%20Files/Adlai_Stevenson_Booklet.pdf.  Please be patient, the download may take a minute or two.  Your feedback is welcomed.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Inspirations for Tue., May 22, 2012

Inspirations for Tue., May 22, 2012
Be careful; think about the effect of what you say. Your words should be constructive, bring people together, not pull them apart.
- Miriam Makeba
Sure the world is full of trouble, but as long as we have people undoing trouble, we have a pretty good world.
- Helen Keller
Generosity is a principle, not an amount.
- Millie Thornton

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Inspirations for Mon., May 21, 2012

Inspirations for Mon., May 21, 2012
What we have done for ourselves alone, dies with us; what we have done for others and the world, remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike, 1809-1891, Teacher and Writer
The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.
- Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, Physicist
There is a battle to be fought, there are obstacles to be overcome. There is a world struggle for human dignity to be won. Let us address ourselves seriously to the supreme tasks that lie ahead.
- Kwame Nkrumah

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Voice America Radio Broadcast on Social Media

As I announced earlier, I was blessed to be a guest on Voice America.  The program aired Thurs., May 17 and was very well received in the United States, Canada and countries around the world.  The feedback has been astounding.  Thanks again to Shirley Williams for including me in the very first airing of this promising program series, and thanks to all of you that tuned in.  If you missed the program or simply want to listen again and share with others, the program is on-line at http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/61771/what-is-social-media-from-a-subscribers-perspective.  Please keep in touch and watch for announcements of upcoming programs.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Shaker Hts. High MAC Program - May 17, 2012

An inspiring experience being in the presence of these fine young men

of the MAC Program. They are the future!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Inspirations for Fri., May 18, 2012

I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.
- Mother Teresa
Peace is not a relationship of Nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
- Horace E. de Lisser
There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela, 11th President of South Africa

Inspirations for Thur., May 17, 2012

Inspiration for Thur., May 17, 2012
Never stop until your good becomes better, and your better becomes the best.
- Frank Zappa, 1940-1993, Singer-Songwriter
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whom timidity

prevented from making a first effort.
- Sydney Smith
Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
- Brian Tracy, Author and Speaker

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Women of Color Speaker Series - May 17, 2012

Women of Color Foundation and American Greetings Corporation 
Launch New Speaker’s Series
Second in four-part Quarterly Dialogue Series to feature
Organizational Leadership Panel on May 17th
Who:               The Women of Color Foundation and American Greetings Corporation.  The series
is co-sponsored by Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University and WEWS-TV NewsChannel 5.
The event will feature Josie B. Lindsay (Moderator), President & Chief Executive Officer, Bell & Lindsay, Inc, along with panelists:  Susan Jensen, Executive Director, Walmart Team, American Greetings Corporation; Anne E. Bomar, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Dominion East Ohio; Diana Billamoria, Ph.D., Professor of Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University; and Barbara Danforth, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Ratliff & Taylor.
What:             The Women of Color Foundation and American Greetings is proud to announce the
                       launch of a new, women’s quarterly Speaker’s Series.  The second workshop in
                       the series is “Managing Dynamic Organizations…Strategies for Success!”  The event
                       is one of several events taking place as part of the Women of Color Foundation’s 10th
                      Anniversary celebration. 
When:             Thursday, May 17, 2012
                        6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where:           American Greetings Corporation
 Corporate Headquarters
 One American Road
            Cleveland, Ohio 44144
Why:               - To facilitate the collaboration, networking, mentoring, sharing, education, leadership
              development and training of women of all colors. 
- To benefit the Women of Color Foundation
Cost:               Available online for $25 at www.womenofcolorfoundation.com or by contacting
For information on registration, including available scholarships, please contact 216-391-4300, ext. 307 or visit the website, www.womenofcolorfoundation.com

Best Regards,

Gina M. Hobbs
Marketing and Communications Manager

GAP Communications Group

1667 East 40th Street, Suite 3F
Cleveland, Ohio 44103

216/469-4848 cell

216/391-4300, ext. 303 phone
216/391-4224 fax




Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Inspirations for Wed., May 16, 2012

There is no moment like the present. The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh upon him can have no hope from them afterwards.
- Marie Edgeworth
Humility leads to strength and not weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.
- John J. McCloy
Message from Henry Ford:
I am blessed to be invited to join International Social Media Practitioner Shirley Williams on Voice America, Thursday, May 17 at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.  Also on the program will be distinguished guests Daniele Thibodeau and Tanya Kracovic, along with Marilyn Hyder, Executive Producer of Voice America.  I hope you are able to join us.  For details click http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2094/social-media-pearls.

Voice America Radio Broadcast, Thur. May 17, 2012

I am blessed to be invited to join International Social Media Practitioner Shirley Williams on Voice America, Thursday, May 17 at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.  Also on the program will be distinguished guests Daniele Thibodeau and Tanya Kracovic, along with Marilyn Hyder, Executive Producer of Voice America.  I hope you are able to join us.  For details click http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2094/social-media-pearls.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Inspirations for Tues., May 15, 2012

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
- Audrey Hepburn, 1929-1993, Actress
Destiny lies not in the stars but in our hearts.
- William W. Brown
Happiness belongs to those who are sufficient unto themselves. For all external sources of happiness and pleasure are, by their very nature, highly uncertain, precarious, ephemeral, and subject to chance.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Inspirations for Mon., May 14, 2012

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
- Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx, 1890-1977, Comedian and Film Star
The moment you commit and quit holding back, all sorts of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, will rise up to help you. The simple act of commitment is a powerful magnet for help.
- Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970, Author of Think and Grow Rich
Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward, and we want to sit in their radius. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
- Karl Menninger

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Social Media Pearls

Inspirations for Fri., May 11, 2011

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
- Henry Ford (The automaker)
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else.
- Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-1887, Clergyman and Abolitionist
Anxiety is simply part of the condition of being human. If we were not anxious, we would never create anything.
- William Barrett

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Inspirations for Thur., May 10, 2012

Take envy out of a character, and it leaves greater possibilities for friendships.
- Elizabeth B. Custer
See things as you would have them be instead of as they are.
- Robert Collier, 1885-1950, Author
No matter how bad things seem, never give up.
- Chucky Mullins

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Inspirations for Wed., May 9, 2012

Don't overlook the little things. They are important. Take care of details.
- Dan Reeves
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
- Harvey Mackay, Author of Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive
Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.
- Nido Qubein, Author and Speaker

Monday, May 07, 2012

Inspirations, Tue., May 8, 2012

When the archer misses the mark, he turns and looks for the fault within himself. Failure to hit the bull's eye is never the fault of the target. To improve your aim - improve yourself.
- Gilbert Arland
What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumption on which he habitually acts.
- George Bernard Shaw
Be observant if you would have a pure heart, for something is born to you in consequence of every action.
- Jelaluddin Rumi

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Inspirations for Mon., May 7, 2012

When you know that you're capable of dealing with whatever comes, you have the only security the world has to offer.
- Harry Browne, Financial Advisor and Writer
Faith can give us courage to face the uncertainties of the future.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more.
- Ossie Davis

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Inspirations for Fri., May 4, 2012

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
- Mark Twain, 1835-1910, Writer
Each of us must experience one of two pains - the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. Which pain will you choose?
- Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, Author and Speaker
Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. What you see reflects your thinking. And your thinking but reflects your choice of what you want to see.
- From A Course In Miracles

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Inspirations for Thur., May 3, 2012

One always receiving, never giving, is like the stagnant pool, in which whatever flows remains, whatever remains, corrupts.
- John A. James
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.
- Plutarch
In the greatest confusion there is still an open channel to the soul. It may be difficult to find, because by midlife it is overgrown, and some of the wildest thickets that surround it grow out of what we describe as our education. But the channel is always there, and it is our business to keep it open, to have access to the deepest part of ourselves.
- Saul Bellow

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Inspirations for Wed., May 2, 2012

For Inspirations, please view the just released May-June, 2012 issue of VISIONS Newsletter.
To view on the blog, click http://www.visionsnewsletter.blogspot.com/
To view in PDF Format click http://successisyou.org/PDF%20Files/Visions_May_2012.pdf