Encouraged by her sister to come to the school she was attending, Kelly started looking at what might interest her. She chose Advertising and in particular, Graphic Design. She applied, got accepted and spent the next two years in Canada. In London, Ontario, Kelly also got her "feet wet" in fashion merchandising. She had a … Continue reading You Can ALWAYS Make a Fresh Start!
Speaking with Olasope Oyelaran, a linguist from Nigeria, Mark Nepo author of the No. 1 New York Times Bestseller The Book of Awakening learned that there were 7,000 living languages that we know of on Earth. Following that discussion Mark contemplated that if there are at least seven thousand ways to speak, there are at … Continue reading Questions might be the Answer
In the book The Answer, authors John Assaraf and Murray Smith talk about the negative messages we receive growing up: By the time you are 17 years old, you’ve heard “No you can’t” an average of 150,000 times. You’ve heard “Yes, you can,” about 5,000 times. That’s thirty no’s for every yes. That makes for … Continue reading You Must First SEE Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself
I had just asked Franka Philip (fondly known as FP)..."How has failure set you up for later success?" Failure is like a Gordian knot. You must always take a closer look at why you failed, how you could re-do or do better. Failing is traumatic however if you don't beat up, refuse to blame, it … Continue reading Are Some Problems Too Complicated to be Resolved?
If you’ve been waiting on a sign to determine whether you are ready to do the thing you’ve always wanted to do – today’s the day! I’m here to tell you: It’s time! You’ve been spending quite some time in rehearsal. Today is the day to emerge from the curtains that block your stage to … Continue reading Your Resistance to Progress will Ruin You
Entrepreneurship is in Gabrielle's DNA. She grew up seeing a brother in photography, a dad who worked at Caroni but also did woodwork and a mom who was a schoolteacher and did ceramics. Creating came naturally to Gabby so when she received a book on Handmade Greeting cards as a gift from her mom, she … Continue reading From Happiness to Hell and Finally…MAGIC!
Although we have no pictures to show for it, Lyselle remembers having a passion for dogs as a baby in pampers! When I first met Lyselle, she was jobless and in need of some direction. Her mom had cut out one of my Business Newsday columns and given it to her. Lyselle gave me a … Continue reading Entrepreneur by Day – Single Mom 24/7
Short answer: get out of your comfort zone! We will do almost ANYTHING to stay in our comfort zones. If you want to accomplish anything, you need to get out of your comfort zone- NOW! We understand in theory, that before we can get to “there”, we need to overcome our fears in the present. … Continue reading How Do You Accomplish Anything in Your Life?
We take time for granted. Many people “kill time” on a daily basis. Yet when it comes to doing things we claim we want to do, we could never “find the time” necessary to do them. Why do we waste so much time? Time is our most valuable resource. We can NEVER make up for … Continue reading The Most Important Choice You’ll Ever Have to Make
We all possess some ability that makes us “US”. We don’t even recognize it because we go to it so easily. It’s so natural that it’s almost invisible. In fact, when we’re answering questions about ourselves we usually blow past it and bust our brains trying to come up with something that “sounds good”. We’ve … Continue reading We All Have a Superpower – What’s Yours?