Showing posts from May, 2010

Happy Friday!

Here is my first video post.  I will try a few more of these in the future.

My Latest News

Time flies when you're having fun.  It has been a few days since my last post.  I've been keeping busy.  So let's see, what have I been up to?  I've spent some time with Mom.  She had her second eye surgery which seems to have been a success.  She'll be on her post-op meds for the next couple of weeks until her next followup appointment.  I'm happy that her vision is on it's way back.  Hm, what else?  Oh yes, I have stepped it up a notch in my networking and job prospecting.  Yes, I'm ready to get back into a tighter work routine although the freelancing has been very nice. I have also really been into watching the NBA Finals.  My favorites are of course the Orlando Magic for the East Coast and Phoenix Suns for the West Coast.  Both teams have been underestimated for quite some time and it's been great seeing these teams rally.

As for not-so-good news, my personal website was accidentally deleted.  As I was editing it the server crashed.  I am …

Great Lessons

Here is "The Last Lecture" given by the late Randy Pausch from his 2007 appearance on the Oprah Show. Very inspirational!!

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."  - Randy Pausch

Randy Pausch's Page

Displaced Anger

Have you or someone you know ever had an over reaction in anger to a seemingly minor situation?  I admit that I have and have experienced this from others many times.  I saw this news story today of an extreme case.  Click below to check it out...

This type of anger is a sure sign that there is much that lies beneath the emotional surface.  It's almost always about something else and not that particular situation at hand.  That is when your anger is “displaced".
Recognizing this in yourself is the first step to correcting the behavior.  Step back and self examine.  Look deep inside yourself and the things that are going on in your life and know that this is not the best way to react for yourself or others.  A better way to react may be to try distancing yourself as to not take things out on others.  Practice taking deep breaths to calm yourself to see the situation as it truly is.  If you catch yourself in the midst of bad behavior, then immediately acknowledge it with the othe…

"Undercover Boss" Inspires

EVERY BOSS SHOULD WATCH ALL OF THESE EPISODES AND FOLLOW SUIT! Take note of your hard working employees and give them credit where credit is due...and I don't mean just a pat on the back. Truly reward them, show them their value, and retain them! 
"Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed." - Mwai KibakiYou can catch all of the past episodes at & photos from

The Passing of an Icon

The legendary singer and actress Lena Horne died this past Sunday at the age of 92. She was an inspiration to many because despite the many barriers put before her, she used her talent and will to push forward and be a great success.

Lena Horne was the first black woman to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio. She helped break racial boundaries by acting alongside white entertainers, however she was segregated on screen when those movies ran in the South.

In the 1950s, she was blacklisted because of her friendship with Paul Robeson and W.E.B. Du Bois. In 1963, Lena Horne took part in the March on Washington alongside Harry Belafonte and Dick Gregory and was part of an activist group, that met with Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy movement against segregation. Horne went on to have an impressive 60 year career of singing on stage, television, and on film.

"You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way." - Lena Horne

For mo…

Having an Off Moment

As I write this, I have been in and out of what I'll call "off moments" today.  Most days I am upbeat and positive.  But today has been a struggle of listening to the wrong voice.  That little voice of doubt that can creep in and say things to you that cause feelings of doubt.  I refuse to let that little voice dominate my entire day.  Instead I ask myself, where is it coming from?  Is it because I've taken a few days to relax and not work hard towards my future goals?  Maybe.  Sometimes we're our own worst critic.  I know I am!
Well, the day is still young so I haven't and won't declare myself defeated.  I will keep turning my focus back to the positives and get through these "moments" successfully.  It's up to me to do that.
Here's a video of Positive Affirmations that helps me to refocus...

"Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself no…