Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

are you in?

Friday, January 27th, 2012
After watching the latest republican debate last evening, it occurred to me this morning to begin an anti-politics revolution.  I earnestly found myself wondering what it would take to begin a viral revolution to boycott the polls between now until November in order to create an awakening in politicians that "old school" politics are dead.
As I witnessed the political boxing match between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, I was amazed at how much reality TV has now infiltrated the political arena.  We care less about the deep issues facing this country (and more importantly, how    Read More

the court room vs. your office (how the casey anthony saga can help you grow)

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

"The Court Room vs. Your Office (How the Casey Anthony Saga can Help You Grow)"

Anger. Outrage. Injustice. These feelings rang so loudly in my head when I heard the Casey Anthony verdict that I could focus on little else.  NO justice for little Calee. As the day wore on however, I found myself reflecting on the events of the past several months.  Of the cases presented by the defense and the prosecutors, of the perspective of the jurors, of the impetus of my own anger and outrage and (as always) what I could learn    Read More

what an Undercover Boss can teach us

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Undercover boss Admittedly, I'm not much for reality TV but if you missed last night's premier episode of Undercover Boss following the Super Bowl, you missed some great 'undercover' leadership lessons from the Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.) of a $13 billion company.  The opportunity to watch a senior executive at such a large company was really too cool to miss.

If you didn't have a chance to watch, Lawrence (Larry) O'Donnell, III, President and    Read More

the fragility of life

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.  A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.  ~Mark Twain

Natasharichardson Like many of us, I am deeply shocked and saddened at the death of Natasha Richardson.  I am sure there was a time in my life in which I would hear    Read More

the dream is alive: what’s next?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Obama_king This week, so many have commented on the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther Kings birthday and the inauguration of the first African American President of the United States.

Dr. King stood, fought and died advancing a vision of possibility for African Americans and unity for all people. He died advancing a dream.

President Obama epitomizes the realization of that very dream...

As we celebrate this week, I cannot help but turn my thoughts to my two year old daughter.  I think about the impact of this week on her life.    Read More

underdogs 1, naysayers 0

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Arizona win I love it!  Arizona Cardinals - 32, Philadelphia Eagles - 25.  Underdogs - 1. Naysayers - 0.

Just another example of defying the odds with a fan club of 1.

The one would be the Cardinals themselves...

In other words, Arizona who????

And now, they are on their way to the Superbowl!!

I love it when I see underdog victories.

Why?

Because EVERYDAY, there are always folks who tell you what you CAN'T do.  They're so willing to give you a thousand reasons why your dream will fail. 

For every    Read More

the manifestation of possibility

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Obama-familyx Perhaps one of the best aspects of the work that I do is getting to be a "possibility beacon" for my clients.  My clients come to me with a variety of hopes, dreams and aspirations and I get to be the voice of hope and the strategy to achieve. 

I get to be the one that says, "You can create anything you choose". 

Sometimes...they actually believe me.

But not often enough.

Inwardly they say, "I'll believe it when I see it."

I say, "See it    Read More

inspired by a lifetime movie or just inspired?

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Estess sisters Ninety-five percent of the time my husband and I agree on our television viewing.  We are both avid sports fans so when we do have an opportunity to watch television that is usually what you'll find (other than our daughters cartoons) but occasionally, I get a yen for a good Lifetime movie and they are definitely not on my husbands "desired viewing" list....(Guys, hang in there with me..)

I like them for the reason Lifetime produces them...they are    Read More

ingredients for greatness

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Phelps I love the Olympics.  The best athletes in the world competing to be the best athlete in the world....  You've gotta love that.  It's not just about the competition. It's about the stories.  Oldest Olympians.  Youngest Olympians.  Mothers. Fathers. Sons and daughters.  All fulfilling a dream.  For some, their first Olympics.  For others, their last.  For all, an amazing life experience.

During the Olympics, we see examples fo greatness over and over and over again.

How does that happen?  What makes one great in their sport? In their field?

I    Read More

he was going to retire…

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Bernie-mac2 Yesterday I posted some of my initial thoughts on the passing of comedian Bernie Mac.  I have now had an opportunity to see several reports surrounding his untimely passing.  Of all of the information I have heard in review of Bernie Mac's life, one thing resonates with me...

He was going to retire.

Every newscast showed interview footage of Bernie Mac stating that he was going to retire soon.  He was going to slow down. Well, guess what?

It's too late.

He was only 50 and I'm sure he thought he would    Read More