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Empowerment

  • Posted on February 15, 2012 at 11:35 am

“The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball — the further I am rolled the more I gain.”

– Susan B. Anthony

February 15, 1820 -March 13, 1906

In my twenties, I didn’t have very many opinions I was willing to share openly.

In my thirties I shared my opinions with my friends and associates.

In my forties I openly sought women to share our opinions and discuss the the challenges we were facing.

By the time I turned 50, I had been speaking professionally for ten years and imparted my hard earned wisdom to my audiences.

Now that I am in my 60’s it is difficult for me to hold my tongue. I have become so secure in the knowledge I have acquired, I want others to skip some of the laborious steps I had to maneuver through to finally find the peace and comfort in my life.

I speak all over the world to audiences that range from college students to seniors and from young mothers to seasoned entrepreneurs. There always seems to be a common theme: everyone is looking for answers on how to live their live with more purpose and less stress.

When I look back towards the famous icons who lead the way for the rest of us women to comfortably carve our own future.

Causes

  • Posted on February 2, 2012 at 11:40 am

“Nothing bigger can come to a human being than to love a great Cause more than life itself, and to have the privilege throughout life of working for that Cause.”

– Anna Howard Shaw
February 14, 1847 – July 2, 1919

We change the world through one deed at a time. Along the way we might find a cause that speaks to our heart and then we find a deeper level of fulfillment. We can find many ways to spend our lives, but helping those who are not capable of helping themselves is one of the most rewarding of all past times.

When I took my brother at 15 to live with me when I was 24, I became aware of how difficult it was for most teenagers to find wholesome things to do on a regular basis. So, I started an organization to support youth.

I met some people who were involved in raising funds for a Boys and Girls club in Oakland by conducting golf tournaments in the 80’s. I ended up organizing ten tournaments a year for various non profits.

In the 90’s I heard children who were molested were placed in juvenile hall because there is no other place for them to live in California, I rallied the business people I knew to raise funds for a housing project for these children.

Just before my brother passed in 2008 I told him I would build a school for kids at risk as a legacy to his life. It is one of the most worthwhile causes I have ever been a part of.

Find a cause and find yourself!