Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Success Tips from Oprah!

Oprah Winfrey’s Success Factors: Tips From One Of The World’s Richest Women

“What I know for sure is that if you want to have success, you can’t make success your goal,” says Oprah Winfrey. “The key is not to worry about being successful, but to instead work toward being significant - and the success will naturally follow.”

What are Oprah’s secrets to success?

#1 Set High Goals

“I always knew I’d be a millionaire by age thirty-two,” said Oprah in 1987. “In fact, I am going to be the richest black woman in America.” 19 years later, with a net worth of $1.4 billion, Oprah has become not only the richest black woman in America, but also one of the richest people in the world.

This success has not come by chance. Oprah has made her fortune by setting clear and ambitious goals on both the professional and personal levels. “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret,” she says. “Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”

According to Oprah, the biggest hurdle people need to overcome in order to be successful is their belief that there are limits to how much they can accomplish. Goals need to be set and set high; expectations need to be limitless; and ambition cannot be restrained. “If you believe you can only go so far, it is an obstacle.”

#2 Rise Above Your Obstacles

“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity,” says Oprah. “Don't fight them. Just find a different way to stand.”

Oprah is a woman of extremes; she is extremely successful, extremely powerful and extremely passionate about what she does. But, her success has come at the end of a long road of other extremes: obstacles. From sexual molestation to drug abuse to racism, Oprah has endured an inordinate amount of both personal and professional challenges on her path to becoming one of the richest women in the world.

#3 Find Your Passion

“Passion is energy,” says Oprah Winfrey. “Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

Since she first discovered her passion for communication while preaching Bible passages at her grandmother’s church at the young age of 3, Oprah has dedicated herself to fulfilling her passion. Overcoming numerous obstacles, Oprah focused all her abilities and activities on achieving her dream. She now regularly spends time on The Oprah Winfrey Show encouraging her audience to discover their passions and live the life of their dreams.

“What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and work that fulfills you, the rest will come,” she says. “And, I truly believe, that the reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is because my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.”

It’s worked. Today, Oprah’s Company, Harpo Studios, has 263 full-time employees, modest turnover (10% to 15% a year) and earns $275 million in revenues - Oprah believes she’s “just getting started.”

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Run Away Child!

My mother adopted child, the 12yr old run away finally decided to show up over to her biological mother house, around 11:30pm last night. I'm glad she was fine, but that little heffer, if she was my child, will be getting that but whooped for 2-3 days.

She's not stating were she been or what she been doing and if her mom want to accept that, that's cool, but not me. I just don't understand these kids today, I just don't understand...

Well, my mother is giving her up to her aunt, that lives in Rockford and the child had the nerve to say....She don't want to go, like she got a say soooooo.

Hellooooooo, are you crazy child? I believe so, because you don't have a say so.
Sorry Charlie....
And her biological mom calls my mother and asked if she's gonna get the little run away child hair done. Are you crazy 2? You do not reward a child for running away, I'm sorry.

So to answer your ?

Pretty Brown Sistah

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Child Lost!

This is a Brown Sistah Story....

What Do you do?

When you done all you can for a helpless child....

My mother have a foster child, that she adopted more than 5yrs ago, she also adopted the little girl brother, actually she had the little boy since he was 2months and he is now 9yrs old, very hard head, smart mouth and so forth. Well, about 2-3yrs ago he started acting disorderly and some of my family members believe his behavior came about, when his sister came along, because she is a 12yr old that acts like a 20yr old, she have always, always, tried to act older than what she appear to be. She's 5"10 and 130lbs and a size 10 in shoes, some people mistaken here to be 16-18yrs old, she's a professional lier, let me say it again, PROFESSIONAL LIER!!!!!

She have a very bad attitude, very loud & smart mouth, she's always, always in fights, some of the Teachers and Asst. Principle at her School, don't want her there and my mother moved alot and at every School she causes a problem, she loves, loves, to hang around a lot of boys & grown men, she loves the out doors.

I'm my mother's oldest daughter and I have a brother who is 3yrs younger then me, we never, never even gave my mother a problem, even my sister, my mother adopted my cousin daughter when she was 8months and she's now 19yrs old, we all never given my mother any problems.

What is this little girl problem?

Do we whip that Azz? "Yes"

That still do not help, so my mother called DCFS, that's Department of Children Services in Chicago because she have a bad heart and she no longer wants the child, the case worker who answer the phone told my mom, that if she know of any one who would like to take her, she can give them guardianship over her for as long as she wants.

The lost child has a father that lives in Rockford, IL, but he's sick with Cancer and he has a sister that is willing to take her, she suppose to come and get her the beginning of August...What a Relief?

Well, that lit child got into trouble yesterday again for smart talking my mother, she called my little cousin (her suppose to be best-friend) a BIT** she told my mother she can't wait to get the hell out her house and my mother whipped that AZZ and told her she couldn't go outside no more, she went to bed last night and woke up to go to summer school and she haven't been home yet, so we seem to think the lost child ran away and this is the second time she did this, my mother went to the School and the Asst.Principle said she left out the building early, her original time to leave School is 12:30pm and she left at 12:15pm and the time now is 3:45pm.

Have we heard from her? "No"
We called the police about 1:30pm and they haven't arrived "YET"
I guess we will have to wait.

I was at School last night, so I wasn't here doing the azz whipping my mother given her, because if I was I was going to get that azz 2. I try, and I try, and I constantly tries to help her, I tries to get deep into the matter of the problem with her, she even cussed me out once and I got that azz, but she is always acting out, I tell her I Love her, I tell her I'm here for her, I give her hugs & kisses, I take her places, I teach her wrong from right, until my energy is gone.

I given up!

Everyone in my family talks to the child and It don't help.
I'm sorry, but I'm totally done, I'm DONE!
My husband and I talk to her about life and what's going on in the streets, she don't listen.
WE R Done!!!
It's a wrap!
I'm pray for her...
And peace be gone....

What else can I/WE do?
Talk 2 Me!

Peace & Blessing,
Pretty Brown Sistah

Thursday, July 10, 2008

$5.00 goes a long ways!

I'm trying to Release some Weight and I'm learning how to save money at the same time, I attend night School in Downtown Chicago and just about every night my friends (from school) and myself stop at Mc Donald's before going home. Well, tonight my friends, I build my courage up to keep walking and not buy me some goooooood piping hot French fries (because I have them cook mines fresh)........

I save myself $5.00 bucks and about 5lbs.....
How about that?

I know some of you might say, $5.00 bucks, only $5.00 bucks,

Well guess what?

It adds up!

Pretty Brown Sistah

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Mix Emotions

A Brown Sister Story

Today I'm so emotional drained, can I say that, is there a such thing, oh well, I have so many emotions going through me today,

First of all...# 1. I got up early to go grocery shopping with my mom that was an emotional drain...(Crazy Face)
# 2. I went to do laundry and I had 6 bags, yes SIX bags, I went alone so I can clear my thoughts and try to relive some stress. What I found out about myself is that I can really get a clear head while I'm cleaning or doing laundry, now ain't that something...lol
(another Crazy Face)

# 3. I Need a Job...:(Sad Face)
#4. My Husband Needs a Job:(Double Sad Face)
#5. My family and I need a Place to live by the end of this Month:(Depressed Face)
#6. With no job and no money, how can we get a apartment:(All Faces mixed in one)* we live with my mother for now and she's ready for her own place.
#7. I hate I moved back to Chicago from Dallas:(Angry Face)
#8. Have no clue what to do:(Sad Face) but, I prayed to the Lord and I know he/she will deliver us from this disaster:) Happy Faces!!!!!!!!

Just the other day I didn't have not a dime, because things have been changeling for my family & I since we came back home here from Texas, that was the biggest mistake ever, I got a little home sick, I thought I was missing something here and look what I ran into, not nothing.
I thought I missed my family, but honesty we barely even see each other, my girlfriends have their own situation going on and we really don't see each other either, so what the Fvck was I missing, not sh**. I'm sooooo upset with myself now, jobs are so hard to find for myself and my hubby, so I decided to go back to School, I started June 23rd and this week I'm already on summer break, but that's cool because I really needed the time to look for employment. Any way back to I didn't have a dime, I was literately B R O K E, you see I haven't went to the laundry mac for a while, I didn't know how I was getting to School next week and I was thinking about quitting, but I said to myself, don't do that, stick to it and no matter what keep going, well my hubby and I didn't have money to go even look for a job, I try to keep a positive attitude because I believe what ever you think about, you bring about, so I don't want to create any negative thoughts, I'm keeping them positive, although my hubby think them sometimes before I have to stop him in his tracks..lol...

Well, on Monday I had an Interview with a Call Center Company and It was such a beautiful day outside, I looked up at the sky and I start talking to God, I said it's such a beautiful day out today Lord, I Thank You so much for this day, I feel good today God, I will receive some good news today God, I Thank You for my good days and my bad days because each day is a blessing.
And I felt good, honestly I did. Like I stated I'm trying to keep a positive head and no matter what the day brings me, I'm keep a level head, because I love the Lord and I know he/she loves me and no matter what, this situation my family & I are in, we going to make it throw.

Well, when I got home, about an hour or 2 later, my Grandmother called me and said, you got a check over here, I said what, she said you got a check here, I said open it and see how much it is, so I hear her opening up the mail, she said it's for $00.00 (I won't say the real amount) I said for $00.00 she said no, for $0000.00 I said O' My God....lol and you can image what happen after that.

It was truly a GOOD DAY!

Peace & Blessings,
Brown Sistah