Sunday, July 27, 2008

10 Laws of Life

Life Law #1: You either get it or you don't.

Strategy: Become one with those who get it.

Life Law #2: You create your own experience.

Strategy: Acknowledge and accept responsibility for your life.

Life Law#3: People do what works.

Strategy: Identify the payoffs that drive your behavior and that of others.

Life Law #4: You cannot change what you do not acknowledge.

Strategy: Get real with yourself about life and everybody in it.

Life Law #5: Life rewards action.

Strategy: Make careful decisions and then pull the trigger.

Life Law #6: There is no reality; only perception.

Strategy: Identify the filters through you view the world.

Life Law #7: Life is managed; it is not cured.

Strategy: Learn to take charge of your life.

Life Law #8: We teach people how to treat us.

Strategy: Own, rather than complain about, how people treat you.

Life Law #9: There is power in forgiveness.

Strategy: Open your eyes to what anger and resentment are doing to you.

Life Law #10: You have to name it before you can claim it.

Strategy: Get clear about what you want and take your turn.

Which of these Laws do you need to work on? Get started now!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Black in America

Have you been watching the Black in America series on CNN? Powerful. I watched the episode last night that focused on Black men and the problems they face-the drug epidemic, especially crack cocaine-and the difference shown to whites busted for cocaine possession and Blacks busted for crack possession, Black baby daddies, who are absent from their children's lives and how women have learned to live without them, the whole issue of how educated young Black men are teased and considered "acting white" if they get an education and strive for the American dream and the disproportionate number of Black men in prison. It was a very good program but these kinds of shows always leave me angry. How dare white America condemn anyone for being different when none of us had anything to do with our color, etc. How dare white America try to make me feel inferior when they spend millions of dollars trying to get a tan, dreading their hair, stealing our words, our family remedies (which they market back to us as medicine), dancing to our music, eating our food and when they couldn't/wouldn't nurse their own children during slavery, we nursed them but they would still sell us and our children for a couple of dollars. Forgive the soap box. I agree with Obama. We must unite but sometimes old wounds open unexpectedly. This was one of those times. We are not without responsibility either. Cosby and Poussaint are right. Come on People!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008


Interesting that people are preparing for the end of the world as we know it in the year 2012. People all over the world are gearing up for the end of civilization in that year. Many of these people are believers in the Bible, I'm sure. That being the case, what about the Scripture that says no man knows the day or the hour. Why would God say that and then tell the Mayans that the year 2012 is THE YEAR? Just wondering!!!

Friday, July 4, 2008


No matter what you have experienced in your life, it is truly wonderful to be in the "land of the free and the home of the brave." HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, AMERICA!!!