Gift-Wrapping 2009, Un-Packing 2010! (Part 2 of 2)

 Wanna dream in color? Like that new online reality show. Called “If I Can Dream.” Coming to a laptop near you. Follows five dreamers. Who want to be in showbiz. Act like a star. And go far. In career and business. Dr. King had a speech. Elvis wrote a song. Obama had audacity. Where’s your tenacity?

Serve a need. Avoid the trap of greed. Enough to go around. Even in the underground. Everyone has a dream. Others a way to scheme. Focus on the main thing. Whether you write or sing. Good with numbers. Or hanging with plumbers. Know your money-sides. Deliver with purpose and pride.

Get your shine on. Using the light within. Turn up your game. Network your name. Leverage your fame. Steve Harvey’s done it. So has Baisden. Both rising to the occasion. Learn from others. The things not taught in school. Success is in how you suit-up. More than just a hiccup.

The best of the best. Know how to outshine the rest. A lot to do with who you are. In spirit, talent, attitude and relationships. Do you! Let your brand come thru. Talk to Big G (od). He gives advice for free. Better yourself. One goal at a time. Get your groove on. Achieve in your prime.

Mary J. Blige paints a picture. On the Precious soundtrack. “I can see in color. The first sign of spring. The rose buds are blooming. I got a new song to sing. Life looks so amazing. Never knew I could open my eyes. And for the very first time, I can see (or dream) in color.” It’s all clear!

Hip Tip: The way to roll to reach your goal is to act like a star and go far.

Blog Talkback: If you could dream in color what would it take to write your own song or have the best life experience?

Gift-Wrapping 2009, Un-Packing 2010! (Part 1 of 2)

 Black Friday orders are in! Cyber Monday shipments are out. Then there’s the US Mail rush. Where the most mail is sent. In a given day. Gotta gift wrap 2009. Before un-packing 2010. Some have goals. To lose weight and walk straight. Betta bring a New York State of Mind.

Make it there. Make it anywhere. Elevate your strengths. The way you roll. Manage weaknesses. At least be aware they exist. Got vulnerabilities? Minimize the distractions. Watchout for the detours and derailments. Enough material wants to entice. Drugs and alcohol to suffice.

It’s the way to go. To reach your goals. Like house-hunting. Know what you want. Close the gaps. In financing and romancing. Don’t overlook the flaws. Could come back to cost you. It’s about raising your living standard. See it before you hit it. Make smart decisions. Have faith in the future.

This is how you do it. Use specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-tested goals to make it. Shoot for the moon. Land among the stars. Set a target. Go to market. Define a vision. Refine with precision. Rome wasn’t built in a day. There’s a waiting period. For the ship to come in. 

New York. New York. Where dreams are made of. Nothing you can’t do. Bright lights will inspire you. Ready to go? From heaviest to biggest loser. From sick and tired. To just got hired. From setback to comeback. Maybe zero to hero. Set sail in 2010. For deeper waters. And greener pastures.

Hip Tip: Goal planning is like house-hunting. Gotta know what you want for yourself and family. 

Blog Talkback: Has the recession caused you to cut back on your gifts or goals?

Work, Play And Livin’ It Up This Holiday!

 Nice up the dance! Spice up the food! All about having a good time this holiday season. You can go old-school. With some new-school. Mix in reggae music. Just keep it grown and sexy. And make sure the juice is plenty. So what’s a holiday party without a good vibe?

A Comedian once asked, “why did Jesus turn water into wine at the wedding?” ”Because He wanted to keep the party flowing.” Maybe that wasn’t the primary reason. But it makes you think. Might have wanted people to know. It’s OK to have some fun. A good time in between work and the daily grind.

Food flavored with herbs and spices. A plate of curry chicken or oxtails could do your body good. Of course, gotta dress your best. Makes you feel like a million dollars. Even if wearing the bargain basement brand. A dab of perfume or cologne. Good to enhance your personal effects.

The right music turns people on. Gets them on the dance floor. Break a sweat not a leg. That’s just a little too painful. Remember the purpose of the occasion. Just like there’s a reason for the season. Keeps you happy and hopeful. At the same time. Wanna get your party on or groove back?

The new year will bring welcome relief. Maybe even a fresh start. On a path to new options. As long as you’re learning, you’re growing. Not a member of the walking dead. So live a little. Love a little more. And split the difference between hate and needing to appreciate.

Blog Talkback: Has the Cha-Cha Slide taken over a good party that used to feature the Rub-a-dub, Bump-and-Grind or Dollar-Whine?

(Part 13) Got Dreams? – What Reality TV Says About Star Power.

Survivor of The Fittest is No Child’s Play!

 What’s the dumbest reality TV show ever? Farmer Wants a Wife. Where a country boy hooks-up with a city girl. Or Mr. Personality. Where woman marries man based on personality alone. How about the longest running? Here’s a hint. Survivor of the fittest is no child’s play.

Lessons in “Success 123”. Total strangers placed on team tribes. Often having to fend for themselves. For food, water and shelter. Sometimes working with fire. Given tasks known as challenges. Receiving tribal counsel peer feedback. Earning rewards, privileges and immunity.

Good for being #1 as an innovator. Or winning a million dollars on Survivor. Outwit using street and personality smarts. Outrun on the field of dreams. Outlast even as a blast from the past. Get in the game. Go from being tame. To wealth and acclaim. Wanna bet you can do the same?

It’s a matter of how you work, play and relate. Whether in business, academia, sports or entertainment. The best perform with WOW. Growing anyhow. Striving for excellence. Tasting perfection. Having fun in practice. Getting others to notice. Stepping out the mold. Reaching their gold.

First American reality show. To make it in primetime. What does reality TV say about career dreams and biz success? Maybe starts with an idea. Then to design. Going from development to delivery. Showing leadership. Infusing showmanship. Lifelong friendships. What a journey!

Hip Tip: Anyone can become a shining star. No matter who you are. Shining bright to see. What you were truly meant to be.  

Blog Talkback: If you could have all of what you need and most of what you want, what would you do to make dreams come true?