Happy Tuesday, my Great ones!
Welcome to day two of our special celebration of women who have inspired us to be great! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to Defining Yourself… and who better to represent this topic than Ms. Dana Owens or Queen Latifah as we better know her as. From her introduction into the world, she has always marched to her own beat! Ms. Owens burst onto the scene defying everything that she was told wouldn’t work, and she rewrote the rules to work in her favor – from dominating a man-driven music genre, to redefining what society called beauty.
She has won Golden Globes, Image Awards, and Grammys, Has been nominated for Emmys and Oscars, starred in Musicals, and Hollywood blockbusters alongside A-List actors such as Catherine Zeta-Jones, Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and Dolly Parton. She is a celebrity spokesperson for Covergirl cosmetics, Curvation ladies underwear, Pizza Hut, and Jenny Craig, and has her own line of cosmetics for women of color called the CoverGirl Queen Collection. Transitioned from Hip-Hop into Jazz and R&B, singing alongside great talents such as Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, and Stevie Wonder. Sung “America the Beautiful” at the 2010 Super Bowl, owns her
own movie production company which releases both theatrical and straight to DVD releases…
Ohh….and did I mention that she started as a rapper from the rough streets of Newark, New Jersey? The point is that, from her inception, Ms. Owens was being told what she could and could not do, but instead of allowing others to set limitations on her, she took her life in her own hands and defined for herself what was possible! Greatness is simply that – the ability to take your life in
your own hands and give your best in whatever you do! For that, Ms. Dana Elaine Owens, we Salute you!! All Hail the Queen!!!
“We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.” -Virginia Satir
“Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.” -Judy Garland
“Life is not what it’s supposed to be. Its what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.” -Virginia Satir
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” -Confucius
“Your mistake does not define who you are…you are your possibilities.” -Oprah Winfrey
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” -Dr. Seuss
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw
“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website, www.IamAshCash.com.