Fearless Girl Now Stands Toe to Toe with NYC Officials

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I will never say that America is a sexist country, where little girls or women don’t matter, because I am a pure optimist and have a hopeful spirit that little girls and women will continue to have an impact and change the world as we see it.

On March 8, two days before NYC Harriet Tubman Day, to celebrate International Women’s Day, New York advertising agency McCann and its Boston-based client State Street Global Advisors temporarily installed the sculpture of a 50-inch-tall bronze girl who stands defiant, with hands on her hips, staring down the “Charging Bull.” Is this a ploy, many are speculating, “to draw attention to the index fund giant’s campaign to get more women into board roles against the backdrop and the anniversary of the launch of an exchange-traded fund that tracks companies that have higher levels of gender diversity in its leadership”? Who knows, but time will tell.

Even after the banking crisis in 2008, the bull statue on Wall Street still stands proud, bold with the remarkable symbolism of a strong Bullish Wall Street Market; which wiped out Lehman Brothers. Even after all the top investment firms like Merrill and Goldman had to merge with various banks, such as Citibank, Chase, and Bank of America, just to name a few, so that they could remain viable, became untouchable and “Too Big To Fail” at the expense of working class people. But, who is keeping an account of the billions of dollars that were made within those deals?

Here comes the “Fearless Girl” bronze statue that New Yorkers, and eventually our world will support as a permanent installation. Her presence, spirit, and resilient stance took Wall Street by the horns, and stared down the mean old charging bull. Due to the notoriety it has received so far, it will be here until April 2, thanks to Mayor de Blasio’s extension for her installation. Originally, her instillation was temporary, given just a one-week permit, but her millions of fans, including myself, across the globe want her to stay.

Truly, this iconic fearless girl actually represents the likes of Harriet Tubman, Penny Chenery, Rosa Parks, Sheryl Sanberg, Oprah, and Michelle Obama.

Two quotes from the New York Daily News online article, published on March 18, sums up the importance of this installation:

“She sends an important message of hope to generations of girls who will grow up with confidence knowing that they too will succeed and thrive in a male-dominated sector and career.”

“Here we have a little girl facing a charging bull. Yet she is determined, she is strong, she is defiant.”

This is my tribute to you, to bring about attention for all of us “fearless girls,” because you matter. Fearless Girl, you matter because little girls need you; you inspire them not to back down, to face their fear head on, even if it’s a bull; you can win!!!

I salute you and will stand and support your spirit, presence, and girl power for ALL the little girls in the world to be encouraged by. Here is my vote, and you can support making the “Fearless Girl” installation permanent by signing the petition found on this site:

https://www.change.org/p/city-of-new-york-make-wall-street-s-fearless-girl-permanent

Slide1To Know Me…Is To Love Me…Just Because!

In The Beginning… It was Harriet Tubman

Whose resilient spirit broke all barriers so little girls can shine

To be loved, respected and lifted up at all times

It was her Faith and Courage, for little girls… now women to set the stage,

To be outspoken, confident, daring and brave

Her light pointed North, as she cleared the path so little girls… now women

Can stand strong, radiate and be great.

So don’t apologize for who you are or think that you are an offense… Au Contraire.

It’s their insecurities and lack of respect that they have embraced

How dare you stand toe-to-toe in their face, because you should know your place?

Just stay focused, look toward the North Star, and keep moving forward

Because we stand in sisterhood as one and have your back

So, pick up your Bright Shining Torch and extend it to your Sister on the right or left

Whose arm is pointed toward the North Star

To hand it off to the next Bright Shining Star… YOU!

 

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Living from a Peaceful Place

Choosing to inhabit the state of thankfulness is a powerful choice that immediately puts you in control of SELF’s emotional and spiritual reactions.Melissa Swenka

Who are you? Who are you really?

All my life, I have been called Miss Sunshine: “Oh, you have such a beautiful, friendly spirit.” Until recently, I learned that I was living a lie and/or a facade. Yes, many of us can relate to Miss Sunshine on the left, and believe that we possess many of her qualities. And, we have friends and family members who do possess many of the characteristics from Miss Complainer on the right. Well, guess what I’ve learned? If you have at least one characteristic of Miss Complainer . . . you have been living a lie as well, and feeding into bad energy.

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I had no idea that I possessed a bitter spirit (bad energy) until a colleague said to me that my eBook was “aggressively direct” (I was clueless as to what she was saying at the time). And very recently, a co-worker said to me: “It’s not your job to make men be ‘accountable’ for breaking your heart, other hearts, disappointing you, or how some men treat women without any remorse or accountability. That’s God’s job, so stop feeding into or embracing that ‘bad’ energy and let God handle it.”

It threw me for a second, but she was absolutely correct and made me really think about how I was living and the energy that I was spreading every day. Trust me, I am not a bitter person, but my energy was connected to a deep bad energy that was under the surface. It’s exposed when you are tested by other bad energy, making it clear that that root must be pulled out and tossed in the garbage.

I do believe in a Divine Power (God) who is the ruler of the Universe, is of Love and good energy. One of Joel Osteen’s sermons bought it to light for me, and it was entitled, “Daily Bread.” It actually made me realize that I needed to park my airplane, get out of the autopilot seat, and let God take over my life. No more rushy, rushy behavior and NY-attitude directness; instead, I needed to work on being the calmer, gentler, and more compassionate personality that I crave and want so desperately to put forth.

I have made a concerted effort to be appreciative of my life, operate in a calmer state of being, offer and give more compassion to family, friends, and strangers. The more that I operate in a state of good energy, the more I will attract the same.

Giving SELF a moment for embracing and appreciating the good things around you is a sure winner as well. Remember: when you operate within good energy and you are on your grind/hustle, the rewards will be positive with great results.

It’s called managing your energy, which will keep you in perfect peace.

Good energy feeds off of good energy, and does wonders to your inner-self, grants you peace (AMEN), and operates in Love. With this kind of energy, you can’t miss or go wrong. You attract goodness, especially in people and relationships; not crazy, dysfunctional relationships that can leave you wondering, how has this happened or invaded my life?

Bringing my new awareness to full circle, I was invited recently to a seminar by world-renowned author, Debrena Jackson Gandy who wrote The Love Lies: 10 Revelations that will Transform Your Relationships and Enrich Your Love Life. The seminar was called “Activating Your Relationships Magnetism.” The one true thing that did resonate deeply within my spirit was that it was very important for me to manage my energy. You guessed it: “Good Energy.” Apparently, New York City has a very a masculine-dominated aura that keeps you always on your toes, rushing through the day, and rarely having time to be patient for others.

What we have to learn is that we don’t have time to hang around folks that don’t expend good energy, that don’t have your interest at heart, and who causes you to compromise your energy, which can be draining and will throw you off your path.

Let’s take your Hustle, your Grind and see how your energy plays a major role in your accomplishments. First question, are you grateful to have a hustle/grind? Your answer should be yes. Why? Because it’s a privilege to work hard at something that you strongly believe in.

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It shows that you are passionate about what you believe in, and that you will continue to push through the many challenges, like lack of money and nay-sayers (or others exuding bad energy), because you are willing to sacrifice and work hard for the betterment of self. There are people who never find what they are passionate about, and they go through life a-wishing and a-hoping for a revelation that will change their life. But it starts with God’s Love first, and how you incorporate that into everything that you do, believe in, and want to achieve.

There is no lack of abundance in the Universe. So, whomever is threatened by you, or voicing doubts that you can’t do it—that your “zest” for life is just too much to handle, trust and believe in God so that the only things that you will attack will compliment your good energy, taking you to another level of success.

Remember, when you are operating in the realm of thankfulness, you are being obedient, controlling your inner emotions and soulful reactions to outside negative conditions. Doing that, your end results will always be positive, happy, joyous, and rewarding. Trusting and believing that you can make a difference, by being consistent and trying very hard to operate in a loving energy, will help guarantee success in everything that you do.

#Oprah #LisaNichols #goodenergy #positivethinking #LovinSelf #OWN #StrongSpiritualMuscle #Invictus ##OprahLifeClass #SteveHarvey #Jump #WBLS #JumpWithSteve

#PrisonerofHope #PositiveSelfLove

August’s Newsletter

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August 2016 Vol 1.Iss 4