Happy Thanksgiving To You and Your Loved Ones

In celebrating Thanksgiving, we’d like to pay special tribute to Joyce Newman, founder of The Newman Group, who influenced the professional and personal lives of thousands of people, and Maya Angelou, the author and poet whose magical words and expressions Fotolia_24795853_XS-300x3001always got to the heart of the human experience.

Joyce passed away in January 2017 after valiantly battling a very aggressive and treatment-resistant form of Multiple Myeloma for just over two years. She wanted nothing more than to continue living and loving life and to continue her work.

Maya passed away in 2014 but her sentiments, like Joyce’s, will continue to inspire generations to come. A favorite of Joyce’s that is often used in presentations is:
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

It’s so easy to toss off a stinging criticism or to ignore a job well done. We know it’s thoughtless but we make the excuse that we didn’t mean it or didn’t have time to extend a compliment.

Maya reminds us that our actions have lasting consequences. So let’s get into the holiday spirit with other inspirational quotes from this iconic woman: …Read more…

Thanksgiving Reminds Us That We Have So Much to be Thankful For

Happy holiday, funny tree with balloonsIt’s the start of the holiday season as we celebrate Thanksgiving with our family and friends. We’re inspired to feel that life is good.

As we have in the past, we turn to the writer and poet Maya Angelou who has a magic touch with words and expressions that gets to the heart of the human experience.

She reminds us that …Read more…

Thoughts to Live by This Holiday Season

The holiday season is always hectic — closing down the year, buying holiday gifts and celebrating with friends and family.

Happy holiday, funny tree with balloons

The writer and poet Maya Angelou has always had a magic touch with words and expressions that get to the heart of the human experience.

On the occasion of her 70th birthday, Oprah Winfrey interviewed Maya Angelou and asked her what she thought of growing older. She responded that it was “exciting.”

She went on to say: …Read more…