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California Women’s Conference 2014

logo california womens conferenceThe California Womens Conference will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center May 19th and the 20th 2014

I know I am posting this late, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t rush out and get your ticket right now.

This event was life changing for me and my wife. It is filled with so many like minded people that are working hard to insure the success of women in all their endeavors. It is one of the most powerful conferences you will ever get to experience and it is worth your time.

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Emmy Winner Shawne Duperon on Project Forgive

Shawne Duperon Six Time Emmy Winner Talks to Us About Project Forgive.

Go see the video right now!! come back and listen After! [Click Here]

I recently read a great book (which I will share with you in a future interview) about forgiveness that really shook me and helped me to understand, the journey I have been on and continue to be on.

The journey I am referring to is the one where I was once filled self loathing due to my low self esteem, that I projected on everyone else which led to me sabotaging myself with very destructive behavior.

The book talked not about forgiving others, but forgiving yourself first. Wow, to some this is a no duh moment, but to me, it finally made forgiveness make some sense.

I am not done, but am so far ahead of where I was as I now embrace past abuse from others and to myself as the building blocks to finding love and gratitude. I can finally say I really like myself and am getting more comfortable in my own skin every day.

So when I saw Project Forgive I had to get in touch with Shawne to see if she would talk to me and she called me within a couple of days. Shawne is an incredible person and I am so excited she has been placed, along with this wonderful project, in my path. – JW

Shawne DuperonShawne Duperon

Producer ShawneTV

This six-time EMMY® Award winner has been in the television business for nearly 20 years. She has taught thousands how to communicate as leaders through powerful networking, social media and exquisite media interviewing skills. She themes her trainings around love, fear, and forgiveness and works with corporations, entrepreneurs, universities and government agencies all over the world. Her story of overcoming child sexual abuse has inspired thousands.

She’s collaborated with many best-selling authors and has replaced Bill Ford of Ford Motor Company when she spoke at the Department of Defense. She has interviewed most of our recent US presidents and has filmed hundreds of celebrities including Morgan Freeman, Yo Yo Ma, Senator John McCain and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. You’ve watched her on national networks such as CBS’ “The Early Show” and have seen her featured in newspapers such as “USA Today,” “The Washington Post” and “The Chicago Tribune”.

One of her personal passions is the work she does with multicultural groups to help delete media stereotypes through strategic communication.

Shawne is currently a PhD candidate, creating leading-edge research on the relationship between mass media and gossip (yes, gossip!). Her message: knowing how to create and navigate communication skills as a leader is the secret to unlimited marketing and personal power.

Scott Rosenfelt Producer Scott Rosenfelt

Scott Rosenfelt is one of Hollywood’s most successful independent producers. On the strength of such films as “Smoke Signals”, “Home Alone”, “Mystic Pizza”, “Teen Wolf” and “Extremities”, Scott has garnered international acclaim and recognition.
As director and producer, his documentary, “Standing Silent”, recently had World Premiere’s at film festivals across the globe.
Home Alone is the highest grossing live action comedy of all time, generating over $1 billion worldwide. Another of his films, “Smoke Signals” was a top winner at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.”Mystic Pizza” launched the career of Julia Roberts and went on to critical and commercial success, while Teen Wolf, starring Michael J. Fox, is one of the highest grossing independent films of all time.”Extremities”, starring Farrah Fawcett, garnered international, critical and commercial acclaim as well.
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Project Forgive

Over a six-to-eight month period, our team will develop the film Project: Forgive.  Where it goes from there will unfold in real time for you,  the backers, to see.

We will document the creative process and release monthly video updates exclusively to Kickstarter backers. This documentary series will strive to make you as much a part of the film process as possible by showing the film creation from start to finish, with all the passion, humor, and heartbreak that happens along the way.  We’re committed to total transparency with this project, ensuring it is one of the most honest depictions of film making ever conceived.

There will be a private online community set up for the backers to discuss the project with us and submit your thoughts and feelings about the film’s content and direction, sometimes even voting on decisions when the production team can’t decide.  We’ll also be choosing stories from you to highlight in the film, along with the eventual DVD’s and books. Once the film is finished, backers will receive the completed version for download.

For fans of documentaries that promote global conversations, this is your chance to prove there is still a large demand out there for a unique film experience that inspires forgiveness and love, something the world is craving.

Today Gary, who lost his family, says…

“I have never felt so loved. I feel more blessed
than any person should be.”

— Gary Weinstein


What is Your Favorite Motivational or Inspiring Quote?

Using the power of Social Media to have some fun, I recently posted this question via LinkedIn and Facebook. Here are some of the replies…

Please leave yours as a comment.

First the Original Post:

What is Your Favorite Motivational Quote?

I have two favorites I will share…

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

You can hear our interview with Marianne by following this link: http://networkingfools.com/thelegacyshow/marianne-williamson-at-the-womens-braveheart-awards/


JW Najarian

In the shadows, one remembers light. – Alice Shapiro

Don’t tell me the moon is shining;
show me the glint of light on broken glass. – Anton Chekhov
Posted by Alice Shapiro

“You will become as great as your dominant aspiration…
If you cherish a vision, a lofty ideal in your heart, you will realize it.” – James Allen

“We are powerfully creative beings.
When we focus our conscious mind on a dream or goal,
our limitless subconscious mind gets to work,
and shows us, step by step, how to reach that goal.” – Marc Allen
Posted by Joseph McCormack

“What would you do in life if you knew it was impossible to fail?”  – Brian Tracy
Posted by Oliver Gray Jr.

The mind is like a parachute, it works best when it is open. – Frank Zappa

I may not have gone where I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. – Douglas Adams
Posted by Mark Burgunder

It is Better to Light one Candle Than to Curse the Darkness.. Adlai Stevenson
Posted by Beatrice Vanaja

Relinquish power to get power” by a. Ghandhy and
Inner happiness is the foundation of wholesome success “by r. Talisman
Posted by Rozhy Telisman

“Tomorrow is another day”…Scarlett O’Hara in G.W.T.W.
Posted by Charles Helliwell

“The world belongs to the energetic” Ralph Waldo Emmerson
Posted by Pete Wilkinson

“When the other guy’s holding all the cards the only thing left to do is kick over the table”
Dean Martin as Little John, Robin and the Seven Hoods

“Beware of the toes you step on on the way up, they just might belong to the ass you have to kiss on the way down”
Internal motto WLFA AM Tampa
Posted by Mark Williams

There are so many…the one I’m focusing on this week is: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” — Dr. Seuss
Posted by SaRita Hartin

“Do something you love and you will never work a day in your life”. – Confucius
Posted by Ari Schonbrun

“Life is what you make it. Always is; Always will be” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Posted by Carl Mathis

“Behavior Never Lies!” – Richard Flint

“If what you say you want is contradicted by what you do, then you are lying to yourself and all you have said it to.”
Posted by Richard Flint

The richest man is not he who has the most but he who needs the least – Unknown
Posted by Phil Mitchell

How you do anything is how you do everything.
Your “character” or “nature” just refers to how you handle all the day-to-day things in life,
no matter how small.—Derek Sivers
Posted by JW Najarian

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents,
works his tail off to develop them into skills,
and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” – Larry “Legend” Bird
Posted by Michael Riley

From the Character Building Project site…

Mottos & Quotes
“The happiness in your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”– Marcus Aurelius

“Look at a man in the mist of doubt and danger, and you will learn in his hour of adversity what he really is” — Lucretius

“A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one, finds a treasure.”–Sirach 6:14

“Human nature is the one constant through human history. It is always there.”–Thucydides

“Luxury destroys more efficiently than war.”– Juvenal

“Yield Not to evil… Tu Ne Cede Malis”– Virgil (Aeneid)

“Proclaim the Gospel. Use words only when necessary.”– Saint Francis of Assisi

“I die the King’s good servant, and God’s first.”– Thomas More

“It doesn’t matter who is right but what’s right.”– Unknown

“Example is always more efficacious than precept.”– Samuel Johnson

“Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.”– Thomas Paine

“In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock.”– Thomas Jefferson

“Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices.”– Ben Franklin

“There is no education like adversity.”– Benjamin Disraeli

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”– Alexis de Tocqueville

“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”– William James

“Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, living to serve”– Future Farmers of America

“People become the stories they hear and the stories they tell.”– Elie Wiesel

“It’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you, it’s what you leave behind when you go… ”
–Three Wooden Crosses sung by Randy Travis

“But sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.” —Napoleon Hill

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”–Abraham Lincoln

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”–Edmund Burke

“What a man’s mind can create, man’s character can control.”–Thomas Edison

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”–George Halas

“Weak men act to satisfy their needs, stronger men their duties.”–Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“The market for something to believe in is infinite.”– Hugh Macleod

Posted by Michael Kerrigan

“Success comes from experience. Experience comes from failure.” —Anders Vinberg

“You can’t win if you don’t play.” — Powerball ad

“Everything happens for a reason–figure out the reason.” — Betsy Riley

“What doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger.” — Conan the Barbarian

“Pain is part of life, but nobody said you have to suffer.” — Bill Tillery corollary: “Pain don’t hurt”

“Every little bit helps–so do what you can, when you can” – Betsy Riley

Posted by Betsy Riley

“You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it.
You must learn to see the world anew.” – Albert Einstein

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,
establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense,
promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,
do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Posted by Maggie M. Connor, DCHc

“I once had a problem, but I was mistaken; it was only a lesson I needed to learn” – Dr. Corwin P Littell PhD
Posted by Vicki Littell

”Take the baton, now. Run with it! . . .
Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster,
and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”- Og Mandino
Posted by Carol Upton

One more road to cross, One more risk to take, Gotta live my life like there’s one more move to make. – DMX from One More Road to Cross

“The brilliance you see in others is really the brilliance you find in yourself – JW Najarian

You want to get ahead? Go Ahead! – JW Najarian

Don’t Take Anything Personally..
Nothing others do is because of you.
What others say and do is a projection of their reality, their own dream.
When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others,
you wont be the victim of needless suffering…Don Miguel Ruiz

You can never appreciate sweet without first tasting sour. – Unknown from my Nana

Posted by JW Najarian

“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius.
Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Posted by Kerri Kannan

“Weak men act to satisfy their needs, stronger men their duties.”–Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Posted on Twitter by Jeremy Smart

“It’s never too late.” – George Dawson

“Life is Good” – George Dawson
Posted by JW Najarian